A Leaf of the Wind of All Hallows by Diana Gabaldon

Posted: May 28, 2013 in Books
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I will admit that the Outlander series is a guilty pleasure of mine. Since it falls in the “romance” (btw I really think they should re-catalog these books as historical-fiction, or perhaps even historical-fantasy) genre, I overlooked (AKA mocked) it for many years.  Finally I gave the first installment, “Outlander”, a try and I was hooked.  Thank goodness for my e-reader; I was able to carry these books around without embarrassment…not to mention the fact that these novels are quite hefty.

If you are also a fan of this series you will know that there are many tributaries of possible tales to be told.  “A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows” is one of them. This novella tells the story of what really happened to Roger Wakefield MacKenzie’s parents, Jeremiah “Jerry” and Marjorie “Dolly” MacKenzie. This piece of the amazing Outlander tapestry is interesting because we, as the audience, are really the only characters privy to what exactly transpired.

Author (the word author does not even come close to describing the genius of this woman) Diana Gabaldon has remained true to the feeling of the Outlander world with which we have become familiar. The beloved characters’ voices can be heard in whispers and memories, and the sights and smells are once again remembered.

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