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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Mon March 9th, 2009, 4:55 am

I hope you enjoy it!


There is an official release date now for An Echo in the Bone. September 22 is the big day!
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
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Postby Vanessa » Mon March 9th, 2009, 8:19 am

Hurray - looking forward to it! :D
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Postby tsjmom » Fri March 13th, 2009, 11:42 pm

I'm on p. 300+! I must say I'm pleasantly surprised!! Normally I like the hedonistic and opulent settings of France, but I like the intensity and passion between Claire and Jaime. I'm mostly Scottish by heritage, but I don't know anything about them.

I thought it interesting that the Scots, so far, have more honor than the "Lobsterbacks". I think this is a book that would appeal to both men and women.

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Postby ellenjane » Tue September 8th, 2009, 2:59 pm

I am re-reading "A Breath of Snow and Ashes" in preparation for the new book later this month, and I have a question that's driving me nuts. The troublesome lawyer - is he Gerald Forbes or Neil Forbes? Both names appear in my copy. Are there two separate characters that I've missed somehow? Does he go by both names?

I've searched around online for an answer to this, but couldn't find anything. It's driving me batty, though. Has anyone here noticed this as well?

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Tue September 8th, 2009, 5:23 pm

Are they father and son? Embarrassingly, I read this book at the beginning of July and I can't remember!
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Postby ellenjane » Wed September 9th, 2009, 1:36 am

"Vanessa" wrote:Are they father and son? Embarrassingly, I read this book at the beginning of July and I can't remember!


I'm thinking they must be, and I just missed the exposition telling me so. Either that or brothers. Or Neil some sort of nickname for Gerald. :) I'm not even done reading the book, and I've been flipping back and forth, and still can't figure it out!

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Wed September 9th, 2009, 9:43 am

I did try looking at my book for you. Unfortunately, it's a little sun damaged as I took it on holiday with me - some of the pages have come adrift! So I have to be very gentle with it so I couldn't look too hard! I'll have to get another copy, I think, as it's a series I like on my keeper's shelves.
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Postby JaneConsumer » Fri September 11th, 2009, 12:24 am

It's been too long since I read the book. I don't recall picking up on there being two Forbes.

Gerald Forbes is the lawyer that tries to take Clare in for ... argh! something, I can't remember. Jamie barricades them in the house to protect her.

Neil Forbes has the old mother Jamie tricked (sweetly) into having a picnic lunch with him. In essence, he was holding her ransom. But she never knew it. Neil has something to do with Brianna's kidnapping.

Forgot to mention that I looked at references to the 2 names by doing a search in Google Books. Here are the results.
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Fri September 11th, 2009, 12:40 pm

Are they brothers?
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Postby JaneConsumer » Fri September 11th, 2009, 5:21 pm

I did a little more research. I think the use Neil Forbes may be a mistake.

The name Forbes first appears in Drums of Autumn, if you can rely on the book search features at Amazon and Google.

Gerald Forbes appears as the lawyer Jocasta uses. I think I remember a scene where he pushes her a bit too hard to marry him. She gives him the boot.

When Gabaldon uses his first name, it is always Gerald. But she often refers to him as Lawyer Forbes.

This holds true in The Fiery Cross as well.

The name Neil appears once in Drums, but not in context with Forbes. It does not appear at all in Fiery Cross.

In the Amazon online version of Breath of Snow and Ashes, page 1243 includes the sentence, "Gerald Forbes sat in the parlor of the King's Inn..."

In the version available through Google Books, page 851 begins, "Neil Forbes sat in the parlor of the King's Inn..."

So, I think it was a misprint - probably in earlier editions. I can check mine at home since I have a first edition. Later printings may have corrected this mistake.

I'm just amazed you noticed. :)


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