- Tapa blanda: 388 páginas
- Editor: Lions Mountain Literary (14 de mayo de 2015)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0994081707
- ISBN-13: 978-0994081704
- Valoración media de los clientes: 2 opiniones de clientes
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº715.182 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
Finding Fraser (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 14 may 2015
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I met Jamie Fraser when I was nineteen years old. He was tall, red-headed, and at our first meeting at least, a virgin. I fell in love hard, fast and completely. He knew how to ride a horse, wield a sword and stitch a wound. He was, in fact, the perfect man. That he was fictional hardly entered into it. At 29, Emma Sheridan's life is a disaster and she's tired of waiting for the perfect boyfriend to step from the pages of her favorite book. There's only one place to look, and it means selling everything and leaving her world behind. With an unexpected collection of allies along the way, can Emma face down a naked fishmonger, a randy gnome, a perfidious thief, and even her own abdominal muscles on the journey to find her Fraser? What people are saying about FINDING FRASER: "Jamie Fraser would be Deeply Gratified at having inspired such a charmingly funny, poignant story--and so am I." --Diana Gabaldon, author of the New York Times Bestselling OUTLANDER series "I loved this book. It transported me to a Scotland I wished I'd grown up in. Everything about it is a delight, and it's all authentic-the environment, the characters, the dialogue and the sheer enjoyment of it all." -- Jack Whyte, best-selling author of, most recently, THE GUARDIANS OF SCOTLAND series "Finding Fraser is an absolute must-read for any Outlander fan. The story is both hilarious and romantic, as well as guaranteed to have readers turning the pages until the wee hours to discover if the heroine finds her very own Jamie Fraser." -- Laura Bradbury, author of the best-selling MY GRAPE ESCAPE series
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kc dyer resides in the wilds of British Columbia in the company of a wide assortment of mammals, some of them human. She likes to walk in the woods and write books.
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Si eres fan de la saga Outlander, te verás reflejada en la protagonista y su aventura, que más de una nos hemos planteado hacer.
Muy recomendable para el periodo entre temporadas.
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This is the first Outlander spin-off fiction I've read that is fresh, real, and unique. The author did not attempt to recreate Diana Gabaldon's timeless love story; she simply used it as a jumping off point to create a delightful, wacky, and at times throat-achingly beautiful story that will echo in the bones of every woman who's ever wondered if she would—or will—find Mr. Right. Intelligently written and evocative, Finding Fraser frolics through modern Scotland on an age-old quest: the search for enduring love. It definitely ticks all my boxes!
I did not like Emma. In the beginning, I felt fairly neutral about her (which isn't great, since the reader should attach to the heroine and sole narrator!). By the second half, once she was with Hammish, she became a Too Stupid to Live heroine, and the rest of the book was disappointment after disappointment.
Emma's mission was to find a modern-day Jamie. Instead, she instantly falls for a guy whose only similarity to Jamie is that he's tall, good-looking, muscular, and Scottish. Three of those four features could have been found in her own backyard in the US or at any public gathering in the world where a decent amount of young-ish men were in attendance. Yet, she's convinced this guy must fit the Jamie mold, though it's not at all clear why she thinks so. Never mind that Nothing about his personality, actions, lifestyle, overall looks, etc., embody Jamie. Never mind that it's glaring to the reader and every character but Emma that Hammish treats her poorly, repeatedly. Never mind that Hammish was a one-dimensional character who never, for even a minute, held appeal for me as a reader. Just never mind Emma. Her desperation to be loved by the first man to look her way and her clingy attachment to him was off-putting, the more so for the fact it doesn't serve as a platform to show her personal growth; by the end of the book she's still a co-dependent woman who needs a man to save her and to make her happy. At least the man she finally ends up with is a good man! Emma is so desperate for Hammish to be The One that she's convinced all she has to do is sleep with him to make her feelings and his Jamie-ness legitimate. Um, what? Remind me of how that's paralleled in either Jamie or Claire's characterization or the Outlander plot? No, that's right, it's the exact opposite portrayal. How did Emma convince herself she was "finding Fraser"?? Her ridiculousness with this story thread ruined the book for me.
I also grew so very tired of Emma's sister's bitching through blog comments. Every comment was the same. They added nothing new to the story as it progressed; there was no growth in the story thread with the sister. I simultaneously thought the sister was an extraordinary b*tch, as was intended, while also thinking she was right in her opinions of Emma.
And as some other reviewers mentioned, Emma did not come across as 29. (I'm 30 myself, so I say this with no judgement against our age bracket!) She felt young, and her sister felt like a much older sister. I also had the hardest time pegging Gerald's age (part of the supporting cast). For a really long time I thought he was an elderly man, but by the end I'd worked out that he must have been similar in age to Emma!
The only enjoyable part of the book was the tour of Scotland and some of the supporting Scottish cast.
It wasn't until I'd seen that Diana Gabaldon, or Herself, as she's known to fans, had reviewed the book that I decided to give it a second thought. And I was pleasantly surprised.
I waffle between being a hopeless romantic and a realistic cynic. I really wanted Emma to find a modern Jamie Fraser, but at the back of my mind I was going, "Never gonna happen!" The book was wholly predictable, but still pretty enjoyable. Anyone who's read the series probably has a little bit of a desire to go to Scotland just to see the sites that were carefully written and brought to life. I know it's on my to-do list. I loved how there were some realistic portions of the story, such as exactly what it would take for a person to travel to Scotland for a period longer than two weeks, but Emma's naivete really started to get to me once she started dating Hamish. Everything he said to her, I kept going, "He CANNOT be your Jamie! Jamie would never treat Claire this way, so why are you letting him treat YOU this way?"
Emma's sister was a real piece of work. Obviously has never heard of Live and let live. My sister would probably be cheering me on if I went to Scotland for a long period of time. She'd actually probably want to come with me. And I'd let her. Vacations are better with family.
I definitely think this is worth the read if you're an Outlander fan, who also liked Chick Lit. It was kind of sweet and funny, and I learned quite a bit about William Wallace in the process. Well, quite a bit is pretty relative. Read it. It's pretty quick.