Review: Finding Fraser by K.C. Dyer

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☆☆➹⁀☆☆4 stars☆➹⁀☆☆



What it’s about:

 I met Jamie Fraser when I was nineteen years old. He was tall, redheaded, 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 twenty-nine, 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 the aid of an unexpected collection of allies, 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? Contains mature themes.

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Finding Fraser by K.C. Dyer is absolutely adorable and fun. I thoroughly enjoyed this lighthearted story that is told through infectious blog posts and witty first -person narrative.

Outlander fans, don’t pick this book up thinking you’re going to read anything similar to the Gabaldon series. Finding Fraser might use the popularity of Outlander as a jumping off point, but beyond that all likeness ends. Finding Fraser is more of a coming-of-age and adventure novel.

I identified with Emma’s blog and the sad, lonely feeling of having 0 comments. Equally, I soared as her blog following grew. I loved, “HiHoKitty!”, the blog’s first real and most ardent fan.

“The idea that thirty-six Japanese readers cared enough to comment left me feeling delighted, and heartened.”

I got a chuckle from the neophyte-traveler woes, and I cheered the resiliency with which Emma deals with the detours in her plans. I won’t share the details because that would spoil the fun, but trust me, you’ll be chortling and rolling your eyes at the pickles that Emma gets herself into. Dyer describes the beauty, power, and history of Scotland admirably. I can’t imagine that anyone could get through this book without wanting to travel to Scotland and research the history of the country.

Does Emma find her Fraser? Read and find out. I will tell you that she has the adventure of a lifetime, makes friends with some fabulous locals and fellow travelers as well as learns the secret to travel.

“Let spontaneity rule the day, as you never know what’s behind the next corner.”

I’ve heard rumor that the writer Emma meets on her sojourn, Jack Findlay, is modeled after the author’s real life author friend, Jack Whyte. I might be checking out his books next!

While chasing ghosts near cairns, stone circles, and a real life Jamie Fraser, Emma Sheridan becomes more independent and finds real treasure: herself. Whether you’re a fan of Outlander or not, this creative story, and its endearing characters, is a delightful read.



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