Published by Berkley on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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Escape to Scotland with the delightful new novel that readers have fallen in love with—inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s #1 New York Times bestselling Outlander series.
I met Jamie Fraser when I was nineteen years old. He was tall, red-headed, and at our first meeting at least, a virgin. He was, in fact, the perfect man. That he was fictional hardly entered into it... On the cusp of thirty, Emma Sheridan is desperately in need of a change. After a string of failed relationships, she can admit that no man has ever lived up to her idea of perfection: the Scottish fictional star of romantic fantasies the world over—James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser. Her ideal man might be ripped from the pages of a book, but Emma hopes that by making one life-altering decision she might be able to turn fiction into fact. After selling all her worldly possessions, Emma takes off for Scotland with nothing but her burgeoning travel blog to confide in. But as she scours the country’s rolling green hills and crumbling castles, Emma discovers that in searching for her own Jamie Fraser, she just might find herself.
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There are a lot of adjectives that come to mind when I attempt to describe Finding Fraser by kc dyer — sweet, touching, hilarious, clever — but the one that keeps popping back into my mind is “precious”. Yes, friends, this book is just precious! I smiled, I laughed, I felt the deep frustration of a young lady named Emma Sheridan as she puts everything she has, both emotionally and financially, into the search for a man to measure up to James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser of Outlander fame, the fictional love of many a real life woman. Emma is one of those people who is truly living a life of quiet desperation until one day she decides to leave her old life behind and become a travel blogger as she explores Scotland looking for her own Jamie Fraser. Along the way, she has adventures and misadventures under the scrutiny of the people who read her blog posts which include her super-critical sister who thinks Emma has lost her mind and pleads with her to come home. She meets good people, bad people, and people who are a little of both as she bravely tries to be a real life Claire while tracing Claire’s steps from the Outlander books.
I think readers will love Emma. She is funny and klutzy and totally oblivious to her own worth. I enjoyed watching her emerge from her shell as her confidence in her own abilities grew throughout Finding Fraser. This book will appeal more to those who’ve read author Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series because of the many references to places and people from the books. Here is a link to an intriguing chat between Herself and kc dyer in a recent edition of Entertainment Weekly. I highly recommend this book as a lighthearted read with some twists. Just about the time both readers and Emma are in despair, there is a satisfying ending which probably doesn’t come as a complete surprise to anyone except Emma! 😊