A new Diana Gabaldon book is always good news, somehow it is like greeting family or old friends you haven't seen for a while. You do wish you would meet them more often , but unfortunately the interval between get-togethers is always too long. Lord John is great company, Ms Gabaldon captivates you from page one, and often I am wondering why, it is not as if each page is filled with suspence or mystery, and still you can't wait to turn the page to see what is coming next, such is her writing. Captivating, absorbing and totally wonderful. Have hardly finished and am already looking forward to the next reunion, with Lord John or with Jamie and Claire. I never want their stories to end, so thank you once more Ms Gabaldon for giving us these wonderful caracters.