In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon introduced Claire Randall, an English excombat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in I946, and disappears ... into 1743. Seven bestselling novels later, the story continues in Written in My Own Heart´s Blood, the brilliant next chapter in a masterpiece of the imagination unlike any other.á1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington´s troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married Claire, Jamie´s wife; his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is; and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Claire and Jenny, Jamie´s sister, are busy picking up the pieces.áThe Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family´s secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.