Title: Finding Fraser
Author: K.C. Dyer
Publisher: Berkley Books
Release Date: May 1, 2016
Emma travels from the U.S. to Scotland to find her own Jamie Fraser in this cute novel by K.C. Dyer. This is a great book for fans of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Like many readers of Outlander (or watchers of the TV show), Emma wants to find her own man who looks and acts exactly like Jamie. I think this is true for many readers of great romance novels (think of how many girls are looking for their own Mr. Darcy). This story shows how important our favourite characters are to us.
Emma finds many different men in Scotland, though they don’t all fit the mould of Jamie Fraser. She immediately dismisses them if they are missing that fiery red hair. Emma also meets one man who is trying to find his perfect California beach babe (and attempts to fit her into that mould even though she is from Chicago). She learns an important lesson about not judging a book by its cover. I also liked one of the messages in the book: home isn’t necessarily where you’ve lived your whole life.
Emma tries to follow the same route that Claire took throughout Scotland in Outlander, so this book is perfect for those of us who would love to follow in the footsteps of our favourite characters. Though you would get more out of this book if you know the story of Outlander, this story is also great for anyone who dreams of living their own romance modelled after their favourite novel.