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I know I’m a bit unusual, but DIA is actually one of my favorites. Claire finds herself and her calling; has her heart broken, mended (not fixed, but mended so it’s useable again), and broken again; and Jamie and Claire discover the futility with trying to change the past. There’s a message there about how events and lives will play out as they are supposed to without getting into bonking you on the head with Obviousness.
The heartbreak is so beautifully written. Claire’s loss of Faith and PPD/grief and how she is finally able to reconcile with Jamie. Rupert (oh god, Rupert!) and Dougal. And the frenetic, soul-giving good-bye at the stones. DIA makes my cry harder than any book I’ve ever read, no matter how many times I read it. (That’s a good thing!)