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cynthia
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Great summary, Melissa!

All the Parisian fashions and seeing Jamie and Claire at Versailles. To be honest, one of the things that threw me for a loop the first time I read the book was accepting that Jamie and Claire were somehow important and well-connected enough to wind up in such elevated circles in Paris, hobnobbing with King Louis and with Prince Charles. It seemed unlikely based on the first book and just seemed weird.

This bugged me too. I know Jamie was a minor laird’s son, I know he studied in Paris for a year, but he never struck me as an aristocrat. Claire is hosting dinner parties and she certainly wouldn’t have known the mannerisms of the time. I hope the TV version shows them not really fitting in to that world and feeling uncomfortable with it.