Published by Lions Mountain Literary on May 3rd, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Sometimes searching for true love can be a little...Outlandish.
I met Jamie Fraser when I was nineteen years old. He was tall, red-headed, and at our first meeting at least, a virgin. I fell in love hard, fast and completely. He knew how to ride a horse, wield a sword and stitch a wound. He was, in fact, the perfect man.
That he was fictional hardly entered into it.
At 29, Emma Sheridan's life is a disaster and she's tired of waiting for the perfect boyfriend to step from the pages of her favorite book. There's only one place to look, and it means selling everything and leaving her world behind. With an unexpected collection of allies along the way, can Emma face down a naked fishmonger, a randy gnome, a perfidious thief, and even her own abdominal muscles on the journey to find her Fraser?
What female fan of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series hasn’t thought about what it would be like to have their very own Jamie Fraser? In K.C. Dyers debut Finding Fraser, Emma Sheridan takes one very serious attempt at finding her real life Jamie, a character who is perhaps the holy grail of time travel romance hero’s. ┬áWhen I read the blurb I was immediately catapulted back in time to when I met James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser and my life as a romance reader changed forever.
The premise shows lots of promise as our heroine takes a fantastical idea (what could she lose?) and ends up on an adventure unlike any other.
“…Jamie’s more than a character to me. He’s ┬á- sort of a blueprint for what I’d like to find in a man.”
Does she attempt this fully prepared? Not in the least. Emma’s travels, her path through Claire’s footsteps, are romantic and at times foolhardy. ┬áBut in┬áEmma, Dyer creates an impetuous and yet endearing heroine. As she wonders the breadth of Scotland and crosses paths with some good, some great and not so wonderful people, Emma comes to understand a lot more about herself and her ideas on perfection.
One of my favorite aspects of the story was with Emma’s blog entries. Her followers recognize her spirit as she inspires many far and wide ( especially the book club in Japan). The entries chronicle the highs and lows of her quest and ┬áallow her to maintain contact with new friends and to incense her older, reliable sister.┬áFinding Fraser is a ultimately a light and amusing read. ┬á3.5 stars.
~review by Cyndi