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Heidi Hart

By day, I'm a domestic violence prosecutor. By night, I read romance to restore my faith in love, relationships, and humanity in general. 

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I Has a Sad

Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon

Confession: I've been known to cry at Hallmark commercials. When I was pregnant, I couldn't listen to the country music station because it would make me bawl for no good reason. 

 

Dragonfly in Amber left me traumatized. It is almost unrelentingly angsty and sad. I knew that going in, so I tried to brace myself by reading super fast (you know, because that helps, the way it's better to rip off a bandaid then to slowly pull it free, hair by painful hair), but it didn't help. 

 

I don't actually have much to say about the book... maybe because I read it so fast. I will give my standard miscarriage/dead baby trigger warning. (I've said before that miscarriage is as common, and as traumatizing in its own way, as rape, and I believe it calls for a trigger warning as much as rape/nonconsent does.) The loss here is a doozy, so brace yourself. 

 

Sorry this isn't much of a review. I think I'm too stunned to be coherent. 

 

Oh, and I'll count this as M is for Mom (one of the characters) in Sock Poppet's 2014 A to Z Reading Challenge, since Claire becomes a mother in this installment.