Publisher: Lions Mountain Literary
Date Published: 2015-05
Genres: Humor, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Description: 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?
Attention Outlander fans. This IS the book your looking for! Finding Fraser is a love letter to Outlander fans everywhere. And a total hoot.
I admit I wasn’t a fan of Emma, our main character, at the beginning of the novel. I simply do not get that whole still trying to ‘find yourself’ with a side of lacking confidence at the age of 29 and a 1/2. But I am impressed with how Emma sticks to her guns and really does sell everything she owns to finance her once in a lifetime trip to find her own personal Jamie Fraser. I mean, who doesn’t want their own personal Jamie? And no, I’m not talking about the pocket size variety!
Let me break down the three aspects about this book that I loved.
The humor: So many laughs while I was reading this book. Let me share a few quotes.
“After OUTLANDER, they’re my favorite books. Let’s just say he keeps a decent amount of swash under his buckle.”
One of reins snapped in half and Mr. Darcy screamed like a girl.
“Because it’s the sexy bit, innit? All yer books have a little rumpy-pumpy, aye?”
The format: Finding Fraser is part travel blog and part the truth behind the travel blog. The different blog commenters are great. I love how encouraging they are towards Emma. They especially showcase how global the Outlander fandom is! But more than the blog posts, the actual stories behind the blog posts are what really attracted me to the story. From the fake Jamie stripper at the beginning to running from the police at the end, Ms. Dyer does an amazing job making Emma’s travels feel realistic.
The purpose of Emma’s trip: Emma’s search for a real Jamie is full of challenges and men who do not stack up. But all that is ok. In finding her own Jamie, Emma manages for find herself. Which is much more important to me as a reader. Yes, there is a happily ever after here. Don’t worry!
If you are an Outlander fan, Finding Fraser is for you. It might even help with #Draughtlander. If you are not, I don’t know that we can be friends. But you should read this anyway. It’s funny! And totally worth it!
Here’s an Outlander gif for you. #SorryNotSorry