The Great Gabaldon Giveaway!

gabaldon2 In addition to attending the booksigning with Diana Gabaldon, Blythe has brought back a signed copy of Echo in the Bone for one lucky reader. To enter, simply answer the following, “What medical condition prompts Briana and Roger to journey back to the 20th century with their children?” NOTE: If you haven’t read all the books, be warned that reading the comments will probably spoil at least part of one book for you.

The contest will be open from 8:30 a.m. EST until 7:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, October 1, 2009.

– Blythe Barnhill and Lynn Spencer

71 thoughts on “The Great Gabaldon Giveaway!

  1. Amanda had a heart defect that was not repairable in the 17th century which would have meant major problems and death as she grew. In the 20th century this is an easily fixed condition.

  2. Baby Amanda had a heart defect and needed to be in Roger and Brianna’s time to get it taken care of.

  3. Baby Amanda had a hole in her heart which would normally close by itself but didn’t, which caused a failure to thrive. So they decided to return to get the surgery she needed.

  4. Claire diagnosed Amanda with a heart condition were as Amanda’s Ductus Arteriosus (a small blood vessel) did not close completely upon birth,thus allowing blood to enter her lungs and not enough oxygen to the rest of her body. In turn Amanda is unable to get nourishment properly and is unable to grow right.

  5. Brandy Cresci: Claire diagnosed Amanda with a heart condition were as Amanda’s Ductus Arteriosus (a small blood vessel) did not close completely upon birth,thus allowing blood to enter her lungs and not enough oxygen to the rest of her body.In turn Amanda is unable to get nourishment properly and is unable to grow right. PDA Patent Ductus Arteriosus

  6. Roger and Brianna’s daughter Amanda had a birth defect – a heart condition caused by a blood vessel that was too small. They travelled back through time for surgery that could only be done successfully using 20th century medicine.

  7. Briana and Roger go forward to future in order to enable them to have life-saving surgery on their daughter Amanda’s heart.

  8. Hello,

    Amanda had Patent ductus arteriosus in which a blood vessel fails to close normally in an infant soon after birth. No available treatment at the time so Brianna and Roger were forced to go back to present time.

    Diana, Love your books and can’t wait to read your latest.

    Margaret

  9. Their daughter had a heart condition which could not be cured unless they returned to their future for an operation which will allow Amanda to survive and thrive.

  10. Baby Amanda had a heart defect that was easily correctible in the 20th century, but not in the time Brianna and Roger had returned to, so they needed to return to the 20th century to get it corrected.

  11. Their daughter Mandy had a heart defect that would eventually result in death and needed surgery

  12. Amanda has a heart defect (patent ductus arteriosus), which cannot be repaired by Claire in the 18th century.

  13. Brianna and Roger’s daughter, Amanda, has a heart defect that requires 20th century medical care.

  14. Their daughter, Amanda had a heart defect that could not be corrected in the 18th century.

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