I finished this book last night, and I totally agree on the Three's Company analogy, and dislike of Brianna. I found myself skimming quite a bit to get back to the "action" , so to speak.
A few thoughts:
-Jamie and Claire just up and leave their fledging farm to find Roger without a thought to the animals or tending of the farm? I guess I filled in "Fergus took care of them" but seems like a farmer would take care of that first, versus placating his spoiled brat daughter. But when they returned to the neglected cabin, no mention of the animals at all.
-Brianna's blackmail of Lord John. Should we assume Lord John was "forcing" a male slave to tend to his "needs"?
-so Roger saved his greaty great grandfather on the ship?
-why did no one at Lallybrook ever ask Brianna where she was all the time Claire was back with Jamie?
-why no ending to the Willie and Jamie story going to the village?