Outlander - Outlander, Bk 1 Author:Diana Gabaldon Unrivaled storytelling... unforgettable characters... rich historical detail... these are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon's work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured millions of readers. — Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Randall and Jam... more »ie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages...
The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon -- when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach -- an "outlander" -- in a Scotland torn by war and raiding Highland clans in the year of Our Lord... 1743.
Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into intrigues and dangers that may threaten her life... and shatter her heart. For here she meets James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, and becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire... and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.« less
I am completely in love with Jamie! I couldn't stop reading this book. Wonderful research of history added to credibility. The story has two levels: one being an action story, warriors and the like; the second being a love story between Jamie and Claire. Love transcends all time and the 2 are never free from one another. Whew, I have read this book over and over.
Absolutely LOVE this series. highly recommend if you enjoy the possibilities of time travel and Scotland. love the interplay between characters. Have always wanted to visit Scotland, even more so now after reading this series.
Although originally marketed as a romance novel, this is most certainly NOT your ordinary historical romance novel. The books were re-classified historical fiction once the series popularity set-it. Set in Scotland 1700's. Terrific characters, & storyline interjected with humor and well researched history. Gabaldon has a story teller's gift. Love, love, loved this book. Jamie will haunt your dreams. You will save this book and read it over and over again. It will be one of your favorite all time reads.
Outlander was my favorite series for a long while. I just wanted to mention that toward the middle of the book, a lot of raunchy sex starts to happen. Apparently, this book started off as a more erotic novel but then was toned down for the U.S. The middle is the only part that I was a little sick of. I was like, "Alright already! You can't keep your hands off eachother. We get it!!" Other than that, it is awesome. I love the characters, especially Jamie. Claire is so normal, she's endearing. She's not the typical romance novel woman that everybody is in love with. She's just a regular woman like you and me. The historical part is very interesting. I swear, you won't want to put it down.