Outlander Author:Diana Gabaldon 1946 in Scotland, where a recently released nurse from WWII hospitals is taking a short vacation with his husband (a sort of second honeymoon) before settling again in civil life. — A combination of strange circumstances launches Clare into 18th century thru a (magic?) gap in a stone circle. — To her shock and amazement muskets armed soldiers show... more » up pursuing a bunch of highlanders. She is suddenly immersed in a whirlwind of action, meeting a dreadful English officer and a band of riotous Scotts.
When she realizes she actually IS in 1700 something it is too late. She is in the hands of chivalrous but suspicious Scotts and forced to "rest" at Mackenzie's castle.
Thanks to her medical abilities she attains some respectful position but a combination of events put her (and the joyful reader) again in the path of ceaseless adventures.« less