Are you kidding?! Rush out, get all of her books, start with Outlander! They are fabulous, lush, sweeping, time travel/romance/history/multigenerational/war sagas...with a little polygamy thrown in for flavor! If you read them and love them (which you WILL), ALSO TRY Jean Auel's The Clan of the Cave Bear series (totally unrelated topic, but same "grand feel"), or the Far Pavillions (2 books) ...I don't remember the author's name off the top of my head, but there's that same sweeping sense of being caught up in a truly big story. They are older books but really excellent as well!
...1059 pages later !!!!! Wow. Daunting, when you have this thick book in your hands and you are just at page one, but before long you are hoping the saga never ends. After a two-year sabbatical from the lives/adventures of Claire and James Fraser, Gabaldon's word wizardry pulled me right back into their world. It's another nonstop ride: one breathtaking adventure after another - some improbable but completely absorbing nevertheless. Vivid characters - earthy sex - smokey images, swashbuckling high-seas adventures - this book has it all. For Outlander fans, a must-read
This book has a very high rating, so please don't throw eggs when I say that this was my least favorite of the three books so far. It was interesting to read about what happened to Jamie and Claire in the 20+ years they were apart, and what happened when they found each other again. But I'm starting to tire of there being some major catastrophe around every corner. There were some interesting revelations about them and lots of intrigue, but I'm done with the series for a while.
My absolute, most favorite series in the world ever! She writes such beautiful, haunting books that have adventure, romance, intrigue, travel, history...you name it, it's in it! She makes me laugh, cry and hope that all of her books won't ever end.
I cannot tell you how many times over the years that I have found myself wondering about Claire and Jamie as if they were personal friends of mine instead of characters in a book.
I won't rant and rave. I simply love this series of books. I could read them over and over and again. I love the characters I love the plot and the historical accuracy. I love the fact that it's never dry or boring. I love the urge to slip a bookmark in and go ahead three pages as I can hardly bear the suspence!
Read the series it it just wonderfully written and such a joy to read on every level.