You cannot beat Diana Gabaldon for historical fiction! Incredibly well-researched series with the minutest details added to make you feel like you are right there with them. She's right up there with James Michener. I really mean that. She adds such rich details. You will fall in love with Jamie and Claire and how they grow older and complement each other and are still so in love, and you will NOT want this series to end...ever! This is the only series I've EVER bought the hardcopy book pre-sale. Every single one. Can't wait for a number of years to go by so I can read them again start to finish. If you can't afford to buy them be sure to check your local thrift stores--I am flat out amazed to see the hard copies in there quite often. BUT READ THEM IN ORDER.