Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (‘Outlander’ series Book #1)


Format: Mass Market Paperbound - Published: July 2005 - 896 Pages - ISBN: 0770429882 - Published By: Seal



by Diana Gabaldon

‘Outlander’ series Book #1

Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another…

In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon – when she innocently touches a boulder 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 border clans in the year of our Lord … 1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire’s destiny is soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life … and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire … and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Review: Finished Saturday, September 23rd, 2006. I liked it. I found the characters genuine enough, and I liked Claire’s attitude. I felt the connection between Claire and Jamie, and I liked Diana’s description of not only the characters but the surroundings as well. If felt like you were there, watching it all unfold. I felt the characters sorrows, terrors, hopes and desperations, just like a good book should make you feel. I was worried that 850 pages were too long for such a story, but was delighted to being proven wrong. The book was intriguing, and I kept going back for more. I’ve already called Coles, they have Dragonfly In Amber waiting behind the counter for me on Friday. But I think I’ll hold onto it a little longer than read it right away. Just to build the anticipation…



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