The Outlander is a romantic novel written by Diana Gabaldon. The book tells the story of Claire Randall, a British nurse who during World War II finds herself transported back in time to 1743 Scotland where she becomes embroiled in a dangerous love triangle with Jamie Fraser, an outlaw Highlander, and his English wife Geneva. This gripping tale features plenty of adventure, historical detail, mystery and suspense that will keep readers turning pages until the very end.
For who is this book for ?
This book is perfect for any reader who loves a good romance, particularly with a bit of adventure and suspense mixed in. Fans of the Outlander TV series will not be disappointed by this novel, as it provides all the same excitement and intrigue as the show.
- The story is well-written and extremely engaging
- The historical detail is impressive and makes the story feel authentic
- The romance is steamy without being explicit
- The book is extremely long, at 896 pages
- The story can be slow in parts
- Some readers may find the Scottish dialect difficult to follow
Learn more about the author
Diana Gabaldon is the author of the Outlander series, which includes seven New York Times bestsellers. She has also written five historical novels. Her books have been translated into 27 languages and have sold more than 26 million copies worldwide.
“Diana Gabaldon has enthralled me from the very first sentence. Outlander is an awe-inspiring work of fiction that credible weaves historical detail with a riveting tale of suspense and love.”
“Diana Gabaldon writes a masterpiece with Outlander!”
“Gabaldon has created a powerful, sweeping epic full of detail and description. Her characters are richly drawn and her plot is compelling.”
“A spellbinding tale of history, mystery and suspense that will keep you glued to the pages until the very end.”