It’s 1945 and Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through aStanding Stone in one of the ancient circles that dot Scotland. Suddenly she is transported back some 200 years to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world: an age of violence and intrigue, when savage Highlander raiders battle for control of the Scottish Highlands. Marooned amid people who are stranger than anything she could have imagined, Claire finds herself drawn to Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior whose courage and integrity remind her of the man she married. Against all odds, they find themselves falling in love – but interpreter Geillis Duncan poses dangers even greater than Highland warriors intent on taking their heads. Finally escaping across time again to return home only seconds after we left her first-lonely-in 1940s Scotland-Claire knows that what has happened cannot be undone …and yet somehow it feels as if danger may still lay ahead.
For who is this book for ?
This captivating and suspenseful book is for anyone who loves a romantic adventure. Diana Gabaldon transports her readers to another time and place with rich historical detail, creating an unforgettable story of love and loss that will keep you hooked until the very end.
- The author does a great job of transporting the reader to another time and place
- The characters are well-developed and interesting
- The story is exciting and fast-paced
- I didn’t like how the author jumped around in time so much.
- The characters were interesting, but I felt like there could have been more development.
- It was a page turner for sure, and I liked the mythology behind the Standing Stones.
Learn more about the author
Diana Gabaldon is the author of the acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Outlander saga. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband and three children.
“I could not put it down.”
“I loved this book! It is an amazing blend of history and fantasy. I could not put it down.”
“Diana Gabaldon has done it again with her Outlander series! This is an amazing blend of historical fiction, romance and science fiction. The characters are well-drawn and the plot is fast paced. I can’t wait to read more!”
“This absolutely captivating novel is one I could not put down! It has a little bit of everything-romance, history, adventure, and suspense. Diana Gabaldon’s descriptive writing style makes the reader feel as if they are right there alongside Claire Randall experiencing everything she does.”