Wednesday, November 20, 2013

[Review]: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Title: Outlander
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Series: Outlander
Genre: Historical Romance/Fantasy
Release Date: June 1, 1991

Summary:  The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she walks through a standing stone 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 Highland clans in the year of Our Lord...1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into intrigues and dangers that may threaten her life...and shatter her heart. For here she meets James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, and becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Thoughts: It's 1945 and former nurse Claire is visiting Scotland. Fate and magick sweep her into 1743 were she meets and marries husband Jamie Fraser.  Shocked but easily accepting of her situation. Everything has changed for her. Claire is torn between going home to 1945 and staying with her Jamie.

I know this book has been reviewed to death, but I thought I'd put my two cents in. Back in 2010 a friend recommended this title to me and I finally just got around to reading it. I decided to read it since the TV show will be coming out in the new year. I wish I would have picked it up soon. I loved it. I was mesmerized by the whole story, but especially Jamie Fraser. Diana Gabaldon is a wonderful storyteller. The world she has created is addicting. Going in I knew the series was a long one but thought I would just read the first book, but I know now that just won't do. I need to know more about Claire and Jamie story.

Score: 5 Stars

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Outlander Series:
Outlander | Dragon in Amber | Voyager | Drums of Autumn | The Fiery Cross |
A Breath of Snow and Ashes | An Echo in the Bone | Written in My Own Heart's Blood (2014)


  1. Great review! I haven't had a chance to read this one yet, but its been on my list for quite some time. I have been thinking of trying it out soon.

  2. I still need to read this. I have the book but just haven't gotten around to it yet. But I hear nothing but greatness! =)



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