Details: Hardcover, 627 pages
Published: June 1st 1991 by Delacorte Press
Source: I borrowed it. Thanks Mom!
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My Rating: 5 stars
Summary: 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 in 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: My mom has been bugging me to read Outlander for as long as I can remember. I’ve signed up for the Outlander challenge three years in a row. After failing the challenge two years in a row, I decided this would be the year I read this series.
I am so glad I finally picked it up. It is so great. I love Claire and Jamie. They are amazing. They are so smart, funny, and brave. This book has everything you could possibly want in a book. It has adventure, action, love, laughs, time travel, and so much more. Plus, it is well written.
Please read this book. It is incredible. I can’t wait to read book two, Dragonfly in Amber.