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 aboulder 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.
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The story revolves around Claire Randall, a former combat nurse from World War II. While on a second honeymoon in Scotland with her husband Frank, Claire mysteriously travels back to 1743. She is caught in the Jacobite rising, a period of political unrest and rebellion.
In 18th-century Scotland, Claire encounters Jamie Fraser, a young Highland warrior, and becomes entangled in a passionate and tumultuous love affair with him. As she navigates the dangers and challenges of life in the past, Claire must also reconcile her feelings for Jamie with her longing to return to her own time.
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.
Outlander blends historical fiction, romance, adventure, and time travel elements. The novel is known for its richly detailed historical setting, well-developed characters, and complex relationships. It explores love, loyalty, sacrifice, and the clash of cultures and periods. The book is a captivating novel that combines history, romance, and time travel to create an immersive and fascinating tale of love and adventure.
The success of Outlander led to sequels, continuing the epic tale of Claire and Jamie’s adventures across different periods and locations. The book series has garnered a devoted fan base and has been praised for its compelling storytelling and meticulous research. In addition to the books, Outlander has been adapted into a television series by Starz, further increasing its popularity and bringing the story to a wider audience. The TV adaptation has received critical acclaim for its faithful adaptation and strong performances.
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.
It is a large canvas that Gabaldon paints, filled with strong passions and derring-do. Strong willed and sensual, Claire is an engaging modern heroine plopped down in a simpler, more primitive time .. Great fun .. marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex .. perfect escape reading!"