Tuesday, February 19, 2008


by Diana Gabaldon
Over 1,000 Amazon Customer Reviews
5 Star Rating

Time Travel. Adventure. Suspense. Mystery. Romance.

The story begins in 1940, Claire Randall is on her second honeymoon in Scotland with her husband Frank, with who she has been separated from for 6 years during the war. During some sightseeing excursion, they come upon an ancient and mysterious stone circle. Claire returns to the site later to pick some interesting plants to add to her botany collection. The instant she steps through a crack in the stones, she is transported back to 1740, two hundred years in the past.

Captured by the MacKenzie clan, she is taken to Castle Leoch, and swept up the ensuing drama between the clans and the British. Her life becomes entangled with handsome young Jamie Fraser, a Scottish outlaw whose life she saves, countless times, as they escape the British soldiers, especially the fearsome and psychotic Captain Randall. She must choose between returning to her own time to be with the husband she barely knew or staying with the man she has grown to love, and altering the course of history itself.

I listened to this on audioCD, a large 28 CD set, but Davina Porter, the narrator, did such an impressive Scottish accent (as well as French and English), that I was thoroughly entranced with the story and the multitude of characters. I laughed, I cried, I got goosebumps... It is a must read!

Disclaimer: This book does have some adult content. Not appropriate for children.


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