Thursday, August 30, 2007

#49 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Imagine taking a walk in the Scottish Highlands one night, and being suddenly whisked back in time to the Jacobite era. That's exactly what happens to Claire Randall in this first book of the Outlander series.

Randall, a former combat nurse in WWII, takes a trip with her husband to Scotland in 1945. The trip is supposed to be a second honeymoon, a chance to bring their marriage together now that the war is over. But Claire takes a moonlit walk among some ancient stones, and finds herself hurled back in time to 1743.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The storyline is interesting, and Gabaldon is a talented writer. The only complaint I have is that I would have preferred a bit more history, and a few less romantic scenes between the 2 main characters. The book was a bit more of a romance than I thought it was going to be. I wanted just a touch more of adventure and the history of the Jacobites, and a bit less instruction on what Scotsmen wear under their kilts. lol. :)

There are six books in this series so far. Outlander is the first book in the series. You can read more about Gabaldon's books on her website at:

50 Book Challenge 2007: 29/50


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