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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Rating: 5.0

What it's about: (from Barnes&Noble.com)

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.

My thoughts:

Outlander is full of history, romance and adventure! I've read this book more than once and each time I read it I become so emotionally involved. I think about the story even while I'm going about my daily business. Outlander has so much to offer. I love the time travel aspect. Seeing how Claire adjusts to the life that is 200 years before her own is amazing! The historical detail was very interesting as well. And of course there is the romance. Claire and Jaimie's is the greatest love story of all time!

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