Review of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Title: Outlander
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Series: Outlander Book 1
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company 

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient 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 is catapulted 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 love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire—and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Rating: I will be giving this book a 4 out of 5 stars. This book has put me through so much emotionally that I truly have no idea where to begin. This book has everything from time travel, battles, Scottish history, to romance. The main character Claire is so well developed and the situations that she is put in are challenging, both physically and mentally, that it makes you not want to put the book down. I was a little hesitant in picking this book up, especially because of the time travel aspect. I was afraid it would ruin the book for me, but it just added another layer of depth to this already amazing book. If you are looking for something that has a good deal of history in it, a tiny bit of time travel, adventure, action, and romance then you will want to pick this book up.


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