Published July 26th 2005
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.
I’d seen this book around a lot but I was never really in a hurry to read it. Until one day I randomly started the TV show and it pretty much changed my life. The only other times I felt this way about a book was Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. Seriously, that’s how much I love Outlander.
I love the concept of this series and the writing is amazing. And the characters. Oh my gosh, the characters! Claire is so awesome and she’s so tough. I could go on and on about how much I love Claire.
Jamie is… there are no words for Jamie. He’s everything amazing.
This whole book is just a wild ride. Even though it’s massive (like 900 pages), it didn’t feel like it took me forever to read it. I was so glued to the pages the entire time.
Overall, my love for Outlander and it’s characters are beyond words. I can’t even begin to express my feelings. I love everything about this book and I can’t wait to start the next book.