Author: Diana Gabaldon
Series: Outlander #1
Publisher: Random House Australia
Source: Kindly given to me by Publisher and Netgalley
Release Date: August 1 2014
The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is 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 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 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.
Outlander was a bit different to what I usually read, Two books I don’t do are Historical romances and High fantasy, well I was drawn into reading this book, one because I love, love the T.V series and Two I kept hearing a lot about it. Any way being such a long book It has taken me nearly a year to read, but it is so worth it.
Claire Randall is on her second honeymoon in Scotland after being separated from her husband for years during the war. Her husband is a history buff that takes Claire to a ancient druid stone henge type area and when she touches the stone she is transported to 1743.
The only reason I am not giving this book 5 stars is because, like a lot of historical novels, at times it was long winded, this is another reason it took me so long to read, because although Ms Gabaldon is fantastic with her world building and amazing with her writing skills at time if felt like a scene lasted forever with endless jibber jabber, but don’t let this put you off! once you get to the good parts, you are left breathless and on the edge of you seat, full of extremely swoon worthy romance and exciting fight scenes you are in for an amazing ride.
Although it took me a year to read, (don’t forget not my usual genre), I found the book to be brilliant, and I am looking forward to reading the next books in the series.