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Outlander

Outlander

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Julie
HPB Staff

Outlander

by Gabaldon, Diana
Time Travel that is Beautiful, Breathtaking, Gritty, Passionate, Rugged, and Oh So Real!

Outlander, the first in a series of historical romance and time travel novels by Diana Gabaldon has held fan appeal since its publication over 23 years ago. It continues on the New York Times Bestseller list, and is also earning new fans following release of the STARZ television series, "Outlander." Diana Gabaldon brings to life the intertwined histories of the people, cultures, and politics of England, Scotland, and France through landscapes and events that are as beautiful, breathtaking, cruel, gritty, rugged, and real as her characters. The thread of the story follows Claire, an English combat nurse, reuniting with her husband Frank Randall following the end of World War II and enjoying a second honeymoon in the Highlands of Scotland. Claire unwittingly travels back in time--to two years before the second Jacobite rebellion of 1745--weaving Claire's attempts to return to Frank with her new life and desire for Jamie Fraser, the highlander who weds her to protect her from their bane, British Army Captain "Black Jack" Randall. I adore the Highlands and anything Scottish since my first read and through the re-reads. I really enjoy Claire's self-sufficiency and compassion and Jamie's bravery and kindness; and of course the steamy sex! Love to hate "Black Jack" Randall! With the foreshadowing and reveals Gabaldon crafts between timelines, events and characters this story has depth and a sense of reality. This is book 1 of 8 (and there are rumors of a 9th) in the "Outlander" series.

 
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Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for James Fraser, a y



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  • Format: Paperback
  • Sold by: HPB Carriage Place
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dell Pub Co
  • ISBN-13: 9780440212560
  • ISBN: 0440212561
  • Publication Year: 1996
  • Edition: Reissue
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