Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Posted on April 28, 2010. Filed under: Fiction | Tags: , , |

by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander tells the tale of a woman named Claire on her second honeymoon in Scotland after World War II who ends up transported back in time 200 years in Scotland’s past. Once there, Claires struggles to survive and make a place for herself in this violent and rugged time period. Gabaldon writes a compelling story and did some fantastic historical research for this romance.

To better describe the plot, I will rely on the Diana Gabaldon’s own words: “history, warefare, medicine, sex, violence, spirituality, honor, betrayal, vengeance, hope and despair, relationships, the building and destruction of families and societies, time travel, moral ambiguity, swords, herbs, horses, gambling (with cards, dice, and lives), voyages of daring, journeys of both body and soul…you know, the usual stuff of literature.” Needless to say, I could not put this book down. This story captivated both me and all of the friends I’ve recommended it to since.

-posted by Gretchen Schneider


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