Published by Dell Books on 2005
From Goodreads: 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.
Typically, I read at least 2 or 3 books a month. I knew that when school started my reading would slow down because I’d be busy, but I never expected it to take so long to finish one book!! The series was about time travel, love, lost love, family, and a whole lot of history, including good old North Carolina back in the late 1700’s. Like I said, I loved the books. Just tedious. Definitely not a book you can pick up and put down after a few minutes. I think the reason it took so long to read was because I wouldn’t pick it up unless I had at least half an hour to read, but that was so rare that I didn’t pick it up much.
So, now I am reading Marley and Me. Which, I have to admit, I am flying through. I think I was reading the Outlander books for so long that I forgot how tedious the writing was. Kind of like how it takes longer to read really old classics because the writing style is so different. It doesn’t mean it isn’t a great book, just that it takes a bit longer to read. And with that said, I am off to read
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