Outlander (Mass Market Paperback)

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Outlander is a wonderful book that cannot be identified by one genre. It is romance, fantasy, and historical fiction all wrapped into one amazing story. This book has characters you love, and some you love to hate. Claire, a strong independent woman, time travels into the 18th century and smack into the jacobite rebellion where she falls in love with a tall red headed scottsman, Jamie Fraser and runs afoul of the treacherous Black Jack Randall. It is also well researched and full of interesting facts about 18th century life, medicine, crime and punishment. One of my favorite books of all time.

— Ellen Jackson


Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another...
In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she innocently touches a boulder 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's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning 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 passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780440242949
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Publication Date: July 1st, 2005
Pages: 896