Claire Randall, an Englishwoman in 1945, is suddenly transported back in time to the mid 18th century through the Standing Stones near Inverness, Scotland where she had been on a delayed honeymoon with her husband. Now Claire must learn how to survive in 18th century Scotland with the Jacobite rebellion underway.
This was a great book to read after visiting Scotland! I greatly enjoyed the characters and the setting of the novel. In Jamie, Diana Gabaldon has created a completely irresistible character. I absolutely fell in love with him, as Claire does (though it takes awhile for her to admit). This book is rich in historical detail as well as romance and makes for a compelling, fun read: perfect for the summer (since imagining Scotland’s weather will certainly cool the reader off!).