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After being separated by seven years of World War II, Claire and Frank Randall return to the Scottish Highlands for a second honeymoon. Left to her own devices while her husband immerses himself in historical pursuits, Claire inadvertently enters a circle of standing stones and is plunged back 200 years to a Scotland on the verge of the second Jacobite uprising. Her pluck and skill as a nurse win the Scots' grudging respect, but only marriage to a Scot will save her from the clutches of Frank's vicious forbear, Black Jack Randall. Though first novelist Gabaldon uses time travel primarily to allow a modern heroine, this is basically a richly textured historical novel with an unusual and compelling love story.
Really great book! It's a little racy in a fun way, but it's a lot more than that too. Definitely a cut above bodice-rippy 'historical fiction'. I really did learn a lot about Scottish history. I loved it and I don't even like romance.
Reserved for Drommie1810's historical fiction bookbox.
Whilst on holiday with her husband in Scotland, Claire Randall is transported back to the 18th century, where she meets Jamie Fraser and experiences the lives of that time. Mistrusted by most and feeling completely alone, Claire desperately tries to get herself back to her previous life. Unsurprisingly though, the longer she spends in 18th century Scotland, the more attached she becomes to the people there.
It's a hybrid book, featuring some elements of historical fiction, some science fiction and some romantic fiction. It's an enjoyable read and I'll be looking out for Dragonfly in Amber, the second book in the series.
I'll be passing this on to a friend.