REVIEW: OUTLANDER

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PUBLISHER: Dell Publishing Company

DATE PUBLISHED: 1st June 1991

PAGES: 896

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BLURB: 

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.

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REVIEW: 

I was wrapped up in this story from the get go. The language had me reeled in and there was no lack of things happening through this 800+ page book. This adult time-travel novel is historically considerate whilst having a plot both engaging and enjoyable. There are ethical questions that have been raised, but as a fictional read it was a great read.

Claire is the main protagonist who travels 200 years in the past to a time she knows nothing about during a conflict between the English and the Scots. The book follows Claire as she navigates the unknown landscape and narrowly avoids rape and death multiple times landing in the arms of the nephew of the Laird, Jamie Frasier. Claire is a self-sufficient character who was a wartime nurse and utilises these skills in this new time.

Jamie is a rough Scot who falls for Claire and their relationship is one fraught with fights and love and one I enjoyed immensely. Jamie’s development as a character and slow reveal of his background was an element I particularly appreciated.

A great plot with an engaging story. I was very interested in the story of Jamie and Claire and how their relationship developed. This epic time-travel adventure was music to my ears with writing that drew me in until the last page.

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

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