Diana Gabaldon Outlander book

Outlander The First in The Outlander Series

Outlander The First in The Outlander Series Published on June 1, 1991. June 1, is henceforth known as ”World Outlander Day”.


Described by some as ’Scotland’s answer to Game of Thrones’, but I’ll leave that for you to decide! 

What if your future was the past? In 1946, and Claire Randall goes to the Scottish Highlands with her husband Frank. It’s a second honeymoon, a chance to learn how war has changed them, to re-connect and try to re-establish their marriage, and perhaps even create a child. One afternoon, while Frank is investigating his ancestral links, Claire walks through a circle of standing stones and vanishes back in time to 1743, where the first person she meets is a British army officer – her husband’s six-times great-grandfather. 

Unfortunately, Black Jack Randall, while displaying some physical characteristics, he has traits far different from his descendant. While trying to escape him, Claire falls into the hands of a gang of Scots. Outlaws, according to the Redcoats. Claire finds herself a Sassenach – an outlander – in danger from both Jacobites and Redcoats, both of whom think she is a spy.

Marooned amid danger, passion and violence, her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins as a compulsory act soon becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.

Be prepared to to drawn in by fascinating history and culture as well as a burgeoning love between Jamie and Claire.

(Previously published as Cross Stitch)

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