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Outlander (original 1991; edition 1992)

by Diana Gabaldon

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Title:Outlander
Authors:Diana Gabaldon
Info:Dell (1992), Mass Market Paperback, 896 pages
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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (1991)

  1. 174
    Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati (pollywannabook)
    pollywannabook: The closest thing to Outlander out there. Diana Gabaldon even lent out the character of Claire for a cameo in this book
  2. 91
    The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (Iudita)
  3. 136
    A Discovery of Witches: A Novel by Deborah Harkness (Anonymous user, SunnySD)
  4. 72
    Timeline by Michael Crichton (leahsimone)
  5. 41
    The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons (littlebear514)
    littlebear514: Although the stories are COMPLETELY different; the writing is of the same quality and the stories are both deeply involved.
  6. 30
    The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway (redheadedali)
  7. 20
    Wildfire at Midnight by Mary Stewart (LiddyGally)
    LiddyGally: I recommend this book because the writing styles are in a similar vein rather than the stories being the same. Both, however, are set in the wilds of Scotland.
  8. 10
    The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier (aynar)
    aynar: Much better example of time travel.
  9. 10
    Overseas by Beatriz Williams (becksdakex)
    becksdakex: Romance and time travel.
  10. 10
    Son of the Morning by Linda Howard (amyblue)
  11. 00
    Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles by Margaret George (MissBrangwen)
  12. 00
    The Legend of Lady MacLaoch by Becky Banks (elbakerone)
    elbakerone: Though Banks' novel is set in present day (and is considerably shorter), the love story with the gorgeous backdrop of Scotland was reminiscent of Gabaldon's series.
  13. 11
    Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine (bucketyell)
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    Midwife of the Blue Ridge by Christine Blevins (Joles)
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    The Dark Queen by Susan Carroll (infiniteletters)
  16. 11
    The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly (fyrefly98)
    fyrefly98: Historical romance, hooray!
  17. 00
    Vrouwe van Llyn by Jane Watt (margarethmiwy)
  18. 11
    In a Wild Wood by Sasha Lord (Jenson_AKA_DL)
    Jenson_AKA_DL: If you enjoyed the romance between Clare and Jamie I think you'll also enjoy this Highlander romance.
  19. 01
    Reflections in the Nile by J. Suzanne Frank (infiniteletters)
  20. 01
    The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley (LAKobow)
    LAKobow: Also involves elements of realism mixed with fantasy, Scotland, romance, and historical fiction.

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What an amazing story teller. This book should not work, but it does. Love the description of eighteenth century medicine. ( )
  LolaKarns | Jul 6, 2015 |
What an amazing story teller. This book should not work, but it does. Love the description of eighteenth century medicine. ( )
  LolaKarns | Jul 6, 2015 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Finally got around to reading it and was surprised to find that I enjoyed it. I'm not going to become an obsessive Outlander fan, but I liked it enough to put the second book in my tbr stack. ( )
  amanda4242 | Jun 24, 2015 |
If I were a horse, I'd let him ride me anywhere.
~65

Bored from the time she arrives at Leoch Castle to chapter 12 The Garrison Commander

"Does it bother you that I'm not a virgin?" He hesitated a moment before answering.
"Well, no," he said slowly, "so long as it doesna bother you that I am." He grinned at my drop-jawed expression, and backed toward the door.
"Reckon one of us should know what they're doing," he said. The door closed softly behind him; clearly the courtship was over.
~186

Disliked Claire with how she reacted to Jaime saving her.

As though on cue, our helpful visitor came through the door with a jug of wine and a small flask of poppy syrup in the other.

"Alcohol or opium?" he asked Jaime with a smile, holding up the two flasks. "You may have your choice of oblivions."
~p572

"But whatever you are to do, you will require strength for it. So take one last bit of advice: when in doubt, eat."
~p610

I like Anselm.
  imadork | Jun 20, 2015 |
3.5 There are parts of this book I really liked however there are other parts that I think could of been left out to make the book shorter and much more enjoyable. ( )
  TexasBookLover7 | Jun 16, 2015 |
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Een jonge, Engelse vrouw loopt kort na de Tweede Wereldoorlog tijdens een wandeling in de Schotse Hooglanden door een gespleten monoliet die deel uitmaakt van een magische cirkel. Hierdoor komt ze terecht in het turbulente Schotland van 1743 en trouwt om aan een wisse dood te ontsnappen een vogelvrij verklaarde Sejot. Beiden worden opgejaagd door een sadistische kapitein van de Engelse dragonders, maar kunnen na tal van avonturen en in het besef dat de loop van de geschiedenis veranderd kan worden, een nieuw bestaan opbouwen. Een fascinerende historische roman, waarin de auteur liefde, seks, romantiek, spanning en avontuur tot een boeiend geheel heeft samengevoegd. Goede tekening van de historische achtergrond. Een meeslepend verhaal.
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People disappear all the time. Ask any policeman. Better yet, ask a journalist. Disappearances are bread-and-butter to journalists.
Young girls run away from home. Young children stray from their parents and are never seen again. Housewives reach the end of their tether and take the grocery money and a taxi to the station. International financiers change their names and vanish into the smoke of imported cigars.
Many of the lost will be found, eventually, dead or alive. Disappearances, after all, have explanations.
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To the Memory of My Mother,
Who Taught Me to Read —
Jacqueline Sykes Gabaldon
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It wasn't a very likely place for disappearances, at least at first glance.
Prologue ------ People disappear all the time.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0385319959, Paperback)

In Outlander, a 600-page time-travel romance, strong-willed and sensual Claire Randall leads a double life with a husband in one century, and a lover in another. Torn between fidelity and desire, she struggles to understand the pure intent of her heart. But don't let the number of pages and the Scottish dialect scare you. It's one of the fastest reads you'll have in your library.

While on her second honeymoon in the British Isles, Claire touches a boulder that hurls her back in time to the forbidden Castle Leoch with the MacKenzie clan. Not understanding the forces that brought her there, she becomes ensnared in life-threatening situations with a Scots warrior named James Fraser. But it isn't all spies and drudgery that she must endure. For amid her new surroundings and the terrors she faces, she is lured into love and passion like she's never known before.

I was lame and sore in every muscle when I woke next morning. I shuffled to the privy closet, then to the wash basin. My innards felt like churned butter. It felt as though I had been beaten with a blunt object, I reflected, then thought that that was very near the truth. The blunt object in question was visible as I came back to bed, looking now relatively harmless. Its possessor [Jamie] woke as I sat next to him, and examined me with something that looked very much like male smugness."
Gabaldon creates characters that you'll remember, laugh with, cry with, and cheer for long after you've finished the book. --Candy Paape

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Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for James Fraser, a young soldier.… (more)

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