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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander (original 1991; edition 2014)

by Diana Gabaldon (Author)

Series: Outlander (1)

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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.
Authors:Diana Gabaldon (Author)
Info:Bantam Books Trade Paperback (2014), Edition: Later Printing (20th and over), 627 pages
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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (1991)

  1. 204
    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. 111
    The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (Iudita)
  3. 40
    The House on the Strand by Daphne Du Maurier (aynar)
    aynar: Much better example of time travel.
  4. 73
    Timeline by Michael Crichton (leahsimone)
  5. 40
    The River of No Return: a Novel by Bee Ridgway (redheadedali)
  6. 118
    A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Anonymous user, SunnySD)
  7. 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.
  8. 30
    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.
  9. 20
    Overseas by Beatriz Williams (becksdakex)
    becksdakex: Romance and time travel.
  10. 10
    The Dark Queen by Susan Carroll (infiniteletters)
  11. 10
    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.
  12. 10
    Mary Queen of Scotland & The Isles: A Novel by Margaret George (MissBrangwen)
  13. 10
    Son of the Morning by Linda Howard (amyblue)
  14. 10
    The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley (jennyj271)
  15. 11
    The Song of Albion Collection: The Paradise War, The Silver Hand, and The Endless Knot by Stephen Lawhead (charlie68)
    charlie68: A story about a trip farther into Britain's past.
  16. 00
    Daughter of Time by Sarah Woodbury (Kaylinofhr)
    Kaylinofhr: The After Cilmeri Series reminds me a lot of the Outlander series.
  17. 00
    A Wee Guide to the Jacobites by Charles Sinclair (MissBrangwen)
  18. 11
    The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly (fyrefly98)
    fyrefly98: Historical romance, hooray!
  19. 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.
  20. 00
    Vrouwe van Llyn by Jane Watt (margarethmiwy)

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I loved this book so much. I love Jamie. Claire is one of my favorite characters ever, she is never annoying. I can't wait to read the second book. ( )
  CaitlinDaugherty | Aug 28, 2023 |
I loved this book so much. I love Jamie. Claire is one of my favorite characters ever, she is never annoying. I can't wait to read the second book. ( )
  CaitlinDaugherty | Aug 28, 2023 |
Outlander is a book I have known about for so long I can’t even remember when I first heard of it. I have had it in the back of my mind for years as a book I thought I would like. I love Scotland and especially the highlands, and since that is the main setting of this book I was immediately endeared to it. When my aunt offered to lend me her copies of the series, I was so excited to dive into these massive books – especially with the TV series starting soon! Well. Frankly, I was disappointed. Unfortunately, there was so much in this book that didn’t work for me. Continue reading my review on my blog, Bookish Comforts. ( )
  ksykes | Aug 17, 2023 |
I'd have given it 4 stars if I didn't dislike Romance. Most of the story was very enjoyable, but there was more romance than I care to tolerate. ( )
  RaggedyMe | Aug 12, 2023 |
Claire en ik zijn dikke vriendinnen. Wat een kanjer! Jammer dat ik Jamie niet van haar af kan pakken. :wink: Ik hou enorm van dat macho gedoe. In een boek dan, in het echt zal het best stomvervelend zijn.....op den duur...misschien.

Gaily Duncan, daar zou ik best meer over willen weten. Keihard, sluw, maar toch ook ergens recht door zee en eerlijk op een wat aparte manier.

Eerlijk gezegd ben ik gewoon hoteldebotel van Jamie en kan de rest me toch ietsje minder schelen. Ik weet alweer waarom ik dit een liefdesroman vond: ik ben gewoon net zo verliefd als Claire.

De schrijfstijl is vlot: nergens rare hikjes in zinnen of zinnen die eindeloos doorgaan of juist veel te kort zijn. Ik heb genoten van dit boek, maar voor 5 sterren is het een te gewoon verhaal. Goed geschreven, enorm meeslepend, maar niet baanbrekend. ( )
  weaver-of-dreams | Aug 1, 2023 |
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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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Craft, KinukoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fuchs, ElfriedeÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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.
To the Memory of My Mother,
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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.
Life among academics had taught me that a well-expressed opinion is usually better than a badly expressed fact, so far as professional advancement goes
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'Outlander' was published in the UK as 'Cross Stitch'.
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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.

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Traveling in time
Clare falls in love with Jamie
Must choose if she stays

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