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Outlander: (TV Tie-In) [Kindle Edition]

Diana Gabaldon
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Book Description

THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES. As seen on Amazon Prime TV.



What if your future was the past?



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 and to re-establish their loving marriage.


But one afternoon, Claire walks through a circle of standing stones and vanishes into 1743, where the first person she meets is a British army officer - her husband’s six-times great-grandfather.



Unfortunately, Black Jack Randall is not the man his descendant is, and while trying to escape him, Claire falls into the hands of a gang of Scottish outlaws, and finds herself a Sassenach - an outlander - in danger from both Jacobites and Redcoats.



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



(Previously published as Cross Stitch)



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"Stunning" (Los Angeles Daily News)

"Unusual and compelling" (Library Journal)

"‘Scotland’s answer to Game of Thrones’" (The Herald)

Book Description

THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1144 KB
  • Print Length: 868 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0099911701
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (31 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099911701
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099911708
  • ASIN: B005E87VRS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,173 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #229 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Diana Gabaldon is the internationally bestselling author of many historical novels including Cross Stitch, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross and A Breath of Snow Ashes. She lives with her family in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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101 of 106 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unlike anything I've ever read before... 17 Feb. 2010
By Nicola F (Nic) TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
To put it quite simply, I caved and bought this book second hand from Amazon as a Christmas gift to myself after seeing it recommended on so many discussion threads that it was actually getting annoying I'd not given it a try yet. Oh, I had my doubts: It's definitely *not* my usual genre of reading (time travel romance with vast reams of history thrown in), but I've thought that before about books and have been proven very wrong (cough cough, `Bronze Horseman' anyone?) Put bluntly, this is another `proved me wrong' book to add to that ever growing list, because this book was stunning.

Granted, it took me a few chapters to get into it and I *did* wonder if I'd made a mistake paying a whole 23p (plus postage!) for the copy... Ha. The beginning was quite slow and laced with gratuitous sex scenes of duller than dull history buff Frank and his wife- the stories heroine Claire, but by the time Claire stumbled accidentally back through time into Jacobite Scotland I actually found myself quite enjoying it after all.

Maybe it's to do with Gabaldon's depiction of all of the epic battles, the geography of the place and her fantastic writing- you really can imagine yourself falling back in time to crumbling castles or running through woods away from the Red Coats. Her sense of description is just astounding- other reviewers have complained about her research being inaccurate, but as I'm not an expert on Jacobite Scotland I just took the book for what it was- a really terrific read. Or maybe it's because I'd actually taken a chance on reading something different than usual and was surprised by the potential of this untapped genre.

Whatever the reason, I'm ordering the rest of the books from this epic saga and I can't wait to curl up and read them. I really must remember that in future when a book comes so highly commended, it's usually with good reason!
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58 of 61 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback
For many years I turned away from romance novels. I considered them to be foolish, sentimental and a waste of my time.

Then one day I decided I wanted to read a really good romance so I went online and googled "Best Romance Novels" and Outlander #1 (Outlander Series) came up as the #1 romance novel. So, I thought - why not? After reading all the books in this series by Diana Gabaldon (not once but twice) I am now eagerly awaiting what is purported to be the final book, "Written in My Own Heart's Blood."

Other reviewers have written about the premise for this book which involves time travel for a young married woman named Clare Beauchamp Randall from the 20th century who accidentally goes back in time to the 18th century. Not knowing if she will ever return to her life in the 20th century and in order to spare her life, she must get married in the 18th century. So she marries a young man named Jamie Fraser.

What can I say that would be enough? In my opinion, Jamie Fraser is close to everything a woman would want in her mate. He is loyal, willing to give his wife freedom to be herself, selflessly sacrifices himself for those he loves, has a heart large enough to take in those who are not his blood and make them family and may God have mercy on you if you try to harm them.

The adventures Jamie and Clare go through together are absolutely amazing. The set of books in this series can be truly identified as historical. You will never again view the Scottish people in quite the same way after you go through the Battle of Culloden with them.
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142 of 153 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Desert Island Book .... 27 April 2007
By M. Lugg
Format:Paperback
If I could have only one book Cross Stitch would be it. I stumbled across this book a few years ago and was totally blown away. Since then I have read all of the books in this series a few times (I am not the sort of person who usually re-reads books) they are just amazing - plus, I am in love with Jamie!

If you have not read any of Diana Gabaldon's books then you are missing out on a real treat but I would suggest that you read them in order, starting with Cross Stitch then Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, Fiery Cross and finally, A Breath of Snow on Ashes. They are all wonderful books and can be read out of order (especially the first four which I think are the best) but I think you get so much more understanding of Claire, Jamie & Co if read in order.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Denis Vukosav TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
‘Cross Stitch’ written by Diana Gabaldon is the first part of her worldwide known Outlander series, often referred to as the romantic novel in which exclusively women will enjoy, although it is actually a novel that mixes a lot of genres - adventure, drama, mystery, history, fantasy and romance - delivering a book that despite its grandiosity can be read quickly and easily.

Diana Gabaldon so far issued a dozen books in Outlander series, and still works on few new ones demonstrating how great her formula is given the great success of her books in the market.

The main character of her books is a nurse named Claire Randall who is coming back home after World War II and once again starts to live with her husband. Thanks to a strange set of circumstances and interesting fantastical premise Claire will be returned in time 200 years ago, back in the 18th-century Scotland where she will experience countless adventures and experience romantic love…

What will be of concern to a certain number of readers at first glance is the thickness of the book, which is exceptional, although the novel actually is read with ease due to the accessible style in which it was written. And though the book is primarily advertised by word-of-mouth as a romance, the fact that the author obviously knows the historical events and circumstances makes pages of the novel abundant with historical references; therefore Gabaldon’s novel can primarily still be considered historical, though through all its pages interwoven is romantic note that has definitely made the book so recognizable and successful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
This is the best book I have read for a long time , couldn't put it down . Although the life was hard the love story was endearing . Read more
Published 13 hours ago by Shirley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant book. Led me to watch Outlander series on Prime.
Published 14 hours ago by Maureen Bruce
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
Have seen the TV series. Book is so, so much better. If I had read the book first I would have been sorely disappointed with the series!!
Published 17 hours ago by Mrs B
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and a great read
Enjoyed the book. Felt characters well developed, like the concept of travelling through time. A love story with a twist - several twists!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story with historical depth and fascinating characters
This book gripped me once I got to know the characters in their context. Historically accurate and compelling read. Enjoy!
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Breath taking from start to finish. I could not put this book down. I cannot wait for the next book in this series.
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