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

Diana Gabaldon
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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)

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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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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,080 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #167 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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89 of 94 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
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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53 of 56 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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141 of 152 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Desert Island Book .... 27 April 2007
By M. Lugg
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Historical fiction rather than time travel focus 1 Aug. 2009
This book was really just a historical adventure novel, seen from a 'modern' viewpoint: the story takes place in 1743, while the main character, Claire, has time-travelled there from 1945.

The time-travelling is accidental, and there is not all that much reflection from Claire about missing her modern life and whether people will miss her. So much is happening in her new life that she does not seem to have much time thinking about her situation. I found this odd, and also thought a bit much happened to her in the 1740s, when most women would just stay at home embroidering a cushion or tending the sheep, depending on status.

But as seems to be common with time-travelling women in other books too, they for some reason manage to escape the lot of women of the time, and get involved in any amount of adventures.

Nothing new then. Read it for the historical novel it is, and do not expect any exciting time-travel twists of plot.
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Loved the whole book when I first read it well over ten years ago. Read it many times since and now re reading after watching Amazon series. Magical.
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best film for a long while.but I am a great lover of Scotland
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read
A really good read. I've read it and the rest of the Outlander books twice before and never tire of them. Can't wait to get it on Dvd
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