Book Fever Friday

I’m closing my eyes, running my hand across all the books on my shelf, and the winner for Book Fever Friday is…..

Here is what Amazon had to say: (click the link to read an excerpt!)

Amazon.com Review

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 highly recommend this read!!!  I DID NOT want to read it at first, I admit.  Some friends of mine had fallen in love with the series and let me take a look at the book.  I read one paragraph somewhere in the middle and immediately snubbed it because of the Scottish dialect that was brought to the page.  I couldn’t see how they could possibly read an entire book written like that.  And then….a year later…I picked it up at the used bookstore, thinking I’d give it a try. 

And guess what?  I was in love. 
The book left my hands only for necessary sleep…and bathing.  I soon found myself submerged in the world of 1743 Scotland with Claire and Jamie.  But I warn you….Gabaldon does not always play fair with your heart….you will love these characters, and root for them all along the way, but you will feel their suffering as well.
Gabaldon crafted characters and a story you will not soon forget.  I promise.
Have you read the book?  The series?  What did you think?

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8 Comments

  1. I've read all but the last two in the series. I love, love, love this book best. Good choice, Charissa. This story is epic in its scope and is full of the kind of love and romance we only dream about.

    And isn't that's the way things should be with books.

  2. Julie! You have to read this series! Absolutely my all-time favorite. Diana Gabaldon is brilliant in character depth, rich description of setting, and has such historical prowess. Her accuracy of Scottish dialect and heritage will make you want to find the next plane to Edinburgh searching for the main characters. No joke. I found this book last year and my life was changed forever. RUN out to get this. Think Twilight craze times 1000 but for adults.

    Great pick, Charissa. You have to read the whole series. Uh-mazing.

  3. I snagged the Kindle version on a free promo a while back, but I have yet to read it. It's on my list for this year though, so I'll get back to you when I finish it.

  4. Hi! We're both in the YA group on She Writes. I thought I'd take a jog around your blog and found this post…Holy cow! Another lover of Outlander…really??? For years I was in LOVE (lust) for Jamie. I read the book twice and then stumbled upon an audio version at my local library. I think I'm the only one who checks it out. I've listened to the book, which is an entirely beautiful experience, four times through so far. I've read all but the last in the series. For some reason I just want to go back and have Jamie and Claire from book one…great blog by the way!