Thursday, October 2, 2014

Throwback Thursday #1 - OUTLANDER

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Series: Outlander #1
Pages: 850
Publisher: Bantam Dell

Publication Date: July 1992
Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Source: Purchased


Synopsis: "The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon — when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach — an "outlander" — in a Scotland torn by war and raiding Highland clans in the year of Our Lord ... 1743.
Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into intrigues and dangers that may threaten her life ... and shatter her heart. For here she meets James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, and becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire ... and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives."

Why I love it: I read Outlander for the first time during my Christmas vacation in 2007, and I honestly couldn't put it down that whole week. I'm pretty sure I even brought it to read in the car for the 15-minute drive to the mall. Not long after I finished Outlander, I borrowed a copy of the second book in the series (Dragonfly in Amber). However, that coincided with my first semester at a new college, so I wasn't able to keep up the momentum. So while I've read and re-read Outlander several times, I still haven't made it through any of the other books in the series. I'm sure I'll get to them eventually; with the Starz series out now (the first half of season one has already aired and the show will be returning on April 4th, 2015), I feel like I've been sucked back in.

Outlander (Outlander, #1)

Throwback Thursday: The world knows #tbt on Twitter and Instagram, but here at Sarah Can't Stop Reading, Throwback Thursday is the perfect time to reminisce about favorite books I've read in the distant or not-so-distant past.

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