The year is 1771. Claire Randall is still an outlander, out of place and out of time. But now she is linked by love to her only anchor: Jamie Fraser. They have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in North Carolina. But tensions, both ancient and recent, threaten members of their clan.
Knowing that his wife has the gift of prophecy, James must believe Claire, though he would prefer not to. Claire has shared a dreadful truth: there will, without a doubt, be a war. Her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through perilous years ahead - or ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes.
©2001 Diana Gabaldon (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC
It goes on and on about fertility, birth control, and people who are pregnant, want to be pregnant, and can't get pregnant. If you want to avoid talk of babies, I'd suggest skipping this one.
You definitely need some time to devote to this story, as the plot line has so many twists and turns that you may forget some if you put it down for too long. Davina Porter does a great job narrating and distinguishing between tons of different characters, dialects, and accents. I fully intend to start the next book soon.
Love Diana Gabaldon's writing. I am completely enthralled with this series because she paints vivid pictures, both beautiful and honest. The narrator is exceptional in her mastery of dialects, both male and female.
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
I like all the books in this series so much, it is hard to tell, but this one might have been my favorite of all. I highly recommend the series.
Diana Gabaldon's stories have such depth, but what I love most is the humor and the very real humanity of her characters. Devina Porter's readings brings everything to life for the listener.
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