Diana Gabaldon continues to enthrall her fans with this the seventh of eight novels (can't wait for number nine to be completed!). As much as I enjoyed Claire and Jamie's life and adventures in Scotland, there is something very compelling about them having new experiences in a raw and war torn America. I love that their family (not just blood) is expanding and the extended family is maturing and becoming an important part of the story in their own right.
I will not go into great detail because you have most likely read her other six novels you know you are staring into a dramatic abyss that will suck you down and hold you until the end of the book and beyond. I am re-reading the series for the third time and it still captivated me just as it did the first time. I have lost a lot of sleep working my way through these books, just as I did the first time, often falling asleep with the book on my lap. Good thing I'm retired now and can sleep in. I think they get even better with re-reading-like a good story told by your grandfather that you love hearing again and again. Plus, the older you get when you read them, the more life experience you have to illuminate what Claire and Jamie are going through as they get older and their love more embroidered.
If you are reading the series for the first time, be sure and have the eighth book at hand when you get close to finishing this one. I actually delayed reading number eight this time as long as I could stand because I knew it still be a long time before number nine would be published. We'll just have to be patient. Perfection takes time and hard work. Thanks again to Diana Gabaldon for creating this world for us Outlanders to explore and treasure.