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This description may be from another edition of this product. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon s work. Her New York Times...

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17 ratings

Favorite Romance Book Ever

I'm telling you, if you like period pieces and romance GET THIS BOOK. (also watch the show, it's so good)

Book condition

As described however it is as big as a mass market paperback

Absolutely MARVELOUS

The emotions and details put into this story and it's characters is brilliant. One of the best reads for someone who loves an adventurous romance!

Great series

Awesome series. Can get a little overwhelming to read at times, but is mostly enjoyable!

So much scenery

It helped me follow along knowing the story line from the TV series, and being able to pick out just a few differences overall. I loved it! The TV series holds very true to the first book, except for a few minor differences.

Fantastic story!

I’ve read this book a couple of times already! Diana Gabaldon is an excellent writer and I love the love story between Jamie and Claire! And the historical bits are super accurate!


I absolutely loved it!!

Book #1 has me hooked!

I've had so many people mention this series to me over the last few years. Now I understand why! Just back from service in World War Two, Frank and Claire Randall are on a "second honeymoon" trip to get to know each other again after being apart for 5 years. After witnessing a Druid ritual at a set of standing stones (a la Stonehenge,) Claire returns to look for some botanicals to add to her collection. As she explores the stone circle, she's pulled to and through one of the stones - in the same place, but 200 years in the past! Wow - I am now halfway through the 3rd book in the series, and either have or have ordered the remaining major books in the series. I am totally hooked!

Loved it

Great condition great price love the book


I’m am now a devoted fan of Diana. I couldn’t put this book down. I ordered the series & can’t wait for the last book to be written to add to my collection! I am waiting until I finish the books, then i will watch the show. Looking forward to her new series as well.


I really don't understand all the good reviews, I couldn't even finish the book, it was so boring I lost interest by Chapter 3

Words cannot describe

Words cannot even begin to describe my depth of feeling for this series and it's amazing characters. Diana Gabaldon and written the most amazing story of magic, romance, character development, andof course, an amazingly strong independant female character with the perfect, stubborn Scot by her side. I will forever and always read these books over and over again.

Loved this book!! Reading the 2nd book in the series now & it too is so good!!! And the TV series is fabulous as well.

Not a Romance - but an amazing adventure

I have read the entire series from Outlander(thanks for pointing out that Cross Stitch was the same, thought I found another one!) through A Breathe of Snow and Ashes at least 3 times now. The comments from the 2 star are very sad indeed. Perhaps they should have taken the time to read the entire book/series and then would understand that scene was consistant with the era and NEVER happened again! I also think you should understand that this series has been mis-labeled as a romance. It is much more than that - its an adventure! Its about their lives and how they just seem to fall into the craziest predicaments. I can hardly wait for the next installment. I check Gabaldon's site constantly in anticipation of the next one.

A Fan for Life

In 1989 I accidentally picked up Dragonfly in Amber without knowing it was the second in a series once I figure that out I have been hooked for life. When I saw this title I thought maybe it was another book. I did not realize it was Outlander with a different title so the reviews helped there, but I have to say anyone who reads these books gets hooked. They are so well written and executed that I cant wait for the next one to come out. Diana Gabaldon is a superb Author and her depictions of history intertwined with her characters leads you on an unimaginable journey filled with tears, laughter,love and hate. WOW What an adventure.

Emotionally Satisfying

To clarify further from other reviews, this version of Outlander was also published in Australia which is where I purchased a copy. Cross Stitch takes you on the most unbelievable rollercoaster road as far as your emotions are concerned. I think I cried about 7 times at various different points throughout the book, sometimes from joy and other times from sadness. It is a fierce and passionate love story as well as being an accurate interpretation of life in the 1700 & 1900's, with many historical references throughout. The main character Claire is a strong, intelligent and sometimes feisty woman who is very lovable. She's married to Frank Randall in the year 1945 and manages to go back in time to the year 1743 in which she meets Frank's sinister ancestor Captain Black Jack Randall and flees into the arms of a few Scottish clansmen. That's when the real story begins! What really impressed me about this book was Gabaldon's realistic interpretation of the historical events of England and Scotland and the way in which she paints the world the characters live in. It ignited a passion in me to learn more about the times for that particular era which no other book I've read has been able to do. Having never been to the UK, I find myself wanting to visit the Scottish highlands and see for myself the landscapes that she painted so vividly in my mind and to visit their forts and castles. Cross Stitch is a highly satisfying book, which gets my hearty vote of 5 out of 5!

...And I don't even LIKE "romance" novels!...

I put off reading this book, even though it was highly recommended by a friend. I didn't have the heart to tell her that "romance novels" weren't my cup of tea- never mind some far-fetched paranormal historical romance. I could have not been more wrong!I loved this book. I mean, I REALLY loved this book. It was absolutely packed with adventure, passion, thievery, witchcraft, heart-stopping suspense, love, war, escape, buggery, revenge, even some wolves were in there for good measure! Diana writes with spirited intelligence, heart, and humour. Her charcaters are full of life and will live on long after you close the cover, and pop it back onto the shelf, and to my delight, the love scenes are written with imagination and freshness- no ridiculous "he touched her quivering milky bosoms" here. The research for factual information in this superb novel is first-rate, and meticulous, which makes this book an even greater pleasure to read. If you are someone who prefers to read literary fiction over any other genres, as I do, all I can say to you is PUT YOUR PREJUDICES ASIDE AND TRY THIS BOOK. I'm sorry I didn't read it sooner! It truly is the work of an excellent, and extremely talented storyteller and writer, all my "book snob" friends will be getting a copy for Christmas,and I can't wait to dig into the others in the series!

Outlander Mentions in Our Blog

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The Great American Read on PBS
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The Great American Read is a PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading as the core of an ambitious digital, educational, and community outreach campaign designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books. One hundred books, to be exact, so as promised, here are books 61–80 on the list!
Outlander in Ten Reads to Establish Your Fictional Sense of Direction
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Published by Melina Lynne • September 02, 2015

Have you ever solicited new book ideas from your friends, or posted your inquiry on Facebook, Twitter or some other form of social media? What you hear back is generally a pitch for their favorite author, genre, series, etc., and, ultimately, you realize you are no further in your quest for a new read than when you started. Plus you will now have to answer the question, "So, did you read it?" several times over the weeks and months to come. Sounding familiar?

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