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Outlander (Outlander, #1)

Outlander (Outlander, #1) Description:

The year is Claire Randall a former combat nurse is just 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 circles that dot the British Isles Suddenly she is a Sassenach an outlander in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord br br Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life and shatter her heart For here James Fraser a gallant young Scots warrior shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives

Rating: 3.43 out of 5

Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)

Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2) Description:

i i br i With her now classic novel i Outlander i Diana Gabaldon introduced two unforgettable characters Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser delighting readers with a story of adventure and love that spanned two centuries Now Gabaldon returns to that extraordinary time and place in this vivid powerful follow up to i Outlander br br b DRAGONFLY IN AMBER b br b b br For nearly twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland s majestic mist shrouded hills Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones about a love that transcends the boundaries of time and about Jamie Fraser a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his br br Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper haired daughter Brianna as Claire s spellbinding journey of self discovery continues in the intrigue ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves

Rating: 3.30 out of 5

Voyager (Outlander, #3)

Voyager (Outlander, #3) Description:

From the author of the breathtaking bestsellers i Outlander i and i Dragonfly in Amber i the extraordinary saga continues p Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever measurement Claire Randall took Two decades before she had traveled back in time and into the arms of a gallant eighteenth century Scot named Jamie Fraser Then she returned to her own century to bear his child believing him dead in the tragic battle of Culloden Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her and her body still cries out for him in her dreams p p Then Claire discovers that Jamie survived Torn between returning to him and staying with their daughter in her own era Claire must choose her destiny And as time and space come full circle she must find the courage to face the passion and pain awaiting her the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite or forever doom her timeless love p

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4)

Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4) Description:

In this breathtaking novel rich in history and adventure i The New York Times i bestselling author Diana Gabaldon continues the story of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser that began with the now classic novel b Outlander b and continued in b Dragonfly in Amber b and b Voyager b Once again spanning continents and centuries Diana Gabaldon has created a work of sheer passion and brilliance br br It began at an ancient Scottish stone circle There a doorway open to a select few leads into the past or the grave Dr Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage not once but twice br br Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser an eighteenth century Scot whose love for her became a legend a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child Her second journey two decades later brought them together again in the American colonies But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century their daughter Brianna br br Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the circle of stones and a terrifying leap into the unknown In search of her mother and the father she has never met she is risking her own future to try to change history and to save their lives But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past or root her in the place she should be where her heart and soul belong

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)

The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5) Description:

The year is and war is coming Jamie Fraser s wife tells him so Little as he wishes to he must believe it for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy a time traveler s certain knowledge Claire s unique view of the future has brought him both danger and deliverance in the past her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through the perilous years ahead or ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)

A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6) Description:

i A Breath of Snow and Ashes i continues the extraordinary story of th century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his th century wife Claire br br The year is and on the eve of the American Revolution the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit Men lie dead in the streets of Boston and in the backwoods of North Carolina isolated cabins burn in the forest br br With chaos brewing the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired and the result will be independence with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette dated which reports Jamie s death along with his kin For once he hopes his time traveling family may be wrong about the future

Rating: 3.74 out of 5

An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)

An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7) Description:

b The Seventh Outlander novel from National Bestselling author Diana Gabaldon b br br Jamie Fraser erstwhile Jacobite and reluctant rebel knows three things about the American rebellion the Americans will win unlikely as that seems in being on the winning side is no guarantee of survival and he d rather die than face his illegitimate son a young lieutenant in the British Army across the barrel of a gun Fraser s time travelling wife Claire also knows a couple of things that the Americans will win but that the ultimate price of victory is a mystery What she does believe is that the price won t include Jamie s life or happiness not if she has anything to say br br Claire s grown daughter Brianna and her husband Roger watch the unfolding of Brianna s parents history a past that may be sneaking up behind their own family

Rating: 3.49 out of 5

Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander, #8)

Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander, #8) Description:

It is June and the world seems to be turning upside down The British Army is withdrawing from Philadelphia with George Washington in pursuit and for the first time it looks as if the rebels might actually win But for Claire Fraser and her family there are even more tumultuous revolutions that have to be accommodated Her former husband Jamie has returned from the dead demanding to know why in his absence she married his best friend Lord John Grey Lord John s son the ninth Earl of Ellesmere is no less shocked to discover that his real father is actually the newly resurrected Jamie Fraser and Jamie s nephew Ian Murray discovers that his new found cousin has an eye for the woman who has just agreed to marry him br And while Claire is terrified that one of her husbands may be about to murder the other in the th century her descendants face even more desperate turns of events Her daughter Brianna is trying to protect her son from a vicious criminal with murder on his mind while her husband Roger has disappeared into the past

Rating: 3.43 out of 5

Lord John and the Private Matter (Lord John Grey, #1)

Lord John and the Private Matter (Lord John Grey, #1) Description:

br In her i New York Times i bestselling b Outlander b i i novels Diana Gabaldon introduced millions of readers to a dazzling world of history and adventure a world of vibrant settings and utterly unforgettable characters Now one of these characters Major Lord John Grey opens the door to his own part of this world eighteenth century London a seething anthill of nobility and rabble peopled by soldiers and spies whores and dukes Great Britain is battling France for supremacy on three continents and life is good for a soldier br br The year is On a clear morning in mid June Lord John Grey emerges from London s Beefsteak Club his mind in turmoil A nobleman and a high ranking officer in His Majesty s Army Grey has just witnessed something shocking But his efforts to avoid a scandal that might destroy his family are interrupted by something still more urgent the Crown appoints him to investigate the brutal murder of a comrade in arms who may have been a traitor br br Obliged to pursue two inquiries at once Major Grey finds himself ensnared in a web of treachery and betrayal that touches every stratum of English society and threatens all he holds dear From the bawdy houses of London s night world to the stately drawing rooms of the nobility and from the blood of a murdered corpse to the thundering seas ruled by the majestic fleet of the East India Company Lord John pursues the elusive trails of a vanishing footman and a woman in green velvet who may hold the key to everything or nothing br br The early days of the Seven Years War come brilliantly to life in this historical mystery by an author whose unique and compelling storytelling has engrossed millions of readers worldwide

Rating: 3.29 out of 5

The Scottish Prisoner (Lord John Grey, #3)

The Scottish Prisoner (Lord John Grey, #3) Description:

In this highly anticipated new novel Diana Gabaldon brings back one of her most compelling characters the unforgettable Lord John Grey soldier gentleman and no mean hand with a blade Set in the heart of the eighteenth century Lord John s world is one of mystery and menace Diana Gabaldon brilliantly weaves together the strands of Lord John s secret and public lives Capturing the lonely tormented and courageous career of a man who fights for his crown his honor and his own secrets Diana Gabaldon delivers breathtaking human drama proving once again that she can bring history to life in a way few novelists ever have

Rating: 3.59 out of 5