Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

What would you do if you were suddenly thrust back in time 200 years? Imagine life before indoor plumbing, automobiles, electricity and modern medicine. Claire Randall, a British Army Nurse during World War II, was on a second honeymoon with her husband, who she hasn’t seen in six years, when she discovers a portal through time hidden in a stone formation on a hill in the Scottish Highlands. She is thrust back in time to the year 1743, just a few short years before “the forty-five” will come to pass. Claire struggles to survive in this brutal new world, torn between the love she left behind and the new love she has found in the past.
I thoroughly enjoyed this first installment in the Outlander series and am looking forward to reading the second book. There are a total of eight books in this series as well as a TV show based on the books which is currently in its second season. I intend to view the TV show as well to see how it compares to the books. This book mixes history, romance, murder, passion, courage and excitement to create a very addictive storyline. I had trouble putting it down at times because I wanted to know what happens next. Diana Gabaldon does a great job of keeping your attention and engaging you throughout the entire book. This is not my usual genre for reading, but I highly recommend this book to anyone.