I gotta chime in as saying this is a wonderful, enticing and compelling series. A definite MUST read if you crave historical fiction! ~ Lynnette
Just let me start by saying that I am, in no way, going to do this book or this series justice in my review. "Outlander," the first book in the "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon is simply too complex with layers of historical fact and fiction, heartbreakingly realistic characters and an expertly crafted storyline to adequately describe in approximately 800 words. But I will try to do my best.
Let's start out with the author. As noted on the cover of my copy of "Outlander," Diana Gabaldon holds three different degrees from two different institutions. She received a bachelor's degree in zoology, a master's in marine biology and a doctorate in ecology, and yet has written seven books in a series best described as historical fiction with a touch of fantasy, and several other novels besides.
Needless to say, I'm impressed.