Diana Gabaldon
Outlander Cover



I was drawn to this book by the Time Traveller theme, and hesitant of its Romance Novel reputation. What I found was a very long and not entirely satisfying book which does not compel me to continue the series.

The characters are strongly written and the landscape richly described. This is a good period of history and well visualized. However, parts of the story dragged, and it could have been two books. Near the end, the main character pours her heart out to a priest and is absolved of adultry and sins - this authors rationalization feels very pasted on.

My rating - somewhate closer to 2 stars ("it was ok") then 3 stars ("liked it").