She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another.. In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone 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...
Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life... For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...
And between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotlands 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 James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his... Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claires 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... 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. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her... And her body still cries out for him in her dreams. 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 reuniteor forever doomher timeless love. It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the pastor the grave. Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage, not once but twice. Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her became legenda 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 frontier America.
But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century. Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle 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... The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Frasers wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy a time-travelers certain knowledge.
Born in the year of Our Lord 1918, Claire Randall served England as a nurse on the battlefields of World War II, and in the aftermath of peace found fresh conflicts when she walked through a cleftstone on the Scottish Highlands and found herself an outlander, an English lady in a place where no lady should be, in a time 1743 when the only English in Scotland were the officers and men of King Georges army. Now wife, mother, and surgeon, Claire is still an outlander, out of place, and out of time, but now, by choice, linked by love to her only anchor Jamie Fraser. Her 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...
Grand, sweeping, utterly unforgettable, Diana Gabaldons new novel is riveting entertainment, a vibrant tapestry of history and human drama. Crossing the boundaries of genre with its unrivaled storytelling, The Fiery Cross is a gift both to her millions of loyal fans and to the lucky readers who have yet to discover her.A Breath of Snow and Ashes (6). The year is 1772, 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. With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the back country 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 independencewith 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 1776, which reports Jamies death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future. An Echo In The Bone (7). Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War.
But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son-a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul-for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives. Epic in scope and featuring a colorful cast that includes many legendary figures-including hero-turned-traitor Benedict Arnold and bawdy statesman Benjamin Franklin-An Echo in the Bone is a thrill from start to finish. Written In My Own Heart's Blood (8). 1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washingtons troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit.
Meanwhile, Jamies wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces. The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her familys secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy. Never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present.
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