Published in: 1993
Edition read: Paperback
Series: Book 3 in the Outlander series
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.
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.
Ahhhhh!!! This series… I cannot handle it. It’s still just so damn good. I devoured the majority of this book one Saturday when I was stricken down with the plague, again (third damn time this year. For someone who has been sick twice in the last 5 years, to get three colds this year has just been bloody frustrating). Anyways, best way to spend a day in bed, with this giant book and living Jaime and Claire’s romance.
The first part of the book, Claire and Jaime are in their respective times and it’s heartbreaking, them being apart, not knowing if they will end up together. Can Claire even go back? Is Jaime even alive for her to go back to? We get a lot of scenes about what they got up to during the 20 years between Claire coming back to the present, and the current moment when she tries to go back. It’s interesting to see how they got on with their lives, Jaime trying to survive Scotland after the massacre at Culloden and the early years of the British rule; meanwhile Claire is in a loveless marriage in America with Frank and baby Briana, while trying to become a doctor.
These scenes are really interesting, but of course it gets better when we get the Jaime and Claire scenes together, as their love is what drives this story and it is just soooo good. Plus the change of scenery is quite fascinating, as well as the blasts-from-the-pasts (I cannot believe one of those blasts from the pasts was still alive. That was totally a surprise)
Best part is that the third season is now on TV, so now I can binge on that and see how they translated the book to the screen. This season is gonna be sooo good!
Voyager rating: 10/10
Would I re-read it? YES
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the series, anyone who watches the TV show, fans of timetravel romances.
Author’s website: http://www.dianagabaldon.com/books/outlander-series/voyager/