Outlander

Outlander - Diana Gabaldon I thought I had already read Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander," but when I started the special edition (promoting the latest volume in the saga, "Echo in the Bone") I realized I was incorrect."Outlander" is the story of Claire Beauchamp Randall, a nurse during WWII, who steps into a circle of enchanted stones in Scotland, and comes out on the other side -- only 200 years earlier in history. It is during the 19th C. that she meets and marries Highlander Jamie Fraser (despite being already married in her own time).Gabaldon's historical research on the Jacobite uprisings is first-rate, and her characters are likeable and well-drawn -- even the villains are fully developed and interesting, where it would be easy to create cardboard, two-dimensional characters.This book is not graphically erotic; there is some innuendo, but it is so vague that one could actually envision the stereotypical cutaway to a fireplace without a stretch.