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Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1)
by Diana Gabaldon

Language

English

Pages

642

Publication Date

October 26, 2004

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?<b>NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES聽<br /></b></b><br />Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon鈥檚 work. Her聽<i>New York Times</i>聽bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.<br /><br /><b><b>One of the top ten best-loved novels in America, as seen on PBS鈥檚聽<i>The Great American Read</i>!</b></b><br /><br />Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach鈥攁n 鈥渙utlander鈥濃€攊n a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.<br /><br /> Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.<br /><br /><b>This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:</b><br />鈥?An excerpt from Diana Gabaldon鈥檚聽<i>Dragonfly in Amber</i>, the second novel in the Outlander series聽<br />鈥?An interview with Diana Gabaldon聽<br />鈥?An<i>聽Outlander</i>聽reader鈥檚 guide<br /><br /> <b>Praise for <i>Outlander</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淢arvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>San Francisco Chronicle</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淗istory comes deliciously alive on the page.鈥?lt;b>鈥擭ew York <i>Daily News</i></b>
Lord John and the Private Matter: A Novel (Lord John Grey Book 1)
by Diana Gabaldon

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

September 30, 2003

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥⒙燚iana Gabaldon weaves a dazzling tale of history, intrigue, and suspense in this first novel featuring one of her most popular characters from the Outlander saga: Lord John Grey.</b><br /> 聽<br /> The year is 1757. On a clear morning in mid-June, Lord John Grey emerges from London鈥檚 Beefsteak Club, his mind in turmoil. A nobleman and a high-ranking officer in His Majesty鈥檚 army, Grey has just witnessed something shocking. But his efforts to avoid a scandal that might destroy his family are interrupted by something still more urgent: The Crown appoints him to investigate the brutal murder of a comrade-in-arms who may have been a traitor. Obliged to pursue two inquiries at once, Major Grey finds himself ensnared in a web of treachery and betrayal that touches every stratum of English society鈥攁nd threatens all he holds dear.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Lord John and the Private Matter</i></b><br /><br />鈥淸A] thoroughly entertaining and wonderfully witty historical mystery set in the richly detailed, occasionally bawdy world of Georgian England.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Booklist</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淧acked with vivid description and detail. Gabaldon aptly transports readers to eighteenth-century London, with all its reeking humanity and glitteringly elegant excess.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>BookPage</i></b>
Dragonfly In Amber (Outlander, Book 2)
by Diana Gabaldon

Language

English

Pages

754

Publication Date

October 26, 2004

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<b>NOW THE STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES <i>OUTLANDER</i> 鈥⒙燱ith her now-classic novel <i>Outlander</i>, Diana Gabaldon introduced two unforgettable characters鈥擟laire Randall and Jamie Fraser鈥攄elighting readers with a story of adventure and love that spanned two centuries. Now Gabaldon returns to that extraordinary time and place in this vivid, powerful follow-up to <i>Outlander</i>.</b><br /><br />For twenty years, Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to the mysteries of Scotland鈥檚 mist-shrouded Highlands.<br /> 聽<br /> Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as shocking as the events that gave it birth: the secret of an ancient circle of standing stones, the secret of a love that transcends centuries, and the truth of a man named Jamie Fraser鈥攁 Highland warrior whose gallantry once drew the young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his.<br /> 聽<br /> Claire鈥檚 spellbinding journey continues through the intrigue-ridden French court and the menace of Jacobite plots, to the Highlands of Scotland, through war and death in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves.<br /><br /><b>BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon鈥檚聽<i>Voyager</i>.</b><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Dragonfly in Amber</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淒iana Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Arizona Republic</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎 triumph! A powerful tale layered in history and myth. I loved every page.鈥?lt;b>鈥擭ora Roberts</b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淐ompulsively readable.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Publishers Weekly</i></b>
The Fiery Cross (Outlander, Book 5)
by Diana Gabaldon

Language

English

Pages

1456

Publication Date

October 01, 2002

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's聽<i>A Breath of Snow and Ashes.<br /></i><br /><b>The dazzling fifth volume of Diana Gabaldon鈥檚聽extraordinary Outlander saga,聽featuring 18th-century Scotsman James Fraser and his 20th-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall.</b><br /><br /> The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraser鈥檚 wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy鈥攁 time-traveler鈥檚 certain knowledge. <br /><br /> 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鈥?743鈥攚hen the only English in Scotland were the officers and men of King George鈥檚 army.<br /><br /> 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鈥擩amie 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鈥攐r ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes....<br /><br /> Grand, sweeping, utterly unforgettable, <i>The Fiery Cross</i> is riveting entertainment, a vibrant tapestry of history and human drama.
Voyager (Outlander, Book 3)
by Diana Gabaldon

Language

English

Pages

1072

Publication Date

October 26, 2004

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<b>NOW THE STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES聽<i>OUTLANDER</i></b><br /><br /> <i>In this rich, vibrant tale, Diana Gabaldon continues the story of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser that began with the now-classic novel聽</i>Outlander聽<i>and continued in聽</i>Dragonfly in Amber.聽<i>Sweeping us from the battlefields of eighteenth-century Scotland to the exotic West Indies, Diana Gabaldon weaves magic once again in an exhilarating and utterly unforgettable novel.</i><br /><br /> <b>VOYAGER</b><br /><br /> 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.<br /><br /> 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 the pain awaiting her . . . the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland . . . and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite鈥攐r forever doom鈥攈er timeless love.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for聽<i>Voyager</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥?lt;i>Voyager</i>聽is, frankly, an amazing read. An unusual mix of romance, suspense and history. . . . If you can put this huge tome down before dawn, you鈥檙e made of sterner stuff than I am.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Arizona Tribune</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淩ousing . . . audacious . . . exciting . . . Gabaldon masterfully weaves . . . flashbacks . . . crossing time periods with abandon but never losing track of the story.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Locus</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淯nconventional . . . memorable storytelling.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Seattle Times</i></b>
Drums Of Autumn (Outlander, Book 4)
by Diana Gabaldon

Language

English

Pages

1088

Publication Date

October 26, 2004

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's <i>The Fiery Cross</i>.<br /><br /> The magnificent saga continues....<br /><br /> It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past鈥攐r 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 legend鈥攁 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. Their daughter, Brianna....<br /><br /> 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....
A Breath Of Snow And Ashes (Outlander, Book 6)
by Diana Gabaldon

Language

English

Pages

992

Publication Date

September 27, 2005

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BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's聽<i>An Echo in the Bone</i>.<br /><br /><b>This sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon鈥檚 bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time.聽<i>A Breath of Snow and Ashes</i> continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.</b><br /><br /> 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.<br /><br /> With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry 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 independence鈥攚ith those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from <i>The Wilmington Gazette</i>, dated 1776, which reports Jamie鈥檚 death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.
Written in My Own Heart's Blood: A Novel (Outlander, Book 8)
by Diana Gabaldon

Language

English

Pages

842

Publication Date

June 10, 2014

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥⒙?lt;b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>BOOKLIST</i></b></b><br /><br />In her now classic novel <i>Outlander, </i>Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears . . . into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels, and CNN has called it 鈥渁 grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].鈥?Now the story continues in <i>Written in My Own Heart鈥檚 Blood</i>.<br /> 聽<br /> 1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington鈥檚 troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie鈥檚 wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces.<br /> 聽<br /> The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is聽 searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family鈥檚 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. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.<br /> 聽<br /> <i>Written in My Own Heart鈥檚 Blood</i> is the brilliant next chapter in a masterpiece of the imagination unlike any other.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Written in My Own Heart鈥檚 Blood</i></b><br /> <b><i>聽</i></b><br /> 鈥淸<i>Written in My Own Heart鈥檚 Blood</i>] features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>People</i></b><br /> 聽<br />鈥淎nother breakneck, rip-roaring, oh-so-addictive page-turner from Gabaldon . . . Take a deep breath, jump aboard, and enjoy the ride.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Library Journal</i></b><br /><br />鈥淲ith her Outlander series, Gabaldon . . . successfully [juggles] a sizable and captivating cast of characters; developing thrilling plotlines that borrow equally from adventure, history, and romance; and meticulously integrating a wealth of fascinating period details into the story without slowing down the pace. The result is a sprawling and enthralling saga that is guaranteed to keep readers up long past their bedtimes.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Booklist </i>(starred review)</b>
An Echo in the Bone: A Novel (Outlander, Book 7)
by Diana Gabaldon

Language

English

Pages

849

Publication Date

September 22, 2009

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<b>Diana Gabaldon鈥檚 brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. In <i>An Echo in the Bone,</i> the seventh volume, Gabaldon continues the extraordinary story of the eighteenth-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his twentieth-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall.</b><br /><br /> Jamie Fraser, former Jacobite and reluctant rebel, is already certain of three things about the American rebellion: The Americans will win, fighting on the side of victory is no guarantee of survival, and he鈥檇 rather die than have to face his illegitimate son鈥攁 young lieutenant in the British army鈥攁cross the barrel of a gun.<br /><br /> Claire Randall knows that the Americans will win, too, but not what the ultimate price may be. That price won鈥檛 include Jamie鈥檚 life or his happiness, though鈥攏ot if she has anything to say about it.<br /><br /> Meanwhile, in the relative safety of the twentieth century, Jamie and Claire鈥檚 daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have resettled in a historic Scottish home where, across a chasm of two centuries, the unfolding drama of Brianna鈥檚 parents鈥?story comes to life through Claire鈥檚 letters. The fragile pages reveal Claire鈥檚 love for battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and their flight from North Carolina to the high seas, where they encounter privateers and ocean battles鈥攁s Brianna and Roger search for clues not only to Claire鈥檚 fate but to their own. Because the future of the MacKenzie family in the Highlands is mysteriously, irrevocably, and intimately entwined with life and death in war-torn colonial America.<br /><br /> With stunning cameos of historical characters from Benedict Arnold to Benjamin Franklin, <i>An Echo in the Bone</i> is a soaring masterpiece of imagination, insight, character, and adventure鈥攁 novel that echoes in the mind long after the last page is turned.<br /><br /><b>BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's聽<i>Written in My Own Heart's Blood.</i></b>
Palace Intrigue: A Strong Woman in the Middle Ages (A Medieval Ta...
by Lina J. Potter

Language

English

Pages

388

Publication Date

July 10, 2018

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She suddenly wished that her medical school had offered a course on the art of intrigue鈥?What seemed to be just an accident now carries an ugly and poisonous truth inside. Time to lift the veil. <br />Aliya, now Countess Lilian Elizabeth Mariella Earton and wife to the Earl of Earton, is trying to uncover the truth behind Lillian鈥檚 miscarriage and the unhappy course of her marriage. How many enemies does Lilian have? And what do they want of her? <br /><br />King Edward鈥檚 interest in the estate of Earton 鈥?once collapsing, now prospering 鈥?has sparked. He invited Lilian to come to the Royal Palace in spring. Aliya prepares to travel with only one thought in the back of her mind: will she be able to persuade King Edward with her gifts and obtain his permission to continue to develop her business empire as a woman? She has to become an integral part of Edward鈥檚 kingdom, so much so that removing her would cause great damage to the rest of the structure. No guts, no glory. Otherwise, she won鈥檛 survive, especially with a husband who could exercise total control over her life.<br /><br />In the meantime, Jess, the Earl of Earton, while travelling with the Royal delegation, becomes increasingly disturbed as amassing reports of his wife鈥檚 undertakings reach him via the King鈥檚 letters. Is Lilian doing all of this by herself or is someone else behind it, telling her what to do? Afterall, she is just a woman. To make matters worse, Jess' cunning mistress Adele is still plotting to eliminate both Miranda and Lilian.<br /><br />Palace Intrigue is the third book in the Medieval Tale series by Lina J. Potter. The plot twists as Lilian's story becomes of interest to neighboring kingdoms. Aliya keeps on winning the trust and hearts of Eveers, Virmans and Khangans and now the King of Wellster sees a powerful ally in the Countess as the struggle for power commences!

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