Outlander is a book by Diana Gabaldon. She is my favorite author because of this book and the 6 (soon to be 7) books that follow it. She is, to me, a genius. And the cable network STARZ is going to start production on a TV series, much like Game of Thrones, based on this magnificent series.
If you are not familiar with this series, let me tell you a little about it. It's about Claire Randall, a former WWII combat nurse who accidentally travels back in time from 1945 to 1743 Scotland and meets Jamie Fraser, a beautiful red-headed Scot warrior. She is forced to marry him to protect herself from the English Army Captain who wants her tried as a spy. The twist here is that the English Army Captain is her 1945 husband's 8 times great-grandfather. That is just one of many twists and turns the story takes over the years that the series spans.
Oh, and did I mention the tasty Scotsman that is going to play Jamie? Feast your eyes on this:
Now, imagine this beautiful man with longer, reddish/auburn hair and wearing a kilt. Yes, a kilt. If you are a heterosexual woman and you don't think attractive, fit men in kilts are sexy, then I just don't understand you. At. All.
But back to the books: Do yourself a favor and read Outlander. It's historically very accurate, Gabaldon is an obsessive researcher and dives into every beautiful detail of life in 18th Century Scotland. Honestly, I didn't think I would ever like a book like this, but I do! It's full of history, romance, and the nightmares of war. It's got the whole Sci-Fi time-travel thing going for it, and it's a loonnggg book. But hey, it's summer, you have a little spare time to read on the beach. Why not read this?