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Hey folks...

You may be surprised that I've wandered into this section, but I'll tell you something.

Shh, no one knows. I'm totally in love!

One book, to be exact. I kind of decided to write this review because this book is an absolute blast. So put your feet up and your coffee or whatever you're in the mood for and let's get to it...

The Stranger is just the best. It's my heartthrob when it comes to historical novels. Yes, it's true that I noticed it at first, but I was pretty put off by how thick it was, and I'm tearing my hair out for it to this day.


How did that happen, anyway? 

One Christmas (and I can't remember which one it was now, even if you torture me) I got Volume 1 of The Stranger in an audio book from my mom, and it just sat there for the first few days after Christmas, and in the meantime, I was reading the paperbacks I got then, but then suddenly BOOM. I don't know what came over me, but I ended up putting The Stranger on. I'll tell you in one word. It was a complete FANTASY to listen to. It was like I became Claire myself, and I could experience everything with her. 


And what is this book actually about?

Claire is a young doctor who is going on her honeymoon with her husband. Everything is going more or less okay... until Claire goes to a very strange place and touches the primordial stones where she hears the sounds of war raging.

The stranger finds herself in the past, where dresses and other grand robes are worn. The 18th century, to be precise. Claire handles everything, getting used to it with relative ease. She's trying to fit in, but she's also trying to figure out how to get back to her own time. It all kind of falls apart for her, and in no time at all she's thrust into a rather unpleasant situation that escalates to the point where she has to marry a very handsome Scottish soldier, Jamie Fraser, to escape harsh interrogation about who she is, what she's doing there, and whether she's a spy.


This book has a rating of 5 out of 5 from me.


The story drew me in so simply that I almost forgot it was just a book. All the scenes felt like they were right in front of me as I listened. Let's just say my imagination was running wild again.    

The relationship between Claire and Jamie was something I would like to experience myself one day. I know, I'm dreaming too much again, I know. Anyway, there were times when I cursed both Jamie and Claire, but more on that another time.

I'm talking too much again, aren't I? Well, yeah, that's me, but I have to tell you something before I go. 

Well, I didn't give in and have bought the next two volumes, but they're already like books I can't wait to read.

They're literally screaming at me from the library, "Read us, come on!


So, are you already thinking about running to the library,  ordering it, or even having it already?

Oh, and ladies, maybe even gentlemen - there's erotica in the book.     

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Petra Šefrová

Liberec, Czech Republic

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