Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
Genre: Historical fiction, romance, sci-fi/fantasy
From the author of the breathtaking bestsellers Outlander and Dragonfly in Amber, the extraordinary saga continues.
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.
Like many series, the second book of the Outlander series, Dragonfly in Amber, fell short from the the first book. However, the third book in the series, Voyager, made up for it. I absolutely loved this book.
After leaving her husband in his own time, Claire returns to her own to give birth to her daughter, Brianna. She lives with the decision for such a long time, regretting it, and trying to live normally. When Frank, her first husband, dies, Claire makes the decision to tell Brianna about her true parentage.
Voyager picks up from there with Claire, Brianna, and Roger Wakefield searching for the answer of Jamie’s death. After some time Claire makes the decision to go back to him, leaving their daughter behind.
I really thought that I wouldn’t love this book for various reasons, but mostly because I feared the author would spend too much time on their journey back to each other. I was pleasantly surprised, however, because Diana Gabaldon didn’t spend too much of the novel on it and I enjoyed those parts anyway.
This book was truly a voyage as Claire not only returns to Jamie’s time, but they also travel a lot. I really enjoyed all elements of their journey and am excited to see it in the next season of Outlander!
Diana Gabaldon does such a great job making these novels believable. I have no idea about the accuracy of the history of Scotland or that time period in general, but her writing is unique and makes history more enjoyable! If you’ve been thinking about picking up this series, I really recommend it!