Outlander is the first in a series (now 6, reportedly to be 8) book by Diana Gabaldon. It introduces Claire Randall, a 20th century woman who accidentally steps through a circle of "standing stones" and is transported back to 1743, where she meets the love of her life, Jamie Fraser. The love story will appeal to fans of romance, but know that this is more than just a "romance" novel. The book is rich with history, including graphic descriptions of 18th century life. Any fan of historical fiction will love it.