So, this was a pretty engaging read, for a time-travelling romance first-book-in-a-trilogy. I enjoyed reading it well enough.What can I say? This was one of the few e-books available to rent, so because it's not something I typically enjoy, I'm probably not really being fair. Because it's a romance, the attitudes of all the characters—from the 18th century or 20th—are fairly palatable to a 21st century readership (or late 20th—at any rate, modern sensibilities). That's not a bad thing, and all the characters are well-handled, and clearly Gabaldon had done her research. This isn't really a complete story in itself, though, just the first part in a trilogy, so there are plenty of questions without answers. Having read some 700 pages though, I don't know that I need to read anymore, none of those questions really had(have) me in suspense.