One of the biggest novel successes recently has been the time travel romance series Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon. Not really a new series, exactly, as the first edition to the series came out in the early 1990’s. It instantly became a huge hit worldwide to women everywhere fantasizing about being hurled through time to meet their own Scottish Highlander and fall in love.
This series became a hit television series in 2014, when STARZ picked it up and introduced the world to Jamie Fraser, Claire Randall and Frank/Black Jack. Of course, the success of the television series highly boosted the tourism rate for Scotland, and had women coming from everywhere around the globe to hug standing stones in hopes of traveling through time to the past to meet a rugged Highland warrior and fall in love. The only downsize to the book series and the television series is the time in between each next installment or season. This is what we Outlander fans call Droughtlander.
Once you fall in love with a series and a cast of characters, it’s hard to find something else to satisfy you until the next book comes out. It takes Diana Gabaldon approximately three years to write each book. It takes the average reader approximately one week to read each book. So what is the answer for the in-between reads? I have come up with a list of the top ten novels that will whet the appetite of the most devout Outlander enthusiast, to tide them over while waiting on the next edition.
I hope you enjoy!
The Love Beyond Time Series: By Bethany Claire
Beyond The Highland Mist: By Karen Marie Moning
Mariana: By Susanna Kearsley
The Highlander Next Door: By Janet Chapman
Time For A Highlander: By Maxine Mansfield
Legend: By Jude Deveraux
Until Forever: By Johanna Lindsey
Just One Damned Thing After Another: By Jodi Taylor
Perfect Timing: A Harrigan Family Novel: By Catherine Anderson
The Jane Austen Project: By Kathleen A. Flynn
So this is my compilation of the top ten reads to discover as we wait for the next book in the Outlander series, or for any time-travel buff who likes a little romance along the way.