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The Outlander by Gil Adamson
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Feb 22, 2011

really liked it

A widow has killed her husband and is starting on an incredible journey. She has left home with nothing but the clothes she is wearing and is bring pursued by her husband's twin brothers.

The year is 1903 and the widow is being forced deeper and deeper into the wilderness, facing cold, snow, and hunger.

She does find some respite in a small town and is taken in by and elderly woman. Her life seems to have taken a turn for the better when her pursuers catch up with her. She is once again forced to go on the run. The widow finds herself in the high mountains close to starving and freezing to death when she comes acroos William Moreland. William is a mountain man and shows her how to get along in the wild. They form a strong bond, but Willia, who is a solitary person finds his life is to restrictive and leaves. The widow, again, close to death is rescued by and Indian and she finds herself in the small mining town of Frank. She becomes the housekeeper for a local preacher who is trying to make his mark on the mining community. No sooner does the widow find herself in friendly surroundings and life is starting to look good again, another tragedy occurs. The town of Frank is buried in a landslide and most of the town and its inhabitants are lost. The widow is captured by the brothers and is jailed while he brothers wait to take her back home.

William Moreland, remember him, seems to have had a change of heart, and is frantically trying to find the widow.

Be prepared for a very unusual, satisfying, and very unpredictable ending.

"The Outlander" is very well written and combines romance, mystery, action, and adventure.
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