Diana Gabaldon is a great story-teller. She's mostly classified as a romance writer, and certainly her website does nothing to dispel the notion (including the cheesy portrait of Claire..I always imagined her to be more solid, earthier..more like DG herself.) But the richness of her stories, the details, the whimsy, the history, makes them so much more than just romances. That she crosses over into the sci-fi/fantasy genre with time-travel only makes it better.
I first bought ' The Fiery Cross' on my solo flight back to India for my sis-in-law's wedding, going simply by the fact that it was the maximum number of pages for my buck. The next three days passed by in a blur, as I traveled through continents, suffered jetlag, and hosted a wedding, all while being Completely immersed in the novel. It was a delightful, exciting, amazing story. Even the sex was good.
Today I found these two books in the 'new' section of the library. Yay.