Jamie Fraser is lying on the battlefield of Culloden where he rises wounded to face execution or imprisonment. Either prospect pales beside the pain of loss – his wife is gone. Forever. But sometimes forever is shorter than one thinks. In 1746 Claire Fraser made a perilous journey through time leaving her young husband to die at Culloden in order to protect their unborn child. In 1968 Claire has just been struck through the heart discovering that Jamie Fraser didnt die in battle. But where is Jamie now? With the help of her grown daughter Claire sets out to find the man who was her life – and might be once again.