After Claire journeys through the stones to return to her life in 1948, Book Three continues up just where Book Two left off. Jamie is now pregnant with her child, and she is dealing with the aftermath of her sudden reappearance, as well as the impact it has had on her marriage to her first husband, Frank. Meanwhile, Jamie is dealing with the fallout from his tragic final stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire, in the 18th century. Claire and Jamie must cross continents and centuries to reunite. On their route to reunion, they will face difficulty, mystery, and adventure, as they have in the past. And the question remains: Will they be the same people who parted ways at the standing stones all those years ago when they reunite?