This is one of the rare books that is better than its sequel. I thought it tied things up rather neatly, especially since the beginning left me highly confused.
I liked that, as in the last book, Claire was far from a weak character. She rescued Jamie at least as often as he rescued her. Both she and Jamie were highly flawed, and it definitely showed in the plot lines.
Even better, I liked that Claire didn't automatically end up with Jamie, but went back to the present and had very little knowledge or closure of what happened to him. It definitely broke the mold into which so many romantic books fall. I was also glad that there weren't quite as many sex scenes.
I look forward to starting the next book on my bus ride tomorrow morning. The story continues to have potential, although I don't honestly know where the story will go, which is a bit disconcerting.