"Why is it always about 200 years?"
If you enjoy historical fiction, get a crane and pick up the first book. You won't be sorry.
Anyway, Ms. Galbaldon spoke about the way she came to write these books (kilts played a big part) and how she writes. She is funny, smart and a great story teller.
I have turned quite a few people onto this series, but as much as I might love you, don't ask to borrow my books. Get your own.