This is the current book I'm reading. Both my dad and my sister love this series of books so I decided to find out what all the fuss was about. I'm almost at the end but it's not really my cup of tea. I'm not sure if it's the writing style that I can't take to, or just the characters. A bit of both I think.
The basic story centres around a woman just back from WWII who steps through a stone circle in Scotland. She finds herself in 1743 just before Culloden. It's mostly a love story though.
The best book I've read recently is The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman from the His Dark Materials triology.