My favorite stories are love stories. I enjoy all sorts of other genres too. Historical fiction, dystopian fiction, biographies, you name it. But when I read love stories, I get to feel like I’m falling in love all over again. Those initial side long glances, wondering if he likes you back, that first kiss… AHH! So good. And, being that I’m a nurse, it’s always a bonus when love stories have medical themes. I thought I’d share some of my favorite romances, featuring nurse heroines.
here. And the new TV series adaptation based on OUTLANDER, Diana’s first book, will premiere on August 9 on the Starz cable channel in the U.S.! A new major novel AND a new TV series? Ah, what a great Outlander summer this will be! Read more about Outlander Summer.
I remember the first time I heard about Outlander, which was just a few years ago. I must have been the only person on the planet who hadn’t heard of Diana Gabaldon. My critique partner was so excited about this book she’d read. I trust her judgment so I picked up the book. Usually, I don’t care to read about the time period Outlander begins with, but I kept reading, and when I’d finished the entire book, I was hooked.
Happy Memorial Day everyone! In honor of our heroes everywhere, past and present, I hope you enjoy your day and remember the importance of freedom and all that have and will sacrifice the ultimate to keep our country safe. Fortunately, the weather is gorgeous here and I’m enjoying a fun day with family — BBQ on the ready For some reason, I started thinking about past historical heroes and because of my anxious anticipation of Outlander, Diana Gabaldon’s time travel phenomena, Jamie Fraser popped into my mind and his funny quote — one of many — when Claire admitted having come from the future, and Jamie said, “It would ha’ been a good deal easier, if ye’d only been a witch.” Of course back in that day they would probably be one in the… Continue
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Production has begun on the Starz and Sony Picture Television’s OUTLANDER, adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling novels! The series is filming on location in Scotland and will air on Starz beginning in 2014. Visit the official Facebook Page and join the conversation with #Outlander and #Starz! On Twitter
Diana Gabaldon has had on Scottish fiction, particularly Scottish romance. Her OUTLANDER series helped to spawn an entire sub-genre of Scottish Time Travel Romance, with favorite authors like Karen Marie Moning (who brought me back to romance in the early 2000s), Janet Chapman, Melissa Mayhue, Veronica Wolff and many others. Although OUTLANDER isn’t technically a “romance” (I’d call it Scottish fiction with elements of fantasy, romance and adventure), many romance readers became hooked on the genre after reading it. For many it was their first introduction to Scotland, its rich history, and those oh-so-sexy lads in plaid. Count me among them.