The prodigal son returns this week, and in true Outlander style, Jamie's homecoming is fraught with all the turmoil and drama of a long-running Soap on day-time TV. I can't wait to break it all down for you, so let's get started!!
Outlander Book Club – “A Whiff of Brimstone”
This week I'm discussing Part 4 of Outlander: "A Whiff of Brimstone" where the ever-growing plot thickens. The Duke of Sandringham has arrived. Claire is still avoiding a decision between Frank and Jamie. Dougal has done something stupid...again, and Geillis is busy being Geillis, but do you smell that? I think someone decided to throw gasoline on the fire... Buckle up, Buttercups. It's gonna be a bumpy ride!
Outlander Book Club – “On The Road” (Part 2)
This week, I'm taking a look at the second half of Part Three: "On The Road", and if last week's reading was all about basking in the after glow of their wedding, this week is all about what happens when two fiery personalities collide. Join me as I dive into some of the key moments between Jamie and Claire this week that signify the continuing growth of their relationship!
Outlander Book Club – “On the Road” (Part 1)
The first few chapters of Part Three, "On The Road" encompass some of my favorite parts of Book 1 including The Wedding and The Wedding Night. It's a story that never gets old, and I'm looking forward to discussing it with you all!
Outlander Book Club — “Castle Leoch”
This week in Outlander Book Club we are talking Part 2 of Outlander: "Castle Leoch". The amount of expository information in this section is unbelievable and I'm here to unpack it all for you! So pull up a chair and come on a journey with me as I talk about all the things we learned--and didn't learn--in this week's reading!
Notable Jacobites of Outlander
An avid researcher, and stickler for the facts, Diana Gabaldon is forever dropping historical Easter eggs throughout her stories, and just like Paris, the setting of pre-Culloden Scotland is blanketed with historical figures. From Jamie’s grandfather, Lord Simon Fraser of Lovat, to Prince Charlie’s advisors, George Murray and John O’Sullivan, key players of the 1745 Jacobite Rising make an appearance throughout Season 2 and Dragonfly in Amber.
Outlander Book Club – “Inverness, 1945”
This is going to be a VERY long droughtlander, and while news of season 6 is slowly starting to trickle in, filming won't be starting for AT LEAST another three months. So, in the meantime, make yourself cozy by the fire with a wee dram, and join me for an Outlander Read Along.
Back to Blowing Rock
In my off time, I was out exploring as I so often love to do. Travelling is a passion of mine, and while COVID-19 has certainly put a cramp in my style, it hasn’t completely stopped me! This past weekend I revisited Blowing Rock, North Carolina, to enjoy the vibrant colors of the Blue Ridge in autumn.
Prince Charlie & The Jacobite Cause
To understand Charles Edward Stuart and his cause, we must first understand the events prior to his birth. Join me as I go back to what caused the Jacobite Rebellions, who was involved, and how that relates to our Bonnie Prince. Then, join me as I move forward to see what happened to Charlie after that fateful day at Culloden.
5 Limited Series to Check Out
The one positive thing about this Sahara Desert of Outlander news is that I now have time to explore the black hole of “streaming services”, and today I’m bringing you 5 Limited Series I think you'll enjoy.