Jamie Fraser is one of the most, dynamic characters in the Gabaldon universe, and the theme of “identity” throughout the first half of season three highlights the many phases of Jamie’s life. Keep reading for what I consider Jamie’s Top Five Defining Moments of Season Three.
Planning Ahead — The Logistics of a Scottish Holiday
Two years ago when I planned my first trip to Scotland, I had the average international traveler’s to-do list: Currency Exchange, Transportation Requirements, Accommodation Bookings, etc. But planning a trip with COVID-19 lurking around every corner requires a bit more thought than your average hop across the pond.
5 Defining Moments for Claire: Season Three
Over the course of the third season of Outlander our heroine goes through more than one person should ever have to endure. But through it all, we see Claire’s aspirational journey from a young, grieving widow to an accomplished surgeon and mother. Keep reading for my list of Top 5 Defining Moments for Claire Randall-Fraser in season three.
The Truth Behind The Battle of Culloden
The romanticized, version of the Jacobite conflict which spanned 50+ years of Scottish history, tends to oversimplify things, and as the story has been told and retold down through the generations, opinions and third-hand accounts have now been cemented in many people’s minds as fact. The Battle of Culloden is a great example of a tall tale growing taller. So, let’s dive a little deeper into what we actually know about the Battle of Culloden and the events surrounding it.
5 Defining Moments for Jamie – Season Two
From Scotland, to Paris, and back again, season two covers a lot of ground, and out of all the characters that grace the screen in these 13 jam-packed episodes, I think it is safe to say that Jamie has the biggest arc. Join me as I run down the list of Jamie’s 5 most character defining moments!
5 Defining Moments for Claire – Season Two
Our main characters undertake a monstrous arc from 201 to 213, and Claire is no exception, so take a journey with me as I venture through Claire’s Top 5 Defining Moments from Season 2.
An Outlander Christmas
If you haven’t guessed by the Podcast, Social Media, and Blog all by the name of The Sassenach Files, let me just tell you, I’m a HUGE Outlander fan. And having just celebrated a birthday where my entire family completely recognized and enabled my obsession, I feel I can comfortably say, there is nothing better for my fellow Outlander fans than opening an Outlander themed gift. For that reason, I’m giving you a list of five potential gifts for the Obsassenach in your life. Trust me, they’ll love them!
Outlander Book Club – “Sanctuary”
Welcome back for the finale of Outlander Book Club!! This week it's all about Part Seven: "Sanctuary". All eight novels of the Outlander series are absolute roller coaster rides, but the last few chapters of book one are something special in the way of emotional torment. Will they make it in time to save Jamie from the noose? Hmmmm... I don't know. Keep reading to find out... *wink wink.
Outlander Book Club – “Lallybroch” & “The Search”
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 – “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!