A friend of mine had offered me her series of books by Diana Gabaldon a while ago and I thought – meh…...historical novels aren’t my thing. However, when I looked at all the challenges in this adult reading programme I realised I had read most of (and then watched) pretty much all of the suggested books/movies apart from this one. So, stepping out of my comfort zone I put on the DVD...
OH MY! What a series! Claire – what a fantastic leading lady – full of passion, fight and intelligence. And Jamie, the ruggedly handsome, thoughtful, kind… (did I say handsome?!) ...highlander! The series held more than I expected. It showcased some stunning scenery (not just Jamie), dealt with some incredibly intense issues, was racy, sad and funny and totally held my attention.
The only problem now is should I just get series two on DVD or read the whole series?!
Reviewed by Jane Redward