May 4, 2011
First Book Crushes
By: Colette from A Buckeye Girl Reads
I want to begin by saying thank you to JoJo’s Bookcorner and Tigris Eden for inviting me to do a guest post for the 30 Days of Highlanders. I’m Colette from A Buckeye Girl Reads, where I review a little bit of every genre-especially Paranormal Romances and Urban Fantasy.
It’s funny how sometimes whole genres can pass you by until you read that one book that changes everything for you. For me, I never got why people swooned over men in kilts. That was until I met one Jamie Fraser. You might have heard of him-he was in a little book called Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Friends had been trying to get me to read this book for years before I finally broke down and read it. It took me three tries to read it. I just didn’t care about a WWII nurse named Claire and her husband Frank. The first 100 pages of so I kept going: “I just don’t understand the fuss about this supposed great book.” Then something happened. Claire fell through time and we met Jamie Fraser.
( This is how I picture my Jamie Fraser to look like)
I think it was love at first sight and my first book boyfriend was born. I’m not sure if it was the kilt, the innocence of Jamie or the way that he called Claire Sassenach, but I wanted my own highlander and I think I finished that 900 page book in a record 2 days. I then went on to read all of the adventures of Jamie and Claire. I’m still not sure what sold me so completely on highlanders, but from that day on I could not get enough of those men in kilts.
My love of highlanders has led me to some really good highlander series, such as Karen Marie Moning’s Highlanders and Joanna Lindsey’s and Julie Garwoods highlander historical romances. It’s also led me to bad highlander books, and some cheesy but delicious highlander books. I still have to try Janet Chapman and Kresley Cole~sometimes I just come late to the party. I’m still not sure why it took me so long to get on the highlander bandwagon or why I love those scoundrels, but they are in my heart forever now. Who was your first highlander crush?
The book that made me love highlanders:
Outlander by Diana GabaldonThe year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach--an "outlander"--in a Scotland torn by war and raiding Highland clans in the year of Our Lord...1743....moreThe year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach--an "outlander"--in a Scotland torn by war and raiding Highland clans in the year of Our Lord...1743.
Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into intrigues and dangers that may threaten her life...and shatter her heart. For here she meets James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, and becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
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