Which Claire Are You?

We’ve given you many quizzes (that you can see by clicking HERE) but we haven’t given you this! Claire lives many lives, a WWII nurse, dutiful wife, feisty wife, Scottish lady, French court member, and so many more we won’t name because many of you lovely readers are still traveling though the books.

So pick some numbers and find out which of Claire’s lives you would live! Do you belong in high society France? As lady of Lallybroch? In the 1940s in post-war Europe? Or maybe in the season 3 location? (PS if you don’t know where the cast of characters go in season 3, this quiz will contain a teensy bit of spoilers)

Remember, take note of each number you choose and choose honestly!

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1. Which of the above outfits would you wear for a first date?

  1. #1 since I expect to be wined and dined.
  2. #2 so I can have something comfortable for a night on the town.
  3. #3 since I’m a fan of functional fashion and want to be active on my date.
  4. #4 because I want to be cozy and cute.

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2. It’s time to pack a bag and go on vacation! What luxurious place will you go?

  1. Florence, Italy. The food and architecture are to die for!
  2. New York City, USA. Shows, dancing, music…it has it all!
  3. A cruise around the Mediterranean. Lots to see and do!
  4. Switzerland. There’s culture and some killer mountains to tackle!

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3. Which of these is your dream job?

  1. Fashion Designer
  2. Musician
  3. Some Kind of Scientist
  4. Animal Rescue Specialist

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4. Time for a stiff drink!  Pick something that packs a punch.

  1. Champagne in a gold-rimmed glass
  2. Between the Sheets-a refreshing, citrus brandy and rum concoction
  3. A Pina Colata with fresh fruits
  4. Blue Blazer-a form of hot toddy that’s meant to be sipped

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5. Now, how about a drink to hydrate after last night?

  1. Hot Chocolate is always tasty
  2. Just a soda, thanks
  3. Fruit juice would be nice
  4. Just a cup of tea, please

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6. You’re shopping for a house, which one speaks to you?

  1. A lovely chateau with lots of character
  2. A perfect suburban home in a good school district
  3. A house on the water, complete with a dock
  4. A charming historic home with a garden

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7. It’s raining out, so you pick out a book to read. Which do you choose?

  1. The Counte of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. Odyssey by Homer
  4. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

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8. Which dog would you like to adopt?

  1. A fluffy spaniel
  2. A playful beagle
  3. A golden retriever
  4. A border collie

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9. Pick an above pair of shoes for summer!

  1. #1. Those classic lace ones!
  2. #2. Those pretty blue pair!
  3. #3. The brown ones for daily wear!
  4. #4. The stitched set for adorable comfort!

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10. What kind of flower would you most like to receive?

  1. Pale pink dog roses
  2. White gardenias
  3. Yellow Gorses
  4. Colorful hibiscus

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11. Finally, pick the qualities you’d like in a man!

  1. A great sense of style and some cash to back it up!
  2. A stable fellow with a good job and a mind for family.
  3. A strong man who’s good with his hands.
  4. A love of adventure and great sense of direction.

All done! Now match up what numbers you got the most of with the key below. If you have a tie, I guess you get two live two lives!

Mostly #1s-You Belong in France

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They don’t call it “French Kissing” for nothing! So pucker up and get your corset on for a French adventure that may involve more than a few assassination attempts.

Mostly #2s-You Belong in the 1940’s

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With your timeless taste and fondness for the classics, you belong in the 1940s. Who doesn’t love those flowing dresses and the old school ways of courtship?

Mostly #3s-You Belong in Jamaica

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Set sail for romance and warmer seas because you belong in Jamaica! Prepare for fancy parties, voodoo curses, and a long voyage. Hope you don’t get sea sick!

Mostly #4s-You Belong in Scotland

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Turns out you’re a fan of the great outdoors and amazing accents! Much like Claire, you’re about to live a life full of kilts, whisky, and castles. Cheers to you!

Like this quiz? Head over to our Outlander Saturday page HERE for more!

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PS-if you like my Outlander posts, you’ll love my books! I have a Scottish historical romance series titled The Scottish Stone Series. Book one, Queen of Emeralds, is the thrilling tale of a British lady’s fight for freedom and the Scot who will either save or ruin her and you can get that HERE. BTW it’s now on sale for 99cents!! The Amethyst Bride, book two which is available HERE, follows a woman’s life as she decides between the British gentleman who can offer her the world and the Scottish warrior who can offer her passion.

But if contemporary romances are more your thing, Sarah and I will deliver!

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The Non-Disclosure Agreement is available HERE

Craving Bad is available HERE

Elton Hall Chronicles: First Semester is available HERE

Elton Hall Chronicles: Second Snowfall is available HERE

Walking in Fire

This book has been sitting in my kindle, waiting to be read for quite some time. But between work, a toddler, and editing my own books, I’ve been terrible neglectful. However, I finally got some time to crack open this lovely read, and let’s just say that it brightened my weekend.

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Heat Level: ♥♥♥♥

Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers

Genre: Paranormal Vacation Romance

Freckle faced Melia Carson is the first star we truly meet. She’s a young chef and terribly likable, but also terribly heartbroken. She hopes that the warm waters and pure sands of Kona can heal it…or maybe the hot Polynesian man with the golden, tattooed skin would have a better chance of doing in. She sure as hell would let him try, if only she thought the Hawaiian god of a man would be interested.

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David “Malu” Ho’omalu isn’t cruising the island looking for mainland babes on vacation, something he has no problem finding. He’s on a mission to save his people, and plans on using his special skills in order to accomplish his task. Drugs have invaded his peaceful domain and the help of one magnetic, freckled tourist may help him stop the deadly invasion before it’s too late…and maybe help him clear his name in the process.

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I enjoy a bit of history and facts with my story, when the plot allows, and it’s clear that Cade has done her research about Hawaiian customs and language. While the location is made up, you still get the feel of the islands with every page. Including the language and culture was done, most importantly, in a very respectful manner.

Overall, this book was literally the perfect one to take to the beach. Why not sit on the sand alongside Melia or swim in turquoise water with Malu, who in my head looks exactly like Jason Momoa? But if you aren’t living seaside, you certainly feel it when you read Walking in Fire. But beside the beautiful scenery, there’s a lot of action and intrigue, making it a bit different than the usual (hot vacation spot+hot guy+hot sex=hot romance). It goes a bit deeper, something I can’t find any issue with! So pick up a copy HERE and enjoy your vacation.

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Why We Love Outlander?

I know a lot of you started with the books close to 20 years ago and then there are some, like me, who are new to the series. So what about the series, the show, the world…completely takes us away? I’ve talked to many fans and I think I have some of the answers.

  1. Jamie Alexander Macolm MacKenzie Fraser. There is not enough time nor enough space to talk about how amazing Jamie is, so I’m going to briefly summarize it. He is the man we all wish we could marry, dream about sleeping with, and hope to wake up to. He can plan an elaborate war to try and save his people, while keeping track of your cycle. And why is that? Because he cares. He is a perfect mix of manly strength, sensitivity, and kilted fashion. Jamie always says the right thing (to bed or to sleep) and he does it with bedroom eyes, a smirk, and complete seriousness at the same time.

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2. Claire Fraser. Jamie wouldn’t be able to be himself without the woman who makes it possible. I don’t think he’d be the man he is if he were with…I don’t know, maybe Leghair (Laoghaire). But what about Claire makes the series. It isn’t just Catriona’s portrayal, which was perfect, it is the way Claire lives her life. She fights for what she believes in, who she believes in, and plows through any obstacle. Somehow, she manages, in my opinion, to remain loyal to Frank and Jamie in her own way. We could argue about this, but just appreciate the woman who kept both wedding rings on because of how she cared for each and the life she had with them. She also isn’t satisfied with fine. Claire was an army nurse and could have stayed as such. Nope, that wasn’t enough for her. She becomes a badass surgeon.

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3. This may just be my opinion, but I think the history makes the series better. A lot of what we’re reading about really happened, is based off of real situations in the time period, or are loosely based off legends or stories. Diana researched every single thing about this series and I respect that but it also gives a magical story about traveling stones some authenticity. If the stones could exist in this world, then who are we to keep from caressing every giant stone in Scotland? I think the history gives the series a realism that is often neglected for artistic liberties. Also, Jamie Fraser was a real person!

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4. The side characters are not forgotten and brilliantly portrayed. There are characters throughout the series that are able to make an impact with such little roles. Who doesn’t love Angus and Rupert? Personally, they distracted me so much I would look for them in the background because their comedic timing was perfect. What about Jenny and Ian? Jenny had some of the best lines in the whole thing if you ask me. How about Louise and her “honey pot.” We will never be able to look at Winnie the Pooh the same way.

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5. But one of the best things about this series is Murtagh. Now, bear with me here. I’m in love with Dougal, most people worship Jamie, and I’d say we’re all right. But there is something about Murtagh. You have to love a man who carries a torch for a woman for as long as he did. Snape loved Lily for just as long…yet he treated her son like crap. Murtagh, he cared for Jamie like his own son and didn’t despise him on principal. He trusts Jamie, he’s good to Claire, and he treats other people the same. He makes slurry comments about the king on his “throne” just like he does a bum. He is the most realistic character in the story. His reliability, his heart, his AMAZING dancing skills, and his determination make him one of the most amazing parts of this story.

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6. The locations. I have personally been to Scotland and it is a beautiful place but that’s not it. The story travels the world. Since most people read to be taken somewhere else, why not read a series that literally travels the world. Go to France, Italy, Scotland, America, Jamaica…so many places. It’s all in this series, it’s all researched, and it’s all beautifully done. Not to mention, it’s beautiful to watch on TV when so many of us don’t have the chance to visit all of these places. Well, we’d never be able to visit the time period so it’s a nice snapshot.

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7. The fans. I really feel there is a sisterhood of fans. Yes, men are included too and we’ll give them a pass this time. However, it’s such a great feeling knowing there are so many women who not only love to talk about what men wear under their kilts, knee porn, and the elaborate ways we’d like to kill Laoghaire, but you are all also there for each other. I’ve seen so many women ask for prayers, or share their news and there are so many beautiful comments. Diana may have created this world we’d all give up almost anything to live in, but she also created a group of people drawn together by mutual love. There are few fandoms, if any, that even compare to the power and strength that comes with the Outlander fans.

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About the Author

Sarah Fischer is a background investigator and a romance novelist in her spare time. Her first book, First Semester, follows Violet as she navigates the halls of college, and the hearts of a few men who catch her eye. As of now, it is 99 cents. Book 2, Second Snowfall is also out now if you felt like binge reading.

Purchase Links

First Semester- https://www.amazon.com/First-Semester-Elton-Hall-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B06XT99LM3

Second Snowfall- https://www.amazon.com/Second-Snowfall-Elton-Hall-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B0733MKZ45

If contemporary isn’t your thing, I don’t blame you. I worshiped only historical romances for a long time. Within the last three years I’ve really begun appreciating the contemporary world. But…other than Outlander, if you’re in a historical mood, Kelsey McKnight, my blog mate, has a historical series that takes place in England and Scotland as two ladies fight for their lives and the men they’d like to run through the heather with.

Purchase Links

Queen of Emeralds- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XT66GGR

The Amethyst Bride- https://www.amazon.com/Amethyst-Bride-Scottish-Stone-Book-ebook/dp/B072188BFX

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Brogan’s Promise

It’s no secret that I’ve been a huge Suzan Tisdale for years. So when I was accepted as a member of her early review team, I was thrilled! Now, here’s the latest in Scottish romance, Brogan’s Promise.

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Heat Level: ♥♥♥♥

Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers

Genre: Historical Scottish Romance

When we first meet Mairghread Mactavish, she’s drunk as a sunk and lamenting the loss of her family. She contemplates suicide, but knows that if she took her own life, she could be banished from heaven and would never see her husband and child again. She was once a beautiful and kind maiden who had the world at her feet, and her fall was such, her maid Gertie hatches a plan.

Gertie is the quintessential wing woman. She sees Mairghread in pain and on the cusp of being forced into marrying a terrible, brutish man. So she calls on Borgan of Clan Mackintosh to wife her up before it’s too late. You see, he’s also nursing a wounded heart after the death of his late wife. But Gertie won’t take ‘no’ for an answer and pushes the pair together “by accident” and when Brogan hears the true identity of the man Mairghread is to marry, he warms to the idea of taking a new wife, if only to save her from The Frenchman’s clutches, as he’s known for being less than kind to his wives.

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What follows is a very bumpy road for the pair. Mairghread’s drinking is causing her more grief as Brogan tries to help her find her footing in their new world. He’s kind, charming, patient, and forgives Mairghread for all her faults. Luckily, his extremely lovely, and familiar, family is there to assist them. But there is only so much they can do when a dastardly villain comes to wreck everything they’ve began to build.

Overall, this is another fantastic book that’s great for a beach read, albeit a bit on the emotional side at times. You’ll love Brogan, get annoyed with Mairghread, gasp at the drama, and grin at the little bits of comedy that are peppered in through the dramatic plot.

PS, when you go to Amazon to buy Brogan’s Promise HERE, which I know you will, you’ll see some one star reviews. Don’t even think of them. Amazon messed up something along the way and this book book was sent out to many happy readers only to be shown as a few random pages. The one stars are in no way a reflection of this wonderful book and it’s amazingly talented author.

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Second Snowfall- New Release by Sarah Fischer 

Hi everyone! I’m happy to announce that the second book in my college romantic suspense series is out and ready for you all! If you like hot firefighters or the secretly delicious computer nerd, then this is the book for you. 

It stars Annabelle. She is the best friend of the star of book 1, Violet. It does have a new romance so feel free to give it a try if you haven’t read book 1. However, First Semester is on sale for .99 cents so this is the perfect time to pick it up. 


Amazon- https://www.amazon.com/Second-Snowfall-Elton-Hall-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B0733MKZ45

Amazon UK- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Second-Snowfall-Elton-Hall-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B0733MKZ45

Amazon CA- https://www.amazon.ca/Second-Snowfall-Sarah-Fischer/dp/1640341382


I hope you enjoy this series and I hope it either takes you back to a time where you were able to let loose and really enjoy yourself or it gives you the opportunity to live through the characters who do


Give Back to Hole High

When Kelsey isn’t writing, she runs two nonprofit organizations, which Sarah fully supports. One of the nonprofits is a new one named Hole High.

Hole High was created by Brandon Canesi, who was born without hands. Yet his limb difference hasn’t stopped him from living a normal, yet adaptive, life. But Canesi truly thrives on the golf course. However, proper equipment and training is difficult to find and not covered by the majority of insurance plans. Due to that, most people with limb differences aren’t able to participate in the game in the same way the general public can.

The goal of Hole High is to help children and young adults with limb differences obtain specialized gear and promote the love of the game, no matter your physical status. This is something Kelsey and Sarah both believe strongly in, so for today and tomorrow, we will be donating all of our book sale proceeds to Hole High in order to help all adaptive golfers Go The Distance.

Learn more about Hole High HERE

Sarah’s Books

Sarah’s books, Elton Hall Chronicles, are a thrilling and steamy college romance series that follows the lives and loves of a group of college friends. Book one, First Semester, is available in ebook, paperback, and free on Kindle Unlimited HERE. Book two, Second Snowfall, is now available for preorder HERE.

Kelsey’s Books

Kelsey’s historical romances, The Scottish Stone Series, takes readers through the streets of Victorian London, into the Scottish hills, and into the arms of a Highlander. Book one, Queen of Emeralds, is available HERE while book two, The Amethyst Bride, is available HERE. Her contemporary romance, The Non-Disclosure Agreement is the sexy story of a billionaire playboy and the small town girl who might change his ways, which is available HERE. All of these come in ebook, paperback, and is free with Kindle Unlimited.

Our Books

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Sarah and Kelsey are both involved in the Craving Bad anthology, a series of sinfully indulgent tales of bad boys and wicked girls. It comes in ebook, paperback, and is free with Kindle Unlimited HERE.

The Ultimate ‘Voyager’ Book Quiz

Droughtlander will end soon, so you know what that means! Time to prepare for season three! And what better way to do that than to brush up on your Voyager knowledge with a handy little quiz? Now, if you haven’t read Voyager, this WILL contain spoilers!!! So keep track of your answers and good luck!

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Aaaaaaand begin!

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1.What shocking thing did Fergus arrange for Ian to do in Edinburgh?

  • Lose his virginity to a prostitute
  • Kill a man who wronged Claire
  • Confess his love to the daughter of an English officer
  • Steal gold for his passage to the Caribbean

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2.What did Geillis collect while living in Rose Hall and have displayed for her guests?

  • African fertility idols
  • Portraits of Scottish monarchs
  • African voodoo books
  • Maps of Scotland

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3.What flower does Claire bring when she visits baby Faith’s grave?

  • A pink tulip
  • A white rose
  • A pink daffodils
  • A purple rose

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4.What stone did Jamie swallow and later show to Lord John Grey?

  • A sapphire
  • A ruby
  • A diamond
  • An amethyst

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5.Whose dress does Marsali borrow to get married in?

  • Claire’s
  • Arabella’s
  • Ermenegilda’s
  • Mamasita’s

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6.What was Frank singing in the shower one morning when Claire was tending to baby Brianna?

  • God Save the Queen
  • I Vow to Thee, My Country
  • Rule, Britannia
  • Old Brigade

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7.What animal does Jamie say in an ill omen during childbirth?

  • Ravens
  • Cats in the house
  • Crows
  • Snakes in the kitchen

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8.What street did Claire and Brianna live on in Boston?

  • Furey Street
  • Lake Way
  • Calliday Lane
  • Ceder Street

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9.What was the name of Mr. Willoughby’s trained bird?

  • Li Wei
  • Ping An
  • Wang Li
  • Min Ping

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10.What gift did Jamie give Claire to replace her pearl necklace?

  • A black coral fish pendent
  • A ruby on a black satin ribbon
  • A set of pearl drop earrings
  • A golden swan necklace

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11.What Wizard of Oz character did Claire say Jamie resembled?

  • The Wizard
  • The Tin Man
  • The Scarecrow
  • The Lion

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12.What does Ishmael say Scotsman sound like when they talk?

  • River water beating against rocks
  • Fighting dogs
  • Drunk Englishmen
  • Loud jungle birds

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13.Who helped carry Jamie off the field at Culloden?

  • Ewan Cameron and Iain MacKinnon
  • Lord Melton and a British soldier
  • Hammish MacGregor and John MacTavish
  • He doesn’t know because he is unconscious

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14.What happened to Reverend Archibald Campbell’s sister Margaret Campbell in Jamaica?

  • She was raped and left for dead by the British
  • She died of Typhus she caught from Geillis’s slaves
  • She left with the slaves when Rose Hall burned
  • She was taken back to Scotland by her brother

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15.How many Boutons has Mother Hildegarde owned in her lifetime?

  • One
  • Sixteen
  • Fifteen
  • Three

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16What wild animal did Ishmael and some other men save Claire from near the end of the book?

  • A crocodile
  • A boar
  • A Boa Constrictor
  • A Poisonous Sea Urchin

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17.What does Claire say kills lice?

  • Washing your hair in vinegar
  • A sprinkle of fresh ginger
  • Soaking your scalp in sea water
  • Dried sea bird dropping mixed with rum

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18.What was Jared’s plantation home in Jamaica Called?

  • The Sugar Bay Estate
  • The Sunset House
  • Blue Mountain House
  • The Sugar Cane Inn

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19.Who told Claire that Jamie had a son, Willie?

  • Lord John
  • Laoghaire
  • Mr. Willoughby
  • Captain Jacobs

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20.What did Mrs. Abernathy take from Jamie when he and Claire met her the first time?

  • A lock of his hair
  • A Picture of Brianna
  • A bag of Jacobite gold
  • A strip of bloodied plaid

That’s it! The quiz is over and all answers are FINAL! So check your answers with the answer key below and see how well you know Voyager.

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1.Lose his Virginity 2. Fertility Idols 3. Pink Tulip 4. Sapphire 5. Ermenegilda’s

6. Rule Britannia 7. Ravens 8. Furey 9. Ping An 10. Black Coral Fish

11. The Cowardly Lion 12. Fighting Dogs 13. Ewan Cameron and Iain MacKinnon 14. Left with the slaves 15. Sixteen

16. Crocodile 17. Vinegar 18. The Blue Mountain House 19. Lord John 20. A Picture of Brianna

0-5 Right Answers

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Well…it might be time to read Voyager again before season 3 comes out! But don’t worry, taking another trip with Jamie and Claire is hardly a punishment.

6-13 Right Answers

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Someone’s been keeping up with the books! You’re doing really well at the little details and Jamie would be verra proud.

14-20 Right Answers

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Wow! Either you’ve recently read Voyager or your Diana herself! Wait…DG, is that you??

That’s all for this installment of Outlander Saturday. We hope you’ve enjoyed this quiz and remember you can take the rest of our quizzes and read the rest of our Outlandish articles HERE!

And if you enjoy my posts, maybe you’ll enjoy my books. My historical romances, The Scottish Stone Series, is in full swing and ties history facts with the romance of the highlands. You can get Queen of Emeralds (book 1) HERE and The Amethyst Bride (book 2) HERE. But if contemporary is your fav, then check out my author page HERE to see all the fun!

The Amethyst Bride Release Day

The second installment of The Scottish Stone Series is here! You’ve read Charlotte and Conner’s story in Queen of Emeralds, but Charlotte’s best friend Lady Penelope Elmsly is looking for love. But when two men enter the picture and familial obligations complicate her already torn heart, what’s a well-born Victorian woman to do?

The Amethyst Bride is available HERE for purchase now!

It’s available in paperback, ebook, and it’s free on Kindle Unlimited! But if you haven’t read The Emerald Queen, book one, then you can get your copy HERE. And if contemporary romance is your thing, you can see the rest of Kelsey’s works HERE.

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Top Jamie Fraser Moments

With Father’s Day coming up, we thought it would be a good time to talk about Jamie Fraser…Okay, it’s always time to talk about Jamie Fraser. But I think it’s safe to say we would all like him to be our “daddy.” Bad Joke? Anyway! Let’s have some fun and talk about the glory that is Jamie Fraser and his top moments according to me…

Let’s start with the beginning.

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We didn’t know him very well yet, but I really like this scene for a number of reasons. Jamie just fought with a hurt shoulder and his ruggedness became obvious. He set himself as a strong and masculine man, taking his woman and suggesting he’d throw her over his shoulder. But the difference between this and other people (Black Jack) is that he doesn’t get forceful with her. He doesn’t know who she is, or anything else about her, and this was not exactly the most chivalrous time period, especially with the redcoats after you. He wraps his plaid around her on the horse because he doesn’t want her to get cold and I think it is safe to say we all started falling in love with him then…that and we all saw his knees.

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Jamie Fraser was a virgin. When was the last time you read or watched a virgin male character with this much sex appeal? The beautiful thing about Jamie Fraser is that he knows what he is doing. Who else was excited about the wedding night scene? But again, he isn’t a brute about it. Jamie is gentle with her, he goes slow, and he then rocks her world…well, then he gets her food. I like his priorities: sex and food.

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How could we not include this moment? I love the passion between the two of them. After all, in Scotland, there isn’t exactly a motel or public bathroom on every corner. What’s a girl to do when your man has needs and that man is Jamie Fraser? Yes, we’re just looking at this moment because obviously, it is rudely interrupted, but let’s just pretend what happens next doesn’t happen.

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Oh man! It does not get much better than your stallion of a husband rushing to save you from the crazy man. But we need to get into more detail to talk about why this scene is so amazing. He scaled a wall…but the gun isn’t loaded. Why does he do this? He’s a little crazy and a lot in love. In case your heart wasn’t beating fast enough for this man, just imagine how you’d thank him for such an act.

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How could we talk about Jamie’s moments and not talk about the mill. Let’s appreciate a man who can get a little dirty and fix things when you need him to. This is a skill that excites me about all men. But then let’s add that he’s naked and hiding. The excitement is crazy and I know I wasn’t the only one panting a little bit. I’m just going to pretend the water isn’t cold.

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I think it is pretty sage to say that this lady is one of the most hated in television/literature (I’d put her up there with Dolores Umbridge). But our feelings about her aside, this scene is so vital to the entire series, the entire story, everything. It shows his loyalty to Claire, his respect for her, and his amazing restraint. He turns her down! No one would know. No one is even around. But Jamie Fraser turns down easy and sexy for commitment and love.

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I love the way that Jamie reacts to Claire in the red dress. He turns into the jealous beast and I kinda like it. We would all be lying if we didn’t appreciate it when our man get’s a little jealous. It makes us feel appreciated, beautiful and loved. But the important thing here is that he doesn’t force her upstairs to change, he doesn’t get upset when she insists this is the style. He could have thrown a fit or done anything else but this is one moment where Jamie shows how amazing he is. He lets his wild woman be who she is and appreciates her for it.

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So let’s break out of the Claire and Jamie thing for a moment. His relationship with Fergus is such a nice one to watch and I decided to break my own rules and talk about them together as a whole. Yes, it’s true they aren’t technically related, but look at those matching curls! It got to the point where Jamie would have done anything for that kid and he would have done anything for Jamie. I loved watching their dynamic because Jamie owed him nothing and Fergus didn’t have to listen, but they formed a bond that started with respect and grew into love. If this doesn’t warm your heart, I don’t know what will.

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Jamie took Claire back to the rocks when he realized she was pregnant and when he thought he was going to die. This is both amazing and heart wrenching. I cannot believe he was able to keep track of her “cycle.” I can’t even keep track of my own and they have apps for that. He cares so much about her and the baby that he is going to give them up. At the same time, he is fighting for what he believes in, his people, and his land.

Finally, the best Jamie moment will be when he comes back in September. It’s been a long droughtlander and we still have a lot of time left. So, let’s keep the party going. What are your favorite Jamie moments? Obviously I could not include them all.

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Scottish Songs

Scotland is a country rich in heritage, tradition, and music. From the thrilling bagpipes to the haunting folk songs, I’ve heard a fair amount of melodies that really stick with you. I’ve even done some musical research for my newest book. So here is some history behind song of the songs we’ve read about in the Outlander books as well as some others you might not be as familiar with!

Maggie Lauder

This song you’ll probably recognize from the Outlander book. It’s about a beautiful woman named Maggie who meets a bagpiper named Rob who claims to be the best piper in the land. Francis Sempill wrote it sometime in the 1600s and it’s been covered numerous times since.

Flowers of the Forest

This haunting tune has survived the test of time. It was first noted in history in the early 1600s as a lament of women and children who lost their men in the Scottish war against the English in 1513. It’s been used since by many countries as a funeral song with traditional bagpipes. It’s even been played at the funerals of military personnel and even Queen Victoria.

Ailain Duinn (Dark-Haired Alan)

This late 1700s song is best listened to in traditional Gaelic and even if you aren’t familiar with the language, you can feel the sorrow in the woman’s voice. This one is about a young woman who’s captain lover drowned at sea. She waits for him, but eventually knows he won’t be coming home and throws herself into the ocean.

The Parting Glass

This song, while in more modern times being sing by many Irish artists, is a traditional Scottish one. It was sung before the Auld Lang Syne we often hear around New Years and it’s not clear exactly how old it is. As the title hints, it’s a parting song about leaving your friends behind after a glass of something strong. I know the UCD Choral Scholars is an Irish group, but they sing it so beautifully!

Smile in your Sleep

This song is particularly sad, being written after the great Highland Clearences that decimated much of the traditional way of life in much of Scotland. Sung like a lullaby, it has much darker underlays of being ousted from your home.

Chì mi na Mòrbheanna

This song is one of my personal favorites. It was written by a highlander who had the chance to return to his native lands. It’s about the mountains, language, and people he loved. It was also played at John F. Kennedy’s funeral although it’s most commonly sung as a lullaby.

The Skye Boat Song

I doubt there’s anything about this song you guys don’t know, so here’s a Sam Heughan introduction to the music we all love.

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The history of Clan Gregor, particularly the MacGregors, is very near and dear to me, as is this song. It was written after the execution of the Clan Chief MacGregor of Glenstrae in 1570. It’s said that his widow composed and sang this lullaby for their child. If you want to read a bit more about the MacGregors, click HERE.

I hope you guys enjoyed this mini musical lesson and end up listening to hours of Scottish music like I do all the time! Read all of our fun Outlander articles and quizzes HERE to keep you going during droughtlander.

I have a new book out on preorder today, The Amethyst Bride, which is book two of The Scottish Stone Series. It really gets into Scottish history, the loss of the Clan MacGregor culture, and traditional music. You can read all about it HERE or just jump right into Amazon HERE! As always, Queen of Emeralds, the first in the series, is available HERE for your droughtlander enjoyment!