This was a perfect "calm before the storm" episode and I was glad we had one of those because from here on out, it will be one emotional rollercoaster ride, so I appreciated the lull it offered. I’m sure that we all needed it. It gave us all a chance to take a deep breath… Continue reading Outlander – #1.12, Let’s discuss!
STORY: "I might be Cinderella today, but I dread who they'll think I am tomorrow. I guess it depends on what I do next." American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister, Lacey, has always been the romantic who fantasized about glamour and royalty, fame and fortune. Yet it's Bex who seeks… Continue reading ‘The Royal We’ by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
STORY: For some, unraveling love takes a lifetime... Long before becoming the flamboyant courtesan known to men as Madame de Maitenon, Thérèse Angelique Bouchard, dreamed of becoming an actress capable of commanding not only the stage but all of Paris. Until she meets an extraordinary aristocratic gentleman who sweeps her into his arms and the danger… Continue reading ‘The Duke of Andelot’ by Delilah Marvelle
STORY: To Do: Swim naked in the moonlight Play in a high stakes card game Ride an elephant Be painted sans clothing. Take a lover… Lucy Merryweather has inherited a fortune—and her great-aunt’s list of unfulfilled wishes. What better way to honor her memory than by accomplishing as many of them as possible? And with Lucy’s… Continue reading ‘The Daring Exploits of a Runaway Heiress’ by Victoria Alexander
STORY: He Thought He'd Seen It All . . . The rogue's life has been good to William Somerhall: He has his fortune, his racehorses, and his freedom. Then he moves in with his mother. It seems the eccentric Dowager Duchess of Worth has been barely skirting social disaster-assisted by one Miss Jenna Hughes, who is… Continue reading ‘A Good Rogue is Hard to Find’ by Kelly Bowen
STORY: A self-described Francophile from when he was little, Rosecrans Baldwin always dreamed of living in Paris—drinking le café, eating les croissants, walking in les jardins—so when an opportunity presented itself to work for an advertising agency in Paris, he couldn’t turn it down. Despite the fact that he had no experience in advertising. And despite the fact… Continue reading ‘Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down’ by Rosecrans Baldwin
Sam Heughan Here we go!! If we looked inside your refrigerator, what would we find? Coffee. Chicken. Vegetables. Coconut water. Blueberries. Just don't look in the freezer.....!!! What are you going to do after this live tweet session? Get a drink, take a nap, work out??? Sushi! And maybe a gin... Apologies! Haven't been… Continue reading #AskOutlander with @SamHeughan!
After watching this episode for ...well, I honestly can't say how many times I did watch it! I know that I eagerly waited for midnight Friday to see if Starz will have it ready for us, as they've been doing it for the second half of the first season [btw does anyone know WHY are… Continue reading Outlander – #1.11, Let’s discuss!
STORY: Snow had fallen in the night, and now the great house, standing at the head of the valley, seemed like a five-hundred-year old ship sailing in a white ocean… For the Cavendish family, Rutherford Park is much more than a place to call home. It is a way of life marked by rigid rules and… Continue reading ‘Rutherford Park’ by Elizabeth Cooke
STORY: A plan born of desperation… Once the toast of society, Grace Cabot and her sisters now await the shame of losing high status and fine luxuries upon the death of the Earl of Beckington. The dire circumstances are inevitable unless, of course, Grace's wicked plot to seduce a wealthy viscount into marriage goes off without… Continue reading ‘The Devil Takes a Bride’ by Julia London