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Burns Night Explained for ‘Outlander’ Fans

Outlander fans, especially fans of Sam Heughan, should know that January 25 is Burns Night. Burns Night celebrates Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns. On Burns’ birthday, Scots and those who love all things-Scottish, celebrate Burns’ life and works by raising a glass, joining in song and reciting his favorite poems at Burns suppers and readings. […]


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Take an ‘Outlander’ Tour of Scotland with Celtic Journeys

In 2008, I was lucky enough to travel through England and Scotland, visiting locations that are important to the books and movies about Harry Potter. My trip was truly magical, thanks to my thoughtful husband, who booked my vacation with Magical Tours, owned by Larry Ivy. That tour sparked my love of the United Kingdom, and especially of vacations […]


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We Rank Highlander Romance Authors

I’ve discovered a great category of books for romance lovers: Highlander romance. Romance novels aren’t considered real literature, despite the fact that, according to a recent article in Entertainment Weekly, it’s the second biggest genre in fiction, selling over $1 billion annually. Part of the reason romance novels are scoffed at is because there are […]


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Infographic: Ranking Highlander Romance Authors

This infographic ranks authors who write Highlander romance novels, based on ratings from readers at Goodreads. See the full introduction and explanation in the first part of this article.   Honorable mentions goes to Michele Sinclair, McTiernay Brothers series, 4.04 Mary Wine, Highlander series, 3.98 Karen Ranney, The Highland Lords, 3.84 Amanda Scott, Scottish Knights trilogy, 3.78 Thanks for reading! […]


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Did Outlander TV Series Faithfully Rep the Books?

Does the Outlander TV series faithfully represent the books? Or have the characters and the plot lines gone too far astray? Let’s take a look at the Outlander TV series, in comparison to Diana Gabaldon’s wonderful novels. Outlander Books I began reading the Outlander books in 2005 after a glorious trip to Scotland. After I returned, […]


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