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“Jamie Fraser would be Deeply Gratified at having inspired such a charmingly funny, poignant story—and so am I.”—Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series
Escape to Scotland with the delightful new novel that readers have fallen in love with—inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s #1 New York Times bestselling Outlander series.
I met Jamie Fraser when I was nineteen years old. He was tall, red-headed, and at our first meeting at least, a virgin. He was, in fact, the perfect man.
That he was fictional hardly entered into it...
On the cusp of thirty, Emma Sheridan is desperately in need of a change. After a string of failed relationships, she can admit that no man has ever lived up to her idea of perfection: the Scottish fictional star of romantic fantasies the world over—James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser.
Her ideal man might be ripped from the pages of a book, but Emma hopes that by making one life-altering decision she might be able to turn fiction into fact. After selling all her worldly possessions, Emma takes off for Scotland with nothing but her burgeoning travel blog to confide in.
But as she scours the country’s rolling green hills and crumbling castles, Emma discovers that in searching for her own Jamie Fraser, she just might find herself.
A Most Pleasurable Read
I didn't realize how much I enjoyed this book until it ended and I wanted more. I could see what was coming from the very beginning, yet it was fun and entertaining to ride the story to its ending. Dialogue was wonderful, descriptions less so, but still good. The characters started out slowly, but developed depth as the story progressed. I finished this book with a strong desire to immediately read it again.. At times I mentally subtitled this book "Blog of a Boob." However, Emma's development through the story required some really bad decisions to start with.
Love this book!!
Just finished this book and what a joy it was to read such a great story about my all time favorite series!!! I totally get "Emma" and enjoyed the ride through Scotland she provided!
“ He grinned.’Perhaps ye always look guilty. And besides, it’s the blames ones who carry the deepest secrets,aye?’”
Emma Sheridan, Chicago barista is obsessed with Diane Garabaldon’s *Outlander*. Actually, she’s very taken with Garabaldon’s Jamie Fraser. After being fired for celebrating her birthday at the cost of the coffee bar she works at, she decides that almost 30 and not finding the man of her dreams: one Jamie Fraser, to leave her like, or what’s left of it, and go to Scotland to find her own Fraser.
What she ends up doing is finding herself, and that’s even better. Through a series of unfortunate events and choices, she’s working as a waitress and “settling”. And she knows it. But, when you least expect it....
N.B: although I do OWN Outlander, I have never read it. In point of fact, Scottish time travel fantasies are not my usual genre. I may have to remedy that someday if it can engender that much of a following.
This was a fun book. I got to find out in some way, what the hoopla about Outlander is. I learned about a country I know little about, and cheered Emma as she thought what she found, and actually what she found in the long run was very satisfying. Recommended