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If You Like Starz’ Outlander, You’ll Fall in Love with These 10 Books

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As a self-proclaimed Outlander junkie, I’m always on the lookout for different books that are just as romantic and compelling as my favorite series. Claire and Jamie are a force to be reckoned with, and it’s not easy to live up to that kind of love. Not to mention the historical details that Diana Gabaldon brings to the narrative, or her unique touches of fantasy and mystery. But over the years, I have found a few books that come close. Here they are, along with this guarantee: if you like Outlander, you’ll love these 10 books. Promise. Outlander Book Recommendations Into the Wilderness, Sara Donati (Delta, 2008) This is the first book in a series that Gabaldon herself recommends to readers — and…

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Jonesin’ For a Fix: Books for TV Addicts — Poldark Edition

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I have a problem. I’m obsessed with sexy historical shows and I just can’t quit. It started with Outlander, ramped up through Vikings, and crested along with Black Sails. It shows no signs of stopping, and honestly? I kind of don’t want it to. Especially when I get to watch shows as sexy and romantic as BBC One’s Poldark. If you’ve ever had an obsession with history, great makeout sessions and class differences overcome by love, then Poldark is the show for you. Based on a series of novels first published by Winston Graham in 1945, the show follows Ross Poldark, a British officer during the American Revolution, who returns home to find his father dead and his fiancée about…

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Can’t wait for your favorite Scot to return? A wee list to tide ye over

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As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a diehard fan of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander books. So I had very high hopes —and fears—for the television adaptation. But from the first episode of the new hit Starz series, I’ve basically been happy-dancing in my living room. Hot accents, a perfect Jamie, dreamy lighting, and a sex-scene that’s revolutionizing television—what’s not to love? The first season of Outlander has been split into two chunks, with the second half returning on April 4. Considering that the last episode aired in September, you can imagine my growing desperation. I need this show to come back on the air. Like, now. In the first half of season one, World War II nurse Claire Beauchamp Randall travels back…

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