I’ve said before that I prefer non-fiction to fiction. On occasion, I’ll come across a novel that will just tickle my fancy and I’ll leave my reference books for a time. As far as fiction goes, I love stories with elements of history. More than that, I adore a good time-travel. Talk about capturing my fancy. What would it be like to be a person of this time thrust into the past to live by wits alone? Many years ago while my daughter was at her music lesson, I went to a large bookstore and poked around the fiction shelves. I saw a rather plain cover with a broken clock on it. Picking it up, I learned that this was the first of three novels about a WWII army nurse thrust into pre-Culloden Scotland. Wow.
I bought the hefty books (approximate 1000 pages each) and read them in a week. (I’m a very fast reader) I was hooked.
Today on Romance Books ‘4’ Us, we’re hosting that very author — Diana Gabaldon. I’ve been a fan for so long and have read all of her books. I’ve even read the paperback versions until their pages have fallen out! Great story. I can’t say enough. And now this famous author and her soon-to-be-a-movie story is a guest on my other authors’ group. The world takes some interesting turns doesn’t it?
guest author Diana Gabaldon
If you haven’t heard of the infamous battle of Culloden, here you go ~
1. to charm, fascinate
I’m one of 112 authors joining in the Sunset on Summer Fun Blog Hop, and we all have prizes! For the Grand Prize: One winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire 7″ HD or NOOK HD. This option is for US contestants only. International winners will receive Paypal Cash to spend how they wish. Scroll downt to see my prize. Click Here for Participants
I’m also participating in the Book Indulgence Hop on my satellite blog — we have prizes too! http://calliopesotherwritingtablet.blogspot.com/
Over on my other satellite blog. I’m hosting Jane Leopold Quinn for the Fall Into Romance Hop. Come see! http://calliopeswritingtablet.blogspot.com/
I’m talking love quotes in the FREE September issue of Hidden Desires Magazine. Get your download today! http://valterramagazines.com/
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