I was like Sam and his green eggs and ham.
No matter how many people gushed about their love for the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, I turned up my nose and insisted I did not like it(Sam I am).
Because I thought I’d read it back in college. A friend gave it to me, telling me it was her favorite book of all time. And I thought I read it and it wasn’t for me.
So for years, when someone would suggest the Outlander series to me(and WOW, it came up all the time), I’d shake my head and wrinkle up my nose and say no.
But earlier this summer, a friend asked me exactly why I didn’t like it. I started to explain the plot points that I didn’t like and she started to laugh at me. “I don’t know what book you read, Sam… Shell, but it wasn’t Outlander.”
So, I read the first book. And fell in love with green eggs and ham…I mean, Outlander.
Outlander tells the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945, who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. She finds herself in a dangerous situation where she’s forced to marry Jamie, a (hot) chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior. Claire and Jamie fall in love, though Claire is torn between this world and the life she came from.
The books have been made into a tv series! The Outlander series is exclusively brought to viewers by Time Warner Cable on the Starz channel. Think a mixture of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure.
Outlander will premiere August 9th at 9 pm EST/PST. I previewed the first two episodes. I don’t want to spoil anything for you, though I will say that I think they did an amazing job adapting the books to the screen(and Jamie is even hotter than I pictured him in my head).
Have you read the Outlander books? Will you be watching the show?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Time Warner Cable. The opinions and text are all mine.