So there’s this book:
It is Incredible. If you like a good story, read this book. Here’s the link again, go buy it. You will NOT be disappointed. I promise. In fact, if you read it and don’t immediately want the next book in the series, I’ll buy it from you ’cause you don’t deserve to keep it anyway…
This book is one of those stories that really lives. A British WWII nurse is our heroine, forced out of her own time to a Scotland 200+ years in the past, who longs to return to her own world while simultaneously falling in love with the world she has landed in. Let me be clear, this is not a sappy love story. It is action, adventure, sci-fi, history, and *sometimes* a little romance. I won’t go to much into it because, while this is my favorite book, it it not the reason for this post.
Ladies, meet Sam Heughan.
The actor chosen to portray the hero in my favorite-book-of-all-time which is being turned into a massive series coming to Starz in March of 2014.
BTW… I saw this RIGHT after I heard about the show and thought… that’s the job I need, right there. mmmhm.
*Ahem* anyway, back to the man, Sam Heughan…
That’s right, James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser (or Jamie, sometimes even “JAMMF” on Twitter), in the flesh.
My. Heart. Has. Melted.
He’s perfectly Jamie. Tall, handsome, emanates strength without being “too macho.” He has soulful and trustworthy eyes with a touch of playfulness. A man you would get on a horse and follow through the Scottish Highlands without question. Plus he’s actually a Scot. You can’t beat that.
So why is this a problem??
Personally, it means Alexander Skarsgard finally has some serious competition for the heart of this happily married mother of 4.
*Yes, Sam. I’m talking about you.*
I don’t know if he’s straight or gay and I don’t care. I like him so much that he’s about to get his own board on Pinterest, and that is a serious commitment from me.
Really though, I think poor Heughan doesn’t know what he’s getting himself into… Outlander fans are a loyal and committed bunch. We’ve all lived with these characters for decades now. We’ve followed their triumphs and failures, heartaches and joys, lives and deaths with complete surrender. We Love these characters, and now we love Heughan.
I only hope the woman they choose to play your Claire is worthy… Heaven help her if she’s too skinny 😉