On their last
night together, Highland soldier Duncan MacDonell
swore to love his Jenny, and she him, giving
themselves to each other with only the
Highland moon as their witness.
arranged a marriage for her, and made sure
that she could not say no. She had never
dreamt of disobeying her beloved father's
wishes, but an arranged marriage was too cruel
a theft of her dream. Left with no choice, she
would betray her true love, and he would never
Now home, the
sight of Jenny in another man’s arms rouses a
fury in Duncan he has never known, even in
battle. Forced to face the woman who betrayed
him, he fights to hold back the pain that
sears his scorned heart. As Jenny struggles to
honor her duty to family, she cannot deny her
heart’s longing. Driven by love, Jenny takes a
stand to win Duncan back. But their passion
will come at a terrible cost.
1679 . Highlander Callum
MacDonell battled lowland Covenanters
at the service of the King. Now
with hunting an assassin, his journey
lead not to justice, but to a murderer's
passionate Covenanter sister, Mari
Betrayed and abandoned by the man she
Mari faces judgment by a tribunal
people demanding she name the father of
her unborn child, or be exiled from
beloved home and family. Sick and
knows that she must refuse. And yet, if
so, a cruel fate awaits her.
enemy soldier could save her life--and
Maggie MacLaren longs to leave
hometown, even if she must quell her
attraction to rugged steelworker Jake
He is handsome and solid, like the
life all around her. When refined
walks into Maggie's library, he sweeps
into his world of wealth and power,
last her dreams seem possible.
Andrew's world is not all it appears
High above town, reclusive young widow
Kimball arrives at her family's
mountain retreat to find tucked into
carpetbag a love letter. So begins a
secret epistles and midnight trysts
who signs each note with a cryptic
forbidden love story unfolds to reveal
that will threaten to tear them apart
world comes crashing down in the
Flood of 1889.
1910. An enigmatic stranger
Martin's Galveston doorstep, summoned by
father before his untimely death. When
boards a train bound for her uncle's
hacienda, Eduardo is there to see her
her new home in the stark desert
Eduardo's passionate ideals set him at
the corrupt Mexican government as his
writings fuel a revolution and draw Ana
But it is Carlos, the daring rodeo rider
freedom fighter, who touches her soul,
Ana Martin on a journey that will test
strength and forge her destiny.
York 1899. Emma Madding
the door of a remote waterfront
house in upstate New York,
the life of recluse Benjamin
typewriter girl, she is hired to
transcribe his weathered journal
memories his scarred hand can no
write down. Stark is a rugged
now back from the Klondike Gold
where he found gold and tragedy,
the public hungry for
gold rush stories and
agrees to chronicle his
But for Emma and Benjamin,
together draws emotions that
can allow. Benjamin tries not to
Emma, for the truth of his past
drive her away. Emma longs for
but she has her own secret. Love
conquers, but cannot protect.
Forced apart, two
lovers must battle a world
money and power.
And now, it is official: Scotsman Sam Heughan has landed the lead role of Jamie Fraser in Outlander, a Starz original series being adapted by Battlestar Galactica‘s Ronald D. Moore from Diana Gabaldon’s series of international bestsellers.
Rumors of Heughan’s casting first circulated last week, though at the time Starz insisted there was “no done deal.”
He’ll play Jamie Fraser in the Starz adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s novels.
It’s official: British actor Sam Heughan has been tapped to star in Ron Moore's upcoming Starz drama series Outlander.
The premium cable network on Tuesday confirmed the casting, which leaked via Twitter over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Heughan will star as Jamie Fraser in the network’s adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's internationally best-selling books. Starz greenlit the drama series earlier this year for a 2014 premiere. Production will begin in the fall in Scotland.
In the attitude in which she bent from her horse, which was a Highland pony, her face, not perhaps altogether unwillingly, touched mine. She pressed my hand, while the tear that trembled in her eye found its way to my cheek instead of her own. It was a moment never to be forgotten—inexpressibly bitter, yet mixed with a sensation of pleasure so deeply soothing and affecting, as at once to unlock all the flood-gates of the heart. It was but a moment, however; for, instantly recovering from the feeling to which she had involuntarily given way, she intimated to her companion she was ready to attend him, and putting their horses to a brisk pace, they were soon far distant from the place where I stood.
Blackbird sings in praise of Scotland’s cultural history
Director Jamie Chambers wants his film, screening at this year’s Edinburgh film festival, to be more than an elegy for the nation’s oral tradition of singing and storytelling
Disappearing world … Blackbird stars Andrew Rothney, left, as a young man struggling to preserve traditional culture in a Scottish village
Home advantages don’t come much stronger than the one the new Scottish film Blackbird will have when it screens this week at the Edinburgh film festival. It isn’t just that the picture’s writer-director, Jamie Chambers, was born and raised in the city, or that he is artistic director of Transgressive North, a community of Scottish artists that has collaborated with the likes of Irvine Welsh, Jarvis Cocker, Alexander McCall Smith and Four Tet. Nor is it merely that this movie, inspired partly by Powell and Pressburger’s Hebridean romance I Know Where I’m Going!, will be vying for the prestigious Michael Powell award. The very subject of Blackbird is Scotland – specifically, the oral tradition of singing and storytelling. Despite initiatives to keep that tradition alive, including Edinburgh’s own Tradfest, the portrait in Blackbird of an entire branch of cultural history withering away is an entirely plausible one.
She is one of the best known figures in Scottish history, her life encompassed by tragedy, scandal and romance.
But how many people know of Mary, Queen of Scots’ love of hunting, card games and playing the lute?
A major exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland is, for the first time, bringing together a fascinating display of items from public and private collections in Scotland, England and France to explore the myth and reality surrounding the enigmatic figurehead.
Through a unique gathering of letters, paintings, jewellery, textiles, furniture, drawings, maps and documents, museum bosses hope to be able to present a compelling picture of the queen’s life.