Holiday preparations seem to be in full bloom as I write this. Visiting my local mall and even grocery stores on the weekend, it was hard not to get swept up in the anticipation with green and red and glitter adorning every display. One of my favourite places to visit at this time of year is, not surprisingly, a bookstore. I’ll admit to some frustration when I have to wait in long check-out lines at clothing stores, but somehow in bookstores, I take great delight in peeking at what books other shoppers have found, and loving that so many people are buying books as gifts for the holidays.
One book I’ll be putting under a few trees this holiday season is The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon, featuring her beloved Jamie Fraser character that fans of Gabaldon’s will know well. And if there is someone on your list that isn’t yet a fan of Diana Gabaldon (or if you haven’t yet had the pleasure), I highly recommend the deluxe edition of Outlander, the first in her series, for anyone that loves adventure, romance, unforgettable characters, and getting swept up in a great story.