Tuesday, April 10, 2012

J is for Jamie Fraser

This is Diana Gabaldon’s character, who I think is my cousin from way back. I feel like I’m related to him because we’re so much alike except he’s like a mountainous 6’4” and I’m a shrimpy 5’4”. I can’t imagine standing next to him. I wish he were real, like so many other people who’ve read her books. As far as we’re concerned, he is real. 

He’s a Scot from the 1700’s. Who knew I’d care anything about Scotland that far back in its history, but reading her books taught me a lot about historical events like the battle of Culloden. I knew nothing of this battle before cracking ‘Outlander’ open. This series and Jamie, turned me on to historical fiction….

I’ve never been attracted to a guy with red hair before because I have red hair…but …um…yeah. I’m not sure if it’s his bright blue cat eyes or not. I had a hard time picturing what they would look like until it hit me while watching Executive Order with Halle Berry and Kurt Russell. I said, "Kurt Russell has bright blue cat eyes like Jamie!"  out loud and my husband thought I’d lost my mind. Maybe it’s Jamie’s sense of humor or his love of his wife Claire. All I know is he’s the total package. This is a picture of an actor that several people think should play Jamie. I think he'd be a good Jamie...his description matches this guy pretty well.

You need to read these books. They’re really great. Jaime is really great. He’s a hero through and through.


  1. He sounds wonderful. My son was 6'5". I'm a tall woman, but when I stood beside him at 5'10" I felt small by comparison. I used to joke when he was a child as I swung him around me by one leg and one arm. "One day, you'll do this for me."
    And he did--it terrified me.


  2. That is a hoot Francene! What age was he 6'5"? A teenager that tall could definitely be frightening. I have two nephews that are 6'5" and 6'2". My sister is 5'10" and my brother is 6'1"...I'm the shrimp in the family. ;)

  3. Oh, okay. You write historical fiction! I love it too and am currently plotting a historical inspirational romance set in 1916 Spokane, Washington.

  4. Thanks for stopping by Cathy! I haven't tried to write any historical fiction yet, but I do love the Outlander books. I think I could probably write some eventually because I love to research and learn about my subject. I'm a stickler for details, so I think I'd be good at it, but I'm not brave enough to try it just yet.. ;)