#BookReview | Virgins by Diana Gabaldon (An Outlander Novella)
By: Diana Gabaldon
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Release Date: April 18th, 2016
Summary from Goodreads: A young Jamie Fraser learns what it really means to become a man in this Outlander prequel novella. Featuring all the trademark suspense, adventure, and history of Diana Gabaldon’s #1 bestselling novels and the Starz original series, Virgins is now available for the first time as a standalone ebook.
Mourning the death of his father and gravely injured at the hands of the English, Jamie Fraser finds himself running with a band of mercenaries in the French countryside, where he reconnects with his old friend Ian Murray. Both are nursing wounds; both have good reason to stay out of Scotland; and both are still virgins, despite several opportunities to remedy that deplorable situation with ladies of easy virtue. But Jamie’s love life becomes infinitely more complicated—and dangerous—when fate brings the young men into the service of Dr. Hasdi, a Jewish gentleman who hires them to escort two priceless treasures to Paris. One is an old Torah; the other is the doctor’s beautiful daughter, Rebekah, destined for an arranged marriage. Both Jamie and Ian are instantly drawn to the bride-to-be—but they might be more cautious if they had any idea who they’re truly dealing with.
Review: Although this wasn't a story about Jamie and Claire, it was still a fun tromp through the wilds of the 18th century. We follow young Jamie as he and his friend Ian attempt to escort two young women to Paris. There is a lot of adventure in the usual Highland way, and a little bit of touchy feely going on. It was a fun short read.