Since this is my first post in the new year, I want to wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2016! One of my favorite things about the new year are new books, which eventually lead to new adaptations of books. Though the book is nearly always better than the movie/series/mini-series, there is something magical about seeing period dramas brought to life. The scenery, the costumes, the houses, the hot actors (Colin Firth and Sam Heughan, anyone?).
Though this year marks our last season of Downton Abbey (sniff, sniff), we still have the Vikings to look forward to in February, and Outlander will be back soon. I’m also excited about a couple of new mini series. I was that geeky girl in high school who liked reading Beowulf, so despite it’s lackluster ratings in the UK, I’m looking forward to watching it. It premiers on Esquire on January 23rd.
Some of you may remember that in addition to Regencies, I write historical romance set in Imperial Russia, specifically during the reign of Alexander the First, so I couldn’t be more excited to watch War and Peace. Though this is BBC production, in the U.S. it will air on Lifetime beginning on January 18th.
So tell me, what is your favorite period drama, and/or which new series are you most excited to watch?
Giveaway: I happen to have two brand new hardcover copies of Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, Book Eight of the Outlander Series. Since I don’t need two, I’d like to give away one copy to someone who will provide it with a good home. If you want to enter the giveaway, please leave me a note in the comments and I’ll choose a winner from those who enter.