I chose Rebellion (The MacGregors #6) by Nora Roberts as my adaption aspirations. It is a story that would appeal to Outlander fans but with more romance and so much less abuse.
Scotland, 1745. Against the bloody background of the Battle of Culloden, another war was waged and won the price was honor, the victory, love.
Scottish beauty Serena MacGregor's hatred of all English began as a child when she watched as a band of Englishmen attacked her mother. Her brother's friend Brigham Langston was no exception to Serena's loathing despite his supposed loyalty to the Scottish cause and his good looks.
Although Brigham eventually proves himself worthy of the MacGregor family's respect, Serena is still reluctant to abandon her hatred for him and his heritage. But Brigham has other plans. Serena has captivated him with her beauty, her passion for life and commitment to her beliefs and he refuses to let her antagonistic attitude keep him from winning her. And Serena must learn to open her mind as Brigham opens his heart to see the true love awaiting her.
I think it would work best as a limited tv series (maybe a two or three night event) and to a lesser extent a movie. So to fan cast:
Serena MacGregor: Saoirse Ronan would be a wonderful choice to play the female lead character. Just dye her hair red or don a realistic wig and just do it.
Brigham Langston: Zachary Quinto has the look and the acting chops. Also I just want more Quinto in the world.
Serena's mom: Julianne Moore
Serena's brother/Langston's BFF: Kevin McKidd - an actual Scot!
Serena's dad: Robert Redford
Serena's BFF/sister-in-law: Emma Stone in a dark brown wig
Bonnie Prince Charles: Damian Lewis