Absolutely LOVE the "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon. Jamie is a hero to die for, and the books hard to put down once you start reading.
I've also read a lot of Nora Roberts books. She's so prolific it's sometimes hard to keep up. I had the chance to meet her at a conference several years back and she is quite the lady. I've never read her JD Robb books, but she is up for another RITA Award for one she had out last year (they are awarded in July).
When you follow the sheep, you end up in sheep dip.