Certainly at some point through our reading life there is a character (at least one!) who really was someone you could see yourself hanging out with… or even in some cases, you may wish your life worked a little more like theirs….
This would be the character that while you enjoyed the book, you were so sorry to see it end, as then you had to let them go. You may even have wondered where they went from the book ending…. what was their next adventure… what ever happened to them? Are their pieces of them somewhere in the author’s draft pile?
Monday Mind Game confession from me….. the answer is Mia from the Three Sisters Trilogy by Nora Roberts. I mentioned in last weeks Monday Mind Game how I love this trilogy. Mia is an excellent character. She is a young, brilliant woman. She owns a thriving book store with a small cafe on a second level (Basically she has my dream job too). She is described as elegant… she flows when she walks. (Trust me… I do not.)
The fact that in this book she has powers that have been handed down for generations really has nothing to do with my liking of her. I like her because she is written in my favorite character style – a strong independent woman who can handle herself in pretty much any situation, all the while maintaining a femininity about her.
When the books ended, I was sad to see her and her friends go. I know I was lucky enough to have hung out with her for three books. Yet, I felt there could be more to say. I even considered writing Nora Roberts and asking her to bring that group of characters back. When the books ended they were all still young and had full lives awaiting them. There could be another story line there…
I may write her yet.
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