Thursday, May 22, 2008

Favorite Fiction Moms

Thanks to everyone who participated in my recent blog contest and mentioned some of the beloved moms of fiction. In certain genres, single protagonists may be more common, but I've always believed that married women and moms have rich, layered lives and can take us on great emotional and spiritual adventures.

By the way, the photo is of my favorite NON-fiction mom. It's my real life mom at a Mall of America book signing last year. Yep, she loved me enough to wear a red cape and stroll around helping draw people in.

Here were some of the fictional moms folks have loved to read about:

Caroline Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie
Claire from Leave it to Claire
Susan Mitchell from the Restorer books (Sword of Lyric series)
Elizabeth Baxter from the Redemption series
Becky Miler from The Secret Life of Becky Miller
Beth Branning from the Night Light series
Victoria Austin and Meg Murry from Madeleine L'Engle's books
Deb Ralston from Lee Martin's book
Marilla Cuthbert from Anne of Green Gables
Marty Davis from Love Comes Softly
Dianne Pierceson from The Schoolmaster's Bride
Maddie in The Return of the Guardian King
Firebird in Kathy Tyers' book
Amy Johnson in Symphony of Secrets
Marliyn Grimes in The Interruption of Everything
Reese in Accidental Happiness
Jean Waterman in Lucky Strike
Margaret "Marmee" March of Little Women

Congrats to Jenny (eviesmommo) who won the drawing. Her copy of Sherri's book is in the mail. But we're all winners, because we all have some new fictional moms to explore in the coming days!

Sharon Hinck

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