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Top Ten Tuesday: Character Freebie : Fictional Ladies I’d Like as Friends

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I didn’t go for Auntie Mame or Molly Wesely or anyone very fictional this time. I’ve included them in past lists on similar topics. These are all women I thought I could truly know.

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Hester Latterly of Anne Perry’s William Monk series. Hester was a nurse with Florence Nightingale in the Crimea and later runs a clinic, mostly for prostitutes, in hand-to-mouth area of Victorian London.  I like her because she does what she belives she must do in life, yet she ends up with two fine suitors who see her for the amazing woman she is!

 

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The Wednesday Sisters Frankie, Linda, Kath, Brett, and Ally would be ladies I’d love to have in my life. There weekly writing group is a catalyst for personal growth and more. I wasn’t found of their daughter’s book though, but this first generation–yes!

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Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood fled their stuffy world of teas and socials and calling cards and all that and went west to teach school in Colorado. I admire their courage, pluck and innate common sense to escape the stifling life of Auburn, NY in 1916. Unlike the others in this list, these two were real. Nothing Daunted…

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Angeline West, reporter covering Grace Kelly’s engagement and wedding in Meet Me In Monaco. We both have a knack for getting stuck as the “buddy” to the fabulous guy. We’d have so much to talk about!

 

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Reine-Marie Gamache, wife of Chief Inspector Armand Gamach of Louise Penny’s book series, would make a great friend. She’s a librarian and not one stuck in the bun & shush sterotype. That’s good. She’s got a husband with a stressful job, grandkids she rarely sees over in Paris and a wacky bunch of neighbors now that she’s retired to Three Pines. She’d understand my hellish trips to Wal-mart due to living in Nowhereville as well as understanding my job–i.e. a perfect friend.

 

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