10 Best Friends

I saw Litlove and Willa post about their 10 Fiction Best Friends and just knew I had to join in too.

  • Maisie Dobbs. Are you surprised? She’s smart and always figures out the mystery.
  • Ursula Marlow from Clare Langley-Hawthorne’s mystery series. Like Maisie, Ursula is an intelligent woman who is not going to be held back by the conventions of her time.
  • Vianne Rocher from Chocolat. Can you imagine having a best friend with a chocolate shop? I’d go work for her. Ha.
  • Valancy from The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery. I always find stories of characters who finally learn to live their life so fun and almost inspiring.
  • Inspector Rebus from the Ian Rankin series. I wouldn’t be able to keep up with all his drinking but he does like to read and has piles of books by his chair and all around his place. I like that.
  • Lala Reyes from Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros. We both share a childhood of countless road trips back and forth between the States and Mexico. I can only imagine how much we would have to talk about with regards to having roots in two countries.
  • Florence Green from The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald. I admire her perseverance in trying to keep a bookshop where she clearly wasn’t wanted. Plus, who wouldn’t want to be friends with the owner of the bookshop?!
  • Precious Ramotswe from Alexander McCall Smith’s Ladies Detective Agency series. I’d go visit her in Botswana, she’d invite me to a cup of tea and I’d listen to her talk about solving mysteries.
  • Brooklyn Wainwright from Kate Carlisle’s bibliophile mystery series. The sleuth is a bookbinder! Of course I want to know her and learn from her about book restoration.
  • Anne Elliott from Jane Austen’s Persuasion. What can I say, I just loved her and think she’d be a wonderful friend.

So those are some of my fictional best friends? Who are yours?

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