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    A Heroine for All Seasons By Stacey Agdern
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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2009

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During ‘Heroine’s Week,’ we’ve learned that as readers, we expect and search for different things in and from the heroines that we consider our favorites.ย  They might be someone we admire, someone who we wish to be or someone who we want to know, and even possibly someone in whom we can see just a bit of ourselves.ย  They can be fallible or perfect, timid, strong or somewhere in between

But the fact that the genre we all love has room for all of them, speaks volumes about its depth and the available body of work.ย  Thank you, from all of us at RNTV, for making ‘Heroine’s Week’ such a success.

7 Responses to “A Heroine for All Seasons By Stacey Agdern”

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  1. Andrea
    on Aug 29th, 2009
    @ 7:32 pm

    Yes, thank you all! It has been so much fun revisiting favorite heroines and discovering new ones. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Dee
    on Aug 29th, 2009
    @ 9:23 pm

    I enjoyed it!

  3. Gannon
    on Aug 29th, 2009
    @ 11:05 pm

    What a fun week, everyone!! Big thanks to everyone for sharing.

  4. Buffie
    on Aug 30th, 2009
    @ 7:57 am

    It’s been a great week, and I have added a few new books to my pile ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. PJ
    on Aug 30th, 2009
    @ 8:18 am

    It’s been a fun week! I’ve been introduced to new heroines and rediscovered some old favorites. Thank you to everyone who posted at the blogs, the reviewers who shared their favorite heroines with us and to Kati for another terrific idea!

  6. Pam P
    on Aug 31st, 2009
    @ 6:21 am

    It was fun seeing everyone’s favorites, and being reminded of some of our own.

  7. Hope Tarr
    on Sep 1st, 2009
    @ 12:29 pm

    Wonderful post, Stacey, and I’m totally with you. As a reader and now a writer nothing annoys me more than supposedly “perfect” characters. In the romance genre especially, readers crave heroines that amidst their stellar traits, have fallible flaws. We want our heoines to be strong, of course, but just as in “real life,” strength isn’t something we’re given, as in brown or blue eyes. It’s something we have to journey toward, strive for, and yes, sometimes suffer a bit. A lot.

    Even uber alpha warrior, Achilles had that problem area of his heel… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I love the character of Percy Parker for both her vulnerability and yes, her strength and I think that “realness” is resonating with romance readers as well. Certainly it’s a large part of what makes THE STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL TALE OF MISS PERCY PARKER a stangely beautiful read as well.