Elite Leading Ladies of 2017

I have discovered some wonderful heroines this past year that are sweet, strong, courageous and beyond endearing and easy to relate to. These women are an inspiration, I love seeing them face unique challenges and rise above and grow beyond what they are in the beginning.

Kate Daniels

Oh how I love this gal….she is spunky and she knows how to fight and use magic and I wish I could do the moves she can!! She is badass, but she also has her own vulnerabilities. Her weakness is pride. I love her as the heroinne for this series, but in Magic Binds what I loved was seeing such a strong character struggle with challenges and not always being “perfect” She definitely has her own flaws, but I loved seeing her grow and learn when she makes mistakes.

“The black volhv pivoted to me. “I have questions.”
“Can it wait?”
“No. Your wedding is in two weeks. Have you prepared your guest list?”
“Why do I need a list? I kind of figured that whoever wanted to show up would show up.”
“You need a list so you know how many people you are feeding. Do you have a caterer?”
“No.”
“But you did order the cake?”
“Umm…”
“Florist?”
“Florist?”
“The person who delivers expensive flowers and sets them up in pretty arrangements everyone ignores?”
“No.”
Roman blinked. “I’m almost afraid to ask. Do you at least have the dress?”
“Yes.”
“Is it white?”
“Yes.”
He squinted at me. “Is it a wedding dress?”
“It’s a white dress.”
“Have you worn it before?”
“Maybe.”
Ascanio snickered.”
“The ring, Kate?”
Oh crap.
Roman heaved a sigh. “What do you think this is, a party where you get to show up, say ‘I do,’ and go home?”
“Yes?” That’s kind of how it went in my head.


Blythe Daniels

I really adored this heroine here. She has one of those personalities that I was just drawn to. She has this quiet inner strength that is very admirable and can handle her alpha male pretty well considering she has suffered some intense trauma in her past. She is an introvert, and likes to have plenty of alone time.

She was genuine. Sweet. Protective. Nurturing. Everything he’d never had and didn’t know he needed or wanted. It was impossible not to love her. He hadn’t known that kind of love existed. Not that fierce, driving need that was so deep, so intense, it shook him every time he looked at her. Every second in her company was sheer paradise.


Marjorie

This is a heroine I can greatly admire. She is always on top of her game. She is really intelligent and sassy and I love how she tends to stay one step ahead. I love how self sufficient she is and can adapt to new situations and set of circumstances. It was really admirable.

Until I met ye I didnae realize there would be laughter, and arguing, and quiet, and calm, and peace, and heat, and strength, and two people feeling all those things at the same time, together.


Miranda Harkner

I just adore this heroine, I always have admired her strength and courage and devotion to her husband and family. I love how true she is to her husband Jake. She never loses hope on what they have together, and always believes in him especially in those moments when he doubts himself. And she has such courage and we see how tested she really is in this book and manages to rise above the worst of it to live a full and happy life. I love how she has such faith in others especially in her husband.

Big and strong as you are on the outside, you’ve grown so much stronger on the inside


Brigitta

Oh how I adored this heroine, she was so fun. She is one of those heroines I would want to be best friends with in real life. She is couragous, sweet, has a great sense of humor and believes in  doing the right thing. I love how true she is to herself and her own values no matter the danger. She has this innocent aura about her which is very refreshing. I love how loyal she is to those she cares about the most.

This man might believe all his secrets were safe, but he couldn’t hide them from her..


Piper Walsh

I ADORED Piper so much, she was so wonderful. I would love to have her as my friend. She has had a rough upbringing, especially with dealing with the scorn many people consider her to be because of her last name. She is hardworking and dedicated to her family and is willing to do what it takes to make sure her sister is being taken care of. She has such a good heart and protective and has spunk. She is the type of person you want at your back.

 

 

  • Michele H

    Another bunch of lovely choices here. I just adore Roseanne Bittner’s characters and Miranda is wonderful. Still need to read it but loved the other books in the series. And Brigitta! I haven’t been able to find time to read her story yet but I’m loving Sparks’ characters in this series. So much fun!

  • Ooh exciting because I have two of these books listed here on my TBR so this will encourage me to pick these up 😀

  • Oh Brigitta! Good pick. And Beautiful Lawman is on my TBR (I have had the ARC from netgalley for a while now!) so I am glad you loved the heroine!

  • Kate and Brigitta are two of my favorites of the year!

  • I crack up over that scene with Kate and Ronan each time I read it. Great list!

  • I love Kate! Brigitta was pretty awesome, too! Sounds like I need to read My True Highlander!

  • A huge hell yeah for Kate Daniel! I haven’t met the other leading ladies yet.