Here are some of the heroines that I have fallen in love with over time. They’re smart, resourceful, determined and in the end, they win their freedom, their independence and the hero!
Aislinn, THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
by Kathleen Woodiwiss
A prisoner in her own home, she stubbornly refuses to submit to her conqueror and instead conquers him and wins his heart.
Scarlett, GONE WITH THE WIND
by Margaret Mitchell
Can we say, Bitch?! She’s selfish, self-absorbed but she is strong and loyal to Tara, to her Ashley and sometimes to Rhett.
Ginny, SWEET SAVAGE LOVE by Rosemary Rogers
A sweet virgin who grows up fast and learned to go after what she wanted, even if it was that western rogue who stole her virginity.
Elizabeth Bennet, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
She won our hearts with her spunk and her realistic view of the marriage mart. And, we loved her loyalty to her family and her going toe to toe with the hunky Mr. Darcy. Zombies notwithstanding!
Ms. Celie, THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker
She was raped by her stepfather, her children stolen, and sold into marriage with an abusive husband, but Celie is a survivor. She struggled, she kept her faith, she survived and in the end, she triumphed.
Lady Ana Cubillas, CONQUISTADORA by Esmeralda Santiago
A pampered Lady of the Spanish Court, she convinces her husband to travel to Puerto Rico to take over the family plantation. There she thrives as she embraces the land, the people and her true destiny.
Lt. Eve Dallas, IN DEATH series by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts)
A no-nonsense futuristic police woman who has seen the horrors of what one person can do to another, but she stands for the dead and is not ashamed to admit that sometimes she needs a shoulder to lean on, especially her sexy billionaire husband’s.♥
Maria Ferrer enjoys reading about strong women who are loyal and smart and can be true bitches when the need arises. Thank Goodness there are plenty of these heroines to read about and to write about. She hopes readers will say the same about the heroines in her stories.