“When Libby Met the Fairies” is NOT a stock romance.
So no — I’m not sorry Libby isn’t a “strong,” Feminist, heroic character — because that’s not what she is.
She’s a troubled and rather weak woman, yanked about by circumstances out of her control. Yet she manages nonetheless to find a little peace and happiness in her life.
Anyways. Here’s why I’m posting — this TOTALLY cracks me up.
There’s an obvious trend now among readers who are posting negative reviews. They want to physically abuse my poor protag!
“There were several times throughout the book when I wanted to slap the protagonist.”
“I wanted to smack Libby for being such a push over.”
“Have you ever wanted to slap a protagonist silly?”
“I wanted to jump into my Kindle and punch her in the face.”
Guys, you sound like Libby’s evil sister, Gina!
You know what? I LIKE that people have such a strong reaction to my character. I hit a nerve. Good!
Readers are reacting to Libby as if she were a 3D, living person.
Notice as well what readers are saying who have posted positive reviews:
It can be quite difficult to tell a tall tale which keeps a reader turning the page. Kirsten Mortensen does this via her characters – all are believable.
It’s that verisimilitude, that insight into the messiness of relationships, that makes LIBBY such a pleasure.
. . . more realistic depictions of human faults than many romance novels . . .
Notice a pattern?
What do you think? Should authors only create protagonists who are saintly and admirable? Or do you like to read books about people who are suffering from real-life flaws?
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