This week's Top Ten Tuesday is looking at our favorite characters in whatever genre you choose. TTT is a meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.
I'm a huge fan of mysteries, so I chose that genre. I'm not sure that I'll be able to hold my favorite characters to 10 but I'm going to give it a shot. (Of course I came up with 12 and had to cut it back.)
Anyway! Looking forward to seeing who you mention!
1. Mary Russell (from the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Laurie R. King) is probably my favorite character because as a woman she is intelligent, self-sufficient, and unafraid to stand up to the males that surround her.
2. Armand Gamache of the Three Pines Mysteries by Louise Penny is the kind of man I would love to think actually protects the world from the evils that are there. He is passionately in love with his wife, Reine-Marie, as well as constantly endeavoring to improve the men and women that work with him.
3. Theodosia Browning from Laura Childs' Tea Shop mysteries - Theodosia and her cohorts at the Indigo Tea Shop in Charleston, SC are constantly coming up with delicious sounding events and recipes while working to make their friends and family safer.
4.Olivia Parras from Julie Hyzy's White House chef series is spunky and friendly while thoroughly professional, determined always to make things (food) as perfect as possible while keeping an eye out for the bad guys that may have danger on their minds.
5. Maisie Dobbs - (Jacqueline Winspear's character) who can't love Maisie - constantly trying to help those around her as well as improving herself.
6. Guido Brunetti - (Donna Leon's Venetian Commissario of Police) maybe it's the Italian background or maybe it's the atmosphere of his home - Guido reminds me of home.
7. Suzanne Dietz of Laura Childs' Cackleberry Club - here is a woman who has been widowed at a young age and yet manages to pick herself up and start over again along with he support of her friends. She has innovative ideas to grow her own business while still helping her community and friends.
8. Hester Monk from Anne Perry's Monk series - what an inspiration Hester can be - a nurse in the Crimean War (when women didn't do those things) and now back in England helping others who are ill as well as her husband find the bad guys. Here is a woman who doesn't stand on ceremony but does what has to get done.
9. Goldy Schulz - Diane Mott Davidson's Goldy series is just plain fun. Goldy always manages to get into some kind of hot water (her hubbie's a cop so he gets her out) while still coming up with delicious recipes for her catered affairs. YUMMY!
10.Clare Cosi - Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse series manager - manages okay juggling two men in her life as well as the coffeehouse. Just plain fun!
Those are my top ten, what about you.