Who is your favorite fictional family?
There is something about a big family that I just love to read about. All the family dynamics that come in to play (positive and negative)! I grew up with three older brothers, so I have plenty of material to work in to my books.
I have been having so much fun channeling my love of big families into my ongoing Bloom Sisters Series. I have always loved seeing siblings pop in and out of each other’s lives. Whether they are giving sage advice like Poppy Bloom does for her sister, Daisy, in A Date for Daisy, or joking around, like Hawthorne does as the only boy in a family of six girls! Perhaps my favorite part though, is interacting with the men and women who have built these families and raised the heroes and heroines we watch fall in love!
The matriarch of the Bloom family is Laura. She’s kind and generous, and she can bring the chaos of seven siblings into order with a word. Every book in the Bloom Sisters Series starts and ends with a scene from Laura’s perspective as she prays for and talks to her children.
I thought I would share some of my favorite fictional families from Sibling Sagas of
contemporary Christian Romance.
Liwen Y Ho’s Spark Brothers – I love how different each Spark brother is. A firefighter, an actor, a writer, a food critic, and a singer. The stories they must have to tell around the dinner table! So talented and creative – and all the passion that goes with it!
Elizabeth Maddrey’s Baxter Family – I adore how these brothers interact with their sister. I mean, they moved across the country with her when she inherited a bed-and-breakfast and fell in love!
Sarah Monzon’s Carrington family – Okay, I’m cheating a bit because these aren’t entirely contemporary! These are split-timeline books, and the modern day stories are of the Carrington siblings, each with wounds and stories that will take you on a journey.
Hannah Jo Abbott’s Kelly family – When their parents die tragically, the oldest sibling – Paige – sacrifices everything to raise her younger siblings instead of finishing college. Their backstory gives the Kelly family some of the tightest connections I have found in Contemporary Christian Romance!
Valerie Comer’s Delgado family – Cowboy siblings anyone? I know that not every book in the Saddle Springs Ranch series features a Delgado… but I love this family and I couldn’t leave them out!
And of course my very own Bloom Family. With 6 sisters and one brother, there is always something happening around the farm. I love how each Bloom family members has taken ownership of their own portion of the farm, turning it into a thriving farm tourism business with an event barn, bed-and-breakfast, and more.
I’m only three books into this six book series, but the family brunches just keep getting more fun to write! The latest installment, Poppy’s Proposal, comes out later this month! Through July 11th, you can get Hoping for Hawthorne for only $0.99 as a part of a Christmas in July promotion.
Okay – your turn! Who is your favorite fictional family? Have you read any of the ones I mentioned?