It seems to me in romance circles that readers and writers talk about the occupations of the heroes in books more often than they talk about the heroines. Cowboys, firemen, policemen, and military men= seem to be among the most popular occupations. But do we ever talk about the occupations of the heroines? Maybe, but I think I’ve missed those conversations.
So let’s talk about our heroines and what they do for a living. In a number of my books I’ve had heroines who had one job, but circumstances have made them find another one. In A Match to Call Ours, Brittany Gorman loses her job as a financial planner and in desperation takes a job as a nanny for six-year-old twins, whose father just happens to be the hero. In A Place to Call Home, Molly Finnerty leaves her high profile job as a fashion model for a quieter life as the owner of a bed-and-breakfast. In A Song to Call Ours, Amanda Reynolds wants to be a singer and song writer in Nashville, but before she realizes her dream, she paints houses. The heroine of my latest book, Second Chance Gift, is a teacher’s aide, and she is working on her teaching degree. I have two heroines who have been missionaries and have had to leave the mission field for various reasons and discover a new way of life as well as love.
I also have heroines who are set in their careers. Heather Watson from A Love to Call Mine is an oncology nurse. Julianne Keller, the heroine of Hometown Promise, runs her family variety store. Melanie Drake from Hometown Dad is a dental hygienist.
I have a new pre-order, Second Chance Forgiveness. In this book the heroine, Maria Sanchez, runs a charitable foundation for her good friend, Jillian Rodgers, the heroine from Second Chance Love.
You can pre-order the book at these retailers.
What kind of occupations would you like to see for the heroines in our contemporary Christian romances?
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