I would like to start off by saying that nothing in this blog is a criticism. Jennifer Crusie is one of my all time favorite authors and I love absolutely everything that she has written. Alone. On with the post.
Being an avid reader there are lots of books that I will read at least once a year. Jennifer Crusie authors a lot of those books. This being the case, I have begun to pick up on something. A lot of her female characters have similar features. Examples are:
Minerva Dobbs from Bet Me - "...her hair cut in short loose curls that glinted in the sun..."
Nina Askew from Anyone But You - "...her short dark curls were rumpled..."
Sophie Dempsey from Welcome to Temptation - "...all that dark curly hair..."
Maddie Faraday from Tell Me Lies - "...all dark curls and warm curves..."
Tess Newhart from Strange Bedpersons - "...but she ran her fingers through her short red curls..."
Tilda Goodnight from Faking It - "...Davy stared at her dark loopy curls..."
Dennie Banks from Trust Me on This - "...Dennie Banks shoved her dark curls from her face..."
Agnes Crandall from Agnes and the Hitman - "...dark curls bouncing..."
Andie Miller from Maybe This Time - "...all those crazy curls yanked back..."
Are you seeing where I'm headed with this? I would have never noticed except that I listened to Maybe This Time, Agnes and the Hitman and Welcome to Temptation all pretty recently and close together. Then I started remember all her other books (that I love) and all her heroines have curly hair. I thought they all might be dark, but there are a few redheads thrown in the mix.
Is this one of those rules that only a published author can break? Is it a rule at all? Do we really care?
Have you ever noticed anything like this about one of your favorite authors? Please share.
Happy Monday and all that jazz.