James Stewart and Others of His Ilk

13934885_526625644200060_290218574766032144_nA very nice author,  Samantha Tonge  ,on Twitter blogged about what she likes in a Romance novel hero.

http://samanthatonge.co.uk/news-and-blog/five-top-traits-for-heroes/?platform=hootsuite

I Tweeted back what I like.

  1. Good with Babies
  2. Humble
  3. Courageous Enough to Grow
  4. Cares for Those Around Him
  5. Has a Code of Honor

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Interestingly, my husband has all those things.

So do some of my favorite actors, James Stewart, Liam Neeson,

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and Tom Selleck.  This is what you call a Character Archetype.  That is, it’s a character type which has been imitated to great effect.  Good to know there are real life versions, because I probably never would have gotten married or had children.  In fact, my first ‘book boyfriend’ character was a shining example and helped me learn what to look for in a real guy.  That would be Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

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http://anneofgreengables.com/

So, if you find yourself drawn to a particular kind of guy, this is probably why.  Go with it.  😉  You might just live happily ever after.

Happy Monday

James Stewart   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Stewart

Tom Selleck   http://www.biography.com/people/tom-selleck-9478607

Liam Neeson   http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000553/

P.S. Sorry about the big white spaces.  Tried to fix them, but they just wouldn’t go away for this particular post.

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