Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Top Ten Tuesday - Ten of My Favorite Heroines

Today I'm linking up with Top Ten Tuesday hosted by 
That Artsy Reader Girl which is all about lists.  Since lists are one of my favorite things this is one of my favorite linkups!  Today's topic is about my favorite heroines.  

1.  Sloan Krauss - Sloan is such an interesting main character.  She's an expert brewer, a good business owner, a dedicated mother, and a loyal friend.  She's also learning to stand up for herself and what is best for her and those she loves.  

2.  Miss Maude Silver - Wentworth's Miss Silver is on of my absolute favorite detectives.  She's incredibly intelligent and practical but also calm and compassionate.  

3.  Ariadne Oliver - I know it's going to be a good Agatha Christie book with Ariadne Oliver shows up.  She's hilarious and I often wonder how much of Christie's own thoughts 

4.  Mrs. Emily Pollifax - I adore Emily Pollifax and absolutely love the adventures she gets involved in.  As the series has gone on I've come to love her even more as she becomes a more capable agent.

5.  Meg Langslow - Meg is not only a blacksmith but also manages to keep her family running as well as dealing with various birds and solving murders.

6.  Jessica Fletcher - How can Jessica Fletcher not be a favorite heroine?  She's smart and can always manage to not only stumble on a murder but solve it too.

7.  Verity Kent - Verity is an intelligent woman with a very impressive past.  She plunged into her work as a secret service agent after the supposed death of her husband during World War I and holds herself together through some pretty unimaginable circumstances.

8.  Mary Russell - Mary Russell may be the only woman on the planet who is smart enough and strong willed enough to live with Sherlock Holmes and still maintain her individuality.  

9.  Sarah Malloy - Victoria Thompson's Sarah Malloy is such a fascinating character.  She becomes a midwife despite expectations that she move in high society and not deal with the darker side of New York.  She also always acts with kindness and isn't afraid to dive in when her help is needed.

10. Harriet Gordon - A.M. Stuart's Harriet Gordon not only is doing her best to help her brother as he runs a school in Singapore but was also an active suffragette in England.

Who are your favorite heroines?


  1. I'm going to be thinking about that question for a while :)

  2. Katherine, I could add several of these to a list if I had made one. I didn't, but I keep thinking I should start joining the 'Top Ten' again on Tuesdays. Maybe next week. Mary Russell, Ariadne Oliver, Meg Langslow, and Mrs. Pollifax - I know all of them!

  3. Well I know Adriane Oliver, Mrs. Pollifax, Jessica Fletcher and Sarah Malloy. I would say Amelia Peabody and Charlotte Sloane are also favorites in these genres. I have many more from UF like Kate Daniels and Mercy Thompson.

    Anne – Books of My Heart

  4. Definitely Verity which is the only one I know here and I did expect to see Miss Silver. I'd like to meet Charlotte Sloane.

  5. Oh, Mrs. Pollifax! Good choice. :D

  6. I have not read any of these characters! I have some reading to do.

  7. Nice choices. Jessica Fletcher is such a wonderful character too!