One of the best heroines in modern literature is Sibella Giorello's Raleigh Harmon. Why do I think so? Raleigh Harmon exhibits excruciating emotional strength while being on the edge of completely breaking down. She's attractive, tough, smart, vulnerable, and soft-hearted while exercising cynicism. She's kept her faith amidst severely debilitating personal pain and with each new endeavor she realizes important things about her character, personality, desires, and fortitude, again while re-establishing her breaking point. She's charismatic without intending to be. She has to put the breaks on herself or she will make going off half-cocked a daily ritual with her all-systems-go approach. I love her. She's a perfect endearing heroine because I understand her snark when it happens and she brings me to tears when she's on the verge of them. A real female heroine who's written exactly right.
Who is one of your favorite female heroines?
Father, thank you for Sibella's incredible writing, her unique imagination, and her commitment to you. Please continue to bless her with more stories of Raleigh Harmon. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.