My goal as an author is to connect my readers with characters they'd love to invite to lunch. So, in addition to introducing you to the characters in my own novels, I want to talk to you about those I find in the books I'm reading. Today, that character is Kya from Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.
We meet Kya as a young child, who very quickly is abandoned by everyone she knows and loves - and yet, she finds a way to not only survive, but thrive. Imagine having to forage for food, hide from those who might wish to harm you, and make your way in a world that doesn't understand you.
That's Kya. And that's me. And that's you. That's every woman who has ever had to do something or be someone simply because we had no other choice.
Despite her experiences - or perhaps, because of them - Kya finds a kind of life satisfaction we all long for. And like the women in Sunflowers Beneath the Snow, she shows us that women, regardless of their circumstances, can, and do, experience all the good things life has to offer - compassion, joy, love, faith, and wonder.
I highly recommend Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I also know you'll love Ivanna, Yevtsye, and Ionna in Sunflowers Beneath the Snow, too. Preorder it today!
Teri M Brown, author of An Enemy Like Me and Sunflowers Beneath the Snow connects readers with characters they'd love to invite to lunch.