For the month of April, I've decided to join the A-Z blog challenge. This means I'll make a sterling effort to produce twenty-six blog posts during April, one for every letter of the alphabet, each having some connection with my books and their setting.
Amy is the main character in Promises to Keep and A Second Chance, and I'll freely admit that I love her dearly. She's had many challenges and trials, but her strength of spirit and capacity for love have carried her through.In nineteenth century New Zealand, there are few choices for a farm girl like Amy. Her life seems mapped out for her by the time she is twelve. Amy dreams of an exciting life in the world beyond her narrow boundaries. But it is the two people who come to the farm from outside the valley who change her life forever, and Amy learns the high cost of making the wrong choice.
She's twelve years old in 1881 when we first meet her, and already running a household for her father and brothers, her own dreams set aside for the sake of duty.
Amy's small of stature, with dark hair, a pale complexion, and blue eyes. When I'm casting the imaginary television series in my head, I see someone a little like Kiwi actress Brooke Williams (but with curlier hair) in the role: