The protagonist in my upcoming novel, Jane Hopkins McBride, began life in an orphanage and throughout many long and productive years she overcame enormous challenges and heartbreaks. She never gave in even when the odds were against her!
Eleanor Roosevelt once said: "Do one thing every day that scares you." Many women throughout history did just that and managed to overcome and be strong as they followed their path in life. Here are just a few . . .
Rosa Parks: "I would just like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free—so other people could also be free."
Writer Nora Ephron: "I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are." (I subscribe to this theory.)
There were so many others—Mrs. Pankhurst, Amelia Earhart, Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie and more recently young Malala Yousafzai who spoke up about education for girls and was punished for her bravery.
Watch out for The House of Tomorrow Chronicles - Providence and I'm sure you will enjoy Jane's journey. My book is not only a book about a strong woman though. It is also a strong story about family dynamics, history and love. Hope you will enjoy it.