Thursday, 6 November 2008

Character Spotlight ~ Jamie Carie's Elizabeth Smith

Today the spotlight shines on .......................................................Elizabeth Smith

Jamie Carie's characters are exceptional, no more so than in her debut novel, Snow Angel! Over the following months we will catch a glimpse of each one of her lead characters from The Duchess and the Dragon, Wind Dancer, Love's First Light and more. You will fall in love with Jamie's characters, books and her lovely spirit.

Here's Jamie now

Brief physical description

I found an artist, Debra Sievers and fell in love with her work. I pictured Elizabeth to look like the girl in “Twilight Dream.” The girl in the painting has a strength and vulnerability that, I think, perfectly captures Elizabeth’s essence.

Noah? I just pictured him as a hunky mountain man, tall
and broad shouldered and really strong – LOL!

Rel:~ I came across this photo of
James Tupper and he had Noah stamped all over him! What do you think, Jamie??

Strengths and weaknesses

Elizabeth has had to be strong to survive. Her past is filled with people who used her and abandoned her. Her weakness is learning to trust again after all that has happened to her.

Quirk (if any)

Hmmm, Elizabeth can’t cook . . . is that a quirk?

And Noah is something of a neat-freak until Elizabeth lands on his doorsteps and turns his world upside down. (With three sons and a pack-rat husband it was hard to imagine a man who likes everything neat, but I wanted Noah to be as perfect as a guy could get J).

Your inspiration for the character.

I think all of us, to some degree, have been let down by people in our lives. Whether it has been rejection of some kind, disappointment, or even abuse, I felt like many people could relate to how hard it is to become vulnerable and trust again. God has a plan though. He doesn’t expect Elizabeth (or us) to be able to climb this mountain back to emotional health overnight. He brought good people into her life, gave her time to heal, and brought the past back so that she could face it. Most of all, God reveals his great love for her. That in itself can change everything.


When Noah Wesley heard the faint sound outside the door of his remote Alaskan mountain cabin during a violent night time blizzard, it was no less than the voice of God that urged him to take a closer look, soon to discover his snow angel.

Unconscious and more than half frozen to death, her name, as Noah would later learn after boldly saving her life, was Elizabeth, a beautiful young woman, fragile yet fierce, and intent on discovering gold like so many others in that region during the late 1800s. But why Elizabeth was so drawn to the gold, and why she would chase it even through a pounding storm that no man would dare face, was a secret to be shared with no one else, not even at the inviation of Noah's deep blue trusting eyes.

Lovely, Jamie! Thanks for sharing :) See you back here soon for Serena, Scarlett, Isabelle and the men in their lives!

Please take this opportunity to encourage Jamie by leaving a comment.

On Monday, we get to meet MaryLu Tyndall's Chase Randal and Dominique Lawson from The Falcon and the Sparrow ~ it's good stuff!

Relz Reviewz Extras

Review of Snow Angel

Interview with Jamie

Visit Jamie's website and blog (Tina Fey isn't the only one who looks like Sarah Palin!)

Buy Jamie's books at Amazon and Koorong


Anonymous said...

i really like snow angel. matter of fact, i think i won it from you!!! :)

Rel said...

You did :)

Deena said...

Cool spotlight! My eldest daughter just guest reviewed this one for me. She's my historical critic for now:-)

jamie carie said...

Rel!! I've been trying to pin down what Noah looks like in my mind for years and you nailed it!! James Tupper looks exactly how I imagine him to be - lol!

Tracy said...

Thanks Jamie and Rel...another book to add to the wish list!

nolene said...

that was nice, i really enjoyed this book!

Lindsey said...

Another book to add to my "Gotta read it!" pile! :-)

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