Thursday, 24 September 2009

Character Spotlight ~ Melody Carlson's Hope Bartolli

Today the spotlight shines on..........................Hope Bartolli

Melody Carlson is such a talented author, writing across multiple genres in the adult and YA market. Her latest release is one of Summerside Press' Love Finds You series ~ Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon.
Enjoy Melody's insight into the sister in the middle, Hope Bartolli!

Brief physical description

Hope Bartolli looks a bit more Italian than her sisters. Long brunette hair, brown eyes, even but interesting features. Taller than average. Kind of a Sandra Bullock

Strengths and weaknesses

Hope is an intelligent hard worker who takes life a bit too seriously. Her weakness is too much fear and caution which keeps her from fully living her life.

Quirk (if any)

In an effort to conceal some old hurts (thanks to her younger sister) Hope battles some jealousy and tries too hard to appear nonchalant.

Your inspiration for the character

The Three Sisters Mountains (our town's namesake) also share names with the three Bartolli sisters (Faith, Hope & Charity) along with some personality traits. One mountain (north, Faith) is slightly cool and aloof. The southern mountain, Charity, is somewhat volatile (recent volcanic activity). And the other mountain (Hope) is kind of stuck in the middle.

Background to the story

When Hope returns to her hometown of Sisters Oregon to attend her grandmother's funeral, she's forced to reunite with her two sisters. But after she inherits Nona's property, old feuds and jealousies are stirred up and Hope must decide whether to stay in Sisters or give up her inheritance and retreat to her previous and somewhat stagnant life.

Melody ~ thanks for finding the time in your busy schedule to share about Hope!

On Monday, I hope to bring you a spotlight on Kay Strom's Grace Winslow from her latest novel, The Call of Zulina.

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