Heroine’s with Heart was one of the blogs I chose for my ‘tour’ for the release of NANNY FOR THE MILLIONAIRE’S TWINS because if ever there was a heroine with heart, it’s Tory Bingham.
Tory was a pretty, bright college student when she and her fiancé were in a motorcycle accident. After five years of surgery she’s finally as “back to normal” as she will ever be and she has to get a job. Her leg is still misshapen. She has no skills. After years of being bogged down with surgeries and therapies, she’s lost most of her friends…and, she believes, her social skills. But she gets out into the world and real life because she has to. Though she’d like nothing better than to lay in her bed and cry, she gets up and goes on.
I seriously think this is the reason most of us love being women.
I mean it. Men have their good traits, don’t get me wrong. But women are that Southern-Belle strong that throws people for a loop and pops up when most needed. We get things done.
I have to do lists and calendars for everything from my books and PR for those books, to housecleaning and shopping (2 lists. One for mall shopping. One for groceries J) and family stuff. With eleven kids in my family we even have a separate birthday/anniversary calendar that we publish yearly. Done, incidentally, by the women in the family.
Women send out the sympathy cards and bake the ziti when somebody dies. Women call the family when someone is taken ill. We iron – as opposed to tossing our top in the dryer and hoping it comes out unwrinkled. When we see someone sad, we ask, “What’s wrong?” or we figure out a way to make them laugh. We don’t look at somebody and say, “Oh, it’s too bad they’re unhappy.” We try to make it right.
And basically that’s what happens with Tory. When she gets the job as nanny for Chance Montgomery’s twins, she realizes living with someone means she can’t just mind the babies when the scandal that sent Chance away fifteen years ago still haunts him. When she sees he’s unhappy, she talks through his confusion, teaches him things about raising kids that he wouldn’t have figured out on his own--
And falls in love.
Because that’s the other thing women do. We love.
Some days I envy the fact that my husband can walk right by a sink full of dirty dishes or a dusty end table without even noticing. I envy his total disregard for what others think of his wardrobe (and I use the term wardrobe loosely since elastic waist shorts and T-shirts comprise most of what’s in his closet and cabinets). But any day of the week I’d still chose being a woman.
We’re sensitive, compassionate and strong. We’re all truly heroines with heart. What could be better than that?
I’d love to hear your stories of Heroine’s with heart in your life. I’ll give one poster a copy of THE TYCOON’S SECRET DAUGHTER and one poster a $10 Amazon gift card.
Susan Meier's book, NANNY FOR THE MILLIONAIRE'S TWINS, is now available. THE TYCOON'S SECRET DAUGHTER was released in June. You can follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/susanmeier1