Happy Mother’s Day!
May 9th, 2010

We always hear about the wicked stepmothers… but what about their positive counterparts? While we’re all celebrating the wonderful mothers in our lives (hi, Mom!), there was an excellent piece in Dear Author today about the good mothers of romance fiction. When you think of it, there are quite a few. Who are your favorite fictional moms?

5 Responses to “Happy Mother’s Day!”

  1. Rachel Adrianna says:

    Mrs Dashwood (S&S)
    Marilla Cuthbert(Anne of Green Gables; more ike a mother-figure)
    Lady Honoria Percy Selwick (obvious!)
    Lady Hamley (Wives and Daughters)

    LOVE these women; i read the books as much for them as for the main plot :)

  2. Diya says:


  3. Georgia says:

    I think Amelia Peabody was a good mother, although she was rather unorthodox and mothering was not exactly her priority.

  4. Sarah H says:

    Ditto to Marilla Cuthbert and Mrs. Weasley.

  5. sharon tyson says:

    The first Mom that came to mind was Marmee in Little Women. She was brave and courageous in the face of adversity.

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