October 20, 2017 · 8:51 am
I know I say this every week, but this topic could definitely go in a couple of different directions. Let me throw a dart on the wall and choose the specific first love I want to write about today.
Okay, first book boyfriend love. That’s a goodie.
You may be surprised to know it wasn’t Rhett Butler from Gone with The Wind,
or Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice
even though those are the two romance books that set me on my chosen course. Nope. My first book dream lover was Brian Beldon
from the Trixie Beldon mystery series.
You all know I grew up in my local library from the time I was 8 years old. My librarian mamas were forever pointing me in the correct age group destination for books for me to read. I discovered Trixie Beldon and her family at the age of 9.
Brian Beldon, the oldest of the 4 Beldon kids, was 16 in the first book. He had movie theater good looks which were described as dark-eyed, dark-haired, and handsome, and he was the kid everyone looked to for guidance and advice. He was the one who always kept a cool head in the storm that was mischievous Trixie and her friends. He was the perfect older brother. I always imagined he would grow up to be a dashing doctor because he was forever giving first aid to his siblings and anyone else who was injured. I dreamed a little girl’s dream of someday growing up and marrying a doctor just like Brian.
To a nine-year-old myopic, overweight, and lonely girl, Brian Beldon was the epitome of innocent boyfriend first love. I was 26 when the series quit production in 1986. As happenstance would have it, in 1987 I married a dark eyed, dark haired… ( wait for it) Doctor.
Life imitating art? Or a really good wish? You decide, but whatever the reason, I have my very own Brian Beldon!
Want to find out who the first loves of some of the other authors in this blog hop are? Click on the links below and visit them.
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June 24, 2015 · 10:27 am
With the advent of boy bands, teen heart throbs, and movie bigger than life superheros, do any young girls-commonly called TWEENS- read nowadays? Other than the Twilight series, I mean? I remember vividly, long summer days spent on my bed or on a blanket at the beach, reading book after book. Summer was my favorite time as a tween because it meant no reading list from school. I could read what I wanted, when I wanted. I binged read Nancy Drew Mysteries like people binge watch on-demand television shows these days.
My first ever fictional school girl crush was Brian Beldon from the Trixie Beldon books. Trixie, a pre teen like me, had two brothers, the oldest of who was Brian. Jet black hair and a winning grin, Brian wanted to be a **sigh** doctor. He was frequently the voice of almost-grown-up reason when Trixie got caught in her hair-brained snooping mysteries and I just thought he was “it” for me. I had no real-life boyfriends until I graduated from college, ( I know: late bloomer!) so I had to live vicariously through my fictional one.
And of course, this got me to thinking: Who are some of the most popular and beloved boyfriends in fiction. This could potentially be a hot button issue because true fans are devoted to the boys they feel are the absolute best, so here goes. In no best-to-least-best order
- Gilbert Blythe, Anne of Green Gables.
- Ron Weasley, Harry Potter series
- Joe Morelli, Stephanie Plum books
- Mr Knightley, Emma
- Ned Nickerson, Nancy Drew Mysteries
- Augustus Waters, The Fault is in our Stars
- Edward Cullen, Twilight series
- Jacob Black, Twilight series
- Fitzwilliam Darcy, Pride and Prejudice
- Ian McNab, In Death Series ( and my personal favorite!)
All these boyfriends are good guys, do-gooders, love their girls, and treat them well. They love their girls so much they put up with mood shifts, dangerous jobs, evil warlocks and vampires, societal restrictions, financial setbacks, and even terminal cancer.
But through all the foibles and follies of dating, the end result is they simply love, support, and respect their girls.
What more could you ask for from a boyfriend?
So. Who was your first fictional crush?
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