Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Characters I Wish Would Get Their Own Book

It’s another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by  The Broke and the Bookish

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Top Ten Characters I Wish Would Get Their Own Book

When I saw this week’s topic, I knew I had to throw together a last-minute post. There are so many great characters and series out there from fave authors, but sometimes you just want MORE! Especially from those lovable minor characters. In no particular order, these are some characters I would love to read more about — I couldn’t quite come up with 10 on short notice.

Cody Coleman from the Above the LineBailey Flanigan series by Karen Kingsbury

After journeying through 3 or 4 great series with Bailey Flanigan and Cody Coleman, I would really like to see what Cody is up to now.

Andra Ballantyne (Ansel’s sister) from The Ballantyne Legacy series by Laura Frantz (book 3 reviewed here)

She’s a minor character who is not-so-lovable. Ok, she’s just plain crabby. But I’d love to know WHY she’s that way, and what makes her tick! And I’d like to see her have a belated happy ending.

Nico D’Alisa (Juliette’s brother) from A Table by the Window by Hillary Manton Lodge (see my review here)

Juliette’s brother just seems so cool. I hope we get to see more of him or even a side plot involving him in book 2!

Gabe O’Connor (little sister) from the Winds of Change series by Julie Lessman (see my review of the series here)

She is such a spunky tomboy, I’d love to see her feisty personality all grown up!

Naomi (Eleanor’s immigrant friend) from A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander (see my review here)

She was a very minor character, but she was so grateful. I would enjoy learning her backstory.

Tara Spencer (Morgan’s little sister) from The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann

I remember Kristen mentioning her in a Twitter conversation as maybe getting her own story, and I heartily agree! Plus we’d get to catch up with Morgan, Quinn, Noelle, and Rich.


Do you agree with my choices? Share your thoughts or links for TTT in the comments!

15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Characters I Wish Would Get Their Own Book

    • I hope I do! It sounds like I will with Julie Lessman’s characters!

      I enjoyed your list. I would love to see Prim’s perspective of the Hunger Games, too!

  1. I swear, Court, I LOVE your lists, not just because I occasionally make them, but because you come up with THE COOLEST things to put in a list!!

    Thanks for including Gabe and good news!! I have EVERY intention of writing a trilogy for each of the O’Connor cousins, beginning with one for Gabe, Henry and Hope during WWII. Book 1 will be Gabe, who will be a member of WASP — Women Air Force Service Pilots — women pilots in non-combat missions after the outbreak of World War II. So I am realllly looking forward to writing that puppy, trust me. Especially since both Henry and Hope will play major roles as well, and you gotta love that bad boy Henry. 🙂 Not to mention Charity and Mitch, one of my favorite couples in all of my books. 🙂

    Thanks again, sweetie!


    • Julie, this just made my day!!!!!!! I cannot wait for more O’Connor stories – especially Gabe’s. I admit I have wondered how they fared the Depression and following wars. So is this your next project? 🙂

      On a similar note, Blake McClare is one I should have included on this list…. he’s such a lovable prodigal in so many ways, I would love to see him find redemption!!! (I just finished Surprised by Love, I’ll be posting a review in a day or two. It was so awesome!)

      You’re so sweet! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Next project? Well, not exactly, but one I hope to tackle next year.

    Right now I’m finishing up my first contemporary called Isle of Hope, which I actually started before I ever got published. It’s a tiny bit biographical and a story about hope restored, which is why the location — Isle of Hope, Georgia — is so special to me., BUT after that … I am planning on writing a novella for … you guessed it, Mr. Blake “The Rake” McClare to be released in the spring as part of the Seeker spring collection. I don’t know if you are aware, but The Seekers just kicked off their first Christmas novella collections two days ago, Hope for Holidays Historical Collection, of which I am a part, and the Hope for the Holidays Contemporary Collection. My novella is called A Whisper of Hope, and it’s a subplot story about Mitch & Charity that was cut from A Love Surrendered to shorten the book. 🙂

    But I am reallllllly looking forward to writing Blake’s novella because I have actually gotten TONS of letters from readers asking me for his story, which shocks me to NO end since I never meant for him to be a main character. In fact, I purposely made him a total womanizer because I figured nobody would really even notice him since he’s SUCH a bad boy, albeit a nice, family-oriented one! 😉

    Thanks again, Court, for your interest in my books!


    • Ooh the contemporary sounds great! Yay for braving the contemporary genre – I know it will be good!

      A novella for Blake will be so awesome! Yes, he IS a bad boy…but that’s all the more reason for him to have his own story! I can definitely see why people are anxious for it!

      I’ll have to check out the Christmas novella collection, then! Thanks for all the info!

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  4. Hi, Courtney!!

    Loved your list, I haven’t read all of the books listed – however, of the ones I have, I agree totally with your suggestions. Especially the books by Julie Lessman and Laura Frantz – two of my very fave authors whose every book I have in both eBook and paperback!! I’m beyond thrilled that Julie has future plans for so many of her characters and have a feeling Laura may eventually write about previous characters also, – although I know she has finished one book that is still to be published and just started book one of three Ky. based books. Thanks!!

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