Today, we're talking about the heroine of Love at Last, Elise Rivers.
Elise hasn't had an easy life, losing her parents to illness and being forced to live and work for a cruel relative. And yet, she fights to find joy in little things, and to dream in spite of her circumstances.
Because she has been bereft of love in her life, she's learned to live a vivid inner life. When a handsome former patient dawns on her horizon and rescues her from a verbal and physical assault, she is ripe for a romantic and risky proposition.
Elise has a servant's heart, working in the Union hospital at Fort Slocum, NY during the War, and when she arrives in Texas, she does everything she can to keep her part of the bargain she made with Bowie.
I found a template for Elise perusing Pinterist. I didn't even know what she was going to look like until I found her picture. She's not a child as a spinster of 30, but there is a youthfulness there, too. I love the pensive, almost expectant expression on her face, and I think it captures what I wanted to portray in Elise.
Bowie has no idea what to do with Elise. She's pretty and considerate and treats him as if he were someone special, and just what is he supposed to make of that? From her long, brown hair, to her sweetness, to her haunting jasmine scent, she drives him crazy.
All in all, she's just the woman he needs to crack through the carapace he's built around his heart to protect himself.
Every day this week, I'm giving away a copy of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, the musical!
To win the DVD, leave a comment telling me what your favorite fragrance is. (US Only.)
And today, I'm also including a bar of custom-made Jasmine soap, Elise's signature scent.
And keep in mind, there are only a few days left to enter the big giveaway below!
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