This series is going to continue on the first Monday of every month with a new character in which we think has a lesson or two to teach (or at least, we’ve learnt something from reading their stories).
This weeks addition is Sophie May from Giovanna Fletcher’s novels Billy and Me and Always With Love, including her novella staring Sophie, Christmas With Billy and Me. Sophie is such a kind and compassionate person it’s hard not to love her. Giovanna writes her in such a way that everyone is drawn to Sophie, you really do want to be her best friend.
I also think that Sophie has some lessons to teach in her stories. She’s not had the easiest life with her father dying when she was small and an ongoing battle with anxiety because of that. However she found some kind of safety with Billy Buskin, Hollywood’s next big thing. I’ve both learned a lot from Sophie in these novels and here and some of the things I think others could take on board:
- Don’t change who you are for anyone or any situation – even if you are thrust in to the limelight, don’t play up to the cameras.
- If you love someone, it is worth being flexible to keep that relationship going.
- That being said, don’t change your life completely for someone, mutual happiness is important.
- Tea and cake make everything better.
- Take life at your own pace and relax a little.
- Do not let past events define your life. The past is the past and you can always move on.
- Family is important.
Those are just a few things that I think Sophie teaches us in Giovanna’s fantastic Chick-Lit wonders. I absolutely adore these books and Sophie is one of my favourite characters of all time, there is sometimes a lot to learn from someone who (on the surface) is quite average.