Let’s face it, sometimes you read a book and have expectations. As an author, I understand that many of my readers have held expectations as to the outcome of my characters in The Legacy Series. A few have found fault about the paths I led them down while others have enjoyed them nevertheless.
Like people in real life, we expect certain things out of characters. Their behavior can disappoint us or thrill us, depending on the choices they make in life. In The Price of Passion both Robert and Jolene are faced with decisions regarding who they will marry.
As writers who study character development, that is really is what it is in a nutshell — the development of personalities that our characters possess. Each is slightly flawed or extremely flawed. However, if you haven’t picked up in the series by now, each main character is really faced with how they deal with innocence, deception, love, and passion. Each carries a price in life.
Characters in books are supposed to grow. You may discover in Book #4 you would like to slap Jolene up the side of her head or tape her mouth shut. Yes, she is bullheaded, prideful, and fiercely independent. Like others, she has a lesson to learn, so hopefully by the time you read “The End,” you’ll discover that she has grown into a mature young woman.
What about Robert? Does the rogue finally settle down and pursue Grace? Does mild-manner Alastair find love? Does Geoffrey Chambers ever stop being a pain in the you-know-what? And then there is Philippe, Suzette, and Robert, with a past that is enough to make your head spin.
The focus on this last chapter is, of course, on the younger generation. However, in the end, I’ve tried to wrap it up neatly with a nice happy everafter bow, except for one part that may surprise you.
I hope you enjoy it. As usual, I cried in a few spots and laughed in others while writing it. Authors get engrossed in their characters’ lives as much as readers.
And by the way, thank you for following me on this journey with The Legacy Series! You are the best.