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Guess That Character Blogfest!

It is time for Guess That Character Blogfest! I will put a snippet from my novel about Liza here, you guess in the comments what she looks like, and tomorrow I'll post a photo. Go check out the other participants and the lovely Jen from Unedited by clicking on the photo for the blogfest.
Snippet from Her Daughter:

They arrived at the mall and went into some of the fancier dress shops. Liza didn’t like anything in there so they went into a privately owned shop down the road from the mall. There wasn’t a lot of selection, but after digging through the racks, Sarah came upon a very simple, white dress. It was spaghetti strap with bunched fabric over the chest and a slimming, straight drop to Liza’s calves. There was a tiny bit of sheer tulle sticking out of the top and another tiny layer of it running along the bottom hem. Liza put it on in the dressing room and didn’t want to take it off again.
“Girl! I want to see it. Get out here,” Sarah called.
Liza finally walked out with a big smile. “I love it,” she said.
“Oh wow, me too. It’s amazing. It even works on your shortness.” Sarah walked over and peered down at Liza.
“Not funny. But it is beautiful.” Liza looked up at her six foot friend. “This is the dress. God I wish I could wear this on my real wedding day.”
Before Liza could slap her hand over her mouth, Sarah grabbed her wrists and looked her straight in the eye. “What did you just say?” she said and laughed. “Are we having a secret wedding? That’s what I thought, but I wasn’t sure. Tell me, tell me now.”
“Yes. John finally saw how my mother is at the wedding planner’s office yesterday. She picked pink, yuck, for the aisle runners. John said it wasn’t a good idea because he knows I hate pink. She told the planner we would go with it because it was perfect.”
“What a witch.”
“No, Sarah. She’s still my mother. I don’t care how she treats me, she’s still my mother.”
“You are too sweet for your own good.”
Liza twirled around in the dress.

28 comments:

Christine Danek said...

Great job Amie!
Liza--Sandy blonde shoulder length hair, brown eyes,fair skin.
Can't wait to see what she looks like.

Jen said...

I loved this Amie!!! Thank you so much for playing, this piece made me want to read more! Weddings are tough and with a mother who loves to plan it all I can understand the crazy feeling!!

My Guess for Liza - Dirty blonde hair (or sandy, whatever you prefer) above the shoulders (I'm picturing her to look like my character blogfest photo!), light blue eyes, thin and short (height as described) and very simple.

I look forward to seeing how close I am!! Thank you SO much for playing!

Susan Fields said...

I'm guessing Liza has shiny black hair that hangs straight down to her shoulders. She's got olive skin and big brown eyes. She's average height and rather curvy. Can't wait to find out what she really looks like!

Damyanti said...

Liza is medium height, has blonde hair, and wheatish complexion. Kind brown eyes, and a soft mouth.

Nicely worked scene between the two friends!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Nice snippet! I see Liza as short with blond hair and blue eyes.

Vicki Rocho said...

So she's short (thanks for the clue)...and I'm seeing honey blonde hair and blue, innocent eyes. She defends her mother even when she disagrees with her, so she's obviously loyal and loving...having a secret wedding so she's clever too.

DL Hammons said...

I see in my minds-eye a short Keri Russell. Blue eyes with a hint of michevousness.

Meredith said...

I love this! I want to know more about Liza and her relationship with her mother, and Sarah is such a fun character! I see Liza as a medium-height girl with wispy pale blond hair and big brown eyes. She's thin but not skinny and has very delicate facial features. Can't wait to see what she looks like!

aspiring_x said...

i pictured Zoe Saldana... she would look SO gorgeous in a dress like that!

Summer Ross said...

Shorter than most, long dark brown hair, small eyes, athletic.

Terry Stonecrop said...

Thick, curly black hair, almost black eyes. Sweet natured, but with a hint of impishness.

I like the secret wedding. Great scene:)

Lenny said...

hi miss amie! i thinks shes shortish and she got a real nice shape. shes got medium long honey color hair and big dark brown eyes. she love her mom but she got a mind of her own
...smiles from lenny

Hanna C. Howard said...

I wonder... :)

Dark brown long hair. Short, slender. Very pretty. Brown eyes. Liza-ish.

J.C. Martin @ Fighter Writer said...

Ooh...wedding dress. Deja vu. Just been there. I think Liza is petite but curvy, dark way hair, brown eyes, like Gabrielle in Desperate Housewives, but a much younger version, say mid-20s.

Nicole Murray said...

She is too sweet and its for everyone elses good, not her own. I think she is simple but unique. A classy person who needs to think of herself--ti stand up. I see rounded cheeks and kind eyes with a petiete frame.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Love this excerpt! I see Liza with straight brown, longer than shoulder-length hair that's cut with many long layers. She parts it on the side and has to smooth back the strand that always falls across her eyes. Speaking of eyes, I see her with hazel eyes and long lashes. Her skin is naturally bronzed and she has faint but numerous freckles on both cheeks. Naturally, I see her as slim -- with a wedding coming up, she's probably been firming up in the gym too.

:D There's my stab at her! Looking forward to tomorrow's reveal.

Steph Sinkhorn said...

Nice!

Liza is petite and elegant. She has classic taste, and wears a lot of stylish-but-simple clothing. She has shiny brown hair, blue eyes, and clear, bright skin. She smiles a lot because she's in love.

Talei said...

I'm imagining Liza with shiny dark brown wavy hair and lovely blue eyes and lucious lips. ( to go with the big wide smile ;)) She has taste for a classic style dress, nothing too flouncy and not pink. She likes to keep the peace, doesn't want to upset her mother but still might get her own way in the end.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and also for the follow. ;))

Diane J. said...

Liza is average height, so about 5'5". She has sandy blonde hair and blue eyes. Going on just this small snippet, I get the feeling she's a bit naive and doesn't stand up for herself, a bit on the meek side. I can't wait to see how she progresses, I love a good challenge that takes someone who is timid or shy and gives them an eye opening moment where their inner strength comes through. I guess that's why I liked Grease, LOL.

Francine said...

Hi,

I'm guessing Liza is easy-going, not one for fussy dressing in normal circumstances, she's average build, obviously short, catch-the-eye pretty but no glamour puss, and has a lovely open smile and glittering aqua blue eyes beneath dark fringe and raked up hair in gripper.

best
F

Lorna said...

I think Liza has curly, honey-blonde hair, down to her shoulders. Maybe thin-rimmed glasses. Slim but curvy with quite a round face. Possibly brown eyes.

Mina Carlisle said...

I see a girl who is early to mid 20s, who isn't that short but is compared to Sarah. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.

*I'm so shocked that Jenny is you! It'd be funny if the two of ya'll look similar!

Margo Berendsen said...

She's short (ha! you gave that away!) and kind-hearted - I wouldn't be that kind if my mom had hijacked wedding plans!

I'm having way too much fun picking famous peole for characters and yours feels like Reese Witherspoon. Blonde medium length hair, adorable face, happy voice. Yeah for the dress!

Brenda Drake said...

Okay, I bet she's about 5'6" since she looks up to Sarah. She has shoulderlength wavy auburn hair, brown eyes, and pale skin. I think mommy's a little over powering and she doesn't stand up for herself. Instead, she has to run off and have a secret wedding. So, I'm guessing she's timid. Hopefully, she's going to put Mommy in her place and have a Halloween themed wedding ... JK

Can't wait to meet her tomorrow! :D

Elizabeth Mueller said...

She is fair, big brown eyes, soft black hair that drops well past her waist with big curls. She's slender but with nice curves. :) I can't wait for tomorrow!!!

Bethany Mattingly said...

I think she is medium height and has blonde hair that frames her face. Her hair goes to maybe her shoulders. She has soft blue eyes. Great excerpt!

Renae said...

Great job on the snippet! I am picturing medium height with honey blonde wavy hair and green eyes.

Can't wait for the reveal!

Talli Roland said...

Oh, you can just feel the tension brewing here!

I'm going to say she's got brown hair and dark brown eyes, medium build.