4 STAR Book--Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith-- I read this wonderful book many years ago. I remember distinctly the development of the character Ivy Rowe throughout the course of the book. We grow with her and hear her voice change as she changes.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Atticus Finch: Easily the most heroic, admirable character that I've ever come across in reading. And Boo! My children know my love of Boo, thus their many nicknames!