Garden of Her Heart Characters

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Today, I wanted to introduce you to the characters in Garden of Her Heart. I think you’ll like meeting them.

When I was envisioning our hero, Rock Laroux, I knew it needed to be someone with kindness in his eyes and a handsome face.

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Andy Wagner turned out to be my ideal Rock. He’s got that military look, a handsome face…

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and that smile…

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and those eyes.

Yep, he’s my Rock.

Miss Miko Nishimura, as we know from the story, is tall and willowy, beautiful and somewhat reserved.

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Tao Okamoto is perfect (PERFECT) as Miko!

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Can’t you just see her in a 1940s outfit at Grandpa Yamada’s farm?

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Speaking of Grandpa Yamada, Pat Morita is exactly how I picture Shig Yamada. He’s got a great sense of humor, is completly dedicated to his family, and makes the best of a very trying and difficult situation.

Now, I’m going to introduce you to a little fellow who has turned into one of my all-time favorite characters.

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This is Petey Phillips. He lives on the farm next to Miko’s grandparents’ place. Petey, oh Petey — he is lively, rascally, endearing and entirely wonderful. In fact, I may have wished for my very own Petey more than once while I was writing the story. I have no idea who the boy is in the photo, but the moment I “clapped my opticals” on it, I knew this was Petey, the youngest hero in the story.

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For those of you completely freaked out by nasty Norman Ness, here’s my visual inspiration for him. I’m sure Giovanni Ribisi is a perfectly lovely person, but he made the very best Norman.

 

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This is Grandpa and Grandma Yamada’s house. Isn’t it sweet?

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And this stunning beauty is Miko’s car. I’m thoroughly in love with it – with everything about it. I think I’m gonna ask Santa if it will fit in my stocking…

 

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