I am a mature woman, in years if not in actions. Perhaps like our last Guest Blogger, Tawny Weber, I just don't want to think of myself as aging. ;) Though I should identify heavily with them, I have little desire to write about the mature heroine. When sitting down to type this post, I examined the why of that and decided I'd either have to make her life so much more exciting than mine, I'd be hugely jealous or I'd write her too realistic and no one would want to read about her.
I like to read about mature heroines, though. Really, I do. I guess I'd like to think that, if I found myself single again, I'd have the option to find love and romance again.
The mature heroines I enjoy seem to have certain traits I admire. They have the guts to modify their circumstances or their habits, to step out of their comfort zone and embrace change in order to give their lives more meaning. For instance, if an empty-nester has been "coasting' through life as a wife and mother, wrapped up in the minutiae of day-to-day survival so much that she's lost sight of who she once was, she takes steps to rediscover the things that once made her excited about life.
Do you like reading about mature heroines? If so, what makes her interesting to you? What traits do you find you admire in them or expect to see them adopt and make their own during the course of the book?