Unusual Sidekicks

midsumlkMidsummer Moon by Laura Kinsale is a novel I re-read from time to time. Here’s the blurb:

Merlin Lambourne is a famous inventor-and her life is in danger from Napoleon’s advancing forces. Lord Ransom Falconer, in service of his government, comes to rescue her, bringing her back to his estate where he promises she can work on her inventions and stay safe. But her dream is to build a flying machine, and Ransom is terrified of heights …

I like it because the heroine is a scientist. And yes, this is a historical romance. She’s very literal and honest and just wants to finish her invention, by golly. But Lord Ransom keeps getting in her way. He’s trying to keep her alive, but she can’t be bothered with that. LOL On top of the awesome heroine (her name is Merlin, how great is that?) and her hilarious relationship with Lord Ransom, the other thing I love about Midsummer Moon is Merlin’s sidekick. A cute hedgehog.

I mean, look!

Kinsale’s Lessons in French also features a pet bull and Anne Tenino’s 18% Gray has a funny horse.

What other cute sidekicks (they don’t need to be animals) have you come across?


About Bookish Ames

I'm just a girl, living in her bookish world. With two awesome sidekicks, Maximus and She-Ra.
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3 Responses to Unusual Sidekicks

  1. Rowena says:

    I don’t think I’ve read anything by Kinsale. Must fix that and how cute, a hedgehog sidekick!


  2. Kailana says:

    I have never read this or the author, but I am intrigued!


  3. nath says:

    Pets usually make the best sidekicks LOL. I’ll have to think a little bit… Kate in the Kate Daniels series have a crew of sidekicks from Derek to Ascanio and Grendel 🙂 Oh wait, you said unusual…

    In No Tan Lines, the heroine has a parrot, Olive. She was great and stole the show 😛


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