The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley. I loved this book when I first read it as a teenager. The heroine is a girl out of place in the world she lives, but then she's removed from it and discovers another world where she is seen as extraordinary. Perfect story for girls who don't feel like they fit in.
Most people would think that one set of the characters were poor, and while they might not have the same amount of money in the bank as my millionaire characters, what they have is so much more important.
They’re happy in their lives and for the most part, they aren’t envious of what others have. These men surround themselves with friends and family, content with their world. Though each of them would not say no to falling in love with a man that will support him in every way.
Barefoot Dancing is set in New York. Is setting important to you when writing a book?
If I’m writing a contemporary, yes. Setting helps you decide the kind of attitude your characters might have and what kind of jobs. In many cities and states, people develop traits that are found only in those places.