Book BFF: Libby Kelting

Book BFF was created by Larks Andrea, Paula, and Jen to showcase some of our favorite ladies & was originally inspired by Book Boyfriend. We'd love it if you'd join us featuring your favorite Book BFFs and leaving links so we can check out your posts. We will be alternating between Book Boyfriends and Book BFFs on Thursdays.

Libby Kelting, from Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Book Release Date: May 8, 2012
My ideal Libby is Arielle Kebbel.


* Kitty (Garrett's nickname for her - you'll have to read the book to find out the hilarious origin of it)
* Malibu Barbie (Ashling's nickname for her)

* Blond, Curly Hair 
* Size Six
* Uses things like beets and ashes as makeup while she's in her colonial garb
* Has Freckles
* Short

Facts About Libby:
* Best Friend of Dev

* Not a Light Packer - Hey, you never know when you're going to need a gold pair of Gladiator sandals or polka dot bikini
* Passionate about fashion and history
* From Minnesota
* Has Two Beagles
* Spends her summer working as an education and interpretation intern at a living history museum in Maine that specializes in the colonial time period
* Has a fondness for "Proud Mary", but doesn't do sea shanties
* Great with Kids - runs the Girls of Long Ago Camp
* Gets to live on a ship. the Lettie Mae, for the summer (I was kind of jealous)
* Her favorite book is Northanger Abbeu'ry


* "My favorite area is American social history, specifically women's studies." ~ Libby, Kindle Location 189 (ARC)

* Now, here is the dirty little secret of almost every girl who loves history: somewhere along the line, she fell for a fictional historical hottie. ~ Libby, Kindle Location 284 (ARC)

* If my life was a romance novel, sparks would have been flying and bosoms would have been heaving. But with a sailor dangling over the garden gate, for the first time I was entertaining the possibility that maybe life was a romance novel. ~ Libby, Kindle Location 477 (ARC)

* "And you should be the heroine of your own life, you know?" ~ Libby, Kindle Location 848 (ARC)

Why She's My Book BFF:

Libby is just the type of girl I could see myself hanging out with on a regular basis. She's loves to have fun and is a history nerd (just like me). It would be awesome to have someone to go to museums, battlefields, and historic homes with that would get into it as much as I do. Libby also has many other talents such as baking, singing, ghost hunting, and teaching. There would never be a dull moment with Libby around; she would always be leading me off on the next historical adventure.