I was 9 years old when I was introduced to American Girl Books. At the time, there was Felicity, Kirsten, Samantha and Molly. In 1993 Addy joined in and I remember seeing her for the first time in the catalogues. Soon after they started adding new characters and girls throughout America got to learn about our Nation’s Past!
Felicity caught my eye from the moment I read her first book. Maybe it was the fiery red hair or her spunky go lucky attitude. None the less, Felicity Merriman was my favorite.
Felicity, a spirited girl living in Williamsburg, VA, in 1774, has captured girls’ imaginations with her compelling story of strength and determination in Colonial America. Countless girls have found a friend in Felicity while learning about the trials and triumphs of growing up at the start of the Revolutionary War, from saving a beautiful horse named Penny to learning how to be a proper gentlewoman.
I will admit I was sad to hear that Felicity will be retired, and in a way felt a tiny piece of me was being locked away too. Felicity’s strong will and courage was something I always looked up to as a little girl, and maybe some how she has helped me become the woman and mom I am today. I still own those books I read many years ago, and have passed my American Girl obsession onto my own daughters. Felicity will always hold a special place in my heart. Whenever I was feeling sad I used to read her books to make me happy. I used to pretend to be in her world and her friend. Felicity was a comfort to me.
Yes, Samantha is so much like the American Girl Samantha Parkington. Who is a bright, compassionate girl living with her wealthy grandmother in 1904. It’s an exciting time of change in America, and Samantha’s world is filled with frills and finery, parties and play. But Samantha sees that times are not good for everybody. That’s why she tries to make a difference in the life of her friend Nellie, a servant girl whose life is nothing like Samantha’s! Samantha was retired in 2008. And although my Samantha is jsut learning about American Girls, she will always love Samantha Parkington… as I Felicity Merriman!
Another item the girls and I collect are the different American Girl Movies! You love the books—now watch your favorite characters in full-length movies that the whole family can enjoy. These movies bring the dolls to life, and allows little girls to get a real sense of the characters they have grown to love!
Through the Christmas season you can purchase Felicity online at AmericanGirl.com or in any American Girl store. Get this classic doll before she’s gone. And the perfect gift for any American Girl on your list.
American Girl is going to offer one lucky little girl her wish. One winner will receive a Felicity doll, and one book.
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