Molly writes in with this request – and this one is a challenge. Her subject line: “In competition for the oddest query yet:”
As my subject line hints, I have a very strange question for you. When/before I was born, my mother had planned to name me Avrielle (or possible Avril, though she always pronounced it more like Avrielle). Ultimately, her mother changed her mind; when I asked about it, my mother said she'd seen it in a book and liked it.
It didn't occur to me until recently that she wasn't a big reader (after I was born, anyway) and that the few books I know of that she read were all romances. Thus, I've concluded that I was probably named after a romance novel heroine (or possibly, author).
However, my google-fu has let me down, and my mother passed away a decade ago, so sadly, I can't ask her. I'm not expecting a miracle, here — I know it's a long shot, but I figured if anyone else might have the answer to my question it would be the ladies at smartbitchestrashybooks.com.
Other than the name, the only info I have is that I was born in September 1979, so the book would have to have been published by then (though it wouldn't necessarily have to been hot off the presses by any means) and it would definitely have been in English.
Now that's a challenge. Do you recall any romance novels with a heroine named Avrielle?