I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
Well, mine are all mothers. And is it just me or is it *really* hard to find good parents in genre fiction??
Too many to choose from but I'm going with Mrs. Bennet from P&P because I honestly wanted to lock her in the attic, and the mother in the series that starts with Buzz Off. That woman was so hateful, and such a bitch, I sent the second book flying before chapter 3 and avoided the rest of the series.
This one was harder. I went with the mother in Final Catcall because the author defied my expectations and presented readers with a parental figure that was calm, friendly, resourceful and most of all respectful and treated her daughter like the adult she was. I also went with Ysabeau from the All Souls Trilogy, even though she is a vampire. As a mother figure, she too is calm and resourceful. She possesses wisdom gathered over a millennia and uses her strengths and abilities for the common good. She also doesn't put up with fools or whining. Except for the vicious vampire thing, I'd totally let Ysabeau adopt me.