Harry Kennedy, the quintessential boy next door that moved into town and stole my heart. okay, maybe I’m the one who moved into town since I didn’t discover him until long after he first appeared in 2006 but he had me at “hello”.
I’ve always been drawn to the boy next door type, the wholesome nice guy with the stand up character and playful personality– Harry fits that description to a T. he has a quiet demeanor, may even appear a little aloof, but is not lacking in confidence.
he’s laid back, casual, someone who is happy just going with the flow. he’s well read
enjoys taking walks and is friendly to pretty much everyone, girls and guys alike.
I liked Harry instantly, and that has never really waned. he’s not perfect but I don’t really want perfect.
We don’t really know much about Harry, other than he’s an accountant who works in the city and has decided to relocate to the country and commute. he must have a decent job to be able to afford that cottage but he seems like maybe he’s become disillusioned with city life.
what a surprise to actually receive a visit from a neighbor. I lived on the same street in London for 15 whole years and the bell never rang once.
Harry falls for Geraldine right away, as she does him, but he’s much more impulsive
while she talks herself out of it being real.
a cute story with a happy ending and a lot of endearing humor along the way.
Harry and his story may not be deep, it may not have a lot of action or soul-searching angst, but it touches a part of me that is very real.
and on days when the world turns me upside down and pulls me in opposite directions, Harry brings me back down to earth and helps plant my feet on solid ground. Life is simple, it’s people who make it complicated.