Tara Road Characters
Ria Johnson Lynch
Ria Johnson Lynch is the main character in the story. Ria is the younger of two daughters to Nora Johnson. Ria has been raised to be a good upstanding girl with good manners and strict morals. Ria has self esteem issues and always compares herself to others. First she is compared to her older sister Hilary and then to her lifelong friend, Rosemary. Ria's self esteem issue is reflected in her appearance.
Ria meets Danny Lynch and falls in love at first sight. Surprising to Ria, Danny falls in love with her instead of the vivacious Rosemary. Ria devotes herself entirely to Danny, almost to the point of obsession.
Ria becomes pregnant. After Danny leaves the real estate agency, Ria stays until the situation becomes uncomfortable. Ria goes to work at Polly's a dress rental shop. Ria befriends Gertie, an abused woman and co-worker. Ria also meets Polly and learns...