I never read Rosie Cotton the way she was portrayed in the movies. Firstly, blonde hair was extremely rare in the Shire until Sam brought back his Lórien soil. It always irritated me that they made her blonde… Secondly, she definitely wasn’t a bartender. She worked with her family on her father’s farm. I always read her more like this. She had her plain hobbit sense, but enough fierceness and romance in her soul to appreciate Sam’s adventures and heroism.