This week I’m hosting Julianna Deering with Rules of Murder (US only), Davalynn Spencer with The Rancher’s Second Chance, Liz Tolsma with Snow on the Tulips (US only) and Anita Higman withWinter in Full Bloom (US only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at email@example.com. The drawings end Sunday (Aug 11th) evening.
1. Lily Winter, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
I play the piano, and I compose some too, but few people know this about me, except for my daughter Julie and a handful of folks at church. I consider my music to be a private part of me, so I have no desire to perform. It’s just something I enjoy doing in my devotion times with God.
2. What do you do for fun?
I like to do quiet things like needlepoint and reading. But deep down, I think if I had more courage, there would be some noisy parts of me struggling to get out. Who knows, maybe my adventure in Australia will bring out the shout in me!
3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?
Facing the truth. But I’m sure I’m not alone in that one. But the truth about my late husband is so painful, I don’t talk to anyone about it—not my pastor or my best friends at church, and especially not my daughter, Julie. But someday that dreaded moment will arrive—when I’ll need to deal with how my husband behaved before he died.
4. What are you afraid of most in life?
Of flying, especially over the ocean. You know, it’s scary when you think that there’s even an infinitesimal chance that your plane could plunge into the depths of the ocean. I would glide to heaven, of course, after my death, but then I would be far away from my daughter. Perhaps an even greater fear is the thought of plunging into the briny black depths of empty nest!
5. What do you want out of life?
To have my family reconcile. For me, that is the ultimate dream. Then to fall in love and to have a worthwhile career would also be bliss—almost more happiness than I could imagine.
6. What is the most important thing to you?
My faith in God, and my precious daughter Julie—in that order.
7. Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?
I’m old-fashioned in that I like to read the classics like Jane Eyre. I like the masterful depth of these books, but also I enjoy stories that have heroines who are much worse off than I am. I get tired of wallowing in my own troubles.
8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’d love to fly free, not just in a jet, but in a thousand other ways. I’d like to love and laugh, and live again!
9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
I have no pets at present. I used to have a beagle named Junipers. I’d always been a fan of that breed of dog since their expression is always one of yearning and caring. When Junipers died of old age, it was so traumatic that I never got another puppy to replace her. If empty nest becomes too lonely I may consider getting a needy pup from a dog shelter.
10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?
I’d journey back to the Victorian era when ladies were kissed on the hand and men were known for their gentility. Of course practically speaking, I would miss the modern conveniences, good medical care, and cell phones!