Lyn Cote’s heroine’s interview

» Posted on Feb 24, 2009 in Blog | 5 comments

This week I’m hosting Lyn Cote and The Desires of Her Heart as well as Maggie Brendan and No Place for a Lady. If you want to be entered in both or either of the drawings for these books, please leave a comment during the week with your email address (you
won’t be entered without an email address so I can contact you if you win). If you want to enter a drawing but don’t want to leave an email address, you can email me at The drawings end Sunday evening.

Interview with the heroine of The Desires of Her Heart:

1. Miss Dorritt Mott of Belle Vista Plantation, Louisiana, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
I run my stepfather’s plantation and have since I was 16. Men always act as if women can’t do anything except have babies, gossip and embroider. I often wonder if my stepfather gives any thought at all to all I do and the little he does.

2. What do you do for fun?
I am most happy when I am away from my family. I like to embroider (though I should resent it after the above comment). I like to look out over the marsh at the southern edge of our plantation and think of traveling faraway.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?
Marriage. I have put it off since I came out at 16 and hope to put it off for the rest of my natural life.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?
Winding up married to a man I cannot respect or love. Frankly, I don’t have much respect for men. My own father cared nothing for me.

5. What do you want out of life?
I want somehow, some way to become free of my family and live independently. Fortunately, I have a good education and I am a respectable woman of excellent family. I might be able to become a school teacher.

6. What is the most important thing to you?
Independence. Freedom

7. Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?
I have recently read Washington Irving’s very entertaining Rip Van Winkle.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My family. I have always felt that I was born into the wrong home.

9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
I don’t have pets but I do love horses and animals.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?
I do not want to go back in time. I would like to go ahead in time. I would hope that women would be more respected in the future though why I believe that I couldn’t tell you. Hope springs eternal I suppose.
I’m sorry but I must leave you now. My stepfather has just told us we will be forced to leave our home. And it’s all his fault.


  1. Loved the interview with Miss Dorritt. Delightful. And, of course I love Texas. People aways ask me what I like to read after writing Texas stories for years and I always answer, Texas stories and I love finding new authors. Thanks for offering a glance at the new book. Jodi Thomas at

  2. She is a strong and independent sounding woman, but with some scars and fears. I hope she loosens up a bit! Thanks, Cindi

  3. Hi Jodi, windycindy and all the lurkers!

    Yes, Dorritt is not happy
    at the start, but as her story progresses, a man changes her mind.
    And guess what–it isn’t the hero! Another man shows her all she can have if she will just open her eyes and heart.

    An interesting twist that even I didn’t expect.

  4. Sounds like a fascinating book, Lyn. But then, any story about a cowboy, or a horse, or the west, etc is a-ok in my book.

    anitamaedraper [at] hotmail [dot] com

  5. Please enter.. I would love to read this

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