Lynette Sowell’s heroine’s interview

» Posted on Aug 25, 2009 in Blog | 9 comments

This week I’m hosting Lynette Sowell with All That Glitters and Christina Berry with The Familiar Stranger. If you want to enter the drawing for the book, 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 The drawings end Sunday (Aug 30th) evening.

Heroine interview All That Glitters:

1. Francesca Wallingford, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
I have more money than I could probably ever spend in my lifetime, but I can’t touch a penny of it.

2. What do you do for fun?
I love to ride my horse, but I especially love painting. At my family’s new summer home in Rhode Island, Father ordered a path constructed that leads to the ocean’s edge. On fine days, I can paint seascapes to my heart’s content. I also think the ocean before a storm is especially beautiful.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?
Practicing the piano. I love piano music, but I’m not very good at it. My fingers seem to turn into thumbs and I lose my place in the musical score. I admire someone who can play effortlessly. My sister-in-law, Victoria, is an accomplished piano player and entertains our family at least once a week.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?
I’m afraid that I will be pulled along through life, and never be able to make decisions that are truly important. I want to do more than decide which hat or pretty dress to wear for the day, even though sometimes those decisions vex me and nothing in my wardrobe is pleasing.

5. What do you want out of life?
I know that few people are blessed to be in my position, and I want to use what God’s given me for the good of mankind. I love pretty things, but I’ve become bored with parties and balls. There’s more than to life than that.

6. What is the most important thing to you?
My family is very precious to me, despite the fact that my father works so much that I hardly see him, and my mother believes that she knows my mind better than I do—which she does not. My brother is delightfully funny and his wife has become as a sister to me.

7. Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?
I do enjoy reading, especially on a rainy day. Mark Twain’s books are among my favorites. I enjoy his humor and glimpses of lives I shall never know. But please don’t tell my mother I’ve been reading his books.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My mother would say that I am over-exciteable. I say that sometimes I act before I think. I would like to be a calmer person. Perhaps one day with God’s help I shall be.

9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
No, I don’t have a pet. I’d love a little French poodle, though. She’d be white and I’d name her Giselle.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?
I don’t believe that I would like to go back in time. Instead, I would like to go forward in time thirty years to 1925, to see what has become of my family and see what new inventions have come about.


  1. I'd love a chance to win All That Glitters. Thanks!

  2. I love heartsong books please include me in this book give away this week. Nice interview. I love things that glitter. Love the title.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  3. I would like to be enter into the drawing to the book, I like Lynette's books and this title sounds great. Love the interview


  4. Thanks for stopping by, everyone! This book was a joy to write, and I hope readers enjoy it as well.

  5. Lynette is one of my favorite authors. Thanks so much for the cute interview!

  6. Great interview, Lynette and Margaret. I especially chuckled at the "Don't tell my mother…" I was able to visit Newport a couple of years ago and was fascinated by this lifestyle that flourished briefly.

  7. Hahaha great idea to interview the characters of stories! I lvoe Heartsong Historicals and would love to add this one to the top of my TBR pile!


  8. I'd love to read this one partly because my brother was in the Navy in Newport, RI. Don't think I've ever read Lynette's books to date.
    Please enter me.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  9. Love the interview! Hope i can read the book @ my home 🙂
    cuniquas at gmail dot com

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