Heroine Interview from A Passion Denied

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This week I’m hosting Myra Johnson with One Imperfect Christmas and Julie Lessman with A Passion Denied. 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 margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Nov. 8th) evening.

Interview with the heroine from A Passion Denied by Julie Lessman:

1. Lizzie O’Connor (formerly known as Elizabeth or Beth), tell me the most interesting thing about you.

The most interesting thing about me is that I have been madly, undeniably and irrevocably in love with my brother-in-law’s business partner John Brady since I was thirteen. I’m almost eighteen now, but Brady (that’s what everybody calls him) refuses to see me as anything but a little sister. But I’ll let you in on a little secret—John Brady has NO idea, but he’s about to fall madly in love with me … that is, once my sisters and I figure out a plan to turn his head.

2. What do you do for fun?

Sigh … read romance, of course. And dream of John Brady.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?

Dating Tom Weston to make Brady jealous, like my sister, Charity, wants me to do. She calls Tom “Plan C,” which makes me really nervous because Tom Weston is a college boy who cornered me at Millie’s party last year. Brady says Tom is not a “gentleman,” which I can certainly attest to.

Plan A is trying to make Brady realize he’s attracted to me by getting him to kiss me while we’re talking on the front-porch swing, and let me tell you, I get warm goose bumps just thinking about that. Plan B is kissing Brady instead, which I have to admit, scares the living daylights out of me. Come to think of it, so does Plan “A,” but in a really, really good way!

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

Not waking up next to John Brady each morning for the rest of my life—as his wife.

5. What do you want out of life?

A house with a white picket fence, six children and a knight in shining armor.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Family, God and John Brady—not necessarily in that order.

7. Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?

Do I read? Oh my, I’ve read since I’ve been a little girl, everything from fairy-tales to great literature. I work in a bookstore, but sometimes I think I’d work there for free even if I didn’t get paid. I love romance, especially Pride and Prejudice because Lizzy and I share the same name and, of course, Brady is as stubborn and aloof as Mr. Darcy.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I’d make myself bolder like Charity and Faith and not so shy.

9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?

Yes, a golden retriever named Blarney. Our neighbors had a litter when I was a little girl, and I fell in love with them because they looked like baby polar bears. My sisters and I begged our parents for a puppy, and we won—yeah!

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

To England to meet Jane Austen because she’s been my favorite author ever since Brady bought me every one of her books when I was fourteen.