Hero Interview for Scattered Petals by Amanda Cabot

» Posted on Mar 11, 2010 in Blog | 16 comments

This week I’m hosting Kimberly Woodhouse with Woodhouse Family Welcome Home! Our Family’s Journey to Extreme Joy and Amanda Cabot with Scattered Petals. Only United States residents can enter Amanada Cabot’s drawing. If you want to enter the drawing 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 margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Mar. 14th) evening.

Interview with the hero: Zach Webster of Scattered Petals

1. Zach, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
Aw, ma’am, you’re asking the wrong person that question. I don’t reckon that I’m all that interesting. If you asked Clay’s father, he’d probably talk about our experiences in the war with the Mexicans. If you asked Clay himself, he might say something about the fact that I took over the ranch duties, leaving him free to do what he does best – doctoring. And if you asked Priscilla, well … I sure hope she doesn’t still remember that I look an awful lot like the bandit that hurt her.

2. What do you do for fun?
To tell you the truth, fun hasn’t been a big part of my life, ever since that night by the river back home. I guess you could say everything changed then. If hadn’t been for that night, I would never have wound up in Perote. Oh, you haven’t heard of Perote? It’s that big castle the Mexicans turned into a prison for us Texans. I used to think it was the worst place on Earth. But, if it hadn’t been for Perote, I wouldn’t be here in Ladreville, the prettiest town in the Texas Hill Country, and I wouldn’t have met Priscilla, so I guess God did what He promised and turned something bad into good.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?
Now, if I told you that, I wouldn’t have any secrets left. Sorry, but that’s between me and God.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?
Hurting Priscilla. That woman’s had more than her share of hurting. I’m not a healer, but if I were, I’d heal those wounds. Even Clay – he’s the town’s doctor and a mighty good one, too – doesn’t know how deep those wounds are.

5. What do you want out of life?
What do most men want out of life? A home of my own, a wife and a couple children. The problem is, I know I’ll never have those things.

6. What is the most important thing to you?
Honor. Without that, a man’s nothing.

7. Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?
I’m a rancher, ma’am, not a reader, unless you count reading horses’ and steers’ moods. I’m pretty good at that.

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

9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
Charcoal –he’s my horse – wouldn’t like it very much if I called him a pet. After all, everyone knows a horse isn’t a pet. Why, he’s practically part of me. What would a cowboy like me be without a horse?

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?
Now, why would anyone travel back in time? I’m mighty happy with life in 1856, or I would be if only I could make Priscilla smile. But a man can’t get everything he wants. Or can he?


  1. I would love to be included in this giveaway. I read the first book not very long ago and enjoyed it. I know the author has much potential and I am curious about her next book. gasweetheart211[at]netscape[dot]net

  2. Please include me in this giveaway. Love the cover. Thanks

    ABreading4fujn [at] gmail [dot] com

  3. I would love to read this book.
    Enter me.

  4. The hero sounds intriguing! Please enter me in the draw! 🙂


  5. Enjoyed the interview. Would love to be entered in the drawing for this wonderful book. Thank you!


  6. This looks like a great read! I love books set in this time period!


  7. I would love to win this book, I would love to go back to when both my parents were alive. I miss them so much


  8. i would love to read this book….thanks for the opportunity.


  9. Please Add me In the drawing!
    I have been wanting to read this book for a while!
    I love the cover and the description of the story looks wonderful!!`
    And I love the way you made out the hero there's just something special about him!:)

  10. Sounds like Zach is a mighty fine feller. Wouldn't mind meeting him in "Scattered Petals".
    Deborah M.

  11. Haven't read any of Amanda's books. Would love to read this one. Please enter me. Thank you.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  12. What a fun interview! I loved it! I love Amanda and her books. It'd mean so much if I could win this one.

    sandirog7 at aol dot com


  13. Zach is the kind of person I'd like to have as a neighbor. What a fun interview! Please enter me in the drawing.

    KKaufman3 at aol dot com.

  14. Great post. Please do not enter me as I just finished readed Scattered Petals and would highly recommend. It is a emotional, heartwarming story.

  15. I'm so glad you all enjoyed Zach's interview. It was fun to write! And many thanks to April for recommending Scattered Petals.

  16. Thank you for entering me!

    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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