Heroine Interview for Hometown Proposal by Merrillee Whren

» Posted on Jul 27, 2010 in Blog | 10 comments

This week I’m hosting Merrillee Whren with Hometown Proposal, Grace Bridges with Legendary Space Pilgrims and Erin Rainwater with Refining Fires. If you want to enter the drawings, 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 (August 1st) evening.

Heroine Interview for Hometown Proposal by Merrillee Whren:

Interview with the heroine:

1. Elise Keller, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I worked as an entertainer on a cruise ship for six years.

2. What do you do for fun?

I love to sing, especially karaoke with my dad.

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

At this particular time in my life I dread dealing with my former boyfriend, Seth Finley. I’ve been ignoring his attempts to contact me for over a year, but now he’s in town. I still don’t want to face him.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

I’m afraid of letting people down and making the wrong decisions. I’ve made some bad choices in the past, and I don’t want to repeat those mistakes.

5. What do you want out of life?

I want to complete my college music degree so I can teach music, hopefully in Kellerville, my hometown, so I can be close to my family. I didn’t realize how much I missed the place until I came back and recognized how much my family loves me and wants the best for me.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

The love of my family is the most important to me. For years, I had a strained relationship with them, especially my sister and my dad. Since I came back home, my sister Juliane and I have become really close. We understand each other a lot better now than we did when we were younger. And my dad has turned his drinking problem over to God and is sober. That makes me so happy.

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

Right now I don’t do much pleasure reading because I have gone back to college to get my degree. So other than the Bible, I spend my time reading textbooks or professors’ assigned reading.

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

I would learn how to forgive myself instead of beating myself up over things I can’t change.

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

I have no pets.

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

Since I worked on a cruise ship, I think it would be fascinating to go back in time to the early twentieth century and spend time on one of the ocean liners of that day.


  1. I absolutely love the cover of Hometown Proposal. I am a big, big fan of all Love Inspired books too! I would love to be entered into the giveaway for this book. Thank you so very much!

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.


  2. Another great book to win, if not, then to purchase. Have never liked a set of books as I do Love Inspired. Continuously reading them. Have read at least 50 now, or on my 50th since last Aug. 2. And I do work full time, and I do get my housework, etc. done, believe it or not. Juanita

  3. I love the books in this series so far and also the previous one of Merrillee's. I really enjoy her writing and the emotion that she evokes as I read the stories. I can't wait to read the latest in her series. 🙂 Please enter me in the book drawing for Merrillee's latest book.
    cynthiakchow (at) earthlink (dot) net

  4. This sounds like a cute story. I'd love a chance to win.

  5. a wonderful posting…thanks for the chance to read this novel 🙂

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  6. Liked the unique interview with the lead character of your book, Merrillee. I too, am a fan of Love Inspired books and always pass them on to another avid reader, my 92 year old mother. Thanks for the chance to win in the giveaway, Merrillee and Margaret.

    Blessings in Christ,
    Barb Shelton
    Arlington, Tx

  7. Cindy,
    So glad you like the cover. I haven't responded before because I was at the RWA conference.

  8. Juanita,
    I'm so glad you enjoy the Love Inspired books.

  9. Cynthia,
    Thanks for your kind words. I'm so glad you have enjoyed my books.

  10. Molly, Karen and Barbara,
    Thanks for your comments.

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