Hero Interview for Second Chance Brides by Vickie McDonough

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This week I’m hosting Susan Sleeman with High Stakes Inheritance and Vickie McDonough with Second Chance Brides. 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 (October 3rd) evening.

Interview with the hero: Mark Corbett from Second Chance Brides

1. Mark, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

Well, ma’am, for the most part, my life is probably boring. I live in a small Texas town and run the Corbett Freight Office with my brother, Garrett. Most days are just about the same as any other.

I reckon the most interesting thing about me is something I kind of regret. My brother and I wanted to see Luke, our cousin and only living relative) get over the woman who broke his heart when she married another man while still engaged to Luke. So, me and Garrett wrote to five mail-order brides, pretending to be our cousin, but we never expected three of them gals to show up in town. What a muck of quicksand that was. An author, Vickie McDon—something, recorded the tale in a book called The Anonymous Bride. Who’d ever thought our sleepy little town would end up in a book.

2. What do you do for fun? I like to read law books. Yeah, I know that sounds boring to some, but I’m fascinated with laws and rulings and all that kind of stuff. Sometimes, I’ll horse around with Garrett and Luke, and I play a mean game of horseshoes.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it? For years, I’ve put off telling my brother that I want out of the freight hauling business so I can pursue becoming a lawyer. I’m getting ready to tell him—just as soon as I can work up my nerve.

4. What are you afraid of most in life? That my past sins will be discovered. I did something stupid, and nobody in town knows about it—not even my brother. If word was ever to get out, it could ruin our business and my reputation.

5. What do you want out of life? I’m the peacemaker of us two brothers. I like things to go along smoothly with few bumps in the road. But we really messed up when we ordered those brides. There hasn’t been a moment’s peace since—and my brother has funny ideas the maybe I’m interested in one of those gals. Nah—but I will admit that I’d like to marry and have children one day soon. I am pushing thirty.

6. What is the most important thing to you? Having a stellar reputation, so that folks admire you and talk good about you. Also, I think a man needs to know where he stands with God.

7. Do you read books? Yep, I done told you that already.
If so, what is your favorite type of book? Law books.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I’d like to have more self-confidence. I was sickly as a kid, so Ma kept me in the house. I studied indoors while my brother worked with my pa in the barn and fields. Pa never looked at me with pride, like he did Garrett. I never could please him, and that caused my confidence to spin in a downward spiral. I’m better now, but sometimes I wish I could say no to Garrett and his cockamamie ideas.

9. Do you have a pet? Not really. If so, what is it and why that pet? We have stock horses that drive our wagons, but they’re work animals.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? I’d go back to Abilene, where I committed the deed that still haunts me, and I do things differently—much differently.