Heroine Interview for Second Chance Brides by Vickie McDonough

» Posted on Oct 1, 2010 in Blog | 9 comments

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 heroine: Shannon O’Neil, from Second Chance Brides

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

Sure now, I don’t know as there’s all that much interestin’ to tell, though some folks do seem enchanted with my Irish accent and the fact that I came to America from Ireland just a little over a year ago.

2. What do you do for fun?

Fun, eh? I’ve not been havin’ much fun of late. My parents died, leaving me an orphan in a foreign land, I found employment in a dreadful place and had to runaway, and then I was so desperate that I became a mail-order bride, but I won’t even mention how little fun that was. I do apologize for soundin’ jaded, but the past year has been rough. Sure now, I’ve rambled through a briar patch and not answered your question. I suppose the thing I most enjoy doing is making Irish lace.

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

I dread goin’ downstairs at the boardinghouse where I’m stayin’ when I know those rascally Corbett brothers are down there. Those two are full of blarney, they are, and after the shenanigans they pulled in bringin’ three different mail-order brides to town to marry the man I intended to marry, I find it hard to face them.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

Of being alone. Of never having a home.

5. What do you want out of life?

I want to be able to trust God more. After all that’s happened, I find my faith a wee bit shakey, and yet, God is the only stable thing in my life. I want a home where I never have to move from and people who love me.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Security and faith

7. Do you read? The only book I’ve read lately is the Bible.

If so, what is your favorite type of book to read? My family was poor, and we never had books in our home. ’Tis sad to say, but true.

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

I’m wishin’ I had more boldness. Leah, another of the mail-order brides, is brave and speaks her mind. I don’t like to rock the boat, so I often remain quiet and end up having to do things I’d just as soon not do. I’m tryin’ to be bolder, but ’tis not my personality.

9. Do you have a pet? Nay, no pet.
If so, what is it and why that pet? If I could have one though, I’d like a wee puppy. Dogs love you unconditionally.

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

Knowin’ all I know now, I’d go back to Ireland and refuse to travel to America. My parents would still be alive, and though we didn’t have much, we had each other. But then again, if I did that, I’d never have met the most unexpected man who is slowly stealin’ my heart. God does work in peculiar ways, does He not? If I’d not come to America and then lost my parents, I’d have never come to Texas, and I’d never have met him. I’m afraid to get too hopeful, but perhaps God does have a purpose for my life and will work a miracle, giving me a man to love and a home of my own.


  1. Oh, I so want this book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    Cindy W.


  2. Would love a copy of this book. Thank you for giving us these opportunities. Sounds like a good book, and getting to know another personality. Juanita W

  3. Thank you for entering me to win Second Chance Brides! Sounds like a great book!

    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

  4. another wonderful posting…

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  5. This sounds like a great book. Would love to win it, will add to my wish list for sure. Some of my husband's family are from Ireland. Juanita W

  6. I have been looking forward to reading Second Chance Brides for months. Seriously…after reading Anonymous Bride, I couldn't imagine not continuing with the characters.
    Vickie McDonough is an expert storyteller. Her books beckon you to a fun and entertaining place again and again. I would love to win a copy of the book, but mine is already on the way in the mail!

  7. Oh, I would defintely want a copy of this book. It sounds like a great story.


  8. I love this story and do want to read.
    Pls add my name to the drawing.

    Thanks for opportunity to enter.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  9. Vickie's book sounds like such fun. I haven't read any books from the brides stories, and I wish I had. Please enter me in this giveaway and thank you for offering it. I appreciate the chance to win this book. I hope I do!!

    Sharing Christ's Love,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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