Heroine Interview from A Gentleman’s Homecoming by Ruth Axtell Morren

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a gentleman's homecoming

This week I’m hosting Trish Perry with Unforgettable, Ruth Axtell Morren with A Gentleman’s Homecoming, and Veronica Heley with False Money. 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 (March 27th) evening.

Interview with the heroine from A Gentleman’s Homecoming by Ruth Axtell Morren:

1. Bobbie Gardner, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
I want to be an engineer like my father, but it’s unheard of for women to study engineering. My mother would think it most unladylike and my father, who is no longer here, could never have envisioned me following in his profession.

2. What do you do for fun? I spend my time teaching my 13-year old nephew, Sam, and being a mother to him.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it? Going on social calls with my mother.

4. What are you afraid of most in life? Of never knowing the happiness of being loved and cherished by a husband.

5. What do you want out of life? To spend the rest of my life making a home for Sam and his father, Luke, and to work alongside of Luke at my father’s civil engineering firm.

6. What is the most important thing to you? To be a good mother to Sam.

7. Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read? I read all kinds of books, but am most fascinated by books about the large-scale engineering projects going on all over the world today (1888): railroads across India, America and Canada, bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would be more ladylike the way my older sister was.

9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet? No, because my mother doesn’t believe in having animals in the house, but if I could, I would have a dog.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? Maybe ancient Rome to see their engineering works, like the aqueducts they built over Europe.