Heroine Interview from Forever After by Deborah Raney

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This week I’m hosting Deborah Raney with Forever After and Arlene James with Unlikely Match. 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 (May 8th) evening.

Interview with the heroine, Jenna Morgan, from Forever After by Deborah Raney:

Jenna Morgan, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
That I, Jenna, have secrets no one knows. No one.

What do you do for fun?
I like fixing up my house and shopping in upscale stores. Buying things makes me feel like I’m worth it, like I matter. But now that I face losing my home, nothing seems very fun.

What do you put off doing because you dread it?
Telling my in-laws that I’m deeply in debt, in spite of the money they’ve loaned me.

What are you afraid of most in life?
Being poor again. I grew up dirt poor and I never want to go back to that existence.

What do you want out of life?
I want to be rid of the guilt I carry. Guilt for things people might expect of me, but guilt for the secrets I harbor, too. Things I’m not sure are forgivable.

What is the most important thing to you?
I hate to admit it, but I want security. I want to feel loved and safe in my relationships, and I want to trust that I’ll never be in need again.

Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?
I used to read. I used to be part of a group of affluent friends who had a book club. (Now that I’ve been excluded from that group of friends, I realize that maybe the “book club” was more an excuse for us to show off our fancy homes and outdo each other entertaining. Still, I miss the books. We chose popular novels like The Help and Water for Elephants. I always read them and enjoyed the discussions.)

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I wish I could stop caring so much about material things.

Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
I’m terrified of dogs, but I must admit Lucas is beginning to win me over with that Labrador he calls Sparky. Sadly, I’m not financially in a position to take care of any pets right now. Maybe someday.

If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?
There’s nothing in my past that I would ever want to relive. If I could time travel, I would travel forward to a time when my troubles are finally over and I’ve found the elusive thing I know will finally make me happy.