Hero Interview from The Aristocrat’s Lady by Mary Moore

» Posted on Sep 15, 2011 in Blog | 20 comments

This week I’m hosting Sandra Orchard with Deep Cover, Becky Melby with Illinois Weddings, Mary Moore with The Aristocrat’s Lady and Staci Stallings with Coming Undone. If you want to enter the drawings for the books, 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 (September 18th) evening.

Interview with Lord Devlin of The Aristocrat’s Lady by Mary Moore:

1.  Lord Devlin, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I beg your pardon Madame, are you M. Daley?  I had no idea you were a female.  Did you know I should not have accepted had you indicated your sex?  Well, I do not renege when I make a commitment.  Could you please repeat the question?

Please tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I believe I have rather many interesting qualities.  But I have come to discover a new one very recently; I have found a female that I find quite as entertaining as those of my male companions.  Lady Nicole and I have become fast friends though it is not quite the thing.  Perhaps that is what makes it so interesting!

2.  What do you do for fun?

Madame, again I believe I receive pleasure from many things.  I ride everyday, I enjoy a game of faro at White’s, and I particularly like sparring with Gentleman Jackson himself; especially when I land a facer he is not prepared for.

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

I presume answering silly questions by an addled female would be too obvious?  Ahem…I dread the comeout balls of chits only just out of the schoolroom.  They have no more idea what a man wants in a wife than my horse does.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

You have become very personal in your questions, Madame.  I am not sure I am comfortable sharing with someone who is so totally unknown to me.

I only wish my readers to become better acquainted with you.  You have the reputation of being rather a harsh man.  

Yes I do and I have spent quite a bit of time perfecting it.  But if it will get this interview over sooner, I will answer your question.  I am very…close to my grandmother.  I often fear for her health.  

5.  What do you want out of life?

I must marry to have an heir to carry on the name.  I should like to find an intelligent woman who will walk through this life with me and create a family very unlike the one I had.   My grandmother wishes for a love match, but as I have not found an adequate candidate at the age of one and thirty, I fear she will be disappointed.   She also espouses her desire for a wife who lives her life based on godly principles.  I admit I do not quite understand the concept, but Lady Nicole has interjected such ideas recently; perhaps it is one of the many subjects females feel strongly about.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

Are you daft, woman?  I beg your pardon, but have you not been sitting right here as I gave you the previous answers?  To clarify, my grandmother is paramount to me.  I should someday wish to marry to beget an heir to create a new legacy for the DeVale title.  The one created by my father is not an option for me.  No, I would not like to expound on that.

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

[Audible groan]  Of course I read books!  I can only surmise you have heretofore been interviewing fops and dandies if you even have to ask the question.  It goes without saying that I read the agricultural and farming journals to be sure my estate prospers with up and coming methods.  I have a particular interest in horticulture.  Robertson’s “Designs in Architecture” and Knight’s “Essay on the Picturesque” might be known to you?  I thought not.  You might then be interested to know I am currently reading the novel “Sense and Sensibility” by A Lady.

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

I suppose it would be my lamentable temper.  As you can see I am making inroads by tamely sitting here answering ridiculous questions.

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

Will it never end?  Pets, Madame, are insipid yapping dogs owned by dowagers who think we all appreciate being mauled during tea.  I own animals.  I have a tremendous connection with them; they are very important to me, but I should not call them a pet.  My horses are treated and housed better than most humans staying overnight at an inn.  My dogs vary in type and use, but are all treated with respect.   I have no use for someone who mistreats any animal.

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

Time travel – I suppose it is no sillier than the previous questions put forth here today.  But I shall change it to make better sense.  I should like to travel into the future; anywhere into the future.  I do not believe this era will remain unchanged as the world has been moving forward since it began.  Only consider how forward thinking we believe ourselves today.  Imagine it only 50 years into the future…I would  begin believing in ghosts if it would allow me to see it first-hand.

Thank you, my lord, for taking time out of your busy day so that readers might get to know you a little better.

You are welcome Madame Daley.  May I now know the name of the miscreant who recommended me to you?


  1. What a gorgeous cover!! I’d love to give this as a Christmas gift!

    My email is: gina at hottbooks.com

    • Regina,

      I’ve gotten so many postitive comments on the cover of the book. I want to give credit to Tony Horvath and Dan Cuison at Love Inspired for it. It is like they took it out of my head! I loved it the minute I saw it. Thanks for the comment!

      In Him,
      Mary Moore

  2. Thanks so much for the chance to win this. This looks like a great book. I would love to read it. Thanks again.


    • Thanks, Rebecca, for coming by today! I really hope you get a chance to read it and if you do, please let me know what you thought it.

      In Him,
      Mary Moore

  3. Lord Delvin sounds like an interesting character. Would enjoy reading this book to see how his friendship with the female turns out.


  4. Hi Patsy!

    I’m glad you like Lord Devlin! He’s been MY friend for a long time now :0)! I’m glad the “freindship” answer caught you…it is a very important part of the story. Thanks so much for coming by today!

    In Him,
    Mary Moore

  5. I loved this interview with Mary! I have read this book and it was a fantastic read. I love Lord Devlin and Lady Nicole isn’t half bad either! Please be sure to pick this book up. I promise you, you will not be disappointed!

    • Hi Judy!

      You already know that I wish I could take you with me wherever I go, you are about the best advertisement out there for my book! Did you think Lord Devlin answered the questions realistically for him? It sure was a fun exercise! You’re a blessing!

      In Him,

  6. Gorgeous! cover & contents!
    i’ve emailed Margaret with my entry ~ many thx for your generosity !!

  7. seems my comment appeared then disappeared! crazy ~
    luv this cover and the contents! thanks for the generosity !
    looking forward to reading…

    • o great, now they’re both up =)) too funny ~ maybe a good sign !
      that’s how much i’d luv to win !

      • Sharon, happy to see you as many times as you want!! :0) Thank you for the comments on the cover. I fell in love with it the minute that I saw it and I have had a few readers get it just because the cover intrigued them. I mentioned the name of the artists above. They did an awesome job. I wish I could give enough away so everyone could get one, but if you get it, you have to let me know what you thought of it!

        In Him,

  8. ” The Aristocrat’s Lady” looks beautiful. I loved the interview with Lord Devlin.


    • Hi Mary,

      I just wrote you a lovely (in my opinion) long note, but I forgot to add the numbers together at the bottom and it spit me out!! Let’s see if I can remember…I’m so glad you liked the interview. I was a little skeptical at first, but once I started and became him again, I knew just how he would answer the questions! But don’t be alarmed, he stays in line better when he is trying to impress Lady Nicole!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      In Him,

  9. This cover caught me, and I fell in love with it, several months before the book was published. I have it waiting to be read on my Kindle. Lord Devlin sounds like he’s got a bit of an ego on him. 😉 Looking forward to reading it.

    • Awwww I love that you brought your dog with you! Hi Kimberly and Abby! I have a black lab that is my “baby” and I like to take her with me when she can (she’s old now). I tried to convey the cover artists just how awesome people think the cover is, but unless I start counting the times it grabs people, I don’t think they’ll get it.

      Lord Devlin certainly does have an ego, but that’s before he came into contact with Lady Nicole! I’d love to know what you thought of it, once it becomes my turn on your Kindle! :0)

      In Him,

  10. I really enjoyed this interview –Lord Devlin seems very droll, wot? LOL! I’ve been keeping my eye out for this one in the bookstores I frequent. Thanks for the chance to win! =)

    • … er, but I have an odd sense of humor … good thing he won’t read this, right? =)

  11. Hi Lady!
    Good to hear from you again! You know, I think Devlin would quite like your sense of humor, indeed! :0)

    During the month of September, it should be in your local WalMart or Barnes and Noble. I hope you’ll get it (or win it) and let me know what you think.

    In Him,

  12. Hi Lady D!
    Good to hear from you again! You know, I think Devlin would quite like your sense of humor, indeed! :0)

    During the month of September, it should be in your local WalMart or Barnes and Noble. I hope you’ll get it (or win it) and let me know what you think.

    In Him,

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