Heroine Interview from A Marriage for Meghan by Mary Ellis

» Posted on Nov 17, 2011 in Blog | 9 comments

This week I’m hosting Vickie McDonough with Long Trail Home, Mary Ellis with A Marriage for Meghan, and Janelle Mowery with When Love Gets in the Way. 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 (November 20th) evening.

Interview with the heroine of A Marriage for Meghan by Mary Ellis:

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

I guess that would be my stick-to-it, bulldog determination. People take one look at me and underestimate my grit.

2.  What do you do for fun?

I love to go fishing, swimming in the pond, and take my shoes off and wade in the river behind our farm. But I’m keeping a low-profile these days, since my former fun-seeking has undermined my reputation.

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

I dread facing the parents of my classroom mischief-makers. I’m afraid I won’t be taken seriously.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

Continuing my last answer, I fear no one in my Old Order Amish district will ever see me as a competent teacher, no matter how much improvement I make during this year.

5.  What do you want out of life?

Oh, I want the normal things like a husband who loves me, and children, and a home…but first I want to be the best schoolteacher this district has ever seen.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

That I gain my family’s respect.

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

I’ve been reading teacher manuals like crazy in every different subject. Since my own formal education stopped after the eighth grade, I need to make up for lost time. What if a student asked a question and I didn’t know the answer?

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

I would be taller. Each time anyone describes me, it’s always “little pet” or “little peach” or “little goose,” except for the one time my brother described me as a “big pain in the neck.”

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

I always befriend the new little piglets that our brood sow delivers every spring. I just love them, and we stay close until they grow up and forget me.

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

I would love to travel back to the days of the first Amish settlers to Wayne County, Ohio. How open and wild the countryside must have been then before we chopped it up into farms and put in all these roads!


  1. That sounds like how I feel! Nobody takes me seriously and I try so hard everyday to be helpful and to be s good Mom.

  2. I just left a comment and it flew away and I lost it, grrr.:) Anyway, I was saying that I would think the worse part of teaching would be dealing with some of the parents.:) Mary Ellis is a great author and I would love to win this or any of the books this week…they all sound great!

  3. I would love to read A MARRIAGE FOR MEGHAN. I’m looking forward to reading about her teaching woes.


  4. I enjoy reading Amish stories. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

  5. I enjoy reading Amish books and would love to read this one.


  6. Thank you so much Ladies! I love Mary Ellis’ books! And have most of them, but this one I don’t so I would love to have it to read……

  7. love amish books thanks for the chance to win this book

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  8. This sounds like a lovely book.


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