Heroine Interview from Katie’s Way by Marta Perry

» Posted on Nov 29, 2011 in Blog | Comments Off on Heroine Interview from Katie’s Way by Marta Perry

This week I’m hosting Marta Perry with Katie’s Way, Susan Meissner with A Sound Among the Trees, and Pamela S. Meyers with Thyme for Love. 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 (December 4th) evening.

Interview with the heroine from Katie’s Way by Marta Perry:

1. Katie Miller, tell me the most interesting thing about you. I’ve just moved to Pleasant Valley to open my own quilt shop. I needed to make a fresh start after being jilted, and it’s always been my dream to have a place that both Amish and Englisch quilters could enjoy and share. There are more challenges here that I expected, that’s for sure, especially Caleb Brand, the furniture craftsman next door. I guess he’s not so pleased to have a lot of chattering women this close!

2.  What do you do for fun? There’s nothing I enjoy more than getting together around a quilt with a group of sisters and cousins. Our talk flies as fast as our needles at times like that!

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it? Mamm has left my sixteen-year-old sister, Rhoda, in my care. Something has happened to Rhoda during her rumspringa that has the gossips’ tongues wagging, and I should talk with her about it, but I hate to force a confidence. I’d rather let her tell me on her own, but sometimes I worry that I’m just being a coward about facing it.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life? Failing. My daad has paid the rent on my shop for one year, and if I haven’t made a success out of it in that time, I’ll have to go back home, knowing I couldn’t do it.

5.  What do you want out of life? I thought I wanted a husband to love and children to cherish, but that has been taken away from me, so I’ll settle for a satisfying life here in Pleasant Valley.

6.  What is the most important thing to you? My Amish faith is the most important thing to me, and I struggle to life it every day of my life.

7.  Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read? I love to read, especially historical fiction, but I have to be careful. It’s too easy to get lost in a book and forget the work that’s waiting!

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I should have more patience, I know. God will work things out in the way that suits God’s will.

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet? When I was living at home there were always plenty of animals around, but you couldn’t really call them pets. I hope to have my own buggy horse soon.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? If I could turn the clock back, maybe I’d find some way to escape the humiliation of having the man I love turn away from me and wed my best friend. But that ability isn’t given to any of us, and so I just try to move forward as best I can, making a new home and a new life for myself.