Heroine Interview from Montana Match by Merrillee Whren

» Posted on Jan 11, 2012 in Blog | 39 comments

This week I’m hosting Janet Dean with An Inconvenient Match, Merrillee Whren with Montana Match, Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar with Threads of Hope, and Linda Rondeau with The Other Side of Darkness. 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 (January 15th) evening. 

Interview with the heroine from Montana Match by Merrillee Whren:

1. Brittany Gorman, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I’m really, really good with numbers. I can add long columns of numbers in my head. I used to amaze all of my friends with my ability to do math in my head. That’s why I got a degree in accounting and business. I love numbers.

2.  What do you do for fun?

I like hanging out with friends. I really miss my friends in Billings. Sometimes the ranch seems so isolated, but I’m beginning to enjoy watching movies on the weekend with Parker and his girls.

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

I put off telling people things I know they don’t want to hear. I had a hard time breaking up with my long-time boyfriend because I didn’t know what to say to him. I wasn’t sure how to tell my boss that he was working too much and not paying enough attention to his kids. Eventually, I got the courage to do both.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

I lost my job, and now I’m afraid that I won’t find another good one. In the meantime, I’m working as a nanny.

5.  What do you want out of life?

I want to have a happy marriage and family like my parents.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

 The most important things to me are my faith and my family. I want to make my parents proud of me, especially my dad.

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

I know this may sound silly, but I really enjoy reading children’s books, especially  when I get to read them to the little girls that I’m a nanny for. I like to read them some  of the same books my mom read to me.

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

Sometimes, I wish I didn’t have red hair and freckles, but my friend Heather reminds me that I need to be happy with the way God made me. I know that is true.

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

I’ve always wanted a dog, but we could never have one while I was growing up  because my mom was allergic to dogs. When I have a house of my own, I’m going to have a dog.

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

Rose and Jasmine, my charges are part Native-American, and we’ve been studying about their heritage. I think it would be fun to go back to the time when their ancestors roamed Montana and Wyoming.




  1. Great interview. The book is certainly one I would love to read.

  2. Since I have lived in Montana, I am always extra interested in books that have the setting there! AND, I love Merrillee’s books so I know this would be a good one!

  3. What a pretty setting for a book cover, love the colors. Hope your book does awesome!

  4. Thanks, Cynde. You have an unusual spelling for your name. Does it get misspelled often?

  5. Valri, where did you live in Montana? When I was a kid we lived in Billings and Great Falls. Thanks for your kind words.

  6. Jennifer, thanks so much. I think the art department did a fabulous job with my cover.

  7. This book sounds amazing. I can’t wait to read it. It will be interesting to see how she handles transitioning from a financial planner to a nanny . Brittani says she will find a job that has nothing to do with kids after she takes a job as a substitute teacher–until she meets her roommate’s uncle! Thanks for a chance to win a copy!
    tscmshupe [at] pemtel [dot] net

  8. I can’t wait to read this book!!!!

  9. I enjoyed the interview with Brittany. I love the cover of Montana Match. It seems that lately the covers of all the Love Inspired books are more beautiful then in the past!

    🙂 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

  10. Hi Merrillee and Margaret.
    What a great format for introducing a character. I’m looking forward to learning more about Brittany, Rose and Jasmine and the man who needs to spend more time with them.

  11. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the oppertunity for my name to be placed in the drawing!


  12. Sally, I loved having Brittany say she wouldn’t take a job that involved kids right before she was offered the nanny job.

  13. Robyn, I hope you enjoy it.

  14. Thanks, Cindy. I loved how the art department used the photos I sent them to make the cover. I sent them photos of the hero and heroine and a snowy landscape. They even picked up on the colors of the landscape.

  15. Mary, I loved pretending to be my character–so much fun.

  16. I don’t know how else I can put it, but I LOVE reading!!! I STARTED reading when I was only 4 years old (can you believe that?!) I am now 27, and except for my TBI years (9 of them) I’ve been an avid reader all my life.

    I can’t say that it’s easy for me to admit this reason for my wanting this book SO BADLY, but I live in Canada. FRENCH Canada, to be exact, so any book stores near me are FRENCH. And, to top it off, there is only ONE CHRISTIAN bookstore in Quebec City. And, of course, it’s FRENCH.

    So, obtaining ENGLISH CHRISITAN BOOKS is very hard for me to do now that I live here. I’ve been a huge fan of the Love Inspired/Love Inspired Suspense books for about 5 years now, but GETTING THEM is the hard part!!

    I hope I win this book for 2 reasons: I’ve heard of and LOVE Merrillee Whren & her books; I can’t get enough of ENGLISH CHRISTIAN novels – especially nowadays.

  17. Merrillee, your cover is awesome! Your story sounds terrific!


  18. Janet, thanks for stopping by. I wanted to write Brittany’s story ever since she was a teenager in one of my earlier books.

  19. This is an author who’s books I love. In fact we are friends on facebook. You can find reviews I have written for her on Amazon and several other places. I also love and read the other authors too. God Bless all of you and Margaret.

  20. GREAT interview! I can’t wait to read it!!! Would LOVE a chance to win a copy! 🙂


  21. LOVED the interview! Can’t wait to read it! I would LOVE a chance to win a copy!


  22. I really need to get Montana Match soon.

  23. I Love your Red hair….never change it…you are blessed!
    What a beautiful site for book setting….I want to go to Glacer Lake someday!

    God Bless


  24. What a fun interview! I thoroughly enjoyed it! I wanted it to go on and on! I would love to win a copy of Montana Match. Thank you for this giveaway.


  25. Gotta’ love a girl who likes numbers! (RLBayne(at)nbayne.com)

  26. Thanks so much, Jane, for your kind words. It’s always good to hear that readers like the stories we write.

  27. Brandy, I’m glad you stopped by. You are on the west coast, so the three hour time difference makes your posts come in late my time. I’m glad you enjoyed the interview.

  28. Mary, thanks for coming by to read the interview.

  29. Maureen, even though I lived in Montana and visited much of the state, I have never been to Glacier Park. That is on my list of things to do. I hope you get there, as well. Montana is a beautiful state.

  30. Judy, thanks. I’m glad you enjoyed the interview. I enjoyed doing it.

  31. Robin, I’m so glad you came by. I loved doing this heroine.

  32. Kendra, I’m glad you were finally able to post. I’m glad that you like the Love Inspired books.

  33. I’d love to be married someday too– great interview!!


  34. Merrilee,

    I know! I knew it would be late! 🙁 Did it come in too late to make the drawing?

    Kendra, I’ve been reading since I was about 4 as well! I get my love of reading from my Paternal Grandma and Aunt. And my Maternal Grandma, even though she’s never been a BIG reader, ALWAYS reading to me. (Before I started reading myself.) I’m hoping my Nephews, take after me, with a love of reading.


  35. What a delightful way to learn about a character! I loved reading the interview and now I want to read the book.

  36. Brandy, you are in plenty of time to be entered in the drawing.

  37. Oh COOL! Thanks Margaret! 🙂

  38. Get interview….would love to win a copy of the book.


  39. I love reading interviews like this. This book sounds like it is a good read and would love to read it


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