Hero Interview from The Wings of Morning by Murray Pura

» Posted on Feb 17, 2012 in Blog | 6 comments

This week I’m hosting Allie Pleiter with Falling for the Fireman, Ann Shorey with Where Wildflowers Bloom, Kathy Fuller with An Amish Wedding, and Murray Pura with The Wings of Morning. 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 (February 19th) evening.

Interview with the hero from The Wings of Morning by Murray Pura:

Jude Whetstone, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I love to fly. And when I’m on the ground I love to work with horses and I love to ride. So I guess I love to have the wind in my hair.

What do you do for fun?

The flying and the riding relax me. But also I love to swim in the river near my home. And then, to walk with Lynndaya Kurtz, that is the best.

What do you put off doing because you dread it?

Mucking out the stables. But if you want to have horses it is a necessary evil.

What are you afraid of most in life?

I hope I can get through life without ever killing another human being.

What do you want out of life?

The freedom to worship God and to follow Christ. And to love as much as possible with as much strength as God gives me.

What is the most important thing to you?

My faith. After that, beautiful Lyyndaya. Then my family and friends. The airplane and horses come after all that.

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

After the Bible I like to read stories written by Christian authors. Such stories inspire me. I very much like stories that are westerns as well as ones that are adventures. It is pleasant if there is a love interest along with the ruggedness and adventure.

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

I would like to be taller. Six foot or six foot one would be great, rather than five ten or five eleven. I think Lyyndaya would like that too though she says she would not change a thing about me.

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

I have two dogs, a brother and a sister. They are Alaskan Malamutes. Such a beautiful breed. Not only do they look wonderful, but they are warm and friendly and love people. They call them The Teddy Bears of the Dog World.

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

I would like to go back to Colonial America, say, the late 1600s or early 1700s. Such a simple time and the forests were uncut and stretched for thousands of miles. The land was unspoiled. Of course I would miss taking up an airplane, but the freshness and richness of a new America would make up for that.


  1. My husband wishes he was taller to but he’s already taller than me and I love him the way he is. I too love horses and I used to own one when I was little. I am afraid of flying don’t like it at all I like the ground better.

  2. This book is sooo different than your usual Amish book! Please enter me and thank you for these fun character interviews!

  3. I agree with Diana — this novel certainly is different then most Amish novels. Enjoyed the interview, especially the male POV. Great cover too.

  4. I enjoy Amish stories and stories about flying so this book would be perfect! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    😉 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

  5. I so want to read THE WINGS OF MORNING. It looks beautiful.


  6. I’ve been hearing a lot about this book and it sounds very original! I’d love a chance to win 🙂

    cbus.blogger at gmail dot com

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