Heroine Interview from Where Wildflowers Bloom by Ann Shorey

» Posted on Feb 15, 2012 in Blog | 11 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 heroine from Where Wildflowers Bloom by Ann Shorey:

1.  Faith Lindberg, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

 My mother died when I was ten, so I was reared in an all-male household by my grandfather, father, and brother. I know how to split wood and shoot a weapon, but I prefer to do “girly” things.

2.  What do you do for fun?

 I read books about Oregon, and dream about living there.

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

As manager of my grandfather’s mercantile, I’m sometimes called upon to demand payment from people who owe us money. I cringe at the very thought.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

 Cemeteries. I faint if I get near one.

5.  What do you want out of life?

 I want to leave Missouri and live in Oregon with my grandfather. Our lives were shattered by the War Between the States, and I’d like to run away from the memories.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

 My grandfather is the only family I have left. Taking care of him is my most important goal.

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

 Yes, I’m a good reader and enjoy books about the west. I’m fascinated by accounts of people who’ve traveled the Oregon Trail to live in the fertile Willamette valley.

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

 Oh, I’d love to have curly blonde hair instead of my straight straw-brown tresses.

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

 My father had a hunting dog named Flint, but my grandfather gave the dog away after my father was killed in the war. I’d love to have a dog of my own. I remember how Flint loved my father.

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

 It would be wonderful to go back to the 1850’s and be part of the first migrations to Oregon. Maybe my father and brother would still be alive if we’d been that far away.



  1. I’m looking forward to reading more about Faith Lindberg.


  2. When you read about the past and the hardships people dealt with, it makes me so grateful for what I have now! I’m very happy for having running water and an indoor bathroom! Truly blessed!

    • Jenny, I agree with you. When I’m asked in what period of history I’d like to live, I always say “right now.” The past is an interesting time to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there. 🙂

      • Me Too!

  3. It would be so neat to be able to travel back in time. There are so many interesting periods I’d love to check out- but I agree, I like living now (probably because that’s all I’ve known!) 😉


    • Bethany, There are too many things we take for granted now, like medical care and (usually) safe food. But visiting the past would certainly be interesting–as long as we could return to now when we wanted to. 🙂

  4. I like heroines who are both feminine and strong — which is just what Faith Lindberg sounds like.


    • Faith has no choice but to be strong, considering all she has to be responsible for. She has her fun side, though–she and her best friend love spending time together.

  5. I really enjoy Ann’s books alot! Thank you for the interview and the opportunity to win this wonderful sounding book!

  6. I enjoyed the interview. Sad that Faith’s grandfather got rid of her father’s dog after her father died. Situations like that break my heart as not only did the dog lose his master but his home too.

    For those who wish they could go back in time…I find myself historically well traveled just by reading a good historical. I do most of my reading on my lunch hour at work. I close my door and step back into time. If the book is extremely good I find myself having a ‘hard time coming back to the present’.

    I would love to win a copy of Where Wildflowers Bloom. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    • Hi Cindy, I have a hard time coming back to the present when I’m writing a historical! Takes me a few minutes between story and real life to make the transition.
      Thanks for posting a comment!

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