Hero Interview from Mistaken Bride by Renee Ryan

» Posted on May 15, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Hero Interview from Mistaken Bride by Renee Ryan

This week I’m hosting Renee Ryan with Mistaken Bride, Lacy Williams with The Homesteader’s Sweetheart and Cynthia Ruchti with His Grace Is Sufficient…Decaf Is Not.  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 (May 20th) evening.

Interview with the hero from Mistaken Bride by Renee Ryan:

1.  William Black, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

Some would say the most interesting thing about me is that I own a chocolate mill near Faith Glen, Massachusetts.  But since my family has been in the business since the country was still young, I don’t find this at all unique.  It’s a part of who I am, the business I was destined to run from the time I was a boy.  What your readers might find more interesting about me is that I’m a widower raising three-year-old twins and have recently hired an Irish mail-order bride to help me care for them.

2.  What do you do for fun?

Ever since my wife died under scandalous conditions I haven’t had much time for fun, not even with my own children.  My sole purpose in life is to provide a stable home for my children and give my dear mother a break.

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

I dread taking time too much off from work.  I can’t bear to be alone with my thoughts because then I start to remember my wife and the circumstances surrounding her death and the way I failed her.   

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

I fear falling in love with Bridget Murphy, my children’s new nanny, and thereby opening up the possibility of failing her like I did my first wife.  She is the kindest woman I have ever met.  I never want to hurt her.  

5.  What do you want out of life?

Stable, happy, well-adjusted children and a stable, happy, well-adjusted home for them to live in, a home that has all the usual trappings: a mother, a father and, yeah, maybe even a dog.  As long as the mutt stays outside.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

Duty and honor, a man is nothing without either of those in his life.

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

Any time I spend in a book these days is during the children’s bedtime.  Bridget and I are taking turns reading traditional nursery rhymes to them.  This new tradition has become my favorite part of the day, when I feel a real family is within all our reach.

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

I regret taking my first wife away from her family and friends.  She was never really happy with me.  I should have been wiser and looked harder at our differences before I married her.

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

Bridget and the children have adopted a stray dog.  His name is Digger, for obvious reasons.  Although I explicitly told them the dog must stay outside, Digger now sleeps in my private study beside my desk.

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

I’m learning not to look back and focus on the future.  What’s done is done.