Heroine Interview from Brush of Angel’s Wings by Ruth Reid

» Posted on May 3, 2012 in Blog | 7 comments

This week I’m hosting Janice Hanna (Thompson) with Wedding Belles, Ruth Reid with Brush of Angel’s Wings and Kathy Herman with Relentless Pursuit.  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 6th) evening.

Interview with the heroine: Brush of Angel’s Wings by Ruth Reid

1. Rachel Hartzler, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I’m 20 years old and Amish, which means I should be frantic at my age to find a husband, but I’m not!

2. What do you do for fun?

I once baked a rhubarb pie and intentionally left out the sugar. It sure was fun to watch Jordan Engles take his first bite.

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

I dread cooking and sewing the most. Women my age make a big fuss over filling up their hope chest. Mine will stay empty because I don’t make sewing a priority.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

I’m told I should fear more things, like not buggy racing—but I don’t.

5. What do you want out of life?

I want my parent’s acceptance most of all. My mother thinks I should be inside and working on my household skills in order to be a good wife one day. My father hasn’t been the same since my brother died—a haunting regret. I work hard in the barn—love it by the way—but I know a daughter doesn’t ever replace a son. 

6. What is the most important thing to you?

It’s vital that I’m with Wendy (my deceased brother’s favorite cow) when she calves.

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

When I read, it’s the Bible. I don’t have time to read for entertainment, besides, we don’t have electricity and we try to conserve the lamp oil and wicks for important things.   

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

I would try not to be so impulsive. My actions tend to get me into trouble.

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

I have a fast horse named Ginger, a barn cat, and a pregnant cow.

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

I would go back two years and stop my brother from trying to rescue that stupid sheep from the river. If I could do that, he wouldn’t have drown.

 

 

7 Comments

  1. Rachel, I love sewing, but I don’t think I’d like fast buggy riding! Funny how people can be so different!

    • Hi Alison,
      What do you like to sew? I started quilting a few years ago. I’m still not very good, but it is fun.
      Ruth

  2. False guilt is a heavy load to carry, Rachel. You are unique, not meant to replace your brother. I hope you learn that in your book.

    mylab1122 (at) gmail (DOT) com

  3. I love reading about the Amish. This sounds great!

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

  4. I’m looking forward to reading Rachel’s story in BRUSH OF ANGEL’S WINGS.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  5. I would love to win a copy of Brush of Angels Wings. Thank you for the chance.

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

  6. a great posting….thanks for the opportunity to read this beautiful story 😉

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