Heroine Interview from Wedding Belles by Janice Hanna

» Posted on May 1, 2012 in Blog | 12 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 from Wedding Belles by Janice Hanna:

1. Lottie, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I’m a bit of a tomboy. Most of the folks in Estes Park wonder why I dress in coveralls and cowboy boots when the other gals are all gussied up. Never really understood why I needed to impress people with fancy dresses and such. Then again, now that Gilbert Parker is looking my way, I might be willing to put on a dress to bring a smile to his face.

2. What do you do for fun?

I love to spend time at Fall River, (on the edge of the Parker Lodge property). I also love going up to Long’s Peak. The view is wonderful. Of course, everything is more fun when Gil comes along. I really enjoy spending time with him.

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

Gil has asked me to write and direct a melodrama to raise funds for the lodge. I’m a nervous wreck! Whatever makes him think I can write. . .or direct? Then again, I would do just about anything to impress Gilbert Parker, so I plan to dive in, even if I come out looking foolish in the end.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

I’m afraid of being misunderstood—not just by Gil, but by my mother, who doesn’t seem to understand me at all. I’m also worried that I might make a fool out of myself as I try to direct this play. I’m no director, and folks are going to figure that out!

5. What do you want out of life?

The same things every girl wants, I suppose—love, a family, wonderful friends. Most of all, I want to find all of those things in my hometown of Estes Park, Colorado, where the views are magnificent, the air crisp and clean, and the people friendly. (Well, most of the people, anyway. Those gals from the Women’s League are a pain!)

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Above all else, my faith is most important. I’m learning to put my trust in God and not get the cart ahead of the horse.

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

Lately I’ve been reading a lot of stage plays so that I can learn how to write one. I’ve spent a lot of time researching funny melodrama names for my characters. What fun!

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

Ugh! Do I really have to answer this? Most people would consider me small-boned, but I very top-heavy. If you really want to know why I wear coveralls much of the time, it’s to cover up my curves! The gals in the melodrama tell me I have nothing to worry about—that I have a lovely figure—but I’m not keen on my top half!

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

Everyone in town has adopted Katy Sue, a local cow owned by a nice fella named Jeb. Many of us are working on a secret plan to save Katy Sue’s life, (but please don’t tell Jeb, all right?)

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

If it’s all the same to you, I would rather travel into the future. I’m dying to know how this melodrama is going to turn out. Will the actresses who are coming to town stay? Will the local women’s league raise a stink? Will we save Parker Lodge from ruin? Will Gilbert ever love me the way I love him? If I could just catch a glimpse into the future, I would know the answers to all of these questions!



  1. Thank you so much for interviewing Lottie! We both had fun. 🙂

  2. To be able to see into the future would solve a lot of things! Like the mission trip I’m going on the 1st week of July. This will be my first mission trip outside of America. Doing a lot of praying because I’m getting kind of nervous and excited at the same time. Also hoping I do what God wants to do and do it with joy and that I give Him all the glory!

  3. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel 🙂

  4. I love tom boys and their stories are always so sweet. I enjoy watching them grow into young ladies and then finding their true love and marriage. They have to go through the ups and downs of finding their own way but they make the right decisions. I know I will enjoy reading “Wedding Belles”.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway. misskallie2000@yahoo.com

  5. Great interview with Lottie! I think it’s sweet they are trying to save the life of a cow. Sounds like something I would try to do.

    I’ve always enjoyed Janice’s books and would love the chance to win a copy of her book.

    🙂 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

  6. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of “Wedding Belles”. Great interview.

  7. A wedding dress, and boots, ummm! Might be interesting. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

  8. Thanks, everyone! Can’t wait to see who wins!

  9. Lottie, I could tell right off you are a bit of a Tomboy by the gorgeous boots. I do appreciate individuality.


  10. Good luck with the melodrama – is there any way Katy Sue could have a part in it? Sounds like lots of people would come to see her perform, if she has so many fans in town!

  11. Saving the life of a cow? Hehe. I love tomboy stories, because I am one. 😉

    mylab1122 (at) GMAIL (dot) com

  12. Janice, thank you so much for the great interview. I have read a few of your books and have really enjoyed them.


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