Heroine Interview from Somewhere to Call Home by Janet Lee Barton

» Posted on Nov 14, 2012 in Blog | 5 comments

This week I’m hosting  Martha Rogers with Christmas at Holly Hill, Janet Lee Barton with Somewhere to Call Home, Jennifer AlLee with A Wild Goose Chase Christmas, and Nancy Rue with Too Far to Say Far Enough.  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 (November 18th) evening.

Interview with the heroine from Somewhere to Call Home by Janet Lee Barton:

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

Hmm, I’m not sure there is anything interesting about me. I’ve lived a pretty sheltered life for the most part, and I haven’t had much of a social life in the past few years. I took care of my mother until her passing a few months ago. I can sew, but I’m not sure that can be considered interesting.

2.  What do you do for fun?

I can’t remember the last time I had fun before I came to Heaton House. But since I’ve been living there, I’ve gone on several outings to Central Park and gone window-shopping at the Ladies’ Mile. And it’s fun living at the boarding house. We sing around the piano and play games in the parlor after dinner.

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

I put off thinking about Harland Black. Thoughts of him give me the shivers.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

That I’ll lose my family home to Harland Black and that he’ll come after me.

5.  What do you want out of life?

I want my life to count for something. After seeing those two little boys in the tenements, I want to help those less fortunate. If I ever get my home back, maybe I can sell it and use the money to do that.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

I thought it was to get my family home back free and clear and I do want that, but now that I’ve come to love living in New York City, I know it will be hard to go back home—especially now that I’ve come to care so much about Michael.

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

I do like to read and am happy that Mrs. Heaton has told me I can ready anything in her library. I love the Bible. And I like Jane Austen’s romances, but lately I’ve been reading How the Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis. There is such a need for us to help others less fortunate.

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

That my faith would be stronger and that I would always realize that God is going to take care of me—that he’ll always be there for me. I just need to put my faith in Him.

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

I don’t have a pet—but I would like one, I think.

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

I don’t know that I would want to go back, unless it was to when my parents were both alive. I miss them very much. But I am enjoying my life here at Heaton House in New York City so much, I don’t think I want to be anywhere but here.

5 Comments

  1. I am looking forward to reading SOMEWHERE TO CALL HOME. A lovely interview with Violet.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  2. thanks for the chance to read this novel 🙂

  3. Violet, you sound amazing.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  4. Thanks for stopping by Mary, Karen, and Amy! I really enjoyed writing Violet’s story. Can’t wait to see who wins a copy of Somewhere to Call Home!

  5. I enjoy reading LIH books! This sounds like it will be a good read! 🙂

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