Heroine Interview from Pattern for Romance by Carla Olson Gade

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This week I’m hosting Lisa Carter with Carolina Reckoning, Steve Rzasa with Crosswind and Sandstorm (The Sark Brothers Tales–US and Canada only) and Carla Olson Gade with Pattern for Romance (US only). 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 (Aug 18th) evening.

PFRCoverHonour Metcalf from Pattern for Romance, a Quilts of Love novel (Abingdon/August 2013):

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

Mayhap it would interest you that I am a quilter. My dear mother taught me to quilt during our precious leisurely days in England. Those days are now gone and my circumstances much altered. I now apply this skill to earn a living to provide for my young sister, Temperance, and myself. You may be surprised that I quilt garments such as petticoats, as well as bed quilts.

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

Disciplining Tempe, for certain. Such a precocious child she is, and too charming for her own good.

3.  What are you afraid of most in life?

That I might fail to honor my parent’s memory by not being able to provide for my sister’s education which was of utmost importance to them. I also fear that I might be found unworthy of my name in the eyes of those who have come to mistrust me. I have little left in the world but my reputation.

4.  What do you want out of life?

Seeing Tempe grown and settled in life is my priority. My own heart’s desire, should the Lord allow, is that I might experience the joy of romance someday mayhap with that handsome tailor, Joshua Sutton. **Fanning herself to conceal her blushing.

5.  What is the most important thing to you?

Why, Temperance, of course. Yet, for a material item, ’twould be the bridal quilt that my mother and I worked on together on our voyage from Britian to our new home in Boston, Massachusetts. ’Twas meant for my dower chest, though it was seized by pirates.

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

 I do. I read the Bible to Tempe and for my own consolation and edification. ’Tis a great comfort that I have grown to rely on.

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

It seems that I am entirely too clumsy. I have a propensity for falling, and tripping. Could be my doing in if I am not more careful.

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

I owned a horse once, yet he was sold before my family removed to America. How I miss those carefree days when I enjoyed riding for pleasure.
9. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

’Twould be a time before there was so much animosity between Britian and the American colonies. Mayhap there could be such a time again someday, though I fear that nothing short of a revolution will transform the current state of the matter of unfair taxation without representation, and the peace of God forever.

I thank you for your gracious hospitality and this pleasant conversation.