Hero Interview from A Place of Refuge by Janet Lee Barton

» Posted on Sep 24, 2013 in Blog | 10 comments

This week I’m hosting Janet Lee Barton with A Place of Refuge, Judy Christie with Sweet Olive, and Janet Bly with Stuart Brannon’s Final Shot (US and Canada 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 (Sept. 29th) evening.

Thumbnail.ThumbnailServletInterview with the hero A Place of Refuge by Janet Lee Barton:

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

A lot of people don’t know that I write dime novels for a living. I am writing a more serious book now though—one to help the immigrants who live in the tenements. I met up with a family in Central Park last summer. One woman was being threatened by her brother-in-law, and I took up for her. She has the most glorious red hair. I never saw them again, until she . . . Kathleen . . . was brought to Heaton House, beaten and bruised. It’s made me want to do something—anything—I can to help people living in those situations.

2.  What do you do for fun?

I like going on outings with the other boarders. It’s even more fun since Kathleen    came. She’s never had a chance to do anything much for enjoyment. I like taking her nephews to fly kites, too. They are very special little boys.           

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

There’s not much I put off. I know that it will only nag at me if I do.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

That I might lose Kathleen, now that I’ve found her.

5.  What do you want out of life?

I want to help Kathleen and her sister have a better life. I want to help others get out of the tenements.  And deep down I want a life with Kathleen.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

Kathleen and her family.

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

I don’t have much time to read as much since I began writing. But of course the  Bible is my favorite. After that it’d the dime novels—I suppose that’s why I like to write them.

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

I’d like to have more patience. But where Kathleen is concerned, she’s been through so much and I’m not sure she’ll ever trust any man with her heart. That’s going to take time and I need as much patience as I can get to convince her to trust me.

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

I don’t have a pet. I do like dogs though. Maybe one day when I have a family.

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

I’d go back to that day in the park and I’d insist that Kathleen come back to Heaton House with us. Mrs. Heaton always has room for young women who need help. If I’d done that, her brother-in-law would never have had the chance to beat her up.



  1. I do like the sound of you Luke. Looking forward to learning more.


  2. I look forward to learning more about Luke and Kathleen!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  3. Hi Mary and Britney! Thanks for stopping by. Luke is one of my favorite characters from the LIH Boardinghouse Betrothal series and I loved writing his and Kathleen’s story. 🙂

  4. Thank you, Luke, for the fabulous interview. Sounds like a great story.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  5. Love books like A Place of Refuge…I like to know that after a hard life a person can find true love and comfort…and have a hero rescue her. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  6. Fun way to tell us about the book by interviewing the hero.
    spooler at comcast (dot) net

  7. Thank you for the interesting interview. I look forward to learning more about Luke and Kathleen.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  8. Nice cover and interview

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  9. I really enjoy the Love Inspired Historicals. 🙂 Would love to win!

    🙂 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  10. Would love to win this book. Wishing you greater yet in success.

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