Hero Interview from The Dutiful Daughter by Jo Ann Brown

» Posted on Sep 10, 2013 in Blog | 4 comments

Congratulations to Juanita for winning Sandra Robbins’ Dangerous Waters and to Melanie for winning Lisa Harris’ Dangerous Passage.

This week I’m hosting Jo Ann Brown with The Dutiful Daughter I (US only), Elizabeth Goddard with Love in the Air and Ace Collins with The Cutting Edge (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 (Sept. 15th) evening.

dutiful daughter frontInterview with the hero from The Dutiful Daughter by Jo Ann Brown:

1. Tell me the most interesting thing about you.

My name is Charles Winthrop, the earl of Northbridge. The most interesting thing about me is that I have two children–Gemma and Michael–I barely know because I have been fighting Napoleon’s army for so many years.

2.  What do you do for fun?

Fun is something I’ve forgotten about. Being in war, year after year, grinds it out of a man. Since I joined the army, my life has been all about duty and betrayal. I am going to have to depend on Sophia Meriweather, the cousin of my friend who recently inherited the title of Lord Meriweather, to teach me how to have fun with my children.

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

I dread telling my two friends, who are the heroes of the other books in the Sanctuary Bay trilogy, the truth about my marriage and my late wife. They have always looked up to me and envied my so-called happy marriage, and I can’t find a way to tell them the truth.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

Losing my children. I fear they will never come to love me, and that fear makes me too formal and inflexible around them, pushing them even further from me.

5.  What do you want out of life?

To be loved–by my children and, as I come to know her much better, Sophia.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

To have the happiness my friends think I had with my late wife.

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

Yes, I read, though I didn’t have much time while in the army. I like history, including local histories. I had hoped to read a history of Sanctuary Bay, but, though the late baron planned to write one, he never did.

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

That I keep those I care about most away from me because I don’t want them to know the truth of my weaknesses.

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

No, but I appreciate good horses.

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

As I am a man of the Regency period, and the romantic ideal of the time was King Arthur and his Round Table, I would enjoy going back to Camelot during its brief time of peace.

4 Comments

  1. Oh, what a great interview. I am intrigued!

    melback at cebridge dot net

  2. It was so nice to meet Charles Winthrop! I look forward to reading more about his relationship with his children and with Sophia.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  3. It’d be an interesting time to visit

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  4. Thanks for the chance to win The Dutiful Daughter!
    kbmceuen at yahoo dot com

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