Heroine Interview from A Marriage in Middlebury by Anita Higman with a Giveaway

» Posted on Nov 27, 2013 in Blog | 9 comments

This week I’m hosting Anita Higman with A Marriage in Middlebury (2 copies US only) and Lisa Carter with (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 (Dec. 1st) evening.

MarriageInMiddlebury_FInal.inddInterview with the heroine from A Marriage in Middlebury by Anita Higman:

1. Charlotte Rose Hill, tell me the most interesting thing about you?

I love life, even the hard parts. I think the difficult times have made me stronger rather than bitter. I hope so anyway. Maybe it would be better for you to ask my customers this question. The gentle folk who frequent my tearoom know me very well.

2. What do you do for fun?

I love to cook, so I tinker in my kitchen, trying to come up with new recipes for my tearoom—which is The Rose Hill Cottage Tearoom in Middlebury Texas. 

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

I don’t like confronting people. I’d rather share a laugh with someone than correct him or her.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

That I’ll never get another chance to fall in love again. That the best of love has passed me by forever.

5. What do you want out of life?

To create a sanctuary in Middlebury—a gathering place—where the locals can enjoy great food, some signature teas, and friendly camaraderie.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

The Golden Rule

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

I love all things Jane Austen, and I like biographies of current people who started out with rough circumstances but were able to rise above their pain and overcome their obstacles.

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

Sometimes I feel I lack courage when I need it the most. I wish I could have the heart of a warrior, instead of a whiner.

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

I don’t have a pet right now, because I’m too busy with my tearoom, but when I was little, I had a pet beagle named Scruffy. Such a friendly pet! I really loved that dog, especially the way she would race out to greet me each weekday when I got off the school bus.

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

I’d love to go back to Victorian times, when women always dressed up, etiquette was a necessity, and tea was a way of life.




  1. Hi Everyone!

    I love tearooms in Texas, and I hope you do too, since that is the main setting in my new novel, A Marriage in Middlebury. Lots of good food, quirky characters, and Southern charm. I hope you all enjoy the story!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Anita Higman

  2. A Marriage In Middlebury sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to know more about Charlotte Rose Hill. Just the brief information revealed, I love her attitude.

    melback at cebridge.net

  3. I love tearooms and haven’t been to one since I moved from California almost 13 years ago. We had one in the town of Santa Ana that I really don’t think many people knew about. If more people knew about it we wouldn’t have been able to get in for luncheon tea. One of my co-workers and I always went at least once a month. It was an old Victorian house that two sisters purchased and renovated. Their teas were phenomenal.

    I would love to be entered to win a copy of A Marriage in Middlebury. Thank you for the chance.

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  4. Charlotte sounds delightful, as does this story! I can’t wait to read about the quirky characters and Southern charm in A MARRIAGE IN MIDDLEBURY! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a copy of this book!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  5. Nice interview

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  6. Hi Anita and Margaret a really great interview. I hope to win this book. God bless you both.

  7. Good review Anita . I loved A Marriage in Middlebury . It is an Awesome book . Would love to win this book . I would give it away so someone else could enjoy it as much as I did . Thanks for the review and giveaway .

  8. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel 😉

  9. Hello ladies. Enjoyed this interview with Rose. I love the small tea room that a group of our church widow ladies go to now and then. A very old home that at one time belonged to a sister of one of my friends. Neat little place. I would love to win this book for my church Library. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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