Heroine Interview from The Quilted Heart by Mona Hodgson with Giveaway

» Posted on Jan 22, 2014 in Blog | 32 comments

This week I’m hosting Carol Cox with A Match Made in Texas (US only), Mona Hodgson with The Quilted Heart (US and Canada only), and Vickie McDonough with Call of the Prairie (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 (Jan. 26th) evening.

The Quilted Heart (7)Interview with Caroline Milburn from The Quilted Heart by Mona Hodgson:

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

Sigh. I’m in limbo. Some folks might find that interest. 

2.  What do you do for fun?

Sit on the front porch and sip tea with my sister, Jewell. By that time of day, we seem to be more in need of rest than fun.

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

Writing to the Department of War again for news. I want to know, but there’s now finality in limbo.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

That my beloved Phillip will never return from the war.

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

I would most certainly choose to return to 1860; Philadelphia. The time and place where I last knew my Phillip was alive and well.

6.  What do you want out of life?

Peace. I long to find contentment…whatever my lot.

7.  What is the most important thing to you?

Love: To love and be loved. I am loved by my friends in the Saint Charles Quilting Circle and I’ve grown to love them as well, but . . . . Well, is it too much to want the love of a man too?

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

I used to. Not so much lately living in my sister’s home with her family. But when I do pick up a book (other than my Bible), it will be Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Elsa Brantenberg has a copy on a shelf in her farmhouse.

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

Grin. My two nieces and my nephew are like pets to me. All three of them are a welcome distraction and bring me such joy. 

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

I think I’d try to settle the adventurer in me so I could remain with my sister and her children. Shouldn’t be of a help and comfort to them be enough?


  1. I would love to win a copy of this collection of novellas. I enjoy reading a book of novellas, especially if I’m on a trip and I finish a book, then there is one to follow. Love it. Would love to win! 🙂 Thank you.

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

    • Cindy, so good to see you here. I appreciate your interest in THE QUILTED HEART. Blessings and Happy Reading!

  2. Hi Caroline! Thank you so much for sharing with us today.
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

    • Good morning, Amy. Glad you enjoyed the interview with Caroline. Blessings and Happy Reading!

  3. I love the way that you did the interview!

  4. Would love to win!!

    • Hi, Susan. I appreciate your interest in The Quilted Heart!

  5. I enjoyed the heroine interview. Totally identify with wanting to find contentment. A daily struggle.
    koho onefourthree at hotmail dot com

    • Good to see you here, Heather. I identify with Caroline too. Glad you enjoyed meeting here. Blessings!

  6. Quilts always have stories to tell. Sounds like three great stories…I especially like the time period around the Civil War being a southern born lady married to a Yankee 🙂 Hope to win this one.

    • Susan, thanks for joining me here. Happy Reading! Mona

  7. I have said this before and I will say it again. Caroline is the character that I relate to. This interview even sounds like me.

    • Hi, Chris. Good to hear from you. Caroline is one of my favorite characters. Blessings!

  8. Mona, I loved learning more about Caroline! Thank you so much for sharing her interview.

    • Britney, good to see you here. Glad you enjoyed the interview. Blessings! Mona

  9. Mona, The cover of your book is beautiful! I can’t imagine how hard it must have been back in the 1800s to not know if your loved one had survived the war or not. And to have to wait soooo long to hear something…No wonder Caroline is in limbo.

    • Vickie, thanks for joining us here. The cover on The Quilted Heart is one of my favorites–it and the Twice a Bride cover. WaterBrook Multnomah does a great job. Blessings! Mona

  10. I can easily relate to Caroline…when I was moving around a lot and living in other countries..I often felt in limbo. cfernstaedt@gmail.com

    • Good to see you here, Cynthia. Good to know I’m not alone in relating to Caroline. Glad you enjoyed the interview. Blessings! Mona

  11. I love novellas and The Quilted Heart sounds wonderful! Loved the post and would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

    • Hi, Linda. Good to see you here. Blessings and Happy Reading! Mona

  12. Mona, It is such a treat to meet the characters in your book The Quilted Heart.
    thank you for the opportunity to view them through the interviews!

    • Hi, Jackie. So glad you enjoyed meeting Caroline. Happy Reading! Mona

  13. Sorry forgot e mail

  14. Nice interview and cover

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    • Hi! Glad you enjoyed the interview and like the cover for The Quilted Heart. It’s definitely one of my favorite covers. Blessings! Mona

  15. It was lovely to learn some things about Miss Caroline. Thank you for sharing and thank you for writing wonderful books.

    melback at cebridge dot com

    • Oh me, I made a mistake on my email address. The correct address is

      melback at cebridge dot net

      Thank you !

  16. Hi , i would love to win this book . Sounds like a fascinating book. Great interview Mona and Margaret. Blessings to both of you.

  17. Would love to win this book Thanks

  18. I hope I’m not too late to entered into the drawing. I love Mona’s writing and I’m really looking forward to an opportunity to read this story collection.

    johnsonk133 at yahoo dot com

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