Heroine Interview from False Diamond by Veronica Heley

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This week I’m hosting Marta Perry with Susanna’s Dream, Veronica Heley with False Diamond (pdf file for giveaway) and Linda Clare with A Sky Without Stars. 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 (Feb. 16th) evening.

Heroine Interview from False Diamond by Veronica Heley:

l. Bea Abbot is a 60ish widow, running a London domestic agency whose watchword is discretion, and who never – well, hardly ever – dealt in murder or false diamonds. Her only son is a member of Parliament and thinks he knows best about everything, including his mother’s business affairs, and she has also taken in two dysfunctional youngsters.   

2. She spends time with her friends, including a successful portrait painter and a grey man who knows what’s going on behind the headlines.

3. She doesn’t put many things off, believing it’s best to confront a small problem before it becomes large. However, she doesn’t even want to think about a projected business merger with a training college for domestic staff, though her son is very keen on it. She’d rather stay where she is, rather than take on more than she can easily cope with, but they are putting the pressure on her to rethink.

4. She afraid where her son’s affairs will lead, as they might cause the break-up of his marriage and the consequent removal of her beloved grandson from her life.

5. Bea is comfortable nowadays with the way she is and, though she enjoys a meal out with one or two of her male friends, is not anxious to give them any more of her time. She looks forward to her two protégés growing into making a life for themselves

6. The most important thing in life is her love of God, and His love for her. She hopes and prays that her two protégés will develop into  the fine adults they were intended by God to be.

7. She reads the Times every day. She hasn’t much time for reading but it is travel or biography when she can.

8. She’s happy enough as she is. After all, God made her that way.

9. She’s not really bothered about pets, but the cat Winston moved in on her and has become a fixture in her life. He’s full of character and knows exactly how to get extra meals out of Bea and anyone else who comes for a meal. 

10. She’d like to have been around to hear the angels singing of the birth of Jesus to the shepherds.