Heroine Interview from Marriage by Arrangement by Anne Greene with a Giveaway

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This week I’m hosting Milanda Jay with Her Roman Protector and Anne Greene with Marriage with Arrangement. 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. 23rd) evening.

91O5C0GGvYL._SL1500_Interview with the heroine from Marriage by Arrangement by Anne Greene:

1. Lady Cailin Montebank, Fifth Duchess of Avondale, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

When driven to desperation, I considered murdering my husband. My faithful servant decided to commit the murder even after I ordered him not to. My servant could see no other way to keep me and my unborn child, the heir to the Avondale title, safe.

2. What do you do for fun?

Well, of course, there are the balls and the masquerades, and all the social events I attend, and while I find those entertaining, my joy comes from rescuing Highland children who’s parents died in the Battle of Culloden or were drug off to become slaves or sent to The Colonies. I find the risk involved in saving those children extremely exciting. Up until that point in my life I was unaware how addictive danger becomes. 

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

I don’t like to ride after the hounds to hunt the foxes. The color and pageantry speak to my artistic senses, but my sympathies lie entirely with the innocent little fox. I dreaded and put off asking my new mother-in-law, the Dower Fourth Duchess of Avondale to visit, until circumstances forced me to ask for her aid. She told me some truly surprising revelations.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

Child birth. So many women die birthing a baby. And Avondale is such a large, manly person, I fear my baby will be too large and cause a difficult birth. I am not so tall and strong and fear either the babe or I will die. But even more than those fears, I fear my child will inherit his father’s problems. The heir to the title, Duke, shoulders many responsibilities, and an unflawed child is needed to save the Dukedom.

5. What do you want out of life?

I want a loving, successful marriage. I want to be useful to God. I want to live a life of meaning.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

That’s an ambiguous question, but I’d say my faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord is the most important part of my life. And learning to serve Him and growing in my faith is also of utmost importance. I don’t want to meet him in eternity with no crowns to lay at His feet. 

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

I love to read. We have an extensive library at Castle Drummond. I have read all the     classics, some of the scientific books, the astronomy books, and any other book that looks at all interesting. But my favorite book to read is still God’s Word. I especially spend time with the Bible during my periods of stress which multiplied when I married Avondale. In fact, life turned into one enormous tangle after we wed.

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

We have hawks in the Mews. Sheep in the fields. But my favorite pets are the horses. I have my own mare, part Arabian and part native English mare that Brody, my brother-in-law bred for me. He calls the breed thoroughbred.

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

I think it would be so lovely to visit the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve. How breathtaking the world must have been then. And I would have loved to walk in the garden with them in the cool of the evening and heard the voice of God. Adam and Eve must have been such perfect, beautiful people.