Heroine Interview from A Ranch to Call Home by Leann Harris with a Giveaway

» Posted on Mar 4, 2014 in Blog | 12 comments

This week I’m hosting Leann Harris with A Ranch to Call Home, Stephanie Grace Whitson with A Captain for Laura Rose, and Christina Lindsay with Londonderry Dreaming (ebook only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post 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 (Mar. 9th) evening.

71U6Vl2YK5L._SL1206_Interview with the heroine from A Ranch to Call Home by Leann Harris:

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

Since I was in the US Army for over a decade, I’m more comfortable going by the name of Kaye.  I joined the morning after I graduated from high school.  My parents and grandmother were killed coming home from New Year’s Eve church service.  The drunk driver hit them head on, killing everyone.  I was in the car behind with my grandfather.  The last half of my senior year passed an in blur.  I didn’t want to deal with the pain.  When I can back to our ranch, I had to deal with all those old hurts.  But the new trauma, living through a suicide bomber in Bagdad where I was stationed, brought an entirely new set of problems.

2.  What do you do for fun? Ride my horse.  Midnight is an understanding friend who loves to go out and run and doesn’t ask how I’m feeling.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it?  Cooking.  My mom knew I didn’t like kitchen stuff but would rather be out in the barn with my dad.  Of course, the army was great because I didn’t have to come up with meals.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?  Dealing with my pastI ran from it, but God graciously brought those wounds to light and had me deal with them.

5.  What do you want out of life?  Help the other veterans coming home from their tours.  There are lots of scars and wounds to the soul that need to be addressed.  I want to help others to do that and let them know they are not alone.

6.  What is the most important thing to you? Finding the path that God’s laid out for me.

7.  Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?  Of course.  While I was in the army, I got my undergraduate degree.  When I read for fun, I love detective stories.

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?  I’d like to be a blonde and petite.

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet? My horse, Midnight. She’s the best therapist going.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?  I’d go back to the night my parent’s died and have the wait 5 more minutes before leaving the church.



  1. I love the interview. I have not read anything by Ms. Harris but always love to try new authors. I would love to win a Ranch To Call Home.

    • Thanks, Elizabeth. Kaye is a women to content with. She was one of my favorite characters. You will love Caleb Jensen, who is the hero of this book.

  2. Wow, thank you for introducing Brenda. She seems like a troubled soul. I am curious about her now. Sounds like she enjoys helping others, but who helps her?
    This looks like a good book. Thank you for sharing.

    • Katrina, Caleb (our hero and friend of Kaye’s brother) is the one who helps Kaye. I think you will like him.

  3. I enjoyed this interview with Brenda, or Kaye as she would rather be called, and I would love to read her story! Thank you for the opportunity!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  4. Kaye didn’t feel comfortable using the name Brenda after being in the Army for so long, but eventually, she deals with teenage Brenda.

  5. I’ve loved going to rodeos since I was a teenager. Cowboys are true heros in my book. Also, I love stories about our men and women in uniform. This sounds like a winner to me.

    • I, too, was raised on going to the rodeo every January. I looked forward to it.

  6. What a great interview! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the giveaway.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  7. Most interesting Brenda & painful.


    • I cried as I wrote the end of the book, but the reward was great.

  8. Nice interview

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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