Heroine Interview from While Love Stirs by Lorna Seilstad with a Giveaway

» Posted on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog | 18 comments

This week I’m hosting Richard Mabry, M.D. with Critical Condition (US only) and Lorna Seilstad with While Love Stirs (US and Canada 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 (April 27th) evening.

While Love Stirs 2Interview with the heroine from While Love Stirs by Lorna Seilstad:

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

I’m a graduate of Fannie Farmer’s School of Scientific Cookery, and I make a mean Apple Charlotte. I’m passionate about improving the nutrition in hospitals.

2. What do you do for fun?

Well, Joel would say I argue with him, but that’s not really true. I do like to go to his office and move things around. He likes things in perfect order, so it’s fun to make him a little crazy. I also love to spend time with my two sisters, Hannah and Tessa.

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

I dread telling a perspective suitor that I don’t see a future between us. It’s hard for me to find the words to talk to them.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

Because my parents died when I was a teenager from influenza, I think I fear losing those I love. I’m such a people pleaser that I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings which is something that tends to get me in a lot of trouble.

5. What do you want out of life?

There are very few women chefs in 1910 unless they are working at a women’s club of some sort. I want to own a big restaurant and show that women deserve to be chefs as much as men. After all, we’ve been cooking for centuries in our homes. Why would it be different outside of that?

6. What is the most important thing to you?

I have a heart for serving the Lord and doing what he wants me to do. It’s not always easy to know what he’s calling me to do. After him, the most important thing to me is my sisters, and now, of course, Joel.

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

Oh yes, I read! I love romances, but my favorite thing to read would be a good cookbook. I never tire of learning new recipes and ways of doing things.

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

Great question, Margaret! When I’m passionate about something, I have a hard time not reacting strongly. I may be sweet, but I’m a fighter, too. I think that’s good, but it has to be tempered. I jump to conclusions without thinking things through and my mouth gets me in trouble.

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

I don’t have a pet, but I suppose you could count my little sister Tessa as one. She certainly requires more attention than most pets, and gets into as much trouble as a naughty puppy.

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

I’d go back to when my parents were alive. There is so much I’d like to ask them, and so much I’d like to tell them now.



  1. Margaret, I love your interview with Charlotte. She sounds like a lovely young lady with heartache yet her lighter side is still intact. She and I have something in common in that we enjoying ready cookbooks While Love Stirs sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for the giveaway and the opportunity to be a winner.

    melback at cebridge dot net

    • Melanie, you have Charlotte pegged. Cookbook lovers unite!

  2. I enjoyed Charlotte’s delightful interview and look forward to reading WHILE LOVE STIRS! Thank you for sharing this interview and giveaway opportunity.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

    • Thank you, Britney!

  3. Charlotte sounds fun. Would love to read her story!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

    • I hope you do read her story, AmyC.

  4. Nice goal in #5
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    • It’s hard to imagine how many careers were closed to women back then. I admire the women who fought to make a place for themselves.

  5. Looks like a wonderful book – thanks for the charming interview – can’t wait to find out more about Charlotte. truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

    • Thanks, Eliza! I hope you enjoy Charlotte’s story.

  6. I love Lorna’s books. TY for the chance.

    • Thank you, Lucy! Good luck.

  7. funny pet answer

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    • Wait to you read about Tessa. Then, you’ll understand completely, bn100.

  8. Wow! I just love the interview with Charlotte! She sounds like a very interesting character! I can’t wait to read the book!

    bluejayandredcardinal509(at)yahoo (dot) com

    • Virginia, I hope you get a chance to read While Love Stirs VERY soon!

  9. Loved the interview. The book cover is beautiful. Lorna, I haven’t read any of your books, yet, though I do have Making Waves that I’m looking forward to reading. Thank you for offering a copy of While Love Stirs.

  10. KayM, I think Revell does an excellent job with their covers, and I just love this one, too.

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