Hero Interview from Hope at Dawn by Stacy Henrie with a Giveaway

» Posted on Jul 2, 2014 in Blog | 16 comments

This week I’m hosting Stacy Henrie with Hope at Dawn (US only) and Winnie Griggs with Lone Star Heiress. 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 (July 6th) evening.

51X6H4b1OVL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Interview with the hero from Hope at Dawn by Stacy Henrie:

1. Friedrick Wagner, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I’m German-American, which is a dangerous thing to be with the Great War being fought in France right now. Especially since I’m not a soldier like most young men my age—I obtained a farm deferment because my father is ill.

2. What do you do for fun?

I enjoy dancing at the public dance halls. Give me a fox trot, one-step, two-step or waltz—I like them all.

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

Telling people I’m German-American, especially the pretty young lady I met the last time I went dancing. Once they know, they’re suspicious of my ancestral ties to Germany and the fact that I’m not overseas fighting.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

Not being able to protect my father, stepmother and siblings.

5. What do you want out of life?

To provide for my family and keep them safe, but I also want to find a girl to marry who loves me for me, and not because I’m German or American.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Knowing when it’s time to stand up against the injustice being heaped upon my people, as well as knowing God hasn’t forgotten this 26-year-old farmer.

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

I like to read classics, including most of Shakespeare’s plays. But I don’t mind reading storybooks aloud to my siblings either.

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

I would have liked to go to college, to increase my understanding and knowledge of all sorts of topics, but my father’s illness made the extra cost impossible.

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

No particular pet, but we have farm animals.

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

I would travel back to the time my father, and later, my stepmother left Germany to come here. I would ensure that all of their relatives went with them, instead of remaining behind. While things are difficult in America, I hate to think of what has befallen these relatives in their war-torn country.




  1. Always looking for new writers and the book sounds interesting to me because I love history and haven’t hardly read any books about WWI. They are rare.

    • I agree, Mary, about WWI fiction books being rare! Which is kind of sad, since it’s such a fascinating time period. At least I’ve come to think so. 🙂

  2. Hoping I win 🙂

  3. Stacy Henrie is a new author. Hope at Dawn is a beautiful title and I would really love to read it. Thank you for the giveaway.

    melback at cebridge dot net

    • I meant to say Stacy is a new author to me. I am always thrilled when I am introduced to to people and new books.

      melback at cebridge dot net

    • I was thrilled – and little shocked – that I got to keep the original title! And I still consider myself a new author. 🙂

  4. Thanks for the chance to share more about Friedrick and HOPE AT DAWN on your blog, Margaret!

  5. Interesting background

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    • Thanks, bn100! 🙂 It was super interesting to research.

  6. Friedrick Wagner sounds like a lovely young man – I look forward to reading more of his and his family’s story in Hope at Dawn. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    kam110476 at gmail dot com

  7. I would love to read Friedrick’s story! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of HOPE AT DAWN.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

    • Thanks, Britney! It’s definitely a “love conquers all” story.

  8. This book sounds like a book I could really enjoy. 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  9. Would love to win – sounds like a thrilling book. thanks for the chance
    truckredford (at)Gmail(Dot)com

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