Heroine Interview from I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Sarah Sundin with a Giveaway

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This week I’m hosting Missy Tippens with The Guy Next Door (US only), Christine Lindsay with Veiled at Midnight (ebook only) and Sarah Sundin with I’ll Be Home for Christmas in Where Treetops Glistens (US/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 (Oct. 12th) evening.

Where Treetops Glisten-smallInterview with the heroine: Grace Kessler from I’ll Be Home for Christmas in Where Treetops Glisten by Sarah Sundin:

1. Grace Kessler, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

Oh, I don’t think I’m that interesting. I’m just a young widow trying to raise my darling handful of a daughter. I have to work full time as a secretary at Alcoa to support her. It’s not the most exciting job, but it does support the war effort. I wish I’d done something interesting or brave, but I haven’t.

2. What do you do for fun?

Between my job and taking care of my six-year-old daughter and our home, I don’t have much time for fun. I do cherish time with my daughter, Linnie. She keeps me hopping and keeps me laughing. If I had more time—and if it weren’t for sugar and butter rationing!—I’d love to do more baking. I’d also like to learn to paint.

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

Cleaning this big house. When my late husband bought it, he had huge dreams of success. But now he’s gone, and the house is more than Linnie and I need, and a lot more than I can keep clean.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

I’m afraid I’m not enough for my daughter, Linnie. Since her father died two years ago, she hasn’t stopped searching. I’m afraid I won’t be able to protect her or provide for her.

5. What do you want out of life?

Right now I just want to find a new babysitter for Linnie so I can keep my job and this house. But if I could dream . . . it would be wonderful to fall in love again and get married. If I could quit my job at Alcoa, I could spend more time with my daughter and do some volunteer work.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Protecting my daughter and myself. I won’t let us get hurt again.

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

Lately my reading consists of The Poky Little Puppy and Make Way for Ducklings. Linnie is a very good reader, and she loves to read to me. And I love to listen to her.

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

I’d be a better mother, one whose daughter wouldn’t get kicked out of the day care center and drive her babysitters batty and wander off, searching.

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

Heavens, no. Linnie keeps me busy enough as is. Maybe if I ever got married again. I would love a cat.

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

I think I’d go back to medieval times, with knights and princesses and traveling minstrels. It sounds so romantic.