Hero Interview from Cowboy Seeks a Bride by Louise M. Gouge with a Giveaway

» Posted on Jan 14, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Hero Interview from Cowboy Seeks a Bride by Louise M. Gouge with a Giveaway

This week I’m hosting Louise M. Gouge with Cowboy Seeks a Bride (US only) and Mary Moore with Accidental Fiancee. 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 (Jan. 18th) evening.

CoverInterview with the hero from Cowboy Seeks a Bride by Louise M. Gouge:

1. Randall Northam, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

You can call me Rand. I can’t really think of anything interesting to tell you. Most folks here in the San Luis Valley of Colorado know that I’m the second son of Colonel Northam, who owns the Four Stones Ranch. A couple of years ago, I did manage to make a reputation for myself by outshooting a thieving murderer, putting a permanent end to his evil ways. Some people think I’m a hero, but I still struggle to put the incident behind me.

2. What do you do for fun?

My family and I live south of a town my father founded, Esperanza, where I enjoy ranching with my two brothers and one sister. I also enjoy community gatherings where there’s food, dancing, shooting contests, horse racing, and the like.

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

Getting married! I just can’t seem to find a young lady who sparks my interest. So my parents, who traveled back east to Boston, have sent a lovely young miss to be my “mail order” bride. Miss Marybeth O’Brien is just about the prettiest, sweetest little lady I’ve ever seen.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

I’m afraid I won’t please the Lord. I mean, after killing a man, even an evil outlaw, it’s hard to put such a deed behind me. Especially when his kinsman comes to town seeking revenge. I’m most afraid that he’ll hurt my family or friends before I have a chance to stop him.

5. What do you want out of life?

I want to live at peace with all of my neighbors and help to build this community my father started after the War between the States. He means it to be a place of peace and hope for folks from both sides of that conflict. That’s why everyone agreed to name our town Esperanza, which is Spanish for “hope.”

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Family, community, faith. The Lord’s been good to me, and I want to follow His will for my life, maybe even set an example for younger boys like my brother Tolley, who seems bent on getting into trouble.

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

I’m not much for books, like my brother Nate is, but I do like singing. One of the first things Marybeth and I discovered that we had in common is our love of music. We harmonize very well when we sing. Now if I can just convince her that we can harmonize in all other parts of our life, I’ll be happy.

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

I’d go back to my younger self and never take up gambling. That’s what led to all of my troubles, which are still threatening to ruin my life.