Heroine Interview from Deadly Echoes by Nancy Mehl with a Giveaway

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This week I’m hosting Maggie K. Black with Silent Hunter, Nancy Mehl with Deadly Echoes(US only), and Melody Carlson with Love Gently Falling(US 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 (Feb. 15th) evening.


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Interview with Sarah Miller, the heroine from Deadly Echoes by Nancy Mehl:

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

I suppose people would find my past interesting, although it’s something I don’t like to talk about. You see, my parents were murdered when I was six years old. My sister and I were in the house when two men that broke in that night. One of them found us hiding under the stairs, but he didn’t tell his partner. I’ve always wondered why he decided to spare us.

2. What do you do for fun?

I’m a teacher in a small Christian school in Sanctuary, Missouri. I love what I do. Teaching children is not only fun for me, it gives me a purpose.

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

I was recently reunited with my sister Hannah, who was adopted after our parents died. She wants to talk to me about what happened that awful night. Claims she’s discovered something important about the murders. I’ve told her I don’t want to revisit that terrible incident, but she keeps insisting. Hopefully, she’ll drop it. I don’t believe there’s anything more to learn from what happened.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

Losing the people I love. Hannah and my niece, Cicely, are the only family I have left except for Janet Dowell, the woman who took me in after I left the foster care system. Even though we’re not related by blood, she’s become like a mother to me. I spent so many years alone, the idea of being abandoned again terrifies me.

5. What do you want out of life?

I would love to get married and have a family, but I live in such a small town, there aren’t a lot of available men. Besides, I’m not beautiful like my sister. Men don’t pay much attention to me. Well, except for one man, a deputy sheriff named Paul Gleason. Sometimes I catch him staring at me. Maybe it’s my imagination. I really like him, but I don’t want to get my hopes up.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Being the kind of person God wants me to be. He brought Janet into my life and returned my sister to me. I don’t understand why I had to go through so much tragedy when I was younger, but I’ve seen God’s hand over and over in my life. Through it all, He never let me go.

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

I love to read! I try hard to teach my students about the wonderful worlds they can find inside the pages of books. Many of them, especially the children from Conservative Mennonite homes, have limited access to reading materials. I read all kinds of books to them. I guess my own favorite stories end in “happily ever after.” I like sweet romances. I don’t read suspense or mystery though. Too close to home.

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

If I could just be more like Hannah, I’d be happy. She’s so strong, smart and beautiful. I feel so inadequate next to her.

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

Yes, a golden retriever named Murphy. He lives with Janet now, but I spend so much time at her house, I get to see him all the time. Janet got Murphy when I first moved in with her. I’d never had a dog before. Since Janet’s a veterinarian, she knew a golden retriever would have just the right kind of temperament to would suit me. She was right. I love him to pieces. Murphy has a way of always calming me down when I’m upset. Dogs have unconditional love. Just like God. This might sound funny, but I wonder sometimes if God made dogs and cats so we could see firsthand the way He loves us.

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

That’s easy. I’ve thought about it so many times. I would go back before the murders and do something to save my parents.

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