Heroine Interview from Where Secrets Sleep by Marta Perry with a Giveaway

» Posted on Mar 18, 2015 in Blog | 15 comments

This week I’m hosting Marta Perry with Where Secrets Sleep (US and Canada only) and Joseph Bentz with Dreams of Caladria (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 (Mar. 22nd) evening.


Where Secrets Sleep

Interview with the heroine from Where Secrets Sleep by Marta Perry:

1. Allison Standish, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I’m starting a new life, but not willingly. After a betrayal by the man I thought I loved and my boss, I decided it was time to start over elsewhere, but not in a small community in the middle of Amish country. Talk about different—there’s not even a Starbucks here! But the property left to me by my estranged grandmother is the only asset I have, so I’ll have to find a way to make it work.

2. What do you do for fun?

I enjoy everything a city has to offer—clubs, plays, music, museums, shopping—all the things my new home lacks.

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

I don’t want to make a final decision about staying here in Laurel Ridge. I’m developing feelings for someone here, but I can’t picture myself settling down in a small town for the rest of my life. But if I leave, I could be losing my best chance at happiness.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

I fear being deserted by someone who loves me. After my father left so abruptly and completely, I felt as if I could never really trust anyone to stay. And maybe I can’t.

5. What do you want out of life?

A few weeks ago I’d said I already had it: a fulfilling career in a great city and success there for the taking. Now…well, now I’m not so sure.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

The most important thing to me to relying on myself. If you don’t trust your happiness to someone else, they can’t let you down.

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

I’ve never had much time for reading because my life was so busy. But since I’ve inherited a partnership in an Amish quilt shop from my grandmother, I’ve been devouring information about quilts in general and Amish quilts in particular.

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

I’d like to be more trusting. It’s beginning to feel as if I’ll never be free of the past, but being able to trust myself to someone else would really be a life-changer.

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

Yes, I have a fat, sassy tiger-striped cat who rules the roost. Sometimes I wonder who owns whom in that relationship!

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

I’m not one to dwell on the past—I’m more interested in the future!

Check out Where Secrets Sleep on Amazon


  1. I enjoyed the interview and I would love to win Marta’s book. I love the cover art too! 🙂

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  2. Sounds like a book I am definitely going to read.

  3. Love reading Marta Perry books. Would love to win a copy of this one!

    Tiffany Hall

  4. I enjoy Marta’s books and would really like to win this one!~

  5. Sounds like a great book. I would love to win it 🙂

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

  6. Loved the interview. Sounds like Grandma knew what she was doing when sh left her property to Allison. We will need to read the book to see if she decides to stay in a small town or go back to the city.

  7. This was an interesting interview. It sounds like Allison has some hurtles to leap in order to find happiness. It is encouraging that she is reading up on quilting. Maybe there is hope that she will adjust to small-town life.

  8. Nice interview. The book sounds very interesting. Would love to win and read it. Thank you for the chance.

  9. Loved the post and love Marta Perry. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Linda

  10. your cat sounds nice. Cherish him because unluckily they do not live forever. We just lost ours last week. There is a hole in our home.
    Your book looks great. Thereadmaster@me.com

  11. Thank you for the great interview. I am intrigued by Where Secrets Sleep.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  12. I loved how Allison is a city girl and seems completely out of her element with the small town atmosphere. It seems she really has some trust issues. She does seem determined though as she wants to learn about quilting . It seems her Grandma has given her a special gift that she needs to discover and appreciate.

  13. quilting sounds fun

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  14. thanks for the chance to read this novel 🙂

  15. I have several of Marta’s books. They were all very good. Would love to win this one. Thanks for the chance to win.

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