Heroine Interview from Amish Promises by Leslie Gould with a Giveaway

» Posted on May 7, 2015 in Blog | 40 comments

This week I’m hosting Missy Tippens with The Doctor’s Second Chance (US or Canada only) and Leslie Gould with Amish Promises (worldwide). 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 (May 10th) evening.



Interview with the heroine from Amish Promises by Leslie Gould:

1. Eve Lehman, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

This isn’t very interesting to me, of course, but it might be to your readers. I grew up Amish, but during my running around years I dated an Englisch young man. I might have married him and never joined the church except that my best friend found herself in trouble, and I promised to help her. That changed my life forever.

Now I find myself interested in another English man, Charlie McCall. I’m doing my best to ignore that feeling though. No good could possibly come from it.

2. What do you do for fun?

For the last six months I’ve played with my nieces and nephews for fun. Run through the field. Skipped down the lane. Made a bowl of popcorn and sat around the table playing board games, that sort of thing. I’ve tried to take their minds off the death of their mother.

But just recently I’ve made a friend, our neighbor Shani Beck. It’s complicated because her husband is best friends with Charlie, but besides that, I’ve found a friend I can talk to in Shani. That’s something I haven’t had for some time.

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

Well, I wish I could put off the laundry—that’s an all-day chore—but if I did it would overwhelm me in no time. There’s not much one can “put off” in an Amish home or on an Amish farm.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

Marrying a man who would treat our children and me poorly.

5. What do you want out of life?

I would like to be married and have my own children, but I honestly don’t see having my own family in my family.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Trusting the Lord. I have to hope things will work out for good, eventually.

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

I don’t have much time to read, except for the Bible, or to even get to the library anymore, but when I did I read biographies, histories, an occasional novel, recipe books, gardening books, that sort of thing. Now I read to my nieces and nephews and encourage them to read.

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

I always wanted to be a teacher and when I joined the church, I applied to teach at a nearby school. However, I was turned down because of my past. It was thought that I wouldn’t be a good role model to the scholars. If I could change one thing, it would be that I could manage to convince others that I am worthy of their trust.

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

Oh, goodness. We don’t have “pets.” Animals, jah. Lots of them. Cats, chickens, cows, and horses. But they live in the barn, the coop, or the field. We usually have a dog or two, just not right now. They would never come in the house though, either. I grew up with sheep and know quite a bit about them. We would bottle-feed the bummers so for a time they would feel like “pets,” but still they stayed in the barn. We’re very practical about our animals, unlike the Englisch.

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

I would choose not to go back, not at all. I might be tempted to change the past while I was there and what good would that do? I might undo the good that God has already worked, or planned to work, which could include the very lives of those I deeply love.

Check out Amish Promises on Amazon


  1. I’ve read all of Leslie Gould’s books. She’s one of my favorite authors and people! I’m so excited to read this one!

    • Thank you, April, for stopping by. You’re one of favorite authors and favorite people too! Love you!

  2. Love your books would love to win

    • Thank you, Joan! I’d love for you to win too–but if you don’t I’ll be giving away more books this month both on my blog and during a Book Banter! I’ll post all the details on my blog and in my newsletter, soon!

  3. This book by Leslie Gould sounds like a very interesting read. I would be thrilled to add it to my collection. Thank you.

    • Hi, Mary Ellen, 🙂
      So fun to see you here! Thank you for stopping by!

  4. Leslie’s books are so good. I would love to win this book. Thanks.

  5. awesome! thanks for giving us a chance to have this work in our shelf’s and passing it on!

  6. Have read most of Leslie’s books and look forward
    To reading this one as well!

    • Cathy,
      Thank you so much for reading my books!

  7. Oh this sounds like such a good book, I’ve heard some great things about it!!

    • Thank you, Abby, for your comment! I’ve been getting good feedback on this story–very thankful!

  8. ive been buying them have all of them cant wait to read this one thakyou for writing them

    • Linda,
      Thank you so much for buying and reading my books! I’m so glad you enjoy them!

  9. Leslie Gould is a talented writer and I do like her Amish books very much. Such a joy to read her books and it would be fun to win one.

    • Hi, Joan! 🙂
      Thank you for stopping by! And for your sweet comment!

  10. Love Lancaster County Amish Country!! My sister and I will be spending the day there tomorrow. (We are very fortunate to live only an hour from there!!)

    • Elaine,
      Have a wonderful time in Lancaster County tomorrow! I wish I could join you, lol!

  11. Can’t wait to start reading this.

  12. I would love to read Leslie’s Gould’s book! Thanks!

    • Thank you so much, Chris, for stopping by! And for your comment!

  13. Would love to win.

  14. lots of animals

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  15. I’ve heard so many great comments about this book! It sounds like a wonderful book. My favorite genre is Amish. Thanks.
    Susan in NC

  16. Sounds like a great book 😀

    I would love to win 😉

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

  17. This sounds like a very good book. Thank for a chance at winning it.

  18. I love character interviews, they are so fun!! I especially like what Eve says about going back in time ” I might undo the good that God has already worked, or planned to work, which could include the very lives of those I deeply love”. She puts exactly how I feel about it so simply but yet so profound! What a lovely story this sounds like, I especially love Amish fiction. This would be a great addition to my book collection…thank you for the chance to win a copy of “Amish Promises”!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. I find the Amish lifestyle to be fascinating.


  20. I love the answer to #10. Well said.

    I would love to be entered to win a copy of Amish Promises

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  21. Loved the interview! Can’t wait to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win it 🙂

  22. I enjoyed this interview and would love to read Amish Promises! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  23. I have read several of Leslie’s books and really liked each one of them. I would love to win this book. Thanks and God Bless.

  24. Hi Margaret. Thanks for having Leslie visit today. She has some great books. Leslie, I really enjoyed this interview with your Heroin. Sounds like another book I would really enjoy. I would love to win the book to add to my other’s of yours on my shelves. Thanks to both of you for a chance. GOD bless.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  25. This sounds like a great book. Just love reading Amish fiction. Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. I love all her books! This one looks great!

  27. Thank you for the chance to win. Amish books is all i read. Would like to add this to my list.

  28. would love to win.

  29. Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by and for all of these great comments!

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