Heroine Interview from Amish Promises by Leslie Gould with a Giveaway

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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.

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