Heroine Interview from Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin with a Giveaway

» Posted on Aug 5, 2015 in Blog | 16 comments

This week I’m hosting Sarah Sundin with Through Waters Deep (US only), and Mindy Obenhaus with A Father’s Second Chance (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 (August 9th) evening.


Through Waters Deep


Interview with the heroine from Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin


1. Mary Stirling, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I don’t know if it’s interesting, but I have excellent shorthand skills. As a secretary at the Boston Navy Yard, I usually use those skills doing dictation for my boss. Lately, rumors of sabotage have been flying around the shipyard, and I’ve been using my shorthand skills to record suspicious conversations. Since everyone is used to me taking notes, no one thinks anything of it. I’ve always wanted a mystery to solve, just like Nancy Drew, and now I have one!

2. What do you do for fun?

I love to explore Boston. The history fascinates me. I’m also fond of going dancing with my friends.

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

Anything that might cause people to notice me. I prefer to stay out of the limelight.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

Public attention. Pride goes before a fall, so I avoid anything that might cause me to become proud. Although I had the fastest shorthand skills in my secretarial school class, I let someone else be the top student so I wouldn’t have to go on stage to receive a plaque. Besides, she wanted it more than I did.

5. What do you want out of life?

To live a quiet life, where I can do my work undisturbed. Like everyone else, I want love and family and friends.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Putting others before myself. My favorite Bible verse is Philippians 2:3: “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” However, my friend Jim Avery reminded me about Matthew 5:16: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” I’m trying to figure out how to reconcile the two concepts.

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

Oh yes! I love to read. When I was young, I used to read all the Nancy Drew mysteries with my best friend Quintessa. Now I enjoy Agatha Christie. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a mystery to solve?

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

I’m a “silver” sort of woman, quiet and unassuming. Sometimes I wish I were a bright “golden” sort of woman like Quintessa. Maybe Jim would notice me.

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

Not now. I share an apartment in Boston. Since both of us are career girls, we don’t have the time or space for a pet. I would love to have a cat to cuddle with me while I read.

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

I’d like to go back to the time of the Pilgrims and the early colonists in America. I don’t mind simple living, and I do love to explore! I think it would have been a fascinating time to be alive.

Check out Through Waters Deep on Amazon


  1. Reading this makes me even more excited to read Through Waters Deep. Even though I don’t read much fiction, I always keep up with Sarah’s books as they’re the best of the best. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

    wintermist3 {at} gmail {dot} com

    • Thank you, Sereina! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the stories!

  2. Thanks for the interview! I loved learning more about Sarah, and her new sereis sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to read it!!!

  3. I love that Mary loves Nancy Drew too!!! Nancy Drew is my favorite. My grandmother used to read me her books every night before going to bed when I spent the night with her. When I was old enough to finally read chapter books, Nancy Drew was my go to girl!
    Through Waters Deep sounds like a great book! I have it at the top of my want to read list!

    Mdp94 (at) bellsouth (dot) net

  4. Thanx for the giveaway! Love the interview!!!
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  5. interesting answers

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  6. Thanks for the opportunity to win Through Waters Deep!

  7. Looking forward to this book! Thanks for the insight into Mary and for this giveaway!

  8. Oh, I do want to see more of Mary in the book! She sounds wonderful, and I think she is someone who would be a person I would like to get to know (in your writing). This book sounds wonderful!! Thank you for the chance to win!

    • Thank you, Jeanie! She was a fun character to get to know.

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