Hero Interview from A Bond for the Holidays by Lee Tobin McClain with a Giveaway

» Posted on Oct 15, 2015 in Blog | 10 comments

This week I’m hosting Ann H. Gabhart with Murder at the Courthouse (worldwide), Lee Tobin McClain with Loves Gift ($10 Amazon gift card US only), and Marta Perry with When Secrets Strike (North America only). If you want to enter the drawings for any of these 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 (October 18th) evening.


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Interview with the hero from A Bond for the Holidays by Lee Tobin McClain


Lee Tobin McClain’s novella in the Love’s Gift collection, A Bond for the Holidays, is part of her Sacred Bond series of Christian romance novels. Here’s her interview with Dr. Robert Stern, the pediatrician hero of A Bond for the Holidays. Check out the whole series at www.leetobinmcclain.com.

1. Pediatrician Robert Stern, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

My wife just shared some devastating news with me, news that might break up our family… but I’ve agreed to stay together for the holidays.

2. What do you do for fun?

Cheer on my son at his lacrosse matches and cook dinner with my wife. At least, that’s what I used to do…

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

Making nice with the board members at the University medical school, where I’m up for a big job I’m not sure I even want.

3. What are you afraid of most in life?

I’m afraid of losing my wife and son.

5. What do you want out of life?

I want to make a difference through my medical work. I’m a pediatrician, and I love helping underprivileged and at-risk kids.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Besides God? My wife and son.

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

I love to read when I have time, usually medical or scientific texts. I’ll admit to escaping with a medical thriller sometimes.

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

I’m sort of a stick in the mud. Old Reliable Robert, not that exciting. I wish I could rekindle the spark in my wife’s eyes.

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

I don’t have any pets right now, but I have the feeling I’m going to have a mother cat and some kittens by the time the holidays are over.

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

I’d go hang out with Dr. David Livingstone, a great medical missionary who brought health and the gospel to Africa in the 1800s.


Are you curious about what happened to devastate Dr. Robert right before Christmas… and whether he’ll be able to keep his marriage together? Find out more in A Bond for the Holidays, another installment in the Sacred Bond series of Christian romance novels. Right now, this Christmas novella is available exclusively in Love’s Gift, 8 Christian Romances Celebrating the True Meaning of Christmas, for just 99 cents!

You can find out Dr. Robert’s earlier history by signing up for Lee’s newsletter at www.leetobinmcclain.com. “Before the Bond,” a Sacred Bond short, is free with signup.

Have the holidays ever put stress on your family? How do you cope with it? Comment for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card.  I hope one of the books you pick up is Love’s Gift!


Check out the Love’s Gift boxed set on Amazon


  1. Fantastic offer…..just what I need!
    Holidays are more stressful as we age and have health issues….but somehow we make it through!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

  2. We do experience stress during the Christmas season. Trying to get everything done. And such a big family to buy for. But we get through and enjoy bit of it.
    This is the first I have seen this collection. Looks another one great one!
    Thank you!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  3. Thanks, Jackie and Amy. I hear you about the stress of aging and family–as an “older mom,” I have a little bit of each! Hope you pick up the set and enjoy it.

  4. Growing up, the stress at the holidays was which way the alcoholics would act out.

    Now, thank goodness, as an adult with my own family, we just don’t put out expectations. Just enjoy each other tremendously.

    Great interview. I have just downloaded this collection. Thank you!!!

  5. forgot email in body of comment


  6. When things start getting a little stressful during the holidays, I take a deep breath, put some music on and take a break and drink a cup of hot chocolate.

  7. I love Christmas but it has always been stressful because of my high expectations. This year will be a small tree, intimate family get together and reading all these fabulous Christmas books.
    Lee Tobin Mc Clain is a great author.
    my e mail is linderellar At yahoo dot com

  8. Robin, Ann, and Linda–thanks for reading and commenting. I wish everyone could win! Robin, yes–the holidays are the WORST for alcohol abuse. I’m glad you’re past dealing with that now. Ann, I bet when you put your feet up, you have a book in hand! And Linda: so true, the expectations we put on ourselves are the worst! We need to give ourselves a break.

  9. Hello Margaret and Lee. Thanks for this review. Would love to win your gift. GOD bless you both. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  10. interesting holiday books

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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