Heroine Interview from Romantic Refinements by Anita Mae Draper

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I’m thrilled to host Anita Mae Draper. I’ve known her for years and have cheered on her writing career. She is giving away an ebook copy of her book. The giveaway will need Sunday evening. The winner will be contacted Monday, January 18th. If you want to enter the contest, please leave a comment.

Interview with the heroine: Marion McDermott from Romantic Refinements by Anita Mae Draper:

Novella 2 Romantic RefinementsMarion McDermott, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

At this moment, I’d say the most interesting thing about me is my search for a husband. I hope to have a handsome husband on my arm when Poppa comes to get me from Aunt Mattie’s Rocking R.

What do you do for fun?

I ride, or watch the ranch hands work with the horses. And if I have to stay in the house, I play my piano.

What do you put off doing because you dread it?

Cleaning house. I’d rather be outside cleaning the barn than working in a stuffy house.

What are you afraid of most in life?

That I’ll choose the wrong man to be my husband. You see, I’m drawn to handsome men who flatter me, and yet there’s this other man – a retired Texas ranger with battle scars – who doesn’t cater to my fancy whims, but who has integrity and an inner strength to make any woman feel safe.

What do you want out of life?

I want children running around my feet, and a strong husband who will work beside me on Poppa’s ranch.

What is the most important thing to you?


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

I enjoy reading books that include romance with everyday life, such as the novels by Anthony Trollope and Thomas Hardy, but my absolute favorite book is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

Final Vol 1If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

This is hard to admit, but I seem to have a knack of judging people based on their appearance. If I could change anything, it would be to see a person’s heart first and leave the judging to God.

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

I own several horses back home, but the one I feel most affectionate toward is Brandon’s little palomino here at the Rocking R.

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

Anything? Oh, if it were only possible, I’d go back to the day I was born and try to save my mother from dying during childbirth.