Shannon here: Inspirational author, Yvonne Lehman shares insight into her characters’ romance from her historical romance, Hearts That Survive. Comment or answer the question on any post dated Nov 18 – 20 to enter the drawing for winner’s choice of Hearts that Survive, The Knight’s Bride, Precious Precocious Moments, or More Christmas Moments. Deadline: Nov 28th, 11:59 central time. Here’s Yvonne:
Interview with Lydia Beaumont in Hearts that Survive – A Novel of the Titanic:
- What’s the number one quality you’d require in a mate?
A man who is fun, adores me, makes me laugh and makes me feel free from the oppressive constant watch of society, servants, guards, my father, and all, the one who cannot believe that I won’t eventually belong to him.
- Where is the best place you can think of to find a mate?
The place is of no consequence – it’s in that moment when the eyes meet and the heart knows.
- Where is the worst place you can think of to find a mate?
The venue selected by my father or … my constant “guardian”
- What type of character traits are you attracted to?
Now that I know him, I’m attracted to his artistic, sensitive nature and the fact that he is writing a poem to, for, and about me. How could I not be overwhelmed?
- What’s the one habit or lifestyle that would make you run the other way?
One who tries to control me and make me conform to society and all it’s rules
- Where do you dream of getting married?
Only one place: The Grand Staircase on the most magnificent ship ever built: the Titanic
- Where do you dream of spending your honeymoon?
In the arms of my beloved.
- What would be the best gift a potential mate could buy for you?
Unquestionably, a toy train – but he wouldn’t have to buy it, just give it.
About Yvonne: Yvonne is author of more than 3,000,000 books in print, founded and directed the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference for 25 years, and is now director of the Blue Ridge “Autumn in the Mountains” Novelist Retreat http://ridgecrestconferencecenter.org/event/novelist. She has joined Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas as Acquisitions and Managing Editor of Candlelight Romance and Guiding Light Women’s Fiction. She earned a Master’s Degree in English from Western Carolina University and has taught English and Creative Writing on the college level.
Recent releases are a novella in Name that Tune in A Gentleman’s Kiss (Barbour) and The Stranger’s Kiss in the Knight’s Bride (Barbour). Her 50th novel is Hearts that Survive – A Novel of the TITANIC (Abingdon), which she signs periodically at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge TN. Her non-fiction compilations (Grace Publishing) are Divine Moments and Christmas Moments (2014), Spoken Moments, Precious Precocious Moments, and Christmas Moments Book #2 (2015). She blogs at www.christiansread.com and Novel Rocket Blog.
About the book – Knight’s Bride: Take six romantic adventures back in time to the Middle Ages along with five authors including Tracie Peterson, who tell the stories of couples challenged by the injustices of their times. Some couples are pulled apart by wars and feuds, while others have their futures determined by their oppressors. Can a faith be found to keep hope alive and give joy in all circumstances?
Question for readers: If you’d lived back in the days of society rules, would you have been a rule follower or a rebel?
Come back Nov 23rd for Darlene Franklin!