How exciting to have Brigitte Dubois, the heroine from The Soldier’s Secrets written by Naomi Rawlings, an April 2014 release from Love Inspired Historical.
1. Brigitte, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
Interesting? Let’s see. I’ve lived through the first half of the French Revolution—quite a feat, if you know much about that era. My husband, however, was killed over a year ago.
2. What do you do for fun? Fun? Well, I take in washing and mending to help afford food for my five children. Is that what you mean by “fun?”
3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?
I need to tell Jean Paul the truth—as in, why I came to his farm at all. I’m not who I’m pretending to be. If only speaking the truth could be simple rather than complicated.
4. What are you afraid of most in life?
I need to keep my children safe, and if you know much about my father-in-law, Alphonse Dubois, you’ll understand why I fear for my children’s safety.
5. What do you want out of life?
I don’t ask for much, really. Safety for my children and a peaceful cottage far away from Alphonse. If only having those things didn’t mean betraying the man I’m growing to love.
6. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
That I ever agreed to take part in Alphonse’s foolish plan. It’s been nothing but trouble and heartache, and I’m beginning to fear the children and I won’t survive the coming storm.
7. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
No pet, but I am a little fond of Jean Paul’s mare, Sylvie.
8. Can you tell us a little interesting tidbit about the time period you live in?
It’s the French Revolution, just after the Reign of Terror. All but my husband survived that terrible time, but even though our countrymen have stopped killing each other from within, we still fight wars against England, Spain, and Prussia. Sometimes I fear the fighting will never end.