How exciting to have Elizabeth Anderson, the heroine from A Home for Her Heart, written by Janet Lee Barton, a September, 2014 release from Love Inspired Romance .
1. Elizabeth, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
Well, a lot of people think it’s interesting that I writer for the Delineator, a lady’s magazine. In it we cover fashion and all kinds of things that pertain to our daily lives.
2. What do you do for fun?
Oh, living at Heaton House, there is alway something to do for fun. Of an evening, after dinner, we usually gather in the parlor to chat, or play games—we all love charades—or we love singing around the piano. Then on weekends, we sometimes do things as a group like picnicking Central Park. The women boarders love to go window shopping at the Ladies’ Mile, and in the summer the men are usually taking in a baseball game.
3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?
Oh . . . I’ve put off telling the other boarders—my best friends—that I’m not as much like them as they might think.
4. What are you afraid of most in life?
Right now, I’m afraid if I tell them, I might lose their friendship—and that they’ll feel I’ve deceived them—especially John. That would break my heart. I know that John and I spar a lot of the time, but in spite of it all, working together, we seem to be building a fragile friendship of some sort and I’d hate to lose it.
5. What do you want out of life?
I want to help those less fortunate than me—and oh, how I’d love to have a loving husband and family of my own one day. But I don’t see that happening. After my broken engagement, I didn’t know how I’d ever be able to trust another man with my heart.
6. What is the most important thing to you?
My faith, that the Lord will guide me in all ways.
7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
That I would trust people more—that I could trust that a man could love me for myself.
8. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
I don’t have a pet—living in a boardinghouse that’s not something I can have, but I did have a dog when I was young and if I ever do have that family, I might want one for any children I might have. But I’m not sure that will ever happen.
9. Can you tell us a little interesting tidbit about the time period you live in?
I think everything is interesting about the time period I live in! We’re getting close to moving into a new century and opportunities for women, in this city especially, are growing each day. Of course much of that is of necessity. Many women have to make a living for themselves, or help their families out. A fun thing—the baseball team in New York City is called the New York Giants—the one in Brooklyn is called the Brooklyn Bridegrooms! I just think that is so cute! We tease Kathleen and Luke about it because they’ll soon be getting married. I’m so happy for them . . . but I must admit to being a little envious, too. I don’t know if I’ll ever have that kind of relationship . . .