Saturday, November 29, 2014

FEATURED BOOK AND INTERVIEW : Her Holiday Family by Winnie Griggs




THE CHRISTMAS CHILDREN 
Reserved widow Eileen Pierce never considered herself the kind of woman who was cut out to be a mother. She wouldn't know what to do with one child, much less ten. But when handyman Simon Tucker is stranded in town with a group of young orphans at Christmastime, she discovers she can't just turn them away. 
Simon knows there's more to Eileen than meets the eye. Though his easygoing demeanor immediately clashes with her buttoned-up propriety, Simon's kindness soon melts Eileen's stern facade. Simon and the children already upended Eileen's quiet, orderly life. Will they do the same to her guarded heart? 
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INTERVIEW
How exciting to have Eileen Pierce the heroine from Her Holiday Family by Winnie Griggs, a November 2014 release from Love Inspired Historical .

1.  Eileen, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
I live in the largest house in town – it’s three stories tall and contains nine bedrooms.  But it’s just me and my one boarder who live there.  I suppose that’s why everyone looked to me to provide lodging for Mr. Tucker and his ten young charges.

2.  What do you do for fun?
I love working in my gardens – both vegetable and flower.  It brings me such a sense of peace and comfort.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it?
I hate doing laundry!

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?
That my neighbors will find out my true financial state.  I much prefer their disdain to their pity.

5.  What is the most important thing to you?
I’ve been taught from a very young age that appearances are what is most important.  But lately I’ve begun questioning if that’s really true

6.  Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?
I like gardening books and poetry.

7.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
That I can’t have children.

8.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
No.  But I’m afraid one of the children who has temporarily moved into my home is pining for a puppy.  I certainly hope he doesn’t acquire one while he’s staying here.

9. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?
I would go back to my first year of marriage and make sure I didn’t make my husband feel as if he had to cater to my every whim and lavish me with expensive gifts.  Perhaps then he wouldn’t have been driven to do what he did and ultimately take his own life.


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