Interview:How exciting to have Rowena the heroine from Sheltered By The Warrior written by Barbara Phinney a February release from Love Inspired Romance .
1. Rowena, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
I suppose that the most interesting thing about me is that I can figure out how people are feeling, although, I am not sure I like how I learned it. You get to be good at reading people when they turn on you at a moment’s notice.
2. What do you do for fun?
Having been raised on a farm, I didn’t really have time for fun. But now I love to watch my son, so I suppose that’s my fun. He’s the joy of my life and watching him grow is truly the best thing I have ever experienced.
3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?
I can’t say I put off anything, but what I dread the most is going to Lord Stephen’s manor. He took me in when my hut burned down, and the maids I share a chamber with are wonderful, but what am I teaching my son? That we need to be charity cases?
4. What are you afraid of most in life?
I’m most afraid of being unable to raise my son. I am so scared that I will not be around for him, or that we can’t find enough food and money. I want to protect him, but what if I can’t? After all, someone who doesn’t want me here has razed my hut.
5. What do you want out of life?
Just as I said a moment ago. I want to start my life again, raise my baby and give him more than I had.
6. What is the most important thing to you?
My son. I called him Andrew and he’s so beautiful. I can’t even begin to express the love I feel for him.
7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
One thing? Oh, how I would love to be able to read and write! I would teach my son and he would be able to find work in some manor somewhere and I wouldn’t have to worry about him.
8. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
Well, I have a hen. She’s not a pet, but when you live on a farm as I did, pets can be either every animal or no animal. My friend, Clara, tells me we are all God’s creatures, big and small. So, I guess my little hen is a pet. Even after my hut burned, she came back to me and I am so grateful for her.
9. Can you tell us a little interesting tidbit about the time period you live in?
A few years ago, the Normans conquered our land. I thought they were so cruel because they enslaved us. But then I learned that not all are as brutal as the new king, especially Lord Stephen.