Character Interview with Annabelle
Annabelle: Oh, thank you for inviting me! It’s exciting to be here.
Devika: Annabelle, I’m curious to find out more about you. What do you do for a living?
Annabelle: Do? Why, I’m just a lady. My mother would say ‘young lady’. She feels I am far too young to be on my own. I just had my season ball a few months ago, and I was introduced to society. But I’m far from idle. I enjoy reading novels and I love promenading around the grounds near our chateau.
Devika: Interesting. What about your family background?
Annabelle: My mother and father are both still alive, thank the good Lord. Times are so uncertain, aren’t they? I have no other family in La Rochelle, but I do have an aunt, Céleste, in Bayonne. And Maman’s family came from Ireland, or so the story goes.
Devika: I see. So how did you meet André?
Annabelle: We met at my coming out ball. A highly eligible bachelor, he is one of the most compelling gentlemen I’ve ever met. Not that I know too many.
Devika: Wow. That sure makes for an interesting story. How did you know he’s the one?
Annabelle: Not only is he attractive, he’s generous and quite honorable. I…cannot help the myriad of emotions I feel whenever he is near.
Devika: Would you say there was a decisive moment in your life that made you who you are today?
Annabelle: I believe it was the moment I noticed a pair of warm, chocolate brown eyes staring at me from across the room. I couldn’t look away. I think knowing André changed me, brought me to who I am today. Even if I choose what’s best for everyone involved, I will never regret having met him.
Devika: Let’s talk about your dreams and goals in life.
Annabelle: All right. I’ve always done what was expected of me, but I was never like my parents. I supposed that rather than worrying about proper etiquette, I often found myself daydreaming about knights and their ladies in beautiful castles. How silly of me, I suppose. But I never imagined I’d be here, preparing for an uncertain future.
Devika: Okay. And what is your greatest fear?
Annabelle: My greatest fear is telling André the truth, and finding out how he might respond. I do not think I could bear it if he’s forsaken me. But I suppose I must survive, no matter what the cost.
Devika: Tell me, if you could have anything in the world, what would you wish for?
Annabelle: Warmth. I never had that with my parents, you see, and if I had someone in my life who felt even half of the same affection I did towards him, perhaps that would be enough.
Devika: I’d love to talk some more, but unfortunately our time is up. Thanks so much for stopping by. I can’t wait to see what adventures you’ll have in store for us in the future. *waves*
About the Book
The Hill family saga concludes as loyalties are questioned, faiths will be tested and undying love may come at a terrible cost…
Fara Hill, mother and faithful wife, is torn between her family at home and her urge to be at sea. Soon, she learns some disturbing truths. Was the past a fairy tale instead of reality?
Chloe Hill, loving wife and young mother, questions her faith when her husband sets an ultimatum she cannot meet. Will she be able to keep her marriage from falling apart?
Adrienne Bellamont Hill, born of a valiant captain and a fiery redhead, is untamed to her core and will bow to no man. Then Christian du Plessis enters her life with an offer she can’t refuse. Discovering the man behind the polished gentleman, she is drawn to him in many ways. Holding out for love is a family tradition, but can she resist the temptation of passion?
Christian finds this young woman to be a fascinating challenge, and is torn between keeping his distance from her and succumbing to her charms. A fierce battle of wills ensues as he sees she is much more than he ever imagined.
But danger lurks, threatening to destroy everything…
Can these two strong-willed individuals unite in the cause before time runs out?
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About the Author
Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 22 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, dramatic fiction, literary fiction and poetry. She has also contributed to several multi-author anthologies. Her current series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Magick Series, The Blood at First Sight Series and The Code of Endhivar Series.
Amazon author page: Author.to/MarieLavender