Christian: It’s a pleasure to be here. Thank you for the invitation.
Devika: Christian, I’m curious to find out more about you. What do you do for a living?
Christian: It is 1894, a prosperous time for most people. I am not poor in the least, but neither have I danced along on someone else’s dime. Beyond my role as a gentleman in New Orleans society, I am also a private investor for various enterprises.
Devika: Interesting. What about your family background?
Christian: (The man grimaces.) Ah, only my father and brother are still living. My mother passed when I was a child. I am not close to my family. I left them as soon as I reached my majority.
Devika: I see. So how did you meet Adrienne?
Christian: (A cocky grin appears on his lips.) It was a favor for a friend. We were at an engagement party for another couple, and I was supposed to introduce my ami to available women. Before I knew it, however, I’d stumbled across Mademoiselle Hill and proposed the notion of matchmaking our mutual friends.
Devika: Wow. That sure makes for an interesting story. How did you know she’s the one?
Christian: From the beginning, I was curious about her, and that blatant fascination never ended. She is quite unlike any woman I’ve met before.
Devika: Let’s talk about your dreams and goals in life.
Christian: I plan to do a lot of traveling, explore the world, at least whenever I can tear myself away from this obsession with Adrienne.
Devika: Would you say there was a decisive moment in your life that made you who you are today?
Christian: (A shadow crosses his features, and he brushes a hand through his hair.) I’d like to believe that the maltreatment at the hands of my father made me stronger over time.
Devika: Okay. And what is your greatest accomplishment?
Christian: I am a self-made man, and I am proud of that. But beyond that? I think it takes more courage to open your heart than to keep it closed. Adrienne crept into mine without warning. I simply had to learn to take the biggest risk of my life.
Devika: Tell me, if you could have anything in the world, what would you wish for?
Christian: A life with Adrienne, if the unusual girl would even deign to have me.
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