Shannon here: Historical Romance author, Erica Vetsch shares insight into her characters’ romance from her latest release, Her Prairie Sweetheart. Comment or answer the question at the end of any post dated May 9 – 12 to enter the drawing for a copy. U.S. only. Deadline: May 21, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Erica:
- How soon after meeting the hero did the heroine know he was the one?
Savannah has to hold herself back from falling for Elias for quite awhile. She is looking on her time in Snowflake as temporary, just until things die down at home and she can mend her heart after being jilted at the altar.
- How soon after meeting the heroine did the hero know she was the one?
Elias refuses to believe he’s fallen for Savannah, and it takes words of wisdom from his mother and Savannah’s resignation before he’s willing to admit he’s given her his heart.
- Who is most romantic, your hero or your heroine?
Elias is definitely a romantic, which is why he guards his heart (after having it broken in the past.) He’s constantly looking for ways to help Savannah, to ease her way. I love how thoughtful he is 🙂
- What is the most caring thing your hero has ever done for your heroine?
He waxes and polishes the schoolhouse floor for her. She didn’t realize that she is expected to be the janitor as well as the teacher, and she’s exhausted by the time she gets the floors scrubbed, and she runs out of time to get them polished, so he does it for her, the night before the first day of school.
- Who said, “I love you” first, your hero or your heroine?
Elias said it first…after he threatens to sue her for breach of contract and locks her in a jail cell 🙂
- If you hero and heroine end up married, where will they go on their honeymoon?
Elias and Savannah spend their honeymoon at their new house on Elias’s property. He started the house years before, for the woman who broke his heart. When he met Savannah, he started working on it again, not even acknowledging to himself why.
About Erica: Erica Vetsch is a transplanted Kansan now residing in Minnesota. She loves history and romance, and is blessed to be able to combine the two by writing historical romances. Whenever she’s not immersed in fictional worlds, she’s the company bookkeeper for the family lumber business, mother of two, wife to a man who is her total opposite and soul-mate, and avid museum patron. Connect and learn more:
About the book – His Prairie Sweetheart:
A Home for Her Heart
After being jilted at the altar, Southern belle Savannah Cox seeks a fresh start out West and accepts a teaching position in Minnesota. But between her students’ lack of English, the rough surroundings and sheriff Elias Parker’s doubts and distrust, Savannah’s unprepared for both the job and the climate. However, she’s determined to prove she can handle anything her new town throws her way.
Elias gives it a week—or less—before the pretty schoolteacher packs her dainty dresses and hightails it back home. But no matter how many mishaps he has to rescue her from, Savannah doesn’t give up. Yet the real test is to come—a brutal blizzard that could finally drive her away, taking his heart with her…
Question for Readers: In His Prairie Sweetheart, my heroine encounters Norwegian customs and cuisine for the first time. Lefse and lutefisk, krumkake and rommegrot. What is the most exotic thing you have ever eaten?
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