Erica Vetsch – Romantic Character Interview – Part 2 of 2

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:

Erica VetschHer Prairie Sweetheart by Erica Vetsch

  • 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:

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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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12 Responses to “Erica Vetsch – Romantic Character Interview – Part 2 of 2”

  • Megan says:

    Sadly, the most exotic thing I have ever eaten was octopus. I’m such a picky eater that I would have a hard time surviving in a different culture.

  • Shelia Hall says:


  • Jennifer Hibdon says:

    I love trying new foods and cultures!!!!! I will attempt just about anything.Squid, octopus, frog legs, shark and raccoon. The most exotic food was a Filipino soup made with seafood, chicken and brains. I have a close friend whose father eminigrated from Norway. Her Norwegian waffles are to die for!!!!!!!!!

  • I’ve been pretty adventurous. Squid, octopus, alligator, elk, buffalo, squirrel, and of course deer. But the most exotic and best meat I ever put in my mouth was deep-fried rattlesnake. Yum. It was so tender. Somewhere between the consistency of the most tender chicken tender and fish, but not flaky. It tasted like nothing else. Sweet and soooooo good. I’ve only had it once at a festival in TX. But I’ve wanted more. I hope to stumble upon it again someday.

  • Joan Arning says:

    Haggis when I visited Scotland

  • Erica Vetsch says:

    Megan – Octopus? UGH! My motto is ‘Nothing from the Sea.’ Even the smell of fish cooking makes me feel queasy. I can’t imagine eating octopus!

    Sheila – Alligator? My parents live in Florida, and I have had the opportunity to eat alligator…but I passed! 🙂

    Jennifer – and BRAINS? What kind of brains? As if it mattered…you didn’t say if the soup tasted good…Norwegians make the best waffles, bread, cake, etc. in the world!!!

    Shannon – I have tasted rattlesnake, in Wall, South Dakota, when I was a kid. I remember thinking it tasted like chicken. 🙂

    Joan – you are brave! Very brave!

  • Joan Kurth says:

    I have tasted turtle and frog legs. But being brought up on the farm, I like beef and chicken. 😉

  • Jennifer Hibdon says:

    I believe it was beef brains. Yes, the soup was delicious!!!!!!! My grandfather loved scrambled egs and brains, but I couldn’t face those.

  • Lynne M Feuerstein says:

    I would say Sushi is the most exotic I’ve ever gotten. Actually liked it! Thanks Erica for these great interviews. Hoping to read His Prairie Sweetheart soon.

  • Erica Vetsch says:

    Joan, turtle? In soup?

    Jennifer…scrambled eggs and brains…I would pass, too!

    Lynne, I cannot eat seafood. The thought of sushi gives me the screaming mi-mis!

  • Natalie Monk says:

    This interview has so many feels! 🙂

    My heart is sighing over this romantic hero. And I love learning about other cultures present in the US in the 1800s. Would love to win a copy!

    I’ve eaten fried squirrel, barbecued raccoon, fried alligator, fried shark bites, squid, frog legs, seaweed, and escargot. The shark bites were by far my favorite. The racoon was sweet and mild, but almost tasted of licorice. :s

  • stvannatter says:

    I have a winner! Lynne M Feuerstein won the drawing. I appreciate Erica for being my guest and everyone else for stopping by.

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