Lorna Seilstad – Romantic Character Interview – Part 2 of 3

Shannon here: Historical romance author, Lorna Seilstad interviews her hero and heroine (pictured below) from her latest release, When Love Calls. Comment on any post dated May 27 – 31 to get your name in the drawing for a copy. Deadline: June 8th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Lorna:

Lincoln ColeHannah Gregory

When Love Calls by Lorna SeilstadLorna Seilstad




  • What’s the most romantic thing your hero ever did for your heroine? 

Lincoln—Hey, I’m a romantic kind of guy. I like to show Hannah how I feel. I think the most romantic thing I did was take her to the top of the state capitol. She loves heights and the idea of flying, so it was the perfect spot. 

  • What’s the most romantic thing your heroine ever did for your hero? 

Hannah—Hmmm. I’m not sure I’ve done anything in particular.

  •  Where is the most romantic place your hero and heroine have ever been? 

Hannah—Oddly enough, I think it was an aviary in a park. Lincoln has a way of turning even innocent bird names into flirtations. Oh, and I would have to say the trip to the dome of the state capitol. That’s where he first told me he loved me. 

  • Do your hero and heroine have as favorite romantic restaurant? 

Lincoln—I don’t think we have a favorite, but I think we’d both agree our favorite food would be prepared by Hannah’s sister, Charlotte. Boy, that girl can cook. 

  • Do your hero and heroine have a favorite song? 

Lincoln—No, I don’t think so. 

  • What’s the most romantic present your hero ever bought your heroine? 

Hannah—I never would have admitted this to Lincoln at the time, but including coffee beans in the groceries he had delivered to my sisters and me was a stroke of genius. I hadn’t had any in weeks, and that first cup was perfect. 

  • What’s the most romantic present your heroine ever bought your hero? 

Lincoln—Hannah has shared her sisters with me. The gift of a family has been a huge blessing. 

  • What is your hero’s favorite romantic vacation destination? 

Hannah—I think Lincoln would love to travel the world. He’s a man who likes to know things and discover knew things. He likes challenges. 

  • What is your heroine’s favorite romantic vacation destination? 

Lincoln—I think Hannah would love to visit the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina because she’s so fascinated with flight. I’d love to take her there, but I’m not sure I could handle her actually flying one of those machines. 

  • What simple gesture does your hero do that melts your heroine every time? 

Hannah—Lincoln’s touch melts me and ignites me at the same time. 

  • What simple gesture does your heroine do that melts your hero every time? 

Lincoln—Hannah smile melts me. She is simply so beautiful. 

  • How soon after meeting the hero did the heroine know he was the one? 

Hannah—I didn’t want Lincoln to be the one. He was the person the bank sent to tell me they were taking our home. It wasn’t the best way to start a relationship. 

  • How soon after meeting the heroine did the hero know she was the one? 

Lincoln—I knew Hannah was the one way before she knew I was meant for her. You might say I grew on her.

  •  Who is most romantic, your hero or your heroine? 

Hannah—I’d say Lincoln is. He is very good at wooing people. He’s good at reading them, and he used both to win me. 

  • What is the most caring thing your hero has ever done for your heroine? 

Hannah—Lincoln loved me and my sisters right from the start. He knew we were a package deal. 

  • What is the most caring thing your heroine has ever done for your hero? 

Lincoln—Hannah hid a truth from me because she was afraid it would hurt me. It caused problems for us, but I knew it came from her heart. 

  • Who said, “I love you” first, your hero or your heroine? 

Hannah—He did and it was in the most romantic way. 

  • If you hero and heroine end up married, where will they go on their honeymoon? 

Hannah—Since I have two sisters to raise, our honeymoon couldn’t be too long. I think we’d both enjoy a trip to the Grand Canyon.

About Lorna: Lorna Seilstad has called Iowa home her whole life. She received her B.S. in education from LubbockChristianUniversity. After her first child was born, she stopped teaching and became a professional wiper. “I wiped noses, tears, skinned knees, baby’s bottoms, and countertops every day. But at naptime, I wrote.” Today, she writes historical fiction with a generous dash of humor. 

About the book – When Love Calls: Hannah Gregory is good at many things, but that list doesn’t include following rules. So when she is forced to apply for a job as a telephone switchboard operator to support her two sisters, she knows it won’t be easy. “Hello Girls” must conduct themselves according to strict–and often bewildering–rules. No talking to the other girls. No chatting with callers. No blowing your nose without first raising your hand. And absolutely no consorting with gentlemen while in training.

Meanwhile, young lawyer Lincoln Cole finds himself in the unfortunate position of having to enforce the bank’s eviction of the three Gregory girls from their parents’ home. He tries to soften the blow by supporting them in small ways as they settle into another home. But fiery Hannah refuses his overtures and insists on paying back every cent of his charity.

When one of Hannah’s friends finds himself on the wrong side of a jail cell, Hannah is forced to look to Lincoln for help. Will it be her chance to return to her dreams of studying law? And could she be falling in love?

With historic details that bring to life the exciting first decade of the twentieth century, Lorna Seilstad weaves a charming tale of camaraderie and companionship that blossoms into love. Readers will get lost in this sweet romance and will eagerly look forward to championing each sister’s dreams.

Come back May 31st for Lorna’s part 3–a romantic excerpt!

28 Responses to “Lorna Seilstad – Romantic Character Interview – Part 2 of 3”

  • Lady DragonKeeper says:

    Aw, I can’t wait for the excerpt tomorrow –this interview just prompted me to add this book to my wish list! =)

  • Illene Stewart says:

    I want to read it!

  • Tara Johnson says:

    Awwww, love it!

  • Stacy says:

    Too cute! And very sweet. Love these characters already, Lorna.

  • Bonnie Traher says:

    Would be awesome to win.

  • Brenda Ayers says:

    I would love to win a copy of your book.

  • Patty says:

    How fun, can’t wait to read their complete story!

  • Lorna says:

    LADY DRAGONKEEPER, thank you for adding my book to your list!

  • Lorna says:

    Thank you ALL for stopping by! Hannah and Lincoln’s story has been so much fun to tell. The photos at the top are the ones I used for inspiration. Hope you’ll all come back on Friday and read the excerpt.

    And if you’re just dropping by, be sure to leave a comment!

  • Jan Hall says:

    Can’t wait to read the rest of the story. Hope I win. I love the way you had the characters answer the questions. Makes them even more real.

  • Charity U says:

    Ah! Dark chocolate coated coffee beans are the BEST for snacking on. 🙂

  • Angelica M says:

    I want to be entered into the drawing! I really want to read this book! I need some more books for my summer reading!

  • Martha J. Sturm says:

    Beautiful cover, and sounds like a story I would enjoy reading.

  • Claire Anderson says:

    I just love how Lorna writes her characters! I have read each of her books on several occasions. Can’t wait to read this next one!

  • Rebecca says:

    Already love the characters:) Adding to my must read list:)

  • Shannon, I have tried and tried to win this book. Could this be my time to be drawn? I’m hoping so. The book sounds good and I love the cover so much. Please put me in the drawing.
    MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  • Barbara Thompson says:

    Wow!! This reads so great!! I hope I win. I have to read this book. Thank you for entering me in your giveaway.

  • Rosemary Abbott says:

    I’d love to win this book. I need new books to read. i’m running low on new material.
    Also would like to say hey to Shannon. I know I haven’t been on your site in a long time.
    I’ve been through a lot of life changing Events over the last two years. God bless you all.

  • Bonnie says:

    Cute interview – would love to read the book. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!


  • Janet Estridge says:

    I enjoyed reading the interview and would love to win a copy of this book.
    Thanks for the opportunity to do so.

  • Rachelle Rea says:

    Wow, what a beautiful interview ~ these are characters I can tell I’m going to enjoy getting to know! Sigh-worthy.

    Thanks for the giveaway, too!

    inspiringdaring (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Deanna Mundy says:

    I have tried to win this book on other giveaway blogs. I would love to read it. Thanks for another opportunity to win.


  • Wow. Glad everyone’s so interested in the book. Most of the books I offer as giveaways here, I’ve never read. I trust the author that it’s a Christian story. But I critiqued When Love Calls as Lorna was writing it. Even though I’m a contemporary kind of gal, it’s a keeper.

  • And Rosemary,
    Glad you’re back!

  • Sue says:

    Love the cover.

  • Abbi Hart says:

    Such a fun interview! I really enjoyed the glimpse into the characters and now I want to read this book even more!

  • I would really like to win this book, it sounds good and the cover is fantastic.


  • joanne elliott says:

    This book sounds great!! My daughter brags on you all the time! Thanks for the chance to win!

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