Today we're welcoming Monique Harris, the heroine of Bayou Betrayal by Robin Caroll, releasing January 2009.
Wow, you've just had quite an adventure.
1. Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to be in the midst of such suspense.
Well, I can assure you, I never intended to find myself in such a predicament. After losing my mother and my husband, I wanted to find my biological father and relatives. I moved to Lagniappe, not sure what to expect. But I never expected to find what I did.
2. So, during the book you met Deputy Gary Anderson. Tell us a bit about him.
Well, Gary was like a breath of fresh air for me. He’s noble and strong, a good man of faith—quite the catch. What was your first impression? As I met him first under such dire circumstances (my house burning down), the only impression I can recall is his strength. When did you know it was love? It wasn’t any sudden realization, it was more like I just knew it in my soul.
3. What strengths/skills do you have?
My strength is that I’ve come to understand that no matter the trials in life, God is with us. It took me some time to grasp that. What is your greatest weakness? Too many to list! LOL I suppose my independence streak.
4. What scares you?
So many things used to frighten me, like being alone. But, after my husband died, I was forced to live alone. There isn’t much that frightens me anymore because I know I’m never alone—God is always with me.
5. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I don’t think I’d change anything. Even the bad experiences I’ve endured have played an important part of who I am.
6. Where are you in your faith at the start of your story? A little angry with God that He took both my mother and my husband from me.
7. Where are you in your faith at the end of the story? Content in knowing that God’s master plan is always for my benefit, even if I don’t know it until later.
8. You've got a scripture at the beginning of the story. Tell us why this scripture is significant. Psalms 32:7—That God DOES protect me from trouble and surrounds me with songs of deliverance.
9. If you could be a dessert what would you be and why?
Oh, my. I suppose I’d be a nice butter pound cake—can be dense at times, but is very rich. And that’s how I feel—rich and blessed by God with my family and friends.
Thank you Robin for sharing Monique with us. This next installment of the Bayou series sounds intriquing. Can't wait to read it!