Today we’re joined by Lenora Whitfield, heroine of Judy Baker’s western romance, Better She Lie, a Silver Sage Creek Novel.
What was your life like before your author started pulling your strings?
I spent my life in an orphanage with little food, dirty clothes, and demands from a headmistress. When I was fourteen, I was adopted by a wealthy family in Atlanta. My life was no different than the orphanage. I worked as a slave in the vineyards until I was almost sixteen, then I was taken to the plantation house to aid the mistress in all duties, including teaching the children. Living in the wealthy plantation house and being abused by the master, my life went from bad to worse. I ran away, lived on the streets of Atlanta for two years in dirt and grim, disguised as a boy. Then my author stepped in.
What’s the one trait you like most about yourself?
Adapting to what life throws at me. While on the street I learned to be independent. Now, I will think for myself and find a life worth living.
What do you like least about yourself?
I’ve gone and murdered. Now, I’m a murderer.
What is the strangest thing your author has had you do or had happen to you?
She decided I was to become a lady – that made me laugh.
What is your greatest fear?
Remembering all my lies.
What makes you happy?
The baby and the folks in the town. They treat me like a real human being.
If you could rewrite a part of your story, what would it be? Why?
That I never committed murder. Living a lie is hard enough without the burden of knowing I took a life.
Of the other characters in your book, which one bugs you the most? Why?
The bounty hunter, of course. He looks at me with suspicion. He raddles my nerves when looking at me with those accusing eyes.
Of the other characters in your book, which one would you love to trade places
That’s easy. Anna. Anna is surrounded by the love of her parents, brothers and her husband. She knows how to return their love and is respected by the entire town. I know nothing of being loved or how to return such emotions to another.
Tell us a little something about your author. Where can readers find her website/blog?
Judy Baker write Historical Western Romances, but if you like contemporary romances with suspense, look for the books she writes as Anna Sugg. Learn more about her and her books at her website and blog.
What's next for you?
My entire story will be released in June. To celebrate, Judy will give away an ebook copy of Better She Lie to the first three people that join my newsletter. Go to: http://judybakerauthor.com and send in the newsletter request.
Better She Lie
She’s a schoolmarm with integrity, but in truth, she’s a liar and a murderer. He’s a Bounty Hunter, naturally suspicious, especially when it comes to the new school teacher.
To escape the danger of a ruthless man, Lenora Whitfield boards a westerly bound train disguised as a man. She can’t believe her luck changes when an opportunity arises. She takes on the identity of a school teacher moving to Silver Sage Creek, Texas, but there’s one problem, the opportunity comes with a baby. Can she pull it off? Can she become a lady, a schoolmarm, and a mother?
One lie leads to another causing her to doubt herself, especially when the suspicious bounty hunter takes a liking to her. Can she keep up a life of lies?
How can Ethan Langdon fall for a beautiful liar? Unable to keep his emotions from deepening, he discovers another lie. He’s frightened for her when the web of lies lead her to the hanging rope.