I’m thrilled to welcome Susan G. Mathis back to Romancing History today. Susan writes delightful historical romances set near her childhood home in the beautiful Thousand Islands region of upstate New York. And she’s here today to introduce us to, Mary Flynn, the main character of her latest release, Mary’s Moment.
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Meet the Character
My name is Mary Flynn. At twenty-six, folks are beginning to see me as an old maid. My papa died last year, so I came to live with my two aunts and am spending my summer of 1912 as a telephone switchboard operator and telegrapher for the Thousand Island Park on Wellesley Island. I love my work, especially translating all the dots and dashes for the telegrams.
RH: My readers and I would like know a bit more about you, Mary. Be dear and humor us with a few more details about yourself.
MF: Well, some of my favorite things are:
- A nice cup of tea in a fine china teacup
- Summer, definitely
- Reading, of course.
- The Bible
- The Telegrapher’s Handbook
RH: What two words best describe you?
MF: Joyful and friendly
RH: What is your greatest fear? What keeps you up at night?
MF: It used to be the fear of being alone in this world, but now it’s the fear of fire, and for good reason. I nearly died in the Great Fire of 1912.
RH: Are you a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty kind of person?
MF: That’s easy. I always look on the bright side of things, except when I smell smoke.
RH: What is your biggest pet peeve?
MF: People manipulating others. This scoundrel, Archibald Richmond, took advantage of me when I was hurt and nearly destroyed my life.
RH: What is your greatest achievement?
MF: Becoming a skilled telegrapher. Though the telephone switchboard is more and more in demand as the telephone lines go up, I love the dots and dashes of the telegraph.
RH: What is your biggest secret?
MF: I hope to be Robbie’s mom one day. Shhh…don’t tell George.
RH: What is your most treasured possession?
MF: My papa’s Scofield Bible.
RH: It’s been fun chatting with you, Mary. You are utterly delightful.
ABOUT MARY’S MOMENT
Thousand Island Park’s switchboard operator Mary Flynn is christened the community heroine for her quick action that saves dozens of homes from a terrible fire. Less than a month later, when another disastrous fire rages through the Park, Mary loses her memory as she risks her life in a neighbor’s burning cottage. Will she remember the truth of who she is or be deceived by a treacherous scoundrel?
Widowed fireman George Flannigan is enamored by the brave raven-haired lass and takes every opportunity to connect with Mary. But he has hidden griefs of his own that cause him great heartache. When George can’t stop the destructive Columbian Hotel fire from eradicating more than a hundred businesses and homes, he is distraught. Yet George’s greater concern is Mary. Will she remember their budding relationship or be forever lost to him?
Readers of Christian historical romance will enjoy this exciting tale set in 1912 Thousand Island Park, NY.
About the Author
Susan G Mathis is an international award-winning, multi-published author of stories set in the beautiful Thousand Islands, her childhood stomping ground in upstate NY. Susan has been published more than twenty-five times in full-length novels, novellas, and non-fiction books. She has ten in her fiction line including, The Fabric of Hope, Christmas Charity, Katelyn’s Choice, Devyn’s Dilemma, Peyton’s Promise, Sara’s Surprise, Reagan’s Reward, Colleen’s Confession, Rachel’s Reunion, and Mary’s Moment. Her book awards include two Illumination Book Awards, three American Fiction Awards, two Indie Excellence Book Awards, and four Literary Titan Book Awards. Reagan’s Reward is a Selah Awards finalist. Susan is also a published author of two premarital books, two children’s picture books, stories in a dozen compilations, and hundreds of published articles. Susan makes her home in Colorado Springs and enjoys traveling around the world but returns each summer to enjoy the Thousand Islands. Visit www.SusanGMathis.com/fiction to learn more about Susan and her books.
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In the interview above, Mary tells us her pet peeve is people who manipulate others. To enter the giveaway for a free eBook copy of Mary’s Moment, tell us one of your pet peeves?