Saturday, February 3, 2018

Book Boyfriends: Lisa's hero

Interview with Cord, hero of Fool's Notion (book) by Lisa J. Flickinger:

Lisa: When did you first feel the “spark” between you and Alda?

Cord: We had just met on the trail, I don’t think she’d mind me saying she looked a little worse for wear. When she threatened to blast a hole right through me, that’s when I knew. I knew there was more to this girl than meets the eye, and I had to get to know her proper.

Lisa: What do you love most about Alda?

Cord: I love a lot of things about Alda, her compassion for others, her kindness to those in need, and her willingness to forgive the people who wronged her, but I just can’t resist her fiery red hair. It almost broke my heart when I saw her pretty curls sitting on the deputy’s desk in Cheyenne. 

Lisa: What characteristic of Alda do you find least endearing?

Cord: I don’t want to speak ill of the girl but she can be stubborn at times, even more stubborn than one of her mules.

Lisa:  If you were to take Alda on a special outing what would it be?

Cord: We love riding together, so we would take the horses out on a Sunday evening and watch the sun go down on the prairie — take in all the beautiful colors. On our way home, we would stop in at my brother’s place and jaw on his front porch.

Lisa: What was the first gift you gave Alda?

Cord: This might not sound very ladylike, but it was a scabbard for her shotgun. I had a special nickname stamped on it by the fellow who sold it to me in Marysville. It was a pretty coppery brown with a fringe across the bottom. Alda seemed to appreciate it.

Lisa: Do you think Alda has what it takes to be a lawman’s wife?

Cord: I sure do. Her tiny stature might deceive you, but the girl’s tough. How else would she have survived the trip?

Lisa: Where are you taking Alda on your honeymoon?

Cord: Ma’am, I can’t tell you that now can I?

Author Bio:

Lisa J. Flickinger is the author of historical novels Fool’s Notion, Ella, and All That Glitters.

She lives and writes from the cliff of a river along the majestic Rocky Mountains. 

When not writing or reading, you will find her scouring antique shops or sipping a maple latte with friends and family. 

Book Blurb for Fool's Notion:

1883 California Trail, Kansas

Missouri mules were the best. Alda grew to love the creatures working side by side with her pa on their farm along the banks of the Missouri River. He would be hopping mad when he realized his wife and daughter colluded behind his back to sell a pack string. It wouldn’t matter that they were trying to save the farm.

Alda struck out on her own to drive the team over fifteen hundred miles. By day three, her lead mule Bessie refused to take one more step. It was a good thing the handsome cowboy Cord stopped by to lend a hand or Alda might still be sitting in the dust.

Now, Alda needed the man to move on so she could continue her journey. Judging by the spark in Cord’s eye … it just might take some convincing.

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  1. Greetings to you and all your readers. Cord's interview was a lot of fun!

  2. What a great interview! I love Cord’s name. It’s unique and gives a sense that maybe it’s a nod to his character. That maybe he’s the type of man that brings things and people together. Hope to get a chance to find out!

    1. I never thought of that aspect. Thanks for the insight! He is a good man, and good looking, too.


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