I am currently reading Roseanna’s new book and…let me tell you…It’s AMAZING! It will be released on September 8th. Reserve your copy now!!
Roseanna M. White pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. The Lost Heiress is Roseanna’s tenth published book. Her novels range from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her new British series. She is also the senior reviewer at the Christian Review of Books, which she and her husband founded, the senior editor at WhiteFire Publishing, and a member of ACFW, HisWriters, and Colonial Christian Fiction Writers.
Let’s she how she holds up in this face-off!!
The rules are simple. I ask Roseanna some random questions. She replies and then I give my answers. Each winning answer is worth one point and I get to decide whose answer is better.
It’s my blog.
Here we go!
1. What do you think was the worst part of being in high society in the 1800’s England?
Roseanna – I know everyone always expects the answer to be “corsets,” but those really weren’t as bad as people think for most of the century, and very few people tight-laced. =) I think what would be the worst, actually, would be the expectations to do and be exactly what you were supposed to do and be. The Victorian Age was very repressed, and it resulted in women especially having ideas about what they should and shouldn’t feel that didn’t exactly lead to healthy relationships much of the time. Glad I have no part of that.
Charity – I have to agree 100%. Men didn’t work because it was ungentlemanly, so they had to marry rich women to continue the lifestyle of the elite. Women had to marry someone with a title so that their fathers would hand over their money (From their dowry). Awful. Pretentious snobs. haha.
Charity 1 / Roseanna 1
2. What’s your favorite kind of cereal?
Roseanna – I go through phases. At the moment, I’m digging the Chex family—Honey Nut, Vanilla, Chocolate…cereal has always been a mainstay for me. Except when I was pregnant with my second—I couldn’t eat cereal. I think I lived off chicken noodle soup for a few months, it was the only thing I could keep down.
Charity – I should have never asked this question. waaahhh! I love cereal so much, but I am on an auto-immune diet (just recently), so I can’t have any. POOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— You get that. I added a picture so I could live vicariously through you. weird?
Charity 1 / Roseanna 2
3. Go-To favorite recipe?
Roseanna – I have a macaroni and cheese recipe that I adore. I never quite outgrew all those kid foods…
Charity – ha! That’s awesome. ANOTHER FOOD I LOVE AND CAN’T EAT!
Ok, I have this amazing pizza that I make…
Homemade Bread Dough (in the bread machine)
Roll Out the Bread Dough (Makes 2 pizza crusts)
Cover with Ranch Dressing (Leave room for crust)
Put cut up pieces of cooked chicken all over
Cover with Cheese
SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!! Best Pizza Ever.
— I totally get that one!!!!
Charity 2 / Roseanna 2
4. Have you ever done re-enacting?
Roseanna – Does dressing up to go to book signings count??If so, then absolutely. Here’s my Edwardian garb. However, actual re-enacting…no. =)
Roseanna is Pretty in Pink —>
Charity – Totally counts! I have done some Regency, Civil War and Revolutionary War Re-Enacting. *MAJOR NERD ALERT*
<— Regency with my youngest son and Momma!
<— Civil War Ball (20 years ago!!!) <— Yorktown Fife and Drum Corp (I am the snare drummer). This was about 25 years ago 😮
— Tie!! We both have epic pics!
Charity 3 / Roseanna 3
5. Most interesting car you ever owned?
Roseanna – A 1994 Jeep Cherokee—and before you call it uninteresting, let me specify that it has 400,000 miles on it and is still going strong on the original motor! It’s the most dependable car we own, and we trust it for long trips much more readily than our newer vehicles, LOL.
Charity – WHAT?!?!?!?! You have to be kidding me! What in the world? You hit the JACKPOT, girl! Wow. I didn’t think you could even touch my car, but…you did good. You did real good *said in a hick voice*
Ok, picture this:
Big Mercury Zephyr.
SPRAY painted it Glow-In-The-Dark, Fluorescent Lime Green
White Paint Inside
“Skateboarding Is Not A Crime” Grip Tape Sticker on the back windshield.
Not my car, but a picture of a Mercury Zephyr. BAM!
— I thought I had this one FOR SURE!! But, who can fight against a 400,000+ vehicle that you TAKE ON TRIPS?!?!?!?!
Charity 3 / Roseanna 3
6. What is your favorite tv show?
Roseanna – I have a hard time narrowing it down to one, but my top few are The Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time, and Sherlock. And I’m really sorry that White Collar is finished—I watched it on Netflix every week when I fold laundry, and I was seriously attached.
Charity – Ok, I had to add that. Best tv show kiss of all time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVER!!!!!!!!!
I love Blacklist, Jimmy Fallon, Once Upon a Time, The Killing, Pretty Little Liars (Don’t hate me!! hahahaha! I fast-forward the ewwie parts!!)
<— Jimmy Fallon doing his “Ew” skit!
— Another TIE!!
Charity 4 / Roseanna 4
7. How do you strive to bring God the most glory in your life?
Roseanna – I think it’s a very simple (to say, not necessarily to do, LOL) matter of doing what He calls me to do. Right now, that means writing, running a small publishing company with my husband, home schooling our kids, and a host of the small things related to our church. And, through it all, remembering who I am in Him and being a mirror to reflect His light.
Charity – Love it! I homeschool my kiddos too! woot woot! Mom in Jumpers UNITE! And, I completely agree with you!
— God Wins!
Charity 4 / Roseanna 4
8. Did you like the New Kids on the Block (in the 80’s)?
Roseanna – Oh my—YES! They were my favorite. My friends and I would play make-believe games that revolved around meeting them. My “play” name was Robin, and I always fell for Jordan. My best friend claimed Joey. But we were only 8, so it was cute. 😉
Charity – haha! I was in love with Jordan too! The thing is, you were young and cute. I was a teenager…so…there’s that.
It should be illegal for a man to have a voice that high.
Charity 5 / Roseanna 5
So much fun, Roseanna!!!!!! Thanks, girl! (especially for giving me a reason to post the Sherlock kiss!!)
I am SUPER EXCITED to make this announcement. GET THIS:
Roseanna is giving away THE FIRST SIGNED COPY OF THE LOST HEIRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh my word!! This book is so good and IT’S THE FIRST SIGNED COPY!!!
Just head on over to a Rafflecopter giveaway
and start entering!! This is an awesome giveaway!!!!
*U.S. Rez only
*Entries will be checked – Don’t falsify or you shall be disqualified
The Lost Heiress:
Brook Eden has never known where she truly belongs. Though raised in the palace of Monaco, she’s British by birth and was brought to the Grimaldis under suspicious circumstances as a babe. When Brook’s friend Justin uncovers the fact that Brook is likely a missing heiress from Yorkshire, Brook leaves the sun of the Mediterranean to travel to the moors of the North Sea to the estate of her supposed family.
The mystery of her mother’s death haunts her, and though her father is quick to accept her, the rest of the family and the servants of Whitby Park are not. Only when Brook’s life is threatened do they draw close—but their loyalty may come too late to save Brook from the same threat that led to tragedy for her mother.
As heir to a dukedom, Justin is no stranger to balancing responsibilities. When the matters of his estate force him far from Brook, the distance between them reveals that what began as friendship has grown into something much more. But how can their very different loyalties and responsibilities ever come together?
And then, for a second time, the heiress of Whitby Park is stolen away because of the very rare treasure in her possession—and this time only the servants of Whitby can save her.
33 responses to “Face-Off with Roseanna M. White!!”
So much fun!! Thanks for having me, Charity. =) And for posting the Sherlock kiss, LOL. That totally shocked my socks off when I saw it for the first time. 😉 Proud to have tied with you!
This was such a fun interview! I liked this questions you asked this time, Charity. =) I am eagerly awaiting Roseanna’s upcoming book. September can’t come soon enough! :=)
Thanks! It was a lot of fun!!!
Sounds like a great read.
Beautiful cover, and the story sounds very interesting!
And a question for Roseanna, how long does it normally take you to write a book?
Hi, Patty! That depends in part upon what else is going on at the time–i was a whole lot faster before we started homeschooling, LOL. I’m on 6 or 7 month deadlines right now, but that’s not all active writing time. Active writing it usually about 3 months for me. The other time I spend procrastinating, researching, editing other things, and then letting the story rest after I finish it before doing revisions before I turn it in.
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I found it interesting that novels range from biblical fiction to American and British romance.
Ok… This book sounds AWESOME!!!!!! I don’t see how people can write such amazing books! I am awful at writing! I think I’m to scatter brained to write a book!😜 This was an awesome faceoff!
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It’s my precious niece!!!!!! ❤
Great face off…..I, too, loved White Collar…..I just had to ignore that Neal was gay in real life. I also like OUAT. Hoping to win your book.
White Collar was so good!! The Neal thing made me so sad! Waaaahhhh
I didn’t know that! Le sigh… This is why I prefer fiction to reality. And I will still give major kudos to the creators of the show. (Just watched the last episode last night.)
I can’t believe you have a vehicle still going at 400,000 miles. You hear the whispers of vehicles like that, but I always though it was a myth :o) I am looking forward to reading your latest book Roseanna. Thanks for the giveaway!
Right?? I should have taken a picture of the odometer for Charity to post. 😉
The Lost Heiress sounds like a terrific book. I haven’t yet read any of Roseanna’s books but it sounds like I need to remedy that. I enjoyed the face-off. I wish all our vehicles could be going strong at 400,000 miles but I guess that wouldn’t be so good for the car companies or the economy.
Guess not…but I sure wish our other cars were as dependable as that Jeep, LOL. =)
What a fun face-off! 🙂
I thoroughly enjoyed Roseanna’s Culper Ring series — So Good!! — and I can’t wait to read the Ladies of the Manor series!
Oh, and I love your name! 😉
Thank you!!! And Charity totally should have had a name question on her face-off so I could admit that I’m named after the 80s rock song, LOL. 🙂
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Haha! Surely you would have won that one! 😉
No way, man!!! I got my name because my parents were going to divorce, decided to give it one more try, I was conceived on that “one more try”, so they named me love. It was disgusting to grow up having my parents tell me that I was their love child. Hahaha
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Once Upon a Time love! I love Sherlock too 🙂 I can’t believe you have a car with 400k miles. That is crazy!
I have had this book on my Amazon list for awhile now. I can’t wait to read it!!!! Thank you for the giveaway!
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Thanks for the super fun interview! I really enjoyed it!! And thanks for the awesome giveaway too!!!
So glad you stopped by!!!
Great face-off! I’m a homeschool Mom, too! We like the same shows except I haven’t watched Sherlock! Hubby and I are working our way through White Collar. Have you watched Elementary? Quite a different spin on Sherlock and Watson!
Oh, you’d love Sherlock if you love the others!! I haven’t seen Elementary, no. Will have to see if I can find it somewhere. =)
I have wanted to watch that too!! Waiting for it to show up on Netflix!!
I’m new to this blog, but I adore your face-offs, Charity! 🙂
I love Roseanna’s Culper Ring series! I actually just finished rereading it recently. And I am super excited to read this new book – I adore the cover (I’m a cover-art junkie)! So, I have to ask, Roseanna, of your books, which character would you say is most like you? In what way? Also, is there anything I can pray for you?
Thanks so much for the chance to win!
Thanks, Sarah!! I love the book covers too. I recently found out something very surprising. Did you know that the authors don’t choose their book covers and often times have NO SAY in what they are?! The publisher does that.
Very true, Charity. For this one, I wrote up a document telling them about the story and the character and any ideas I had for the cover, and they took that and went to town. Authors can usually raise concerns if they have them…but publishers do have ultimate say, since they’re the ones who do the market research. =)
Hi, Sarah! I adore this cover too. =) The Bethany House designers do such fabulous work! As for characters most like me…hmm. They all have little pieces of me, but I think one of the ones most like me is the heroine in the 3rd book of this new series. I just finished the book and will be turning it in next week. =) (And of course, since she’s most like me, I’ll probably hear a lot about how unrealistic she is, LOL.)
How sweet of you to ask for prayer requests! Our homeschool year begins tomorrow, so I’d love a few prayers that this year goes well and I balance my responsibilities with that, writing, editing, and designing in a way that doesn’t leave me crazy.
I love Sherlock, too. Waiting patiently for the new season. By the end of this year, we should see at least one special episode of Sherlock, if not the kick-off to all of season 4. Masterpiece is about all I watch on T.V., anymore. I don’t have time with all of my reading. 🙂
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