Face-Off with Roseanna M. White!!

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. WhitejTaqjHs0z10wiDpnQDVJL4ukqpPLdOZ9sRDi80y9zSzXW-bhCpaWmw7c42H_bym8kGifZz9r0q5nh50kpENQYeWMC5HEuqjaRPg6jAbK9hJQvIeRAFsfaJBGIGJeAKz-7zywf-H9cx7UMbWrvNJlLMZ29Iysngoi-BJ5pI9CpYE0KVva_nWD0mrsIcEVZlyptTUvb1Uk0OnFGZwmjF749MaxDBfF2k2IC 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.

Impressive, huh?!?!

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.

topbar2aCharity – 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)
Ranch Dressing
Chicken (Cooked/Baked)
Mozzarella Cheese


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 –zERWpIA0UYt5CP0PxBpl4XWUIcXV_ol8YAB0CH91-URyb5bbDpt2mHzeMIPBZKaq0XULAf9d30Zmuxl7i6Uo51nd8vOrd2qn4Xp9nhDGU7anhP_UM5DVus-PRSQm7pDyr08VWHj3WnJvDYHQwCIV-YPsqCAk8HSs0o69BqC0VSj34Y9Tzhtys0IgoPDRXMwZd3ekSdOsXY_aQaMYifJ4eQIvmFQ6X7Mh5 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*

10262166_10154093021965018_4480745629217086230_n <— Regency with my youngest son and Momma!

1779116_10153760761715018_628434483_n <— Civil War Ball (20 years ago!!!)1947550_10153760826375018_1904039361_n <— 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:

Skater Chick.
Big Mercury Zephyr.
SPRAY painted it Glow-In-The-Dark, Fluorescent Lime Green
White Paint Inside
Black Lights
“Skateboarding Is Not A Crime” Grip Tape Sticker on the back windshield.
Majorly Pimpin’

Mercury_Zephyr_Z7 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.

tumblr_myv64bfw181reyt3bo5_250 *fanning myself*

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!!)

tumblr_naasxe0ouM1qhub34o2_400-1  <— 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!!) Custom-Balloon-design-tool

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.

Face-Off with Amanda Cabot!!

Author of several books, versatile writer of both historical and contemporary, and fun face-off opponent! Those are the words I would use to describe Amanda 🙂 You can check out some of her novels here:

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Let’s get to it!!!!


The rules are simple. I ask Amanda 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. When was the last time you ate honeysuckle?

Amanda – I’m sorry to say that would be never.  As much as I like the fragrance of honeysuckle, I’m allergic to it.  I know, I know.  Who could be allergic to something so sweet?  All I can say is that constant sneezes and runny eyes are no fun.  I don’t even want to think about what would happen if I ate it.  And, for the record, I’m not allergic to many things, so I don’t know why honeysuckle caused such a violent reaction.

Charity – Now, who knew?! What are the odds that the only person I’ve ever asked that question to is ALLERGIC?! Man, what a crying shame?!

There’s a big plant that we pass every time we go for a walk (as a family).  We usually stop and eat some. My husband is totally scared of germs, so he just stands there and cringes while we partake. haha

— I am taking one while I have the chance!!

Charity 1 / Amanda 0

2. Have you ever been sailing during the fireworks on the Fourth of July?

Amanda – Sailing, yes.  Fireworks, yes.  Together, no.

Charity – Same! Sounds like it would be so fun together…

— Tie

Charity 1 / Amanda 0

3. Have you ever been to Williamsburg, VA?

Amanda – At last, a question where I can say ‘yes.’  I’ve been to Williamsburg multiple times – in the summer heat (not recommended), during the spring and fall (very nice) and even during the winter.  It’s an incredible place.  I’m not sure what I enjoyed the most – walking along the streets and feeling as if I were transported back to Colonial America or eating in the restaurants.  The food was so good that I even bought a Williamsburg cookbook and have made a number of items from it.  That’s not as good as being there, but it brings back such good memories.

Charity – I agree! It is the most beautiful place in the spring and fall. You can just sit there and watch people walk by. It’s so nostalgic and gorgeous!! I absolutely love it. I like the giant lawn in front of the Governor’s Palace (and, the maze out back, of course!)

–Tie! Wonderful place!!

Charity 1 / Amanda 0

4. Do you ever do re-enacting?

Amanda – Does dressing in historic costume for book signings count?  I didn’t think so, but I have to say that readers are always intrigued by my bustle gown, especially when I demonstrate how difficult it is to sit in one.  As for buckling a seatbelt in a car …

Charity – Ha! Of course it counts!! I have never worn a bustle. I can’t even imagine!! I have worn a hoop skirt and…well, let’s just say that it can quickly go awry if you don’t know how to sit in one of those either!!!

— We are too similar!

Charity 1 / Amanda 0

5. Strangest fan experience?

Amanda – That would have to be the letter I received from the convicted murderer who told me he was planning to visit me as soon as he was released from prison, because he knew I’d be fascinated by the story of him and his second wife.  In parentheses, he added “the murdered one,” then proceeded to proclaim his innocence.  What would you do with a letter like that?

Charity – 😮 misery_1

There. Are. No. Words.

It sounds like the movie, Misery…

— There’s no topping that!!! You must have been shaken up a bit. Whew.

Charity 1 / Amanda 1

6. Best true life moment falling in love with your husband?

Amanda – There’ve been so many wonderful moments that it’s hard to choose, but I knew he was “the one” on our first date when we both ordered hot fudge sundaes and the waitress put more of the hot fudge sauce outside the bowl than on the ice cream.  Someone else might have been annoyed or even berated the waitress.  When he simply laughed, I knew life with him would be fun.  And it has been.

Charity – Oh! I love that!! Kind husbands are the best. Mine would be the same way. He is so compassionate. I am sick a lot (I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which means I have chronic pain from it) and he works hard all day, comes home and takes care of me. He is so kind and never complains about it. Even if it means he has to whip up sandwiches or mac and cheese!

— Amazing husbands WIN!!

Charity 1 / Amanda 1

7. How do you strive to give God the most glory in your life?

Amanda – Like many Christian authors, I consider my writing a ministry.  My prayer each day is that my stories will touch readers’ hearts and deepen their faith.

Charity – Yes! Just doing whatever He asks of us with a full heart towards Him. Beautiful.

— God wins!!

Charity 1 / Amanda 1

8. Bing Crosby or Danny Kaye?

Amanda – Bing Crosby

Charity – I am going to have to agree with you! Nothing beats White Christmas!! (Well, maybe Andy Williams does…)

— Tie

Charity 1 / Amanda 1

9. Do you love watching crocodile wrestler shows?

Amanda – Crocodiles, no.  Alligators … well, the answer to that is also no, so I guess I struck out on this one.  You’re definitely winning this face-off, Charity, but I predicted that from the beginning, didn’t I?

Charity – HA! You will be very surprised!!! I do not watch them either! It is just too unnatural to wrestle those things! blech!!

— Tie again!! *Soul Sisters!!*

Charity 1 / Amanda 1

10. What is the best Olympic sport and why? Do you look forward to it every couple of years?

Amanda – Figure skating.  Men’s, women’s, pairs – it doesn’t matter as long as they’re on the ice.  I love watching the grace, the artistry and the pure athleticism that’s involved in skating.  And, yes, I look forward to each of the Winter Olympics.

Charity – I am right there with you! Remember the great big Tonya Harding fiasco? haha. And that year Paul Wylie surprised the world with that amazing set! ❤



Charity 1 / Amanda 1


Thank you, Amanda!! What fun 🙂 You did better than you thought!!!! We were pretty pathetic to only score one point each! haha.

Ok, guys!! Today is RELEASE DAY!! Head on over and pick up Amanda’s NEW BOOK, In Firefly Valley!! Link is in the pic!!

Also, you can pick up a copy of Summer of Promise for FREE!! Link is also in the pic 😉

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