What would Journey of Promise author Vickie Hall do with a million bucks? I know!
Vickie Hall’s book, Journey of Promise is based on the journals of her great-great grandparents. In writing this, she wanted to share the amazing story of their faith and courage to leave their native Wales for America.
Now, we’ll spend a little time getting to know Vickie before we take off to read her book and learn about her great-great grandparents.
Do you prefer the people in your life to be simple or complex?
I like the people in my life to be complex, otherwise I would get bored. But, when they become difficult because they’re complex, I wish they were more simple. So long as they’re not simple-minded ….
If you were to be eaten by cannibal, how would you like to be prepared?
I would want to be bar-b-qued over an open spit, smothered in Jack Daniels bar-b-Que sauce, served with a side of corn on the cob and fire roasted potatoes. Oh, and provide the diners with toothpicks.
If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
I would be a screenwriter and score my own movies! Watch out Steven Spielberg and John Williams!!!!
Are you cheap or thrifty?
I am thrifty and proud of it! I hunt for bargains on the more expensive things, like clothes and shoes especially, but won’t drive across town to save 3 cents on a can of beans that happens to be on sale. And because I’m thrifty, I save enough each year to take a nice vacation where I spend my money on whatever I darn well want!
What Would You Do Right Now If You Had A Million Bucks?
I’d be take a round-the-world cruise on the most luxurious yacht ever built, and I wouldn’t come home until I’d visited every continent – including Antarctica!
Now, before we get to the last question, let’s look at AUTHOR’s book …
Richard and Leah Kenyon, along with family and friends, immigrate to Zion in 1849 leaving their beloved homeland of Wales. With great sacrifice and faith they prepare for their journey, but are unsuspecting of the exacting toll asked of the Atlantic Ocean and the mighty Mississippi.
Favorite one-line review about the book
Vickie has managed to craft a magnificent tale of love, faith and the promise of things to come in America’s Zion.
Favorite 6 sentences from the book
“Richard slid his arm around Leah’s shoulders. “ ’Tis hard, I know,” he said as if he could read her mind.
His touch gave her a sense of reassurance. She could feel his strength lending itself to her, lifting and carrying her beyond doubt. Richard kissed her temple and held her as the ropes were loosed from the moorings. She turned to him, her eyes burning into his. “Let me look at you, Richard. Let me look to you and our future. I cannot bear to watch us leave . . .”
But before you go, one last question …
What scares you the most?
I am scared of dying in a fire. I just hate the thought of being trapped in a burning building with no way out. I hear most victims succumb to smoke inhalation before they are burned, but either way, it doesn’t sound like a good way to go.
Congratulations, Vickie! Good luck with Journey of Promise!
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