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A Woman's Point of View: An Interview with Alaina and Rhona


Welcome to a place of romance, adventure, and mystery in nineteenth-century Britain. Join us for chats while we visit England, Scotland, and Ireland as the agents and their lovely heroines embark on one adventurous mystery after another.


A Woman's Point of View: An Interview with Alaina and Rhona (and MK McClintock)

An Interview with Alaina and Rhona

(This takes place before Anne entered the series in Clayton's Honor.)


MK: First, let me say how lovely it is to be here with you at Claiborne Manor. It's truly stunning.

Alaina: It's my pleasure to have you here. Rhona and I have been talking about this for days.


Rhona: Well, it's rare that we have a moment without husbands or children underfoot, but you're not here to talk about our domestic life.


MK: Some of it, absolutely. I find it fascinating how you manage to lead such normal lives at home while your men are off doing whatever they do.


Alaina: I've found that staying busy helps to keep my mind off the danger they find themselves in.


Rhona: Oh, I agree, but I'm glad they have each other while they're on assignment.


Alaina: My dear, Rhona. The fretting only gets worse, but I do feel a bit more at ease when I know Tristan isn't working along.


MK: Do they ever go on solo missions?


Rhona: Unfortunately, yes. (Rhona grins). However, if Charles hadn't been alone on his mission to Scotland to spy on my father, he and I might not have had our chance.


Alaina: Do you really think so? I see you two together and I can't imagine anyone else for our Charles.


Rhona: You are a dear friend, Alaina.


MK: Have either of you ever been on assignment with the men?


Alaina and Rhona glance at each other and smile.


Alaina: Yes, but not because they wanted us there.


Rhona: After that last mission, I thought Charles was going to lock in me a tower somewhere and toss the key over the cliffs.


Alaina: Would you have blamed him?


Rhona: Well, no.


MK: Uh, what happened?


Rhona: Top secret, my dear. Rhona leans in and speaks in a whisper. I can tell you that were it not for a few womanly wiles, our men might not have lived through it.


MK: Really?


Alaina: Really. I'm forever grateful to Rhona for her quick thinking.


Rhona: You gave me the idea.


Alaina: I did? Well that's smashing.


MK: You both must miss them terribly when they're gone.


Alaina: More and more, but it's a part of who they are. Loving them means accepting what they do.


Rhona: Not to mention that it's exciting.


Alaina: Rhona, you can't possibly like it.


Rhona: Not the danger, no, but the adventure . . .


Alaina: Rhona has an adventurous spirit.


MK: That's wonderful! What has been your greatest adventure, Rhona?


Rhona: I tagged along with Charles, to his utter dismay, and nearly got us both killed in the process.


MK: And that was exciting?


Rhona: More than you can imagine. Although, living with Charles is a daily adventure.


Alaina: How right you are. Although, I have fond memories of my excursion to America with Tristan.


Rhona: Charles and Devon told me that you worried them to no end.


Alaina: Yes, well, before I became a mother, I might have been a bit careless.


MK: What about Devon? Does he have someone special in his life?


Rhona: Not exactly.


MK: What do you mean?


Alaina: She means that we suspect Devon has set his sights upon someone, but we can't confirm anything.


Rhona: Only a matter of time.


MK: Can you give us a hint?


Alaina: Oh no, my dear. Devon has kept this quite under his belt.


Rhona: Do you think Tristan and Charles know?


Alaina: Not likely.


MK: Then how do you know?


Rhona and Alaina send each other conspiratorial smiles.


Alaina: Our husbands may be the agents, but don't discount us, my dear.


MK: I find your lives truly fascinating. Will we see more of you.


Rhona: Count on it.

 

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