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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.


The Ghost of Greyson Hall released October 2023. The covers shown here are the 2024 versions.


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