Today I have a fun treat for you all! (and myself) I got to interview Jesseca Wheaton in honor of her new book, A Question of Honor. *grins* (see what I did there?) She had some awesome answers and I am so excited to give you an inside peak at A Question of Honor. In case you missed yesterday’s post and my review, you can read it here! Now, grab some tea and lets get started.
Welcome to Ruffles and Grace Jesseca! I am so honored to host your lovely book! Thank you for joining me!
Thank you so much for having me, Victoria! I’m honored to be here. 🙂
What inspired you to write A Question of Honor?
Ohh, let’s see. The story idea actually came from some pictures on Pinterest, if I remember correctly. One picture was of a couple bidding each other farewell at a train station. The other was of a little French girl on the lap of an American soldier. The story has changed a TON since then, and it’s completely different than what I started out with, in more ways than one. Also, my great-grandfather served in WWII. That got me interested in the time period, and once I started researching and looking into it, I couldn’t stop
Is there anything in real life that inspired the relationships, story, or characters in your book?
The story was inspired after I read a book about American pilots who illegally made their way over to Britain to help England in the fight against the Nazis. They risked loss of citizenship, separation from their families for the duration of the war, and so much more! Yet, they were willing to give it all up. My family lives in KS, and we moved from WA, so that kinda played into the story a bit as well, though in a much smaller way. 🙂
Who was your favorite character to write in A Question of Honor?
Micah. Hands down. Micah is literally me, only from a male point of view. I can relate to him in so many different areas, whether it be his slightly sarcastic, dry sense of humor, to his interest in medicine, and the way he notices small details about people. No, he’s not a main character in this book, but in the next book . . . well, I’ll just say he gets some more time on the pages. 😉 Next would be either Erich or David. They were both so, so, different from one another, and I leaned a lot through writing them. Gil was also a lot of fun to work with, just because of the way he sees life.
Ahh, I just named off four people, didn’t I? ;P
What is your favorite scene of the book?
Ahh, probably the scene closer to the end where Micah and David sit down and talk. For one, I just really love their relationship, how Micah pushes David when David would rather just sit back. Also, my family had been going through a difficult time when I got to that scene, and as I was writing, it was as if God was teaching me through what my characters were learning that he is still God. He is still on the throne. And He is just waiting for us to come to him, and He will give us the rest we need. He alone can–and will– heal our hurts if we only trust Him.
What do you hope your readers take away from A Question of Honor?
That no matter what circumstances are going on in our lives, no matter what we’re dealing with, God is in control. And he has a plan and a purpose, even when we can’t see it. And when life seems to be more than we can handle, He is there waiting for us to give up trying to do it on our own, and waiting for us to fix our reliance on Him.
I hope you enjoyed that interview! If you are interested in a copy of her book, you can purchase it here. Or, if you can wait (how is that possible?) you can enter the giveaway and hope you win! Enter here!
By God’s Grace,