Interview with Bridget Barton, Author of How to Claim a Governess’s Heart

25 Aug 2020

What can you tell us about your new release, How to Claim a Governess’s Heart?

If you like romances about unexpected love, then I am sure you’re going to adore “How to Claim a Governess’s Heart”. It’s a story about a loving governess and the second son of a noble family that fate brought them together, however, under challenging circumstances. I can’t wait for readers to meet Bridget Thatcher and Lord John Hughan and stay with them during their magical love journey!

What or who inspired you to become an author?

My father used to read to me before I fell asleep. This has to be when I first fell in love with stories. But it was much later, in my teenage years, when I was encouraged by my friends to write after writing a short romance story and shared it with them.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

I know that this question might be difficult for some people to answer, but I’m not one of those people! My top five is: “The Great Gatsby” by F.Scott Fitzgerald , “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde, “Persuasion” by Jane Austen, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll and a collection of Poems by Edgar Allan Poe. These are all classics and I hold each one dear to my heart.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask

I would really like to invite Joe Wright, director of Pride and Prejudice (2005). I would ask him how he felt approaching one of Jane Austin’s best novels, what was the most challenging part about an adaptation, and which book he would like to adapt into a film in the future?

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The power of words and how something that I write from my heart and soul can really touch someone. It’s a wonderful feeling to receive messages from my readers saying they fell in love with a character or that my story made them happy!

What is a typical day like for you?

I’m an early bird, so I get up every day at 6:30 am. I always prepare a good breakfast for my family and me, and then I make a cup of tea and start working. The first thing I do is to reply to my readers’ emails. It’s one of my favorite parts about being an author! I usually write every day, but when I don’t write, I love reading. I also enjoy cooking. I cook every single day, and I always listen to music while cooking. At night I try to sleep around 12, but when I have inspiration, I can stay up all night writing!

What scene from How to Claim a Governess’s Heart was your favorite to write?

I think that in all my books the ending is my favorite scene because it gives you a feeling of satisfaction! In this story, I also love the ball scene, but I don’t want to reveal more because you have to read the book!

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

I have always tried treating people as I would like to be treated. A little kindness and respect can go a long way!

Bridget Barton is the author of the new book How to Claim a Governess’s Heart.

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