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Clare writes inspirational romance, usually of a suspenseful nature. Her books are available through her publisher Pelican Book Group and Amazon. She is married with three kids and lives in the UK. She loves watching sci-fi, crime drama, cross stitching, reading and baking.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Meet a character - Cassie Hinton

Today we meet Cassie Hinton, heroine of Cassie's Wedding Dress, which is published tomorrow!

Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself?

Hi. My name is Cassie Hinton. That’s short for Cassandra, but I only ever get called that when my mother is annoyed with me. Then it’s my full name. I used to be a jockey, but stopped riding after an accident at the Grand National. I came off my horse and got trampled.

Tell us about where you live and why you choose to live there?

After the accident, I came back to Headley Cross to live with my parents. I couldn’t look after myself at first and to be honest its nice having them around. Even if it does mean obeying the house rules and putting up with my older brother Danny.

What is a quirk of your personality that most people wouldn't know?

I collect stupid postcards. Ones that are completely black and labelled Southampton at night. Or black with eyes on, labelled The new forest at night. A red one which is Cheddar at sunset. A yellow one which is Bournemouth Beach and so on.

What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to reach your Happily-ever-after?

There was a very difficult church situation. I received hate mail through the internal church mail, which then escalated into a full blown police investigation. Jack broke things off around the same time and for a while I wondered if I was actually church material at all.

Tell us about your knight in shining armour. What makes him so special?

He’s just wonderful. He dotes on his daughter, would do anything for his congregation. He’s not just a minister, he’s a true Pastor in every sense of the word. If he doesn’t know the answer to why something’s happening, he won’t pussy foot around it and make something up. He’ll tell you outright that he doesn’t know. So I guess his honesty and compassion make his special. Oh and he loves me, despite the fact I only have the one leg.

The first time you saw him, what did you think? Did you like him immediately, or did he have to grow on you?

We were kids. He was my brother’s friend and I had this massive, no make that MASSIVE crush on him. But he never asked me out. Either we were riding or Danny was there and then we went our separate ways and he married. But they say all good things come to them that wait…and I sure waited a long time for him.

And now some silly questions.

Pepsi or coke


tea or coffee


elephant or tiger

tiger. Love them

roast dinner or burger and chips (fries for our US readers)

Roast—preferably chicken and made by Mum. With roast spuds, roast parsnips, swede, cauliflower, carrots and sprouts. No peas. Peas are nasty.

classical music or pop

Classical. Especially Beethoven

sunrise or sunset


walk or run

ride - yeah I chose the third option. ;-)

chocolate or crisps (chips for our US readers)

chocolate. And that really is a silly question.

1 comment:

Donna B said...

What a wonderful interview with Cassie! She's quite a character. I'll bet she's as nervous tonight waiting for the story to release, as she was in the saddle at the start of a race!
God bless you, Clare, it's a wonderful story!