Heroine Interview from Cherry Blossom Capers by Cara Putman

» Posted on Jan 3, 2012 in Blog | 20 comments

This week I’m hosting Cara Putman and Gina Conroy with Cherry Blossom Capers  and Ava Pennington with One Year Alone with God. If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (January 8th) evening. 

Interview with the heroine from Dying for Love from Cherry Blossom Capers:

1. Ciara, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

Hmm, I struggle to think of myself as too interesting. But I landed a key clerkship after law school. If you haven’t been to law school, that might not sound so interesting, but the slots are few and the competition fierce to land one. The fact that I fell in love with my fellow clerk…well, you can decide if that’s interesting.

2.  What do you do for fun?

I like to hang out with a few of my neighbors. The gals and I get together at least once a month to watch classic movies. Tara brings new recipes she wants to test on us before offering them at the White House. And on occasion Susan will try out a new scone or cookie recipe. Since I burn popcorn in my microwave, I leave the snacks to them.

 3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it?

Relaxing. When I slow down, my thoughts catch up with me. Then I wonder if I’ve made the right choices. Should I have slowed down, so I had time to find love? Or am I doing the right thing by pouring my life into helping women through the challenges of a divorce?

 4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

 I’m afraid that life will pass me by. That someday I’ll wake up and realize that my best days are behind me and as one of my classic movie characters said (Donald O’Conner in White Christmas) that When what’s left of me gets around to what’s left to be gotten, what’s left to be gotten won’t be worth getting, whatever it is I’ve got left. 

5.  What do you want out of life?

I want to change the world. To pour myself into others through serving them. Right now that means by walking alongside women who are going through a terrible life change. Their marriages have failed and they’re trying to pick up the pieces. Watching that process has made me even more committed to waiting for the right man that I can commit the rest of my life to.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

 Serving God by serving others.

7.  Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?

I love to read! It’s a great escape from the stress of my day job. I love reading novels because I can slip away from the real world – and if it’s a legal thriller or suspense, all the better…unless there’s a legal mistake in it!

 8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I’d be more patient with others and myself. I tend to be able to analyze information quickly and I expect others to do the same. When they don’t, I tend to let my annoyance show.

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?

I wish, but my lifestyle wouldn’t work well with a pet. My hours are long and erratic, so I come home to a dark house. Sounds depressing! But I live in a neighborhood with great people who look out for each other.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

I would travel back to World War II so I could be part of the greatest generation. Tom Brokaw might have coined the term…but it fits. To be part of a group of people all sacrificing for the greater good is really appealing. And I know I’d find a way to break down a barrier or two along the way .

Buy at: http://www.amazon.com/Cherry-Blossom-Capers-Romancing-America/product-reviews/1616266465/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 


  1. A wonderful interview. I liked the point about a legal mistake in a legal work of fiction.


  2. Love the interview. So excited to read this book!

  3. Pick me! Pick me! Tell Susan I would like her new scone recipe. What a great interview with Ciara. We have great neighbors too.

  4. totally want a copy of this book- but win or not I know I’ll be going out to get a copy!

  5. Love the interview with Ciara. It’s sad she can’t have a pet due to her erratic work schedule. Being a cat lover, I’d be lost without my furry babies. I would be happy to share “Spooky” the mechanical cat with Ciara. I have to keep him at my office because he “spooks out” my cats at home. 🙂

  6. I hope you enjoy it, Michele!

  7. Janet, a mechanical cat might just work. Though there’s nothing like a living, breathing one that curls up in your lap and purrs.

  8. Hmmm, Ciara sounds like someone I want to get to know better. Looking forward to reading Cherry Blossom Capers! [ And I really love her name! 🙂 ]

  9. Well now I’ve met Ciara. I met Nick first and I think they’ll make a good match.

  10. The interview is so touching. You are soblessed in the gift of helps! It is great to know there are still loving people who love helping people.

  11. Interesting series, is there one from each state?
    Melanieinoh2003 at yahoo dot com

  12. Cherry Blossom Capers sounds like a great series and one I would love to read. Great interview and please continue to help all those you can. We never have enough help to help everyone.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

  13. Hmm. Ciara reminds me a lot of a lawyer named Cara! Sounds great and would love to win/read it.

  14. Enjoyed learning a little more of you. Love that you want to win the war and walk through the tough times with others.

    Definitely would love your book.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  15. That should be win the world, not war. But then it is a war, also.

  16. Sorry, I wasn’t sure if you mean we have to leave our email address here in the submit info or in the email itself, so here is mine just in case. crmcc at setel dot com

  17. Looks like a wonderful book! Congratulations, Cara!

  18. Another great interview! I love learning more about the inner workings of the characters. Thanks for sharing. I would enjoy reading this novella collection!

  19. I’ve seen this book making the rounds and I love cozies. I like a chance to win “Cherry Blossom Capers.”
    Deborah Malone
    debbiejeanm at gmail dot com

  20. I love when the interviews are done like this. It really grabs me and makes me feel like I am starting to know the character already. This book sounds so awesome.


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