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Cassandra King: Queen of Broken Hearts

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Cassandra King, the national bestselling author of *The Same Sweet Girls* and *The Sunday Wife*, discusses her new novel, *Queen of Broken Hearts*. It is not easy being the queen of broken hearts. Just ask Clare, who has assumed the mantle while her career as a divorce coach thrives. Now she's preparing to open a home for the retreats she leads, on a slice of breathtaking property on the Alabama coast. When Clare's marriage ends in tragedy, her work becomes the sole focus of her life. While she has no problem helping the men and women who seek her advice to mend their broken hearts, healing her own is another matter entirely. Falling in love again is the last thing Clare wants. When Lex, a charismatic, charming, burly sea captain, moves to town to run the marina, Clare insists they remain friends and nothing more. But even though she fights it, she begins to fall for him. *Queen of Broken Hearts* is a memorable story infused with all the flavors, textures, and intrigues of a small Southern town.

Cassandra King is the writer of several books and essays. She has taught writing on the college level, conducted corporate writing seminars, and worked as a human interest reporter for a Pelham, Alabama, weekly paper.