NEW STEW: Watch August Episode Of ‘Book Stew’ To Meet ‘Half-Brown Rose’ Author Leesa Cross-Smith

Below is an announcement from Wilmington Community Television’s “Book Stew:”

On a gigantic billboard in Times Square is Book Stew returning guest Leesa Cross-Smith’s new novel, Half-Blown Rose! I’m so proud to welcome Leesa back in the August Book Stew episode as we discuss the remarkable success of her latest novel, chosen as Book-of-the-Month by Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The story, set primarily in Paris, features Vincent, a forty-something-year-old woman who is swept off her feet by Luc, a charming student of hers who, coincidentally, is the exact age as her son. Part travelogue, part steamy romance, the book was quite a switch-up for Leesa, who previously set her novels over the course of one weekend, and in her native Kentucky. Check out all of her works at (my favorite is her short story collection So We Can Glow).

Click the links and enjoy! We’ve still got a month left of summer!



Eileen MacDougall is the host of 100+ episodes of Book Stew, a 30 minute video and podcast devoted to writing in all forms, featuring authors, playwrights, voice artists, poets, and journalists.

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