Half-Blown Rose

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Author: Leesa Cross-Smith

Category: Fiction & related items

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Trapeze

ISBN: 9781398718661

RRP: $24.99

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‘Sharp-edged and sexy, Half-Blown Rose is an utterly intoxicating story of love, betrayal, and loyalty’ Taylor Jenkins Reid

After learning a shocking truth about her husband’s past, forty-four-year-old Vincent Wilde moves to Paris determined to build a new life. She’s soon teaching modern art and enjoying a vibrant group of friends-but when she meets a charismatic young man named Loup, her life in the city becomes more thrilling than she’d ever imagined. Somewhere between dinners made together, cigarettes smoked in the moonlight, sexy evenings in nightclubs and long romantic walks along the Seine, Vincent feels herself blossoming.

However, as her affair with Loup intensifies, she begins to wonder about their age difference-a hurdle that’s heightened by the fact she’s due to see her estranged husband Cillian again at their son’s wedding in the summer…

An irresistibly romantic story of a woman remaking her life on her own terms, shot through with nostalgic 90s and 00s playlists and fizzling atmosphere of Paris

Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker and writer from Kentucky. She is the author of HALF-BLOWN ROSE, THIS CLOSE TO OKAY, SO WE CAN GLOW, WHISKEY & RIBBONS, EVERY KISS A WAR, and GOODBYE EARL. HALF-BLOWN ROSE was the Amazon Editors’ Spotlight for June 2022 and THIS CLOSE TO OKAY was a Goodreads Choice 2021 Nominee for Best Fiction, a Book of the Month Book of the Year 2021 Nominee, a Book of the Month Early Release Pick for December 2020, the Good Housekeeping Book Club Pick for February 2021, and the Marie Claire Book Club Pick for March 2021. THIS CLOSE TO OKAY was also longlisted for the 2022 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award. Find more @ LeesaCrossSmith.com

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