Monday, January 31, 2022

Author Interview & Giveaway: After the Prodigal Returned by Cassandre Brissot

After the Prodigal Returned JustRead Blog + Review Tour

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After the Prodigal Returned
Title: After the Prodigal Returned 
Sequel to: Six Years and a Quarter Way Through 
Author: Cassandre Brissot 
Publisher: Independently Published 
Release Date: November 5, 2021 
Genre: Christian fiction/romance 

The sequel to Six Years And A Quarter Way Through, After The Prodigal Returned, is a relevant tale about the guilt that condemns and the remorse that leads to repentance. 

Leah Albanese thought the hard part was over. Little did she know it had only just begun. It’s been seven months since Leah heeded God’s voice and returned home to the life she was all too happy to flee. She quit Star Quality, the reality show that was her best and possibly last chance at stardom. Leah gave back the six-carat diamond engagement ring and sent Trenton Shaw packing. 

When filming for the reunion episode brings familiar faces back into her life, some welcome some not, Leah begins feeling the same tugs at her heart that led her to stray from God in the first place. Can Leah resist temptation, or will she go back to the things, future, and fiancĂ© she gave up? 

Leah came back. She never imagined staying would be the real challenge. What happens after the wayward daughter returns home? 

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Cassandre Brissot 

Cassandre Brissot is a Brooklyn, NY native. She earned her bachelor of fine arts in television and radio production at the City University of New York Brooklyn College. Cassandre is the author of Six Years and A Quarter Way Through. When she’s not writing for her blog, she enjoys dance parties with her nieces.

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Q: What was the inspiration behind After the Prodigal Returned?

Cassandre: After The Prodigal Returned is the sequel to my first novel, Six Years And A Quarter Way Through. The series is inspired by real life. I understand a quarter-life crisis and the spiritual tailspin that often follows. Both novels were inspired by the desire to witness and help draw souls to Christ.

Q: How long did it take you to write this novel?

Cassandre: I wrote the first draft of After The Prodigal Returned in four months. However, it took me another few weeks for my first revision. That was followed by my third draft. After that, I went through professional copy and line editing, another round of edits, then proofreading. In total, it took about two years.

Q: Do you have a favorite quote from this novel?

Cassandre: My favorite line from the book comes from the protagonist Leah. She says, “I’ve learned to look out the door before answering because it might just be the devil checking to see who’s home.”

Q: What do you hope readers take away from After the Prodigal Returned?

Cassandre: After The Prodigal Returned is a tale of redemption. That’s what I want readers to take away from the story. There is redemption for the weary soul who comes to Christ despite your mistakes.

Q: Would you share something about yourself that most readers would not know?

Cassandre: An interesting fact about me is that I was Miss Black New York USA 2014. I placed top ten in nationals but ultimately lost.

Q: What are you reading now? 

Cassandre: For Christmas, my sister got me The Complete Novels of Jane Austen. The volume contains all six of Austen’s novels bound in a beautiful flower embroidered lavender hardcover. I’ve read all Austen’s works multiple times, but I’m enjoying rereading them. I just wrapped Sense and Sensibility and am now reading Pride and Prejudice.

Q: How many bookcases are in your home?

Cassandre: My family home has a “library,” an ordinary room fitted with built-in bookshelves. There are about five full-length bookshelves. Most of the books belong to me, but there are a few medical books, which belong to my older brother.

Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing?

When I’m not writing, I’m reading. I thoroughly enjoy karaoke, rollerblading, and spending time with my nieces. 


(1) winner will receive a copy of Six Years and a Quarter Way Through, a copy of After The Prodigal Returned, and a $25 Amazon gift card!

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  1. I enjoyed the interview and both of your books sounds like great reads! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a spectacular week!

  2. I enjoyed the author interview, thanks for sharing

  3. I do like a good redemption story! Nice review and author interview!

  4. The book sounds like a wonderful read. Beautiful cover.

  5. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Sounds like a great read.

  7. Thanks for sharing the book and interview!

  8. Enjoyed the interview. I love the cover I think it's beautiful