This novel was beautiful, poetic and profound.
The twists and turns in the novel were abundant and I can’t say that they were all surprises. The synopsis gave away the plot for the first half of the book and if you were half way observant, you could figure it out.
But the second half is were things really start getting interesting, so stay with it. You will go on such a ride of emotions you won’t even know what you are feeling from one chapter to the next.
I can honestly say that for once I didn’t find any common ground with our characters, I’ve never been in similar circumstances as any of these characters, you know what? It’s nice to have escaped into this brand new world and these new experiences, even if they tore my heart apart several times.
I really enjoyed the roller coaster that this book had me on and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Secrets ruin lives, and lies protect those secrets…
Wanting to escape her life in New York City before starting medical school in the fall, Anna Dillon convinces her best friend Dante to travel with her to Thailand on a medical mission. While volunteering in a coastal village recently ravaged by a tsunami, Anna meets Jude Grayson. They share an instant attraction that leads to a brief, passionate affair. When she has to rush home for a family emergency, he promises to stay in touch.
But Jude never calls, and Anna tries desperately to forget him.
Five years pass, and Anna finally moves on with Dante after giving up hope that Jude will ever return—until they come face to face again in a chance encounter. Reeling, Anna discovers the life-altering secret of why Jude never contacted her—and why they can’t be together. But the passion that ignited between them on an exotic beach years ago never died, making it impossible to stay away from each other.
And Dante? Anna discovers that the friend she grew to love—and trust—has a secret of his own.
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Christine Brae is a full time career woman who thought she could write a book about her life and then run away as far as possible from it. She never imagined that her words would touch the hearts of so many women with the same story to tell. That’s what happened with her first book, The Light in the Wound (2013). Christine followed that title with His Wounded Light and then Insipid (2014). In This Life (Vesuvian Books) is her fourth book. The traditionally published title has already been optioned for Film/TV.
When not listening to the voices in her head or spending late nights at the office, Christine can be seen shopping for shoes and purses, running a half marathon or spending time with her husband and three children in Chicago.