Hey crew. I just finished a beautiful love story. The Light In The Wound is Christine Brae’s debut novel. However, she wrote this story with the beauty of an experienced novelist. I dare you to tell me the prologue alone doesn’t captivate you and propel you to continue reading. Check out my review and enter the giveaway for an ecopy or a signed copy!!!
Affected by her parents’ highly publicized divorce, Isabel grows up isolated and alone, with a resolve to never fall in love and repeat their mistakes.
When Jesse Cain enters her life, she falls hopelessly in love with him, and every sadness she’s ever felt is washed away by his intensity and passion. But people change as they grow up. Things can never stay the same forever.
Jesse and Isabel fight to stay together, determined to hold on to what they once had. Isabel wonders if a second love can ever be enough to make her forget her first.
Love is hard. Love with a wounded heart is even harder.
Light In The Wound was an absolute beautiful portrayal of love that alters you forever. A love that distorts your ideas of how true love should be expressed and accepted.
Christine Brae told a story of young love that was incredibly powerful that it didn’t allow for growth and change. Even good intentions and honorable actions can become burdensome and overpowering.
The Light In The Wound was very eloquently told. Keeping the words themselves simple, Christine Brae was able to develop and build the story into something that can only be described as emotionally revealing.; almost naïve. Her words convey what every person desires and hopes for in love—acceptance, reassurance and to be looked upon as if you make the other person complete.
Every single character plays such an important role in this book. Each one provides some sense of that love in his or her own way. Sometimes it is not in such a way that we can clearly see or willingly accept. I absolutely loved how the story spanned many years to give us a clear vision of the characters and their lives. Jesse was such a driven character that his faults go almost unnoticed and we openly accept his attitude and ambition towards life that we at times forgive him his faults in love. Alex quietly asserts his caring and kind love that even as a fictional character, we unknowingly take him for granted. Isa—we understand her naivety but along the way, we want her to grow up, open her eyes and make some choices in life that are her own and for herself without trying to appease everyone but herself. Isa’s mother, Claudia is a very complex character whom you can see the sincerity in her efforts even when she falls short. Claudia’s story is tragic and sad. I won’t give away anymore of the characters. This is an absolute must read to understand the inter-relationships between these characters as well as the inner conflicts that each character assumes.
I could write so much more about this book but I think it would be so much better and do the story its proper bidding if you downloaded The Light In The Wound and found out for yourself.
This was Christine Brae’s debut novel. Yes, debut and let me tell you there is nothing in this story that makes me say new girl. She painted a stunning portrait of a first love that will never die even if a second love comes around and commands your heart. D 4.5/5
**If you have read the story, here is a special sneak peek into Alex’s head from Chapter 21. Please do not read if you have not read the story. **
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