Author: Christine Brae
Published on: January 22, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 382
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere,
They’re in each other all along.
It starts out so simply. Anna runs away to Thailand, drags her best friend Dante with her and spends a few weeks away, taking on other people’s problems while getting away from her own. She meets the enigmatic Jude Grayson, and for as long as it’s clear to both of them that it ends when they leave, she thinks she’s got the perfect fling planned out.
Or does she?
Anna returns home to find that her life is no longer the way it once was, and that she can’t stop thinking about him. She learns through tragedy that nothing she’s ever believed in has turned out to be true. The worst part? The people she loved were keeping a secret from her. And that no matter what she does, no matter how hard she fights against it, every path she takes keeps leading her back to Jude.
This is a story about love, found in a faraway place by two very unlikely people. It is also a story about friendship and loyalty and fighting for what you have despite the illogical mystery of fate. With the struggle between morality and guilt, faith and acceptance, there comes a learning that even the best-laid plans are powerless against the alignment of the universe.
From the beaches of Thailand to the streets of New York, three friends, Anna, Dante, and Jude will learn the hard way that once providence steps in, there is nothing in the world that can change what is truly meant to be.
I have read and LOVED all of this authors previous books but still was not prepared for the absolute exceptional story that she has written within the pages of In This Life! And with that being said I know there is no way that I can write a review that will convey how moving, inspiring, and exceptional it truly is. This book deserves an amazing review because it is an amazingly unforgettable story!!
“Love was all about closing your eyes and jumping in.”
In This Life is the journey of Anna Dillon, traveling to Thailand to do missionary work as well as to escape unbearable home/family circumstances, she immerses herself in the work along side her best friend Dante, who is her protector, her confidante, her rock. While on this brief mission Anna meets Jude, a theology student on his own mission of helping others and finding himself, and a sexy fling seems like a perfect plan until it becomes more.
“When you lose your soul to a kiss…it’s irretrievable.”
I don’t want to go into any more of the story as to not give anything away but just know that you will fall in love with all of these characters….it is unstoppable! In This Life by Christine Brae is one of those rare books that come along and sweep you away completely. The story, the characters, the emotion sinks into the deepest parts of you heart and soul. And you know that you have read a book that is special, unique, unforgettable, and will forever be at the top of your all time favorites!! Thank you Christine Brae for sharing this heartbreakingly beautiful story with us!!!
“She was mine and I was hers, not in the next life, nor in the future life, but here and now. In This Life.”