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The Year I Left (Paperback)
"A thousand half loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home."
Carin Frost doesn’t understand what’s happening to her. A confident businesswoman, wife, and mother, she begins to resent everything about her life. Nothing makes sense. Nothing makes her feel. Maybe it’s the recent loss of her mother in a tragic accident. Or maybe she’s just losing her mind.
Enter Matias Torres. As their new business partnership thrives, so does their friendship—and his interest in her. Carin is determined to keep her distance, until a work assignment sends them to Southeast Asia where a storm is brewing on the island. In the midst of the chaos, Matias asks her to do something unimaginable, exhilarating, bold. Carin knows the consequences could be dire, but it may be the only way to save herself.
An honest look at love and marriage and the frailties of the human heart, this is a story of a woman’s loss of self and purpose and the journey she takes to find her way back.
"A lyrically written masterpiece of women's fiction that is emotional, raw, and real." ~Tarryn Fisher, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
About the Author
Christine Brae was born and raised in the city of Makati, Philippines before she met and married her best friend who whisked her away to Chicago over twenty years ago. Since then, Christine has established herself as a full time career woman, holding a senior executive position in one of the largest global advertising agencies in the world. She is the author of six novels, has an established fan base and a dedicated following. Her titles have consistently ranked in the Top 100 months following their release.
"A lyrically written masterpiece of women's fiction that is emotional, raw, and real." —Tarryn Fisher, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“Brae holds nothing back in this gritty, messy look at the complex realities of balancing love, family, and career, while battling a spiraling void within. So much more than romance!” —Leylah Attar, NY Times & USA Today bestselling author
“A woman’s search for herself takes an upside-down turn and I was there for the whole ride!” —Willow Aster, USA Today bestselling author