Saturday, August 24, 2019

BLOG TOUR: The Year I Left by Christine Brae

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Christine Brae's The Year I Left! Today, on our tour stop, we have a review of this new contemporary romance AND a tour-wide giveaway to share! So... Check what I thought about this new release and grab your copy now!!! Follow the tour, HERE!

Contemporary Romance
Women's Fiction
Publish Date:
August 20, 2019

“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.



**About the Author**
Christine Brae is a senior executive with a full time career, 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. Christine has written six books since her first release in 2013. She is the author of The Light in the Wound and His Wounded Light (2013), Insipid (2014), In This Life (2016) and Eight Goodbyes (2018).

Her latest book, The Year I Left is scheduled for release in August, 2019.

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.

Christine is represented by Italia Gandolfo of Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management.

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*My Thoughts*

Note: This review contains NO spoilers

Oh, all the feels I am feeling right now. I am still reeling from this emotional and raw love story. Christine Brae has done it again, to me, left me broken down and, again, put back together, again, with this "straight to the heart" contemporary romance, The Year I Left. This intense and heartbreaking love story had me tearing up from beginning to end. Yes, this second novel I have read by this amazing author has left me "wrecked" and in love with her characters.

Christine Brae created well-developed and complex characters with layers to them that I was on an emotional journey with them, so vivid that I was hurting for them, too. Aargh... Why!?!? Christine!?!? Why, have you just destroyed my state of mind when I read your books!?! 😭 Not just that... She sets these stories of hers in beautiful and fully descriptive settings that completely whisked me away, as if I was "really" there witnessing her characters' stories.

The Year I Left is an exquisitely written love story that captured my heart and tore it apart, too. This was such a real and passionate love story that reaches deep inside the soul. I would say no one should miss this read. Not just that, I think there are those who could relate to these characters in one way or another. So, seriously, don't miss this read in which I felt touched the mind, the heart, and the soul.

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  1. I love the cover and the synopsis is intriguing. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! This sounds like a must read for me.

    1. It is a beautiful cover! Thank you! Yes, this is a wonderful read. I don't think this should be missed. :)