In This Life (Paperback)

By Christine Brae

Vesuvian Books, 9781944109387, 325pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2016

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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.

About the Author

Christine Brae was born in the city of Makati, Philippines and educated abroad. She met and married her best friend who whisked her away to Chicago over twenty years ago. Christine (a pen name) is Chief Financial Officer of Leo Burnett, a global advertising company founded in 1935 in Chicago.

The author of five novels, Christine has an established fan base and a dedicated following. Her titles historically rank in the Top 100 months following release. Her 2017 recent novel, IN THIS LIFE (Vesuvian Books), has been optioned for film.

Praise For In This Life

“A multifaceted, pleasingly unpredictable story of shifting passions between three friends.” —Kirkus Reviews

"Brae gently reminds us that providence will have the last laugh in this sharply written tale of heart versus mind." —Tarryn Fisher, New York TimesandUSA TodayBestselling Author