The Light in the Wound

The Light in the Wound

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by Christine Brae
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045374132
Publisher:
Christine Brae
Publication date:
10/25/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
2,515
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Christine Brae is a full time career woman 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 currently has three books in publication, The Light in the Wound and His Wounded Light (2013) as well as Insipid (2014). Her fourth book, In This Life is scheduled for release in January, 2016. 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.

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The Light in the Wound 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Stacy_H More than 1 year ago
 A Highly Emotional, VERY well-written romance. A MUST READ!!!! 5 STARS!!!! Full review on Book Unhinged Book Blog, Goodreads, and Amazon. B&N does not allow copy & paste function so... ~StacyHgg
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Anonymous 11 months ago
I didn't care for this book. I finished it, but am not curious AT ALL about book 2. I was unimpressed with the writing style, the characters, and the storyline. I'm glad it was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story pulled at my heart strings. I was a nervous reck. I recommend this book, it will keep you up. I love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
UGHHH!!!!! This book was sooo good!! I could not put it down!
SoutherenGirl More than 1 year ago
How much can you take from the one your so in love with you forget yourself and they control your whole world. To love being in love and falling in love all different. So hard to figure out when your young and foolish you think there all the same
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book_worms77 More than 1 year ago
Book Worms was gifted this book by the Author for an honest review. We gave this book 4.5 stars. This review was left by Melissa a Book Worms Reviewer.  Thank you Melissa.  This is book one in The Light in the Wound Series.  Synopsis Isabel Francesca starts on a journey through life a bit rougher then most.  Growing up she had all the convinces anyone could want with the exception of  love and acceptance. With her mother in and out of hospitals most of her young  life, a father she hasn't seen in years, and her being raised by grandparents  that love her but don't handle raising a child well. The only people she can  count on is her sisters, until she meets Jesse. Jesse becomes her world, through  high school and college there is not anything she wouldn't do for him. However,  the same cannot be said about Jesse. He doesn't come from her world and sets out  to prove that he can be everything her family expects him to be. Can she love  someone enough for both of them and to hold on to herself. She's not sure and  her best friend Alex has a way of always being there when she needs him. Will  she choose the great love of her life or the love that trancends everything. My take Wow, just wow. When I first started this book, I wasn't real sure what I was  getting into. Isa, Issy, Isabel has to discover what she wants out of life and  who she wants to share it with. Jesse consumes every thought, every emotion, and  every breath of her for seven years. I won't give another synopsis but I won't  put any spoilers in here as well. This book was my definition of an emotional  roller coaster. Jesse and Isabel seem to have it all, love, connection, lust but  for Isabel who hasn't had a lot of emotional stability in her life needs to  decide if what she is giving up is worth it to her. There were a few places in this book that I felt were a little drawn out. In my  very own opinion it probably could have been shortened by about 75 pages without  taking anything away from the story. So much detail into places, homes, and  schools that just didn't really need to be there and for those places I was a  tad bit bored. Isabel's journey into herself, her life and her love is definitely  a journey worth taking. Wholeheartedly a 4.5 only because of the long sections. I am about to delve  into the second book, but am feeling that the ending to the first one wasn't a  cliffhanger and I feel the story ended. We shall see though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please read it. Gut wreching but so worth it
megankylene More than 1 year ago
A Review from Reading Books Like a Boss "You can never replicate the feelings of first love..." I'd heard this book would put my heart and mind through the ringer, but I had no idea about how intense and crazy the ride was going to be. The Light in the Wound is an emotional journey through Isabel's turbulent family life and first love. My emotions were all over the place throughout this novel - love, hate, happiness, sadness, and complete confusion. I went through it all and I LOVED every minute. The prologue, although short, packed a punch. When I finished it, I screamed. Seriously. The prologue takes place 10 years prior and opens up with a couple waking up next to each other. The guy doesn't want the woman to leave. She says she has to and that they had talked about this. She has to leave him because...well....read it. You will be shocked. Isabel Francesa is the middle child of three girls and was born to a very wealthy family. Growing up in Cebu, a province of the Philippines, Isa and her sisters were raised in the spotlight - her mother was an heiress and her father was a famous race car driver. Although I couldn't relate to Isa's upbringing, it was very interesting to get insight to her life, a life that was so different than mine. Money was plentiful, Isa and her sister were raised by a nanny, and the girls' every move was newsworthy. All of that was so foreign to me. But Isa's life was not perfect by any means. Her mother's drug addiction caused pain and strife throughout her childhood and eventually caused her and her sisters to be separated. It was tragic to see what Isa's childhood could have been. She could have been raised in this beautiful environment, she and her sisters could want for nothing, they could have gone to the best schools and lived happily ever after. But that wasn't the case. Isa's story was honest, raw, and emotional. As I read about Isa's childhood through her lens, there was this sort of confusion. While she is telling the story as an adult, you get the impression that even she still doesn't know all the facts. So why did I talk so much about her childhood, you ask? Well, I blame her childhood for some of the decisions she made throughout her teenage and adult years. You have to see what she went through to fully understand her mindset and decision. At sixteen, Isa meets and falls in love with Jesse. She wants to give him everything and spent her life with him. Initially, I loved Jesse because I felt like he was her knight in shining armor after all the crap she went through as a kid. "Is it obvious that I'm just trying to keep you on the phone a little longer? I love the sound of your voice." How wrong I was. Jesse was controlling and slowly began to strip away Isa's identity. Her new identity was found in him. Over time, she throws away everything that she loved doing because he wanted her all to himself. And she wanted to give herself to him completely. It didn't take long for my like for Jesse to turn to pure hatred. He disgusted me. "With me he was loving and attentive, fragile and vulnerable. But as soon as we arrived home and were back on campus, Jesse was a completely different person. He never gave me any reason for mistrust, so whatever I felt had to take a backseat to the relationship[ that we had." Around the same time Isa met Jesse, she met Alex, a guy at the country club. He was charming, sweet, and comforting. Basically, he was everything Jesse isn't (can you tell I really didn't like Jesse?). He was the Isa's constant throughout her life. He was the one person who was always there when things in Isa's world fell apart. As you can imagine, this caused quite a bit of jealousy on Jesse's part. "Alex is a friend, Jesse. You made me stop seeing all of my friends. You made me give up my past life for you. He's the only one left who can remind me of how different I was before I fell in love with you." I absolutely loved Alex. He was perfect in every way and that didn't bother me one bit. After the train wreck that was Jesse, Isa needed a saint to pick up the pieces of her broken heart. Alex was her knight on a white horse, not Jesse. He let her have fun and be herself after years of Jesse's emotional abuse. "No hives here. You're not breaking out just because it's a Wal-Mart dress. " He laughed."What's your point?" I asked, exhausted by all his energy. "My point is that you look just beautiful, just as sexy and just as well put together as you do every single day, no matter what brand you wear. This dress doesn't define your loveliness. You do." There were so many moments in this story where I was begging for Isa to make the right decision. I wanted her to use her brain and think clearly, but everything in her life was clouding up her choices and her decision making abilities. I get that. I still wanted to slap her. Her sisters weren't a ton of help because they had their own issues to deal with. "I didn't stop loving him. I just ran out of ways to love him. Things with Alex are so much easier..." My favorite type of books are ones with strong character-driven plots. The Light in the Wound was exactly what I needed. The characters drove me mad and made me FEEL! By the end of the novel, my hatred for Jesse lessened considerably. In fact, I don't think I hate him. Not even a little bit. Not even at all. I'm so confused that I don't know what to think at this point. This book will leave your head spinning in the best way possible. Weeks later, I'm still processing my emotions. I'm still trying to figure out who I love more - Jesse or Alex. I'm just going to let my Jesse/Alex confusion marinate for a little while longer. When I figure this out, I'll let you all know. Until then, I'm Team JesAlex. Thank heavens, there is a sequel! I want to know what happens next IMMEDIATELY! And perhaps, book two will help me decide who to love.