The perfect life.
The perfect marriage.
The jilted lover.
Their worlds collide.
Fate intervenes twelve years later and their paths intersect once again.
All three will question whether the heart is truly capable of dividing and being divided; each will decide whether it matters who you loved first or who you love last.
Together they will learn that in the end, there can always only be one.
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Today, I see neither as I stare at the stranger in the mirror. There is nothing beautiful about me; I really don’t know what he sees. Even the dark circles around my eyes are cavernous and empty. They show no trace of someone who lives, only of someone who exists. No matter how hard I try, there is nothing familiar about the person I used to be. I don’t know where to find myself because I don’t know where I’ve gone. Who am I? As I struggle to accept my fate, these are the things I know: I am a mother and a sister. I am no longer a wife. I am someone else’s lover. He took away my heart and the life we made together. I will never recover. This time, these wounds will never heal. “Are you sure you have to leave tonight?” The sound of his voice transports me back to the present, where I’m standing in his robe, in his bathroom, in his home. He encircles his arms across my chest and plants little kisses on my neck. “Can’t you stay? I’ll take you home first thing tomorrow morning.” “Sorry, I really have to go. I want to be home to see Eddie off to school.” He tightens his hold and I relax my body against his. “You were absolutely amazing,” he whispers gruffly into my ear. “Stay with me a little longer. I’m not done taking care of you yet.” One day at a time. Tonight was all about forgetting but not yet forgiving. Filling but not replacing. And emerging from the abyss of loneliness knowing that I’ve pulled farther and farther away from the light.
*****Note: This is a combined review for The Light In His Wound and His Wounded Light and may contain spoilers.*****
Christine Brae is a new to me author so I knew nothing about her writing style going into this series. I really didn't know what to expect and that was the feeling I had throughout The Light In His Wound and His Wounded Light. I really didn't know who Isabel was going to end up with. Every time I thought I knew where the story was going, it took a turn. In The Light In His Wound we meet Isabel who is on her way home to attend her mother's funeral after being away from ten years. She reflects back on how her life ended up where it did from her first love to marrying her husband. In His Wounded Light, Isabel and her family are back home near family, yet her life as she knew it is changing after tragic events and she must learn how to deal with it and find herself again. I laughed, I cried, sometimes I didn't now what to feel and wanted to through my iPad across the room. The Light In His Wound and His Wounded Light will take you on a roller coaster of a ride and leave you wondering just what will happen next.
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.