A Petal of Chrysanthemum

A Petal of Chrysanthemum

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Ben L J Brooks By benljbrooks Completed

After discovering a diary in the hastily-evacuated apartment next door, Chris Masters learns that his friend Yukiko is terminally ill and believes his love could save her. Afraid he would reject her like her ex-husband, however, she fled, resigned to her fate. Struggling to understand his true feelings, Chris sets out to find her.

Moments after he steps off a train in northern Japan, a powerful earthquake brings a tsunami ashore that grinds away all traces of civilization. Joining a businesswoman seeking her estranged son and a man who lost his wife and daughter in the tsunami, Chris's journey becomes one of survival, of self-discovery, of learning when to let go and when to hold on as he struggles to find Yukiko before the illness that plagues her takes her from this world.

  • diary
  • japan
  • lovestory
  • lovetriangle
  • multicultural
  • romance
  • tsunami
kristanlh kristanlh May 05
So many great lines, but this one really hit me: "What the ocean had not claimed on its way in, it tried to claim once more on its way out."
                              
                              Can't wait to read more!