They Lived They Were at Brighton Beach – a story about the power to move on.

Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews

Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2020

Brave pens a remarkable story in They Lived They Were at Brighton Beach. I have read this author’s work before, and I really enjoyed it. The characters were intense, raw and very real. It was an exciting story that came to life by almost jumping off the pages. Ilya is a great character, filled with flaws and is definitely human. The journey of Ilya’s life is rocky and tumultuous, but intriguing. A very well-written story, and I enjoyed it. This story was not only interesting and kept the reader guessing, but also an inspiring story in its own way. The title drew me in, but the story made me stay. The author’s technique of intense characters and great plotlines is a gift. I look forward to reading many more stories by this author. 


The Summer Abroad – After graduating college, Mikaíl faces two options: Grow up or go to Europe. Which would you choose? Follow three best friends on a backpacking adventure that leads to one of them staying behind, one of them disappearing, and another to discovering his destiny.

Ginger Webster

Reviewed in the United States on March 17, 2019

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