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Epic in proportion, intimately erotic in detail, The Love You Leave Behind is a tale of love, devotion, deceit and betrayal. This newly published, gay-themed, historic romance takes place in the last quarter of the Nineteenth Century and spans entireMoreEpic in proportion, intimately erotic in detail, The Love You Leave Behind is a tale of love, devotion, deceit and betrayal. This newly published, gay-themed, historic romance takes place in the last quarter of the Nineteenth Century and spans entire continents and vast oceans. William Christopher Hoapili Remington is the only son and heir to Boston’s megalithic Remington Shipping empire. But accusations of murder and a doggedly persistent U.S. Marshall initiate a man-hunt driving Chris Remington to Auburn in the wilderness of California’s Mother-lode country. Knowing he can never return to Boston until he can remove the could of suspicion from over his head, Chris begins life anew in California and soon establishes a beach-head for the Remington Corporation on the West Coast. Everyone with whom he comes in contact finds themselves taken in by the sincerity, humanity and compassion of this half-Hawai’ian, half-haole (white) boy in his relentless pursuit of business acumen all designed to prove his worthiness to his father, mother and extended family.From his first day in Auburn to his last day in Auburn, he is confronted with the complete spectrum of reaction- from envy and utter hatred that threaten his life, to admiration and the total and utter surrender of complete devotion that gives his life purpose, meaning and definition. A stranger in a strange land, he is strengthened by and in turn strengthens all who cross his path. This path takes him from the depths of despair at the loss of love, to the heights of love found and embraced.This book explores the love that dare not speak its name at a time when that love was rare and those who sought it realized the rarity of this forbidden attraction and clung to each other all the more, knowing the odds of them ever finding each other again. No one who came into contact with William Christopher Hoapili Remington ever forgot him, nor the love he left behind.