I had Brave running in Mac OS X and closed it down before rebooting.
My preferences for Brave Starts with: as “My windows / tabs from last time”.
After rebooting, I opened Brave and all I had was “New Tab”. Apparently this preference isn’t working. (?)
The history shows a history of browsing, but I can’t find anything that shows me the tabs I had open.
There’s no way to restore the previous set of tabs that I can find.
How about adding a “Sessions” option to the History pane so you can select previously opened tabs?