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REBECCA STEELE FINDING A DREAM (REBECCA STEELE SERIES BOOK 2) by JOANNE PATTERSON – Review by Amanda Kimble

Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream (Rebecca Steele Series #2)Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream by Joanne Patterson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Rebecca Steele Finding The Dream (Rebecca Steele Series #2) by Joanne Patterson

This is the first book I’ve read by Patterson. As the second book in the Rebecca Steele Series it continues to follow the main character on her journey. This is a page turner and will get you hooked.

Rebecca, aka Becky, is a country singer. She keeps a friend at arms length, but things start to bring them closer. An accident causes her to lose her memories of her past. What happens when the past shows up? The quote I choose for Becky is: Let’s take Cassidy shopping and get her some new clothes to wear to the rodeo. Would she like to shop with us?”

Adam, aka Chance, is a rodeo performer. He’s been smitten with Becky since he came to town. He didn’t realize that four years later would bring them together. Can he handle Becky’s past? Can she handle his past? The quote I choose for Chance is: “You are one in a million, Becky Steele and I love you.”

I highly recommend this book for a romantic at heart. It kept me interested from beginning to end. I had a hard time putting it down and didn’t want it to end.

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REBECCA STEELE FINDING A DREAM (REBECCA STEELE SERIES BOOK 2) by JOANNE PATTERSON – Review by Kerry Carr

Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream (Rebecca Steele Series #2)Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream by Joanne Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book 2 in the Rebecca Steele series. It follows on with Becky’s story and her career.
I didn’t read the first book but this book was easy to get into and follow that I didn’t feel I missed anything by not reading the first book.

Its a lovely romance set in Nashville. The landscapes of country music and working and living on a ranch really bring the characters and their lives to life. The characters are really likeable and you cant help wanting them to succeed.

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The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story by Kate McGahan – Review by Angela Shirley

The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love StoryThe Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story by Kate McGahan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The walls between us: A Borderland Love Story is a historical love story seen through the utter devastation of a drug war.

The story was well written and engaging until the very end, the main two characters are brilliant and the way the author goes through the different cultures and stereotypes which are still in the fore thought today.

This is not normally the type of genre I read but reading the blurb and I instantly felt drawn to this story, the story delves into the world of drug cartels and the horrendous conditions. The story is told through the two main characters who have their own beliefs and opinions which is a great insight to these people’s lives.

If you’re looking for a thought provoking story with a great emotional rollercoaster this is the story for you. I really enjoyed and was drawn in from the first word to the last.

Reviewed by Angela Shirley

The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story by Kate McGahan – Review by Sara Oxton

The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love StoryThe Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story by Kate McGahan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Walls Between Us by Kate McGahan a far-away four-star read. This was my first by this author, and I don’t know if it would be my last, I enjoyed the writing and most of the characters, but some left me cold. I don’t know if it was just that there was so much going on that I missed something important, but I did feel like I was wondering a lot about why, I will likely read this one again and see if I figure it out as I know reading some of the other reviews it seems like a great story. It could be that I am losing something in translation as I’m not a native as I live on an island, so the issues faced aren’t any that I come across. Don’t let my words put you off, if this sounds like an interesting story do pick it up as it is well written for the most, I do think it’s my situational knowledge that let me down.

Review by @saraoxo

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The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story by Kate McGahan – Review by Katie Matthews

The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love StoryThe Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story by Kate McGahan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

When I first read the blurb for this story I was really intrigued, the author is new to me and whilst I will admit the cover isn’t one of the best I’ve seen I know not to take any notice of them and I am so glad I did. The story was beautifully written, the descriptive detail throughout was one of my favourite things about this book. I felt like I was really transported into the lives and worlds of these characters. The characters were well throughout and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about them. There was so much going on in the story that I couldn’t turn the pages quick enough to see what was going to happen. Even after finishing the story I was still thinking about what I had read and in my opinions it means that it was a really great read! I look forward to reading more from this author again in the future.

@katiem
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The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story by Kate McGahan – Review by Faith Jackson

The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love StoryThe Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story by Kate McGahan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story is told through two characters’ eyes and how different their opinions vary from life to politics. Circumstances allow both characters to see their situation at hand in different lights but I loved this book because all tied together from the characters to the scenes themselves. This allowed me to enjoy it that much more. The story itself is multifaceted in various ways that allow any and all readers to join in enjoying where the story takes them. I thoroughly enjoyed every part of this book as I find it educational from social, injustice and emotional facets but it all works out in the readers’ favor with the way it all makes a turn for the positive. One of the best educational and fascinating reads I’ve seen in a long time. Beautifully written by this great and compelling author.

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REBECCA STEELE FINDING A DREAM (REBECCA STEELE SERIES BOOK 2) by JOANNE PATTERSON – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream (Rebecca Steele Series #2)Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream by Joanne Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream is book 2 in the series. I did not read book 1 but, that didn’t really affect my review. However, I may have liked the book more if I read book 1! I enjoyed reading this book. The characters were likable which makes it that much easier to read and enjoy a book. This was a quick sweet read about the life of Becky and some love along the way. I really liked reading about Chance and Becky. Every good book has some suspense and some twists to keep you entertained. I found myself trying to put the book down but saying, one more chapter first. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this book.

Review by @xchellex

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The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story by Kate McGahan – Review by Laura Furuta

The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love StoryThe Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story by Kate McGahan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story
By Kate McGahan
5 out of 5 stars

I loved reading the book The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story by Kate McGahan. It is a story that pulled me in from the beginning and I found myself not able to put it down until I had read the final page. It is a book that tells a beautiful tale of love, different cultures, and includes characters that the author makes come alive with each chapter that I read. It is the characters, the differences in their lives, and how they interact that makes this story so powerful and hard to forget. My emotions went up and down the entire time I was reading this book. There are heartbreaking and heartwarming moments as well. The story is thought-provoking and challenges you to look at the stereotypes that are common in the world today. I enjoyed reading about what each of the characters brought to the book and found myself thinking about this story even after I had finished reading it. Don’t miss out on a wonderful story that will have you hooked from the beginning. I highly recommend reading it.

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The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story by Kate McGahan – Review by Bobbi Wagner

The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love StoryThe Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story by Kate McGahan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this historical-romance story about the wall and before what it is today. I found this story to be interesting and also heartwarming. There is much going on in this book but it is easy to read and follow. This is a well written story that the author used details that make you feel as if you are right there with the characters. I had no problems connecting with the characters as they took me on an emotional journey of two people who live on opposite sides of the wall. This is about a couple; an American and a Mexican. They are complete opposites but as the story grows they find that they have things in common as well as learn about the differences in each other. Their relationship grows into something heartfelt but is love strong enough to break down the wall? Will destiny play a part in what happens to these two? I highly recommend this book. This is my first book by this author, I am glad I picked it up and you will be too.

Review by @bjwagner
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REBECCA STEELE FINDING A DREAM (REBECCA STEELE SERIES BOOK 2) by JOANNE PATTERSON – Review by Lisa Helmick

Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream (Rebecca Steele Series #2)Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream by Joanne Patterson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I struggle with this review. The story was ok but there is a lot of filler in the book and the writing seemed a bit boxy. That in turn led me to be bored and just easily could flip pages and not miss anything. The characters were ok as well. I had a few inconsistencies that I didn’t understand. The MC and her bff were retired but later but also working on career as rodeo queen/singer/ranch hand and then she seemed younger. It was a bit weird and too many mixed signals.

I liked Chance and the relationship he had with Rebecca. I could tell he liked her and was shy about it in the beginning. He was “All in” from the beginning. His secret identity was off in left field but it was used nicely in the story.

There is some mystery in the story as well. I didn’t read book 1 in the series and it made me wonder if this was carryover from that book. It was nicely done and was later in the book.

Overall this is an ok story. I was excited to read this based on others reviews. But I just couldn’t get into the characters or the story. Sorry.

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