The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story is a love story at heart. It is also very thought provoking regarding immigration, human trafficking, and other issues on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border. Ms. McGahan not only writes about the border conflicts and issue, she also add details of the beautiful desert scenery of the desert. The story sucked me in from the beginning. The story shares so many aspects of life – heartache, cultural diversity, the strength of unconditional love, and so much more.
REBECCA STEELE FINDING THE DREAM (REBECCA STEELE SERIES Book 2)
by Joanne Patterson
This book was so entertaining. It kept me turning the pages wanting to know what would happen next. I couldn’t help myself but root for Becky while she goes through all of the ups and downs of life in pursuit of her dreams. There are also other wonderful characters in this story. This can be read as a standalone but it is my suggestion that you read book one first for a better experience. The author does a great job making you feel like you are right in this story. The author gets you completely invested in the story. I highly recommend this book.
The Walls Between Us by Kate McGahan was a well written book. This is the first book I have read by this author. I wasn’t really sure what I was getting myself into when I started reading the book. It definitely wasn’t something I’ve read previously. There were a lot of real issues going on in the book. Things we go through on a daily basis. Some people choose not to talk about these things because it turns into a political thing but the struggle is real.
I liked most of the characters. I was left with a lot of questions. The love story between Benito and Sarah had me asking why…but as they stated many times in the book they felt they were soulmates. I feel the book was hard to finish for me because I wasn’t interested in the subject however, I cannot give a bad review because of my preferences. I feel the author did a great job with writing and explaining the story!
review by @xchellex
I have read a couple of books from this author and she always exceeds my expectations. This is the second book of the Rebecca Steele series.I was so happy that we got to continue Becky’s journey. I love a good small town romance but this author blew my mind. You will fall in love with these characters all over again. I could not put this book down until the very end. It only took me a few hours to devour this amazing story.
Becky is now living the country life. She loves living in Tennessee so she can focus more on my country music career. Becky starts realizing that her friendship could turn into something more. She is happy with her life and with her best friend by her side she can feel like she can do anything. When Becky gets thrown a curve ball she is going to have a hard choice to make. Will she make the decision that her heart wants or will she choose the safer option?
This book is more than your average romance book, although it is most definitely filled with love. The words from the book stayed with me long after I’d finished reading.
The book starts with Vivianna, who is looking to cross the border between Mexico and the USA with her husband, with the dream of starting a new life. When her husband is killed,Vivianna barely has time to grieve before she finds herself thrown into a new turmoil.
Sarah is looking for freedom of a different kind, when she is given a new opportunity she jumps at the chance, and more adventure awaits her as she falls in love.
These women have different goals and opportunities, but the ‘walls’ they both face change their lives forever.
I really enjoyed this story. It was a love story of a different kind filled with pain, fear and, ultimately, hope. The story moves at a fast pace,
I bet if I read it again I will find new details I may have missed. This is my first read by this author, but I will definitely look out for more stories in the future.
The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story by Kate McGahan. This is a great read about romance in two different worlds and the things they have to do to survive. Its the story of Sarah who is an up and coming attorney from New York and Benito who is a photojournalist fleeing the Mexican Drug cartel. Sarah moves to the American side of Mexico to open a branch of her law firm. She meets Benito and they fall in love but the cultural differences may rip them apart. Sarah falls in love with Benito and Mexico at the same time but see some very dark things and she wants to help. Drug and human trafficking are very real on the other side of the wall that Benito and Sarah live on. Benito is trying to flee from the drug aspect and Sarah wants to help with the human trafficking. The way Mrs. McGahan describes the scenery of Mexico and Arizona makes you fall in love with it and feel like you are actually there. She also describes the horror and fear people trying to make it across the wall face in a way that you actually want to cry. This book will grab your heartstrings and you will not want to put it down. Read The Walls Between Us to find out if Benito and Sarah can break the emotional, physical and spiritual walls down to have a life together.
Good story, characters and read. This book can be read as a standalone, although after reading it, I want to go back and read the first book. In this story, Becky is living her dream life, riding horses and singing, and along for the ride is her best friend Emily. The introduction of the love interest Chance is sweet, anyone could tell that he likes Becky, but who is he really? The romance and obstacles the main character faces are all nicely written into the story, along with a nice twist, makes this story a short and fun read.
Vivianna is going through so much and how she is treated. Finding herself in a terrible situation aftwe teh death of a loved one doesn’t help but make you think about the way the world works. Sarah on the other hand is given a positive opportunity.
This is a story about to diffrent borders and how it divided them both. This story really tugs on your emotions and make you want to take a stand.
REBECCA STEELE FINDING THE DREAM (REBECCA STEELE SERIES) Book 2 by Joanne Patterson
4 out of 5 stars
Western Romances are very much a hit or miss for me. I feel that the genre has died and that they can often be replaced with the much more exciting world of YA, or Sci-Fi, however, I can eat my words when it comes to the writings of Patterson. Patterson brings the world of Western Romance back to life. The characters of both Becky and Emily warm the heart in such a way that even the darkest soul can feel the hearth burning. Becky is back in the world and adventuring on her own, with Emily there to support everything that she does and laughs along the way.
This is a quick read, which I really appreciate, as I rarely have the luxury to sit and indulge in a long read anymore and the chapters were quick and efficient with details and information. Lovers of young adult, women empowerment and coming of age will love this book. 4 out of 5 stars.
Reviewed by @kgregory
Rebecca Steel Finding the Dream is book two in the Rebecca Steel series by Joanne Patterson. I have yet to read book one, but I definitely will now. I don’t feel as though I needed to beforehand, I still very much enjoyed this story.
Becky is, of course, the star of the show in this story, but you get to meet some other wonderful characters along the way.
Beckys life is going better than she could have thought. Her dreams of being a country singer are becoming more real, and she’s working hard to be a success. Her relationship with her boyfriend is going from strength to strength, even with a few curve balls thrown their way. Life isn’t always sweet, but Becky works hard and you are rooting for her to get her happy ending.
There is so much packed into this story that at times I found it hard to keep up, although I usually favour stories that are more descriptive. You meet so many characters and have so many adventures that at times I would have to stop and retrace my steps slightly.
However, this is a lovely, heartwarming read and it was the perfect accompaniment to a sunny afternoon in the garden.
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