Saturday, January 15, 2022

"Both Sides of the Border" by Terry Overton BookTour and GiveAway

Both Sides of the Border

About the Book

Book: Both Sides of the Border

Author: Terry Overton

Genre: Christian Fiction

Release date: March 30, 2021

IMG_9599Inspired by True Current Events.

Dolores, Ernesto, and Emilio Sanchez are on a quest to America to find work and to save their family, who has been devastated by their father’s accident and the drought in their home country of Honduras. But making their way to America would be too expensive for a family stricken by poverty. With only their faith in God to see them through, the teenaged siblings set off for their new home, despite the threat from the cartel, corrupt police officers, starvation, and death.

Meanwhile, Eva Jordan is determined to start a new life on the American side of the Mexican border, hoping to shake off the scars from a horrible marriage. Despite her mother’s concern for her daughter living so close to the border, Eva decides to take a vacation to the other side to sharpen up her Spanish and relax before her new job begins. She is struck by the beautiful towns of Mexico, but slowly, her eyes are opened to the dangers that are knocking at her front door.

When a hurricane washes away the border walls, will the two sides collide in hatred or unite in perfect harmony?


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"Both Sides of the Border" by Terry Overton is an interesting book about people on both sides of the Mexico border. The story was written as a person telling the story which was good, but I think it would have been a little bit better if it was written as the characters telling the story so readers could experience their emotions. I am still giving the book 5 stars. I would really like a sequel to this book. I want to know what happens to the characters after they have been in the USA for awhile. I want to know if Eva goes back to teaching at the school and I want to read more about the character Steven, I can't say more about him because it might be a spoiler alert but I want to know how his story plays out. 

This is a book that all mature readers could enjoy. This book isn't about mission work but I kept thinking about the mission trip I went on in 2020 because it was to Mexico, just off the Texas border.  There is danger in this book, the cartel and the weather and just bad guys. There is kidnapping but there aren't really graphic scenes expect the characters being blindfolded and hands tied behind their backs. 

This book made me have more sympathy and compassion for people coming illegally to the Us. This book made me realize how fortunated I am to live here in the US. 

I received a complimentary copy from the author and Celebrate Lit and these opinions are my own. 

About the Author

BC3970E1-CCAC-4B27-AD52-4377E0F4CF0ATerry Overtonis a retired university professor of educational and school psychology. She has an Ed.D. in Special Education and a Ph.D. in Psychology. Her professional experience includes teaching public school, teaching at the university level, and being a college dean. She has two children and six grandchildren. Her writing and publication experiences include textbook and journal articles in the fields of special education and school psychology. She seeks to answer God’s call to share the good news and grow the church by writing Christian books and devotionals. She recently penned her first poetry book in honor of servicemen and women. Her book “Both Sides of the Border” is a Firebird Book Award winner in the categories of Cross-Genre, Socio-Political Fiction, and Women’s Fiction. She and her husband live in the southern tip of Texas where they enjoy semi-tropical weather and spending time with their friends and family.


More from Terry

As a Christian author, my goals in writing “Both Sides of the Border,” were to have the reader question their own understanding of the people and events of U.S.-Mexico border, analyze these world events through a Christian worldview, and enjoy the plot’s twists and turns. During their travels, the main characters of the story display different levels of their own faith. In the end, both women have increased their faith and understanding of God.

Blog Stops

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Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 15

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For Him and My Family, January 17

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, January 18

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Locks, Hooks and Books, January 20

deb’s Book Review, January 21

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, January 22 (Spotlight)

Through the Fire Blogs, January 22 (Author Interview)

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, January 23

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 24

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, January 25

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 26

Blossoms and Blessings, January 27 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, January 27


To celebrate her tour, Terry is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card & copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


Stormy Vixen said...

Both Sides of The Border sounds like a thrilling, edge of your seat read for me, thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Debbie for sharing your review! Have an awesome weekend!

marisela zuniga said...

This sounds so good!

megana said...

I appreciate you sharing!