Within These Walls (The Walls Duet #1) and Beyond These Walls (The Walls Duet #2) by J.L. Berg Spotlight and Reviews

withinthesewalls Within These Walls (The Walls Duet #1)

Within these walls, he became my solace, my sanctuary and my strength.

I am not strong. I am just a survivor of circumstance.
Isn’t that what we all do? Survive?

Each of us has our own set of circumstances to muddle through. Mine are just more…complicated. Born with a severe heart defect, I’ve seen the inside of a hospital room more than my own bedroom.

I was drowning, a prisoner to the illness that owned me, until he appeared. He thinks he’s blocked out the world with his tattoos and hard exterior, but I see the real Jude, the one he so desperately wants to forget.

But is he the answer to my prayers or will he break my already damaged heart forever?

My name is Lailah Buchanan, and this is our story of hope, redemption and sacrificing it all for the one you love.

Review by Lisa Markson
5 Stars

This was my first book by this author and I have to say she has a total new fan for life. The cover is what first drew me to the book. This is how I choose books other than by word of mouth. I have never read a blurb in my life. I truly loved loved this story. Lailah Buchanan was a woman who never experienced life. She spent most of her life in a hospital bed fighting a severe heart defect. Although she suffered this defect her heart was truly not defective she showed everyone that came into her life with so much love and respect. It was such a tragic yet hopeful story about two so called defective people where their worlds collide together and together they work they are not defective. Sometimes people judge others by their appearances and Lailah proved that is not always the way you view life. Their love for one another is timeless and heartfelt. I highly recommend this story I can’t wait to jump into the next book in the series. I will definitely be reading other books by this fabulous author that is able to tell a story where you are able to see and feel all the emotions and decisions that the characters are going through and you can’t help in being hopeful for a happily ever after.

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beyondthesewalls Beyond These Walls (The Walls Duet Book 2)

Happily ever after.

That was what we were supposed to have.

Pudding cups, sandy toes and a lifetime of making each and every one of our dreams come true—that is the future I’d promised her.

I could see it in my dreams, hold it in my hands, but then I watched as all of our hopes and wishes suddenly slipped through my fingers like sand.

I thought the worst was behind us, but what if we’d just delayed the inevitable?

They say love can overcome any obstacle. But can it survive death?

The breathtaking love story of Lailah and Jude concludes in Beyond These Walls.

Review by Lisa Markson
5 Stars

This is a new experience with this author reading this series. No words can say how much I truly enjoyed it and there were times that I was crying, laughing, holding my breath, This story turns up so many emotions as a reader. To know a author is truly hitting the mark shows in the emotions of the readers being able to feel and know what the characters are going through and be able to show empathy for them. Life seems to constantly be throwing curve balls into Lailah and Jude’s life. Their love affair wasn’t always roses and rainbows. Their was many happy moments especially where Jude tries to fulfill all the wishes and dreams of Lailah Someday List. Most call it their bucket list of things that they want to complete before they die. With Lailah because of her heart problems she was always sheltered, and kept from normal day to day joys and experiences. Finally, a dream was finally given to her to have a second chance at a normal life. The characters are so three dimensional you actually feel what they feel. I applaud JL Berg on a job well done and commend her on being true to the characters and giving them a happily ever after that they truly deserve. It wasn’t predictable and many times I was holding my breath and wishing and praying that there was going to be a defining ending that encompasses a timeless and special life for the characters that they are needing. I highly recommend this series and I for one will be reading her other books that are out and any and all in the future.

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jlberg About the Author

I’m a California native, who lives in the South – Virginia to be exact. I still prefer sushi to fried chicken, avocados to okra, and I absolutely loathe humidity. I do love watching the seasons change though. My husband and I have been here for ten years, and I still get giddy like a school girl every time it snows.

I’m married to my high school sweetheart. We were married young, barely out of high school. Everyone told us we were crazy and stupid. We’ll be celebrating 12 years of marriage this year, and I love him more every single day. We’re living proof that true love knows no age limit.

We’ve been blessed with two beautiful daughters who continue to amaze and inspire me, and are probably making me go a bit insane. I’m obsessed with yoga and pilates and am a complete chocoholic. I apologize in advance for the amount of sweets in my book.

I’m absolutely obsessed with romance novels (duh) and probably could have built a vacation home with the amount of money I’ve invested in them over the years. Romance novels take you to another place, making your heart race, emotions swell, passion run free. After so many years of meeting hundreds of fictional characters and discovering their worlds, I found myself creating my own.

I am represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.

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