Breaking Down My Walls

Sista's Volume 4

Romance - Contemporary
394 Pages
Reviewed on 03/24/2018
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Author Biography

Anne Marie Citro grew born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She grew up in a large, loving family. Anne Marie is married to a very patient man. He is the love of her life. They have four very cool sons, and the girls they brought into their family that have become daughters of her heart. She has been blessed enough to finally have a beautiful granddaughter after four sons. She has her own personal gaggle of girlfriends, who enrich her life on a daily basis and make her laugh. Caesar Friday is her favourite day of the week. Caesars with the girls and date night with her hubby. She works with special-needs teenagers, that have taught her how to appreciate life and see it through gentler eyes. Anne Marie was encouraged by her husband to follow her lifelong dream to write. She loves the characters that take over imagination and haunts her dreams. She loves the arts and she has tried her hand at painting, wood sculpting, chainsaw carving, wood burning, metal and wire sculptures. Yes, her husband is a very patient man! Anne Marie is an avid reader about three books per week. But nothing makes her happier then riding on the back of her husband's Harley and throwing her arms out and feeling the wind race by. Anne Marie and her husband take a few weeks every year to travel to spectacular destination around the world.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Peggy Jo Wipf for Readers' Favorite

As the fourth book in the Sista’s series, Breaking Down My Walls reveals the secrets behind Taya’s defensive behavior. Anne Marie Citro brings us Levi, the only one that could reach the broken girl who was rescued from her abusive father. As the youngest teenage boy in his family, he knew what it was like to be pushed around. Taya was rescued from her violent paternal family when she was just ten. As a half breed, she was considered an infidel in this Muslim family and treated poorly. The cruelty she experienced left her psychologically scarred for years, which kept her from tolerating any physical touch. Levi was determined to help her so she could experience love the way everyone else did, even if that meant touching tender scars.

Reading Breaking Down My Walls by Anne Marie Citro is like looking into a person’s soul. You feel the heartbeat of Taya’s love for Levi. Your pulse accelerates when her mother is found and confronted by her estranged husband. You will weep when you experience the forgiveness, acceptance, and healing along with Taya. You will cringe as Levi must work at tearing down Taya’s walls, no matter how painful it is to both of them. This well written novel will surprise you with the depth and attention with which Anne Marie Citro painted the characters. This book would not be suitable for those under eighteen as it is quite graphic in areas. I laughed, cried, and was anxious through Taya’s trials, loving Breaking Down My Walls from start to finish.