Title: Love Without Borders
Author: Angela Braniff
Date Published: April 28, 2020
Rating: 4.75/5 stars
Date read: April 29, 2020
Love Without Borders is the story of how Angela Braniff has grown her family over the years, starting with marrying her husband, having two biological daughters, three adoptive children, and then twins through embryo adoption, and how her relationship with her faith has influenced all these experiences.
This is one of those situations where the book means so much to me, and I love it so much that I just don’t know how to talk about it.
I’m going to start off by saying that faith plays a really huge role in Angela’s life, and it’s something she talks about a lot in this novel, so if that’s something that doesn’t appeal to you then this isn’t the novel for you. Anyone expressing the importance of whatever religion they practice to their lives does not bother me so long as I do not feel that the person is trying to push their faith on me/convert me, and I feel Angela does not do this either in this book or on her YouTube channel. I found her relationship with her faith really inspiring, and while I can’t relate to her experience, the way she talks about her religion is very up-lifting. I also liked that she discussed when she was having moments of doubt, that’s not a topic I often see explored and I appreciate the insight.
As for the story itself, I think this is a well written story in that I was so engaged throughout and the writing was easy to digest. I listened to the audiobook which is narrated by Angela herself (she does an AMAZING job) and that really helped to bring the story to life, especially from an emotional standpoint as you can tell through her narration that she is passionate about what she is relating. I myself have a hard time talking about this novel without feeling emotionally invested. As someone who wants to adopt one day I find Angela’s story very moving and heartfelt. Angela also discusses her experiences with hyperemesis and that can be very challenging to read, but I’m glad to know more about the condition through her novel.
If this story sounds even remotely interesting then I highly recommend you pick it up. Angela has such an amazing outlook on life and adoption and never fails to uplift me.
Have you read Love Without Borders? If not, do you plan to? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Happy reading! 💗