A Thousand Steps

A Thousand Steps
A Thousand Steps by T. Jefferson Parker

Saturday, January 25, 2014


A Click That Changed My Life by Victoria Vorel is a 2011 self publication. I was provided a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

It isn't a new thing by any means for people to connect online and for relationships to develop. I have met many people online that I consider friends although we have never met face to face. For those looking for a something deeper than friendship, online dating is the most common way of meeting people.

For Victoria her personal experience was unique in that she was Latino, had been married long enough to see her two children into adulthood. She was in her early fifties and was ready to experience a relationship with a man that would respect her and view her as an equal companion and lover. Victoria deliberately sought out someone from a country other than her own. She met a man named Kurt. They corresponded over a seven month period and decided they were ready to begin a life together.
This book is a true story, although the names have been changed. Victoria takes us on her personal journey of meeting a man on the internet, falling in love, deciding to marry, introducing each other to their families, and learning the cultures of other countries. Victoria has experienced so much in the years since she met Kurt. Wonderful travels and a solid relationship as given her an entirely new perspective on life. It is obvious that Victoria is a very contented woman, full of joy and peace.

Victoria is a person who has had a life altering experience and now sees the world though the eyes of a woman in love and a woman that took control of her life and wasn't afraid to call out her country for it's attitudes.
While she found the love of her life via the internet, she does urge people to proceed with caution.
I enjoyed reading about Victoria's journey. Her travels were of particular interest and I felt the author did a good job of describing the points of interest she was fortunate enough to experience. The new family she has, the new customs she learned and new life she has built is really amazing.
I hope Victoria continues to feel the joy and peace she has worked to obtain.

Told in first person, Victoria does a great job of writing in English. There were some phrases which made it obvious she was not using her native language when writing. But, she has amazing grammar skills, considering.

Overall I will give this one an A.

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