Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream

Romance - Contemporary
216 Pages
Reviewed on 06/20/2020
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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream: Rebecca Steele Series, Book 2 is a contemporary Western romance written by Joanne Patterson. When Emily, Rebecca’s best friend, and former co-worker in the airline industry, retired, her retirement party was a major event featuring loud music, good friends, and the warm ambiance of The Hummingbird Cafe. Marty, the cafe’s owner, and his wife Dixie had been like parents to Rebecca after she was orphaned when her parents died in a car accident. Marty knew that the apartment the two women shared was in the process of being sold to a developer, and he had an idea which might benefit everyone involved. While Rebecca’s music career was already getting stronger, Emily hadn’t figured out what she wanted to do after her retirement. Marty’s idea thrilled both of them. The setup was in so many ways the dream that Rebecca had held in her heart since she was very young -- and her new life was only just beginning.

Joanne Patterson’s Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream is a well-written, inspirational, and compelling story about two friends whose lives change after leaving the airline industry. Patterson’s characters are finely honed and believable, and her plot is unpredictable and filled with twists and turns that invariably happen in real life. I especially enjoyed seeing how Marty and Becky work on her career and the efforts made by each of the persons involved in each show. And while it’s the second book in the Rebecca Steele series, it reads fine as a stand-alone. Finding the Dream is a clean romance that is also suitable for young adult readers. Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream: Rebecca Steele Series, Book 2 is most highly recommended.

Annie Mack

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After waiting to find out what was in store for Becky after reading Joanne Patterson's first book, Rebecca Steele,Chasing the Dream, I was delighted to read about the next phase of her life. Exciting things are happening to her and it was fun to turn the pages to see what would come next. I found myself rooting for her as she is presented with so many ups and downs in the new life that she has chosen for herself. I loved reading about her quest to find her dream. Now it's time to begin the wait for book #3.


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I enjoyed this book immensely. It was well written and a quick read, mostly because of the interesting plot line that kept the reader wanting to keep reading right to the end. I am so proud of Joanne, the author. She has created a beautiful story and has written from her heart.


By Joanne Patterson
5 out of 5 stars

I loved reading the book REBECCA STEELE FINDING THE DREAM (REBECCA STEELE SERIES Book 2) by Joanne Patterson. It not only has a wonderful storyline, it also has wonderful characters too. Becky Steele is an amazing woman. She is strong, kind, loves animals, and is a star on the rise with her country music career. She has her best friend and sidekick Emily. Her world conspires to throw her a curve. What will happen? What does the future hold for Becky? Read this book to find out. This is a book that is exciting, entertaining, and just plain hard to put down until I had read the final page. I grew to care about what happens to Becky with each chapter that I read. I wanted her to be happy. There are some moments in the story that I didn’t see coming as well as moments that made me smile. The story did have my emotions going up and down the entire time I was reading. I loved that the story took place on a ranch and that animals, such as horses and dogs were included. Don’t miss out on Becky’s journey. It has romance as well as moments that touched my heart. I highly recommend reading it.


REBECCA STEELE FINDING A DREAM (REBECCA STEELE SERIES BOOK 2) by JOANNE PATTERSON. This is the second book in the series but it can be read as a standalone and its a fast book! I really enjoyed this story. Its the story of Rebecca(Becky) Steele who is a up and coming Country Music Star. She has moved to a ranch just outside of Nashville and rides horses on the rodeo circuit in Tennessee. Her best friend and side kick Emily is with her every step of the way to help her with adventures, secrets and companionship. Becky has become very strong and independent and she loves animals almost more than people. Just when she thinks her life is perfect a huge curve ball is thrown at her. Will she be able to survive the trouble or will she let old doubts seep in and destroy her near perfect life she has now? This is such a fun book and I loved every page. I will be going back to read the first one for sure!


Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream is the second book in the Rebecca Steele series by Joanne Patterson. Rebecca Steele, or Becky as everyone calls her, has traded her life as a flight attendant for ranch living outside of Nashville, Tennessee. She rides her horse Trigger through the rodeo circuit and begins her career as a country music star. Life seems to be going good for Becky until she’s thrown a curve ball. Becky will have to learn how to forget her fears in order to be truly happy for the rest of her life. I loved watching Becky’s life unfold. Her friends love her and only want the best for her. It was heartwarming to see how much her best friend Emily is there for her through thick and thin. The author made Becky into such a lovable character, I couldn’t help but root her on.

Bobbi Jo

I enjoyed this book. This is a new author for me, I look forward to reading more from her. This is the second book in this series which can be read as a standalone. I will be going back for book one for sure. This is a well developed story that has characters that pop off the pages and into your heart. I had no problems connecting to them. Becky has many things going on in her life and they seem to be going well. What will happen when life throws a curveball into the mix? Will she take the leap of faith and beat her fears? I enjoyed the characters in this story. They kept the story engaging and had me turning pages. They brought twists and turns that made me want to know how things would turn out. I highly recommend this book and this author.


I love that I’ve found a new author to follow! This book is the second in the series but fell into my hands without my reading the first. It stands well on its own and was just a wonderfully emotional and full story in its own right. I immediately connected with the characters and flew through the pages. This fast paced inspirational romance will keep you interested and leave you wanting more. I cannot wait to read more from this author and go back to read the first in the series.


Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream by Joanne Patterson. I loved this book, the storyline and most definitely the characters. I found myself invested in Becky’s career and most certainly her life. I felt that at times, I was on a roller coaster of emotions. Becky has a lot going on in her career and her life and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.
This was a new author to me and I can honestly say that I am looking forward to much more.


Even if you have not read her first book is one is easy to get into and enjoy fully! Sit back and dream away!


Great book that keeps you guessing. Second book by author and I hope there will be more to come!


This is the second book I’ve read from this author. I think I’m going to read the first book “Chasing A Dream” again to refresh my memory of the relationship between Becky and Johnny. This was an interesting story and I enjoyed reading it. Joanne is such a good writer, I felt like I was there.


4 Stars

Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream is the second book in the Rebecca Steele series by Joanne Patterson. Even though this is the second book in the series, it could be read as a standalone. But having said that, I think I would have maybe enjoyed the story if I had followed Rebecca right from the beginning and read book one before starting this story. Finding the Dream is a sweet contemporary western romance, with plenty of touching and heart-warming moments.
We follow Rebecca through the rodeo circuit, and watch as her music career continues to climb. Then, just when all the stars seem to be aligned, life throws her a bit of a curveball, and decisions will need to be made which will change everything.
A sweet read!

Thank you, Joanne Patterson!

Amazon customer

This is the 2nd book from this author....and I really enjoyed both! Well developed characters and story line. It can be read as a stand-alone but I’m glad I read the 1st book as it gave me more depth in understanding the characters. I hope she writes more!


Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2020
Rebecca Steele is a upcoming Country Star, come on the adventure and see what happens next.

I loved this is story it was just a sweet felt coming of age story as Becky's career in both music and the rodeo takes off she is navigated through the pit falls, surprises and good friends she meets along the way. When she is dealt a curve ball will she be able to overcome this and more forward.

I had not read the first story but feel that this can be read as a standalone story, you find Becky a well rounded woman who finds she has to overcome a fear and loved how you follow her through the book as though you are part of the story. I think the story was well written and the character where well developed. This is the first story I have read by this author and would love to read more.


REBECCA STEELE FINDING THE DREAM (REBECCA STEELE SERIES Book 2) by Joanne Patterson is a sweet and fun romance story. It took me a little bit to warm and settle in but I did enjoy it. It is a quick read and the twist at the end, I didn't see coming. There are times when the story is a little emotional, heartbreaking and heartfelt at the same time.

Rebecca Steele left her boring life behind to follow the rodeo circuit and thus begins her way into country music. Just when things seem to be going well for her she is thrown a curveball. Now, if she can learn to overcome her fears she may just get her HEA.

amazon reviewer

Not sure how it could be, but the second book in this series was even better than the first! You feel like you are right there in the story, and I found myself being so anxious to get to the next chapter to find out what happened! A quick read (I love the short chapters), and it kept you looking for more. I can feel this author getting better and better, and can’t wait for the third in the series!


This is such a beautiful romance story. There is an inspirational feel to this book. Safe for all YA through adults, and such a comfort book.

Becky Steele is back and her life has taken a 360 turn around. Music, horses and the cowboy life. Life is different, but so much better. But let's not forget about Chance and Cassidy. Is this really what Becky wants? Bet you're as surprised as I am.

Joanne Patterson has written this beautiful story. Her book is smooth reading, well written and loaded with goodness. Add in the twist and read how Becky works through it. I fell in love with the characters in this story as well as the animal's. But most of all I fell in love with this author. I'm looking for more! Well Done Joanne Paterson.

art history girl

REBECCA STEELE FINDING A DREAM by Joanne Patterson is the second book in the Rebecca Steele series. Rebecca, or Becky Steele, has been living her best life with her friend, Emily, there for the ride. She has changed the direction of her life and little does she know but there are more changes to come. Does she take this new opportunity or continue the life she is enjoying? I hadn't read the first book in the series but really enjoyed the characters and story in this book. Becky is a strong but sweet individual who can inspire someone to follow their dreams. I read this story quickly and enjoyed there were a few twists to keep me on my toes. I also enjoyed that the story doesn't get saccharine sweet as some inspirational stories do. The characters are well rounded and interesting. I look forward to grabbing more books in the future by this author.

Amazon reviewer

I've been waiting for this book ! Second in a series..
A page turner, the twists and turns entwined with a love story makes it a fun read...couldnt put it down...and I'm looking forward to a 3rd book..can't wait to read where Becky's life takes her ..


I haven’t had the pleasure of reading a JOANNE PATTERSON novel before this one but I was glad that I gave the new to me author a chance. This book may have started a bit slow but for me it really took off once it did and actually left me reeling for a bit more at the end. I was not expecting the ending and I really do love books that can lead me on a bit and spin the whole thing around 360 quickly. It makes the book memorable and long lasting for me.

REBECCA STEELE FINDING THE DREAM is the second book in the REBECCA STEELE series from Joanne Patterson, but I was able to read it without the first one and enjoy it, although I will go back now and check out the one I missed. We find Rebecca as she is leaving the life she has known behind for a more fast and exciting one on the rodeo circuit. She stumbles into country music in the process and things seem to be going well for Rebecca until the twist you don’t see coming… you will have to read that for yourself, but this is one you don’t want to miss. )

Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews

4 Stars

Becky is back!

Patterson pens a grand story in Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream. I have read work from this author before, and I really enjoyed it. This is the second book in the Rebecca "Becky" Steele series, and an all new adventure. Becky finds herself in a new environment, and new challenges and relationships, while trying to pursue her dreams. Don't worry, Emily is there, right beside her. A very well-written story, and I enjoyed it. The author's technique of intense characters and great plotlines is a gift. It's a great story to follow and try to figure out what will happen next. This author's characters develop and interacts well with the other characters. This book is entertaining and puts the reader right in the middle of Becky's life, and her love life. I have fast become a big fan of Patterson. I look forward to reading many more stories by this author. This book is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.

Amazon reviewer

Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream by Joanne Patterson a dreamy five-star read. This is number two in the Rebecca Steele series but they can all be read as stand-alone as I haven’t read number one and don’t feel like I’ve missed anything, but I do plan on going back and checking Chasing the dream as I enjoyed the style. This was one of those stories that will show you aspects of life that you don’t see, inspire us to take a chance. There are so many wonderful characters in this story, Becky herself obviously but secondary characters who brought the story alive. I also loved how the romance was sweet and honest, it added something to the story.


Do you have a dream of what you wanted to do? Did you achieve it? In this book, Becky is still on the path of finding her dream. She is handling everything that is happening in her life. She now lives in Tennessee on a ranch. She is going through the rodeo circuit and her music career is going up to new heights. Now things are going well, she is thrown a curveball that makes her think about what she should do. Can Becky hit the curveball out of the park or will she play it safe and let the ball go past her? Joanne Patterson is a talented author. I found her writing style is flowing and adventurous. It was written realistic enough that I found myself with Becky going through all of her adventures. I highly recommend this story for those who want a fun quick read.


JOANNE I just read your second book and I couldn’t put it down. PLEASE tell me you’re working on another book!! I finished it last night and I’m still thinking about the characters.


Finding the Dream was the first book I've read by Joanne Patterson, from her stand alone, Rebecca Steele series. I never know what to expect when I read a standalone series, especially when I don't read the books in sequential order. While I wish I had read book one first to get to know the characters a bit more in depth, this was still a great read. I enjoyed the characters and felt as though the storyline flowed well. Definitely a fun, fast paced book that I enjoyed reading on the lake. I look forward to reading more from Joanne Patterson.


REBECCA STEELE FINDING THE DREAM (REBECCA STEELE SERIES Book 2) by Joanne Patterson is a wonderful read. Joanne Patterson writes about a wonderful character, Becky, who is always going on adventures. Along with her best friend, they share secrets with each other that would make you wonder if they are sisters. This novel is filled with suspense and a bit of intrigue thrown in to liven things up. Joanne Patterson is a terrific author who knows what readers want when they read a western novel.


Joanne is an excellent story teller, you will enjoy the adventures of Becky and her family and friends.


Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2020
This is an exciting read as we follow Becky on the road to fame doing the rodeo circuit. With her best friend, Emily in tow, Becky lives at a horse ranch where she’s content until powers higher than herself force her to put a lot in perspective for her new life.
I loved reading the morals this story leads up to from love lessons to lessons on life. I love characters that can brave a lot of storms and come out on top. This was a beautiful read.


Author Joanne Patterson once posted an inspirational piece on her site which said, “Hearing old music you used to love is like getting in touch with an old friend.” Reading her second book in the series, “Rebecca Steele, Finding the Dream” is like hearing and oldie you remember and getting in touch with an old friend, Becky, again. You’re drawn again to follow her from one adventure to her next. She will become an old friend you will want to exchange Christmas cards with every year!


This was a love story with unexpected twists and turns. It was a fun and quick read. I did not read the first book, but I probably would have liked this one even more if I did. I was however able to follow the story without reading the first. I’ll probably go back and read the first now.

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Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2020
Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream by Joanne Patterson is the second book in the Rebecca Steele series and my first book by this author. I am a sucker for a book that takes place in any part of my home state. That might have drawn me to the book but Joanne’s writing and great characters are what had me flipping the pages.

Great storyline, really like the little twist. As this is standalone, I can’t wait to go back and read the first book just to get to know Rebecca Steele a little better. Can’t wait to see what Rebecca’s next adventure going to be.

Amazon reviewer

Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream is book 2 in the series. I did not read book 1 but, that didn’t really affect my review. However, I may have liked the book more if I read book 1! I enjoyed reading this book. The characters were likable which makes it that much easier to read and enjoy a book. This was a quick sweet read about the life of Becky and some love along the way. I really liked reading about Chance and Becky. Every good book has some suspense and some twists to keep you entertained. I found myself trying to put the book down but saying, one more chapter first. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this


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This was a great read, looking forward to a possibly book three? All of Rebecca’s fans would love for the story to continue.