Saturday, April 24, 2010

Heading Home by Renee Riva

Have you ever read a novel that was SO GOOD you longed to be one of the characters in the story? That's the feeling I get whenever I pick up a book by Renee Riva! I'm so sad to think this is the last I'll see of A.J. and her wacky Italian/Greek family.

A.J. is finally "Heading Home" from her eight years in Italy, back to her beloved island, her dog Sailor, and the boy who promised to care for him. Will the old saying prove true for her: "you can never really go back home"?

Or will Bon Jovi prove right? (Inside joke...think about it...or email me!)

She's shocked to see that the boy she left behind with Sailor is no longer a boy...but a big, strong and handsome cowboy...who CAN ride a horse! (Again, inside joke...but this time, read the book!).

The biggest problem is A.J.'s promise to God. She has to keep it. And it will keep Danny at arm's length...something A.J.'s deciding she may not want to do. What to do, what to do?

Danny's got plans of his own, and they could include A.J. Can she find a loophole in her commitment that will allow BOTH their dreams to come true? And that will allow them to create a new dream...together?

I've adored A.J. through each and every story, and I'm truly going to miss her. She's a character I could read about forever. Her wit, quirks and love of animals are endearing and fun, and Danny is the kind of man I pray for all of my girls.

Renee Riva is not only an entertaining author, but she uses her gift of words to make your heart feel good, your soul feel lighter, and to restore hope and faith to your life. I'm so glad I found her, and I'm so pleased to share her with all of you.

"Heading Home" releases April 30 from David C. Cook, and I'm grateful to Audra Jennings for my copy. Don't miss one of the most fun-filled reading experiences of this year!

I'm giving "Heading Home" the Golden Bookmark for Thoroughly Entertaining and Encouraging Reading, and voting her A.J. series as the best General Christian Fiction of 2010.

Check out my reviews of "Saving Sailor" and "Taking Tuscany" by clicking on the titles!
Happy Reading!



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1 comment:

Carole said...

I totally agree with your comments, Deena, and am glad to see you recommend this series. Saving Sailor has become one of my all-time favorite books and the other two are waiting for me on my Kindle. Like you, I hate to leave A.J., but can't wait to see what Renee puts out next.