Renee Riva
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Renee Riva

Renee Riva is an ACFW award winning author who writes for WaterBrook/Random House, David C. Cook, And Winged Publications. Renee has been writing inspirational, humorous stories ever since she won her first writing contest in the second grade. From there she became a greeting-card verse writer and is currently a Young Author's Instructor teaching writing workshops in schools throughout the Northwest and as far South as Alabama. She loves working with children of all ages, hoping to inspire and spark young imaginations. An animal lover and kid at heart, Renee has published two children's books: Izzy the Lizzy, and Guido's Gondola, as well as a humorous, family , YA-Adult trilogy: Saving Sailor (which took 3rd place in the ACFW Book of the Year 2008), it's sequel, Taking Tuscany released 2009, and Heading Home 2010. Renee is currently writing Forget Me Not Romances; sweet, clean, small town romance stories. Her latest titles are: Dawn's Gentle Light, Always Kiss Me Goodbye, Happy Camper, and Reluctant Cowgirl (releasing June 2017). She also writes humorous Coming of Age stories for Take Me Away Books: Liza of Green Gables, Farley's Five and Dime, and Summer of the Carousel.

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    • Saving Sailor

    • A Novel
    • By: Renee Riva
    • Narrated by: Silvia Durham
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
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    The year is 1968. After spending the first half of summer vacation driving her Italian family crazy with her fake southern accent, 10-year-old A.J. finds a soul mate on the other side of the island to divert her attention....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 1968 . . . a Girl, a Dog, and Faith like a Child

    • By Debbie on 07-07-16

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    • The Reluctant Cowgirl: A Romantic Comedy

    • Taming the Cowboy's Heart, Book 1
    • By: Renee Riva
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Puyat
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    When Amy Landers inherits Aunt Polly’s Inn, she has no plans to stay any longer than it takes to sell it. Even though Amy spent her childhood summers with Aunt Polly in cattle country, she’s lived the past 14 years as a refined city girl in Seattle....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet

    • By April H. on 05-23-18

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    • Christmas at Pine Cottage

    • By: Renee Riva
    • Narrated by: Susan J. Iannucci
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    Ana Popesque arrives at Miss Ellwood's boarding house in Pine Glen to find she's boarding with a couple of very chatty housemates. The constant laughter and gossip make it difficult to focus on her violin practice for her upcoming Christmas Symphony....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Super Sweet Story

    • By Karl hill on 06-11-19

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    • Lady Adaline's Autumn Ball

    • Pine Cottage Series
    • By: Renee Riva
    • Narrated by: Susan J. Iannucci
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Ellwood Manor, Rose Glen, West Virginia, 1864: Young Lady Adaline's days fluctuate between tea parties in the rose garden at Ellwood Manor, and attending to wounded Union soldiers injured in the Civil War....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read

    • By Ashley Hedden on 04-13-19

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    • Jackson's Treasure

    • By: Renee Riva
    • Narrated by: Samuel Deeter
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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    When Peyton Abercrombie runs away from an arranged betrothal, she is soon discovered by Captain Jackson Lafitte stowing away aboard the Mon Cherisse. "Did you say your last name is Lafitte?" Peyton glanced around the Captain's cabin....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quick historical romance listen

    • By Heather North @AudiobookObsession on 07-23-18

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    • Chance of Rain

    • A Romantic Comedy
    • By: Renee Riva
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Puyat
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
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    Christie Rinkley flies out of rainy Seattle headed for Loreto, Mexico on her honeymoon. The only drawback: she is on a honeymoon for one. When the local adventure hiking guide tries to warn the blonde lady that a monsoon is expected, it is lost in translation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such A Cute Adventure and Story

    • By Karl hill on 06-17-19

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    • Always Kiss Me Goodbye

    • A National Park Romance Novella, Book 3
    • By: Renee Riva
    • Narrated by: Alice Parsloe
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    In 1948, 21-year-old Shannon Lyons immigrated to America, and was hired as a waitress at The Crater Lake National Park Lodge in Oregon. That same summer, an Italian bus boy, Johnny Marino, is returning for his third summer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • pretty good

    • By wendy ballard on 05-05-18

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    • The Scullery Maid's Day Off

    • Below the Stairs
    • By: Renee Riva
    • Narrated by: Cait Frizzell
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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    South Carolina, 1908: Scullery maid Lucy Forman has been serving at Worthington House since the day she turned 16. Now, at 19, she is asked to take over the duties of gathering chicken eggs....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved This Sweet Historical Romance

    • By DK on 02-26-18

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    • Dawn's Gentle Light: A Russian Love Story

    • By: Renee Riva
    • Narrated by: Susan J Iannucci
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
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    When an early 1900s love story makes its way from revolutionary Russia to a small town in America, a young girl’s life begins to change....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected Jewel

    • By DK on 12-31-17

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    • Farley's Five and Dime (Volume 1)

    • By: Renee Riva
    • Narrated by: Debbie Haroun
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
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    Farley's Five-and-Dime plops the reader into a fun, folksy, small town setting, with a touch of romance, humor, and sweet southern charm....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun filled trip to an Simpler Time

    • By Joe Mahoney on 05-27-19

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