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Always Kiss Me Goodbye

A National Park Romance Novella, Book 3
Narrated by: Alice Parsloe
Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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. It takes some time for Johnny to work up the nerve to ask the beautiful new waitress out on a date.

A few dates, hikes, and picnics later, the two are celebrating Shannon's birthday and take a sunset drive to see Phantom Ship Island. Everyone has one summer in their life that stands out above the rest. For Johnny and Shannon, the summer of 1948 was one of those summers.

©2017 Renee Riva (P)2017 Renee Riva

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Just the absolute best story. Everything I like to listen about and more. Such a great story I will listen again and again. A keeper!!

'This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review'

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Sweet and Romantic

This is the story of Shannon and Jonny.


They meet at their Summer jobs and soon fall in love.


This story is short and sweet. The author and narrator both done s great job bring this story to life.

If you are looking for a short sweet read then I recommend this book.

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Sweet Romance

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I loved the narrator's accent. It made the story even better. The story was sweet, but short. I would have read more. I loved hearing about all the girls' lives.

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Great Read

Always Kiss Me Goodbye was a great read by Renee Riva. Shannon immigrated to America in 1948 when she was twenty-one years old. She became a waitress at The Crater Lake National Park Lodge in Oregon. Johnny, an Italian bus boy, is returning for his third summer at the lodge. Johnny asks Shannon out on a date which begins their beautiful summer romance. I loved reading Shannon and Johnny's story and can't wait to read more by the author.

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Always Kiss Me Goodbye

I listened to this book because of a romance challenge and came in with an open mind. This book was not really my thing, but the storyline as well as the narration was pretty good. I feel anyone who likes this genre will be very pleased with this book.

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Sweet and Romantic Love Story

Sweet love story. The story of Shannon and Jonny is well written and so romantic. Great narration. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Listen to Your Heart

A sweet love story. I loved it . What Johnny did was follow his heart. He took a job to create a future. This story is clean and well written. It has humor and great character's. I highly recommend.

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Cute and sweet short story!

Cute and sweet short story! I enjoyed the audiobook version! This book takes place at the Crater Lake Park in Oregon, just after WWII. I’ve been to Crater Lake several times myself and the descriptions made me miss it!

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This was a lovely romance set just after WW2. The main character has come over from Scotland to start a new life for her family in Oregon. She has a job as a waitress at a lodge and meets a nice Italian American boy. It is a clean story with traditional family values.

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A Sweet Love Story

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A light read that combines the values of a post WW II era, when immigration to the USA was still an aspiration and a dream. Shannon, the naive Scottish girl that has to learn to leave a life away from her family, finds her soulmate and happiness in Jimmy, an Italian-American boy whose family ties and values are just as strong.

An engaging story set in the breathtaking beauty of a natural park, brings us back to a nostalgic past still full of hopes and happy endings. The writing is excellent and the narration well executed.