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eBook Heading Home: A Novel ePub

by Renee Riva

  • ISBN: 1434767760
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: Renee Riva
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: David C. Cook; New edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1681 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1194 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 534

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To sum that all up, Heading Home is a book I suppose is better read after the other two in the series. It is a light read with a lot of good, clean humor.

To sum that all up, Heading Home is a book I suppose is better read after the other two in the series. But if you want something that really encourages your faith, you just might want to pick up something else.

Renée Riva has been writing humorous stories ever since she won her first writing contest in second grade. To sum that all up, Heading Home is a book I suppose is better read after the other two in the series. A former greeting-card verse writer and popular speaker, Renée is the author of Saving Sailor, Taking Tuscany, and two children’s books. She and her husband reside in Washington State with their three daughters and a menagerie of pets, the latest addition; a baby turtle, offered in trade for one of her novels.

A very rewarding time

A very rewarding time. Thank you M. iva for sharing so much of yourself with us. I would recommend that it be read with an open mind, an by taking a step back from what has become a typical summer pattern for too many ppl nowadays.

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. Renée Riva has been writing humorous stories ever since she won her first writing contest in second grade. Библиографические данные. Heading Home: A Novel.

Renee Riva is a gem of an author in Christian fiction. Everyone should have the chance to enjoy her wonderful stories, and Heading Home is no exception. A wonderful finish to a delightful trilogy.

Saving Sailor: A Novel - Ebook written by Renee Riva. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Saving Sailor: A Novel. Renee Riva has been writing humorous stories since she won a writing contest in second grade. Her two previous titles Izzy the Lizzy and Guido's Gondola both published by WaterBrook Press in May of 2005 and met with instant success-over 4000 sold in four months. Additionally, Riva is a former greeting card verse writer as well as a speaker for women's groups and Young Authors.

Title: Heading Home By: Renee Riva Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 224 Vendor: David C Cook Publication .

Title: Heading Home By: Renee Riva Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 224 Vendor: David C Cook Publication Date: 2010. Dimensions: . 0 X . 0 (inches) Weight: 11 ounces ISBN: 1434767760 ISBN-13: 9781434767769 Stock No: WW767769.

Degulio has been itching to get back to her beloved Indian Island. Can they work it out? It will take compromise and laughter before Danny and . figure out that home is more than a place on the map. It’s a place in the heart. But a lot has changed: Sailor moves slower, Danny has grown into a ma. nd . has a promise to keep but it doesn’t include Danny. When Danny discovers the truth, he’s shocked and hurt.

For eight years, A.J. Degulio has been itching to get back to her beloved Indian Island. It’s home. But a lot has changed: Sailor moves slower, Danny has grown into a man ... and A.J. has a promise to keep but it doesn’t include Danny. When Danny discovers the truth, he’s shocked and hurt. But he won’t stand in the way of what she really wants.

Comments

Xtintisha Xtintisha
Typical A. J.: The rowboat smashes into the dock with a thud. A startled mallard plunges into the lake and paddles quickly away. “I’m home!” I yell at the top of my lungs. I’ve waited eight long years to hear myself say those two words again.

Quick note: I haven’t read the other two in the series, so maybe some of my thoughts on Heading Home aren’t the same as the ones others would have. And at least one spoiler is in there, sorry!

A.J. has been in Italy for 8 years. Now she is finally going back to her home on the island! There she is reunited with her dog Sailor and friend Danny. Has he grown up! The two of them seem to like each other more than just friends. But A. J. was thinking about becoming a nun. And nuns can’t marry. Now A.J. is torn between what she believes to be her calling and her love for Danny. What does God have in store for her?

A. J. is a 18-year-old girl with a wonderful sense of humor. I have laughed at what she says and does numerous times. An original character, I think. The nun/true love problem is unique too. And her family is large and provides a source of entertainment as well.

Sadly though, mostly there wasn’t that much on living the faith. A. J. would go on with her life and then all of a sudden she thinks about God for a few scenes. And then He’s not there for a while again. Lost in “the fun stuff” A.J. is doing, I guess. Another disappointment was that the whole nun problem was solved too easily and by about the middle of the book! And then the other half was mostly about them planning the wedding. Maybe this is the climax of the whole series and is worth half a book if you’ve read the other two. But if you only have read this one book, it gets boring easily. There is this other problem about them marrying: what church should they be married in? She’s a Catholic and he’s a Baptist. And there’s some discussion about God around that. But when that problem is solved, God is mostly not mentioned till the wedding where she says “thanks” a couple times. Sad.

To sum that all up, Heading Home is a book I suppose is better read after the other two in the series. It is a light read with a lot of good, clean humor. But if you want something that really encourages your faith, you just might want to pick up something else.
Burilar Burilar
Review by Jill Williamson

After eight years in Italy, A.J. is coming back to Indian Island, Idaho. She can't wait to see her dog Sailor and her old friend Danny. Sailor acts as if nothing has changed, but Danny--oooh. He's grown up into a six-foot-tall real-life cowboy. He seems interested in A.J., but she has a promise to keep that doesn't include Danny. What's a girl to do if she wants both?

Okay. So I loved Saving Sailor, and I LOVED Taking Tuscany. So when I saw that Heading Home was available, I had to buy it. It did not disappoint. I'm a closure-happy ending kind of girl, and though A.J. sure does have a tendency to make a mess of things, Renée Riva has a great way of putting it all back together. A.J.'s Italian/Greek family is hysterical. This book was funny, heartwarming, and delightful. These three books were a fabulous coming-of-age story that takes place in the 1960's and 1970's. I highly recommend them.
Uriel Uriel
The first half was great! The last half was mostly problems with getting the wedding arranged...I felt like I was 'working' while reading it. The first two books in the series, "Saving Sailor" and Tuscany, were both five star, though!
Agamaginn Agamaginn
Each book just gets better and better! The characters are all so lovable, that you wish you belonged to a family like this. Lucky Stormy, she does get "adopted" into this wonderful family! Thank you, Renee, for taking me on a wonderful ride this week with this wonderful, crazy family! Looking forward to reading your books in the future! What a beautiful gift of storytelling God has blessed you with! Each book about A.J.'s wild ride through life made me laugh and cry. You did good! Gotta get these books; they will be treasured!
Welen Welen
I read Saving Sailor and thought this book would be as good, since it is the sequel. VERY disappointed. I had the feeling the author wanted to get it done. The second half of the book is better than the first. It is worth reading to get the rest of the story, I guess.
Wild Python Wild Python
This trilogy is wonderful! This final book is the culmination of A.J.'s childhood and it's a delight to take the journey with her and her Southern boy, Danny. I've just finished my second go round and know I'll be back.
Shalizel Shalizel
This was the third in a series about a young girl starting when she was 10 years old. She returns home after spending 8 years in Italy with her family and is reunited with her childhood sweetheart and her dog. I liked the first two books a lot and this one did complete the story, but I didn't enjoy it quite as much.
I didn't want the story to end, but it was a satisfying ending. Wonderful characters and lessons and made me laugh out loud often????

Thank you!