Reader Reviews

USA TODAY Bestselling Author shares 5 star Reader Reviews:

“Seeking Patience was an incredible book – it’s a must read! I recommend it to any romance lover – they will love it!”

“Once you start reading you won’t be able to put this novel down.”

“I find stories which explore cultural differences interesting and this writer does an excellent job. Opposites attract in this novel for an interesting plot.”
“I loved this. What a terrific escape. I got into it and had a hard time stopping! I needed that, thanks!”

“A SNOWY WHITE CHRISTMAS is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. You can’t help but fall in love with all the characters and get caught up in their lives. I can easily see this wonderful novella becoming a Hallmark Movie. Once I started reading I could not put this heart warming story down. Josie Riviera gives you such a well-written story of Margaret and Fernando that you can’t help but feel as if they are old friends of yours as you are reading. I can not wait to read more by this wonderful author.”
“What a lovely story about Christmas in the north. Very well written and full of emotion. I particularly enjoyed the characters, Margaret, Fernando, little Amelie and her menagerie of handicapped pets. I started reading and couldn’t put the book down until I finished it. A wonderful read for Christmas.”

I Love You More is a story that grabbed me from the first line. It’s heart wrenching to hear about people struggling with cancer and really uplifting to see how they triumph over their sickness and the temptation to sink into depression. Add to that the presence of an adorable five-year-old little girl adopted from the Far-East. We root for Anastasia who is raising her adopted daughter, fighting her disease and meanwhile falling in love with a gorgeous Italian from her past. Being adopted, Luciano understands her better than anyone else. A very enjoyable story with a lot of emotion and a sprinkle of humor.


“I was given this book to read for a honest review.. and in all honesty I don’t have one word bad to say about it.. it actually put me in the mood for Christmas .. in the mood for giving and forgiving.. for love.. the story moved my heart and yearning to learn more and hope for a maybe more in another story to continue . . I felt there was more to come out of this story.. it left me hungry for more.. this is a story for all to read.”

A Portuguese Christmas

“Josie Riviera writes a beautiful, holiday love story while also sharing Portuguese traditions and information about olive growth and harvesting. Krystal, a talented American surfer who has suffered fear and injury, travels to Portugal for a competition but has no intention of staying. Can handsome, stubborn Adolfo convince her to stay? Find out in this delightful tale of love, loss, family and finding love again.”

Oh Danny Boy

“Oh Danny Boy is a very sweet contemporary romance by Josie Riviera. The story and the characters both were well developed. I loved being sweep away to Ireland, a place where I have never been. Riviera had me hooked right at the start. Clara had some family issues. She wanted to help her brother. Danny might just be what Clara needs. Can he help her get over the past and move on with her life? I felt so sorry for Clara. This was one of those page turners where I could not read fast enough to see what was going to happen next. If you love romance I am sure you will love Oh Danny Boy.”

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