Renee Riva had a booth at one of the homeschool conventions I went to this spring. I recognized her from having downloaded Saving Sailor (for Kindle) at Amazon. I don't own a Kindle, but I've been using the free version, Kindle for PC, on my netbook... and Renee had kindly offered her first book for free for a time. I hadn't yet read it when I met her, but I thanked her for making it available... and I did read it the first opportunity I got. It was a very enjoyable coming-of-age story about a funny little girl and her faithful sidekick, Sailor the dog. Since I had perused Renee's booth I knew there were two more books in the series, and I was eager to read them.
Much to my delight I was offered the chance to review Heading Home, the third book in the series. It's the one with the romance in it, and I'm a sucker for romance, so I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first one. I loved the vintage feel of the story being set in the 1960s/early 1970s, and especially got a kick out of the quirky characters. It's a great book to tuck in your tote-bag to have with you this summer when you want something light and fun to read!