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            Remembering  First    Love

Book 1 - The Rivera Sisters Series

Strong-willed Carina Rivera is determined to mend her broken past. She’s turning her back on the kind of choices that have led to the shame and regret she's buried under.

     But Carina’s decision to find the way out of her darkness and back into God’s light is quickly derailed when she meets Aaron Mendoza.
There’s something dark and forbidden in her handsome supervisor's eyes calling to a hidden part of Carina’s soul
 ... a part of her that’s not sure she wants to say no.

Book 2 - The Rivera Sisters Series

                    What    About   Love?

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In the 2nd book of the Rivera Sisters Series, Carina Rivera is beginning to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. She’s living with her sister, Amelia in Texas, looking forward to a bright new future, hoping to find a good and godly man.
But Carina’s four-year marriage to Aaron Mendoza has reinforced the lie she began to believe as a child victim of molestation—that a woman is nothing more to a man than the object of his passion.

When she's reunited with Mark Preston, the gorgeous single father she met at the Miami airport the night she left Aaron, she knows it's not happenstance. There's something about his ice-blue eyes and soft, warm kisses restoring her hope of discovering the meaning of a man's love for a woman. But Carina's divorce attorney has other plans. Handsome Eric Martinez persuades Carina to abstain from dating until her 6-month Texas residency requirement is established, putting an end to her blossoming relationship with Mark. Eric has his own private reasons for keeping Mark and Carina apart—she's reignited the fiery passion that once burned in his soul. He wants Carina for himself and he won't allow anyone - especially Mark - to quench the flames. When Mark discovers the shocking secrets Eric has been hiding from Carina, he reveals the truth about Eric to her. But is it too late? Has Carina already been captivated by Eric's allure?

              With   Unbreakable   Love

Book 3 - The Rivera Sisters Series


In the 3rd book in the Rivera Sisters Series,

Carina Rivera has everything going for her--her fiance, Mark is her perfect complement and ideal partner, and her love for his baby, ReeRee has helped her through the pain of losing her own daughter. 

On the night before her wedding, Carina becomes paralyzed with self-doubt. Is she ready to say her vows or is there something lurking inside her that doesn't belong in her marriage with a good and godly man like Mark. Is the bad Rivera sister--the woman she'd been before she knew Mark, hiding somewhere deep inside her soul? 

When Carina asks God to prove to her that the bad Rivera sister is finally gone, she has no idea that God is about to answer her prayer in an unexpected way. Will the earth-shattering events that are about to take place shake her faith, or will they help Carina become the woman she's always wanted to be? 


                   THE RIVERA SISTERS SERIES ... 


Indies Today Editorial Review 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 - Stars 

Remembering First Love is a charming faith-based romance novel. Carina Rivera is a 20-year-old single Cuban woman of faith living in southern Florida. She could be described as wayward, but contrite. On the day of her beloved older sister’s wedding, Carina vows to return to God and correct her path. Due to some poor decisions within her control and some unfortunate incidents out of her control, Carina struggles with feelings of self-worth. Will she be able to repair her besmirched reputation? Will a handsome man’s inappropriate intentions sway Carina or will the pull of God’s love be enough to rescue her?

Jeanine Lunsford has written a truly inspiring novel. Carina is relatable in her imperfection. She falls for her supervisor and quickly finds herself in a compromised situation. It doesn’t take long for Carina to discover Aaron’s violent tendencies or his penchant for young attractive women. The story deals with her feelings of guilt balanced with mercy from above. The book also considers the long-lasting consequences of child abuse. Although the dialogue feels forced at times, the transformation Carina makes is motivating. Christian readers will relate to the struggles of a modern-day woman trying to retain chastity until marriage. Remembering First Love is a steamy novel that pushes the envelope. The drama will leave you breathless and aching for more!


Vermont reviewer *Amazon Top Contributor

5.0 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

5 Star Winner

Jeanine Lunsford shows her readers, characters who are flawed enough to make this story real. When Amelia Rivera gets married her sister Carina dreams that it is she who is getting married. She has made many mistakes in her past and comes to realize that she needs God in her life. She returns to make her confession to God and finds herself once again tempted to follow in the footsteps of her past. I look forward to reading more of the works by Jeanine Lunsford. Remembering First Love is a love story that will bring your emotions to the forefront.

Five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

A heartwarming page-turner!

Excellent pacing and vividly drawn characters make this story of God’s unconditional love a terrific read. Highly recommend!

-- Renee Abernathy 


Susan Buckley 


Fast paced, so hard to put down once you begin reading.

June 4, 2019

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This series' writer is very detailed and descriptive. Love the way God's character and love for us is explained and used in the stories. Once you start reading it is extremely hard to lay the book down and stop. You HAVE to know what is happening next. Can't wait for the next book in this series!


shirley G dorsey


A moving and tender love story

June 6, 2019

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This is the second book in a series of The Rivera Sisters. I never imagined that the author could top the first book..but she did. This book is truly a very expressive work of the human heart , and it brought joy to me that I have not felt in a long time. The author has an uncanny ability to take ordinary people, put them in tangled webs and create unexpected outcomes. I highly recommend this series...there will be more down the road. Get in on the ground level.

Five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

A heartwarming page turner!

Excellent pacing and vividly drawn characters make this story of God’s unconditional love a terrific read. Highly recommend!

-- Renee Abernathy








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