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"Remembering First Love"

Awarded "Best Romance of 2019" by Indies Today

CARINA RIVERA: From VICTIM to VICTORY—The First Trilogy in The Rivera Sisters Series

 In this riveting trilogy, Jeanine Lunsford takes the reader on a pulse-inducing, impactful ride alongside Carina Rivera, revealing the inner-struggles of a troubled woman finding her way out of darkness into Light.

Carina Rivera has been through a lot in her 25 years of life. Abandoned by her father as a baby and molested as a child for three years by a neighbor man, she has suffered with feelings of shame and low self-worth her whole life.

And even though Carina has been called the bad Rivera sister by the people within the tight-knit community where she and her sister, Amelia (the good Rivera sister) were raised, there’s always been a small glint of hope shimmering inside Carina, telling her God’s not finished making her the person she’s meant to be.

Go with Carina as God uses her challenging circumstances to mold and make her into the woman of faith, He’s created her to be.





Domestic violence is not an easy subject to talk about, but its survivors have a victorious story to share with those who are willing to listen. Those who hear or read the story of a victim that has found freedom from their abuser will have a better understanding of what it is like to be caught up in the trauma of domestic abuse and, hopefully, be encouraged to become involved in programs that specialize in helping those who are looking for a way out of the seemingly endless cycle of domestic violence.

The story of my main character, Carina Rivera, isn't my personal story, but her story is one I can relate to. As a survivor of domestic violence, I understand how Carina feels, how she thinks, and how she hides her pain, not only from others but from herself as well.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, there is hope and help for you.

The National Domestic Violence Hot Line 1-800-799-7233 . 1-800-787-3224 | TTY | En Espanol.



" What About Love?" the 2nd Book in the Rivera


Sisters Series-Available now (June 2019)

(Warning--if you haven't read Book 1- there are SPOILERS in this article)

I'm so happy to let you know about my new release! "What About Love?"

The Second Book in the Rivera Sisters Series is scheduled to be released on June 2, 2019.

It was because of precious readers (like you) that took the time to write me to tell me of their interest in Mark that I decided to make the handsome young man Carina met at the Miami Airport the hero in "What About Love?".  

I hope Carina’s story will (or already has) encouraged and inspired you in some special way. I hope it makes you laugh and cry. I hope you fall in love with Mark (I did). But most of all, I hope Carina’s story will bless you in some personal way—that it will help confirm what you already know in your heart—that God wants His absolute best for His children—He never gives up on us (no matter what), and that even when it seems like things are out of control … He’s still in control.

If you haven’t read the first book in the series, “Remembering First Love”, I hope you will— Carina’s story is an amazing example of how God’s power can transform even the most shattered lives. Carina’s journey is heartbreaking but reading her full story will give you deeper insight into her miraculous transformation and help give you hope for people you may know who seem to be beyond hope.  

If either of these books inspire you or touch your heart in some way, please tell others about them. Let me know too! I’d love to hear from you!

One more thing (but very important to me) if you can take a few minutes to leave a review on the site where you purchased my book (digital or paperback) it would mean the world to me. Word of mouth and reviews are the best way for new authors like me to become established.

Thank you again for buying, “What About Love?” and for your prayerful support.

Jeanine Lunsford


Grace and Peace to all of you. 

I hope this finds you in good health.  

If you'd like to get snippets and juicy tidbits from the 2nd in the Rivera Sister's Series  (my current work in progress) And, if you'd like to be  among the first to hear the title reveal of the 2nd in the Rivera Sister Series, as well as be a part of the cover reveal, Click here to subscribe to my Newsletter. My subscribers are the first to know anything and everything about what's coming next in Carina and Amelia's lives. 



December 16, 2018

So excited about my blog interview with Jason E. Foss featured on Empowered Individuals Blogspot. Click on this link to read the full interview.

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