Heading Home. Renée Riva. David C. Cook. April 2010.
Paperback. 272 pages.
"Eight years is a long time - from saying good-bye as kids to saying hello as adults."
Heading Home is the third book in the Indian Island trilogy. Now that A.J. is 18 years old, the day she has been waiting for has finally come. She's headed back to the island she knows best as home. She will soon start college to study veterinary science and she'll also be reunited with her dog, Sailor, and best friend, Danny. A lot has changed over the past eight years. Danny begins realizing the true feelings he has for A.J. and hopes to be more than just her best friend, but she has a promise to keep which unfortunately doesn't include him. Both A.J. and Danny have a lot to think about regarding their plans for their future, and whether or not it means they'll be together along the way.
This is such a sweet story and I absolutely love the ending! It's a fast read and I literally felt like I was stuck to this book. Once again, Renée wrote another great novel that's full of family, humor, love and lessons learned. A.J. is the same quirky girl with a great sense of humor and her family is just as crazy as they were in the two previous books(Saving Sailor and Taking Tuscany). It's just so easy to fall in love with the characters and the story. I was laughing out loud most of the time and I felt like I was losing a friend when it was over. This was a wonderful finish to a very enjoyable and entertaining trilogy. If you haven't read any of these books, you definitely need to grab a copy of them because you are missing out!
My Rating: 5/5 stars
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*Special thanks to Karen Stoller of David C. Cook for sending me a review copy.*