Josie Riviera

Copy of Josie Riviera 2

Multi-award winning author Josie Riviera and her family are transplanted NewYorkers now living in the sunny Carolinas. She writes character-driven novels filled with inspiration and emotion and combines her love of the Romany (Gypsy) lifestyle with historical and Christian romance. She has three grown children.She shares the empty nest with her husband of 40 years and the adorable puppy (now dog) that was bought for their daughter six months before she (the daughter) went off to college.
In addition to lending an ear to her twenty-something daughter’s ongoing drama, Josie’s an expert at the board game “Balderdash” and holds the current title in her family as unbeatable.Josie earned a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master’s degree in education. In her spare time, she eats Peppermint Patties because they’re lower in calories than other chocolate candy and watches “Breaking Bad.”You can visit Josie at her blog, The Italian Blog, at

Send her an email at:

Facebook Author Page:                   

“Joy and Sorrow, a Beautiful Tomorrow
Romances with Sparkling Promise”

Seeking Patience:


Available on, this book is a Regency Inspirational romance exploring prejudice, forgiveness, and love.


Do people prove their self-worth by strength, or by character?

A Romany leader confronts the English heritage he has denied when he lands, beaten and powerless, in the path of a high-spirited young widow. Will the prim countess agree to hide the charismatic rogue in her home and jeopardize her safety while her stepson accuses her of murdering her elderly husband?

Patience Blakwell is not beautiful. As a dutiful young countess in Regency England, she endures her husband’s cruelty. She struggles with her faith, trying to understand why God is not following the plan she had for her life—to be loved and cherished by her husband. After her husband’s unexpected death, her grown stepson charges her with her late husband’s murder.

Luca Boldor, more Gypsy than English, is determined to prove that he is strong and capable and doesn’t need anyone. But once he is forced to depend on Lady Patience Blakwell, a woman who represents all he loathes, he must decide whether he should turn away when she needs him, or risk his most vulnerable, forgiving self to keep her safe. By denying his English heritage, has he denied a part of himself?

Seeking Catherine

Tudor Historical Romance Novella available on



He’s hurt her in the past. Can she trust her heart to him again?
During an age of chivalry they were sweethearts, planning a future together in Tudor England.

Headstrong and proud, Catherine Sudfield remembers everything about Stefan Boswell. And she loved him in spite of his poverty and lack of nobility. The restless Gypsy rogue’s powerful good looks and promises of love were more than enough to satisfy her youthful dreams.

But then Stefan left without a word, and Catherine’s uncle bargained her off to a brothel.

Sometimes bonds between a man and a woman, however young, are meant to last a lifetime. But will it take more than a dose of Gypsy magic to chase away the doubts between two guarded lovers?

Current WIP’s include: Fatal Fortune and Fatal Fascination. Both manuscripts have won or finaled in over twenty RWA contests including The Golden Pen, The Golden Acorn, and the Linda Howard.

Historical manuscripts are set in Tudor England, and feature Romany heroes and heroines.

And, two manuscripts soon to be released:

Seeking Faith, an inspirational romance set in Tudor England.

A Snow White Christmas, a contemporary Christmas novella romance.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.