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Books by Theresa Rizzo


Theresa Rizzo is an award-winning author who writes romantic suspense and emotional stories that explore the complexity of relationships and families through real-life trials. Born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, she currently lives outside of Boulder, Colorado with her husband of thirty-three years. After attaining a BS in Nursing, Theresa retired to raise four wonderful children and to write.


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Praise for Rizzo Books


This charming novel gracefully addresses embryonic stem cell research and garnishes it with a powerful, tender romance… The author handles the complexities of science and morality with tremendous care and nuance; there are no hypocrites or villains here, only loving people doing their best in terribly difficult situations. Contemporary romance readers of all political leanings will be enthralled. - Publisher’s Weekly (The Lives Between Us)


Theresa Rizzo offers up a story of a family torn apart by secrets and lies, and a woman's courageous journey to reclaim the truth. This is a perfect blend of suspense and romance, for readers who can't resist a page-turner. - Susan Wiggs - #1 New York Times Bestselling Author (He Belongs to Me)


This is a story that will command the attention of any parent, and probably everyone else, too.  The courtroom battles are especially gripping, filled with twists and turns.  Theresa Rizzo knows how to speak to the heart. - William Bernhardt - New York Times Bestselling Author (He Belongs to Me)


Just Destiny is highly thought-provoking and packs an emotional punch! Easily an eight-hanky read! If there are cotton candy novels, Just Destiny is French cuisine. The complex plot lines and gut-wrenching emotion demand an eager focus and attention. . Just Destiny breaks the mold with its unique and compelling story of love and loss. - Sofia St. Angeles, InD'tale Magazine


Rizzo's writing style is outstanding; her ability to put together a series of complex plot-lines, populate the story with fascinating characters, place them against such brilliantly described diverse settings is exceptional... Silent Sentry crosses different genres: crime, thriller, mystery, romance. And it works perfectly. This is one book I would thoroughly recommend - Judith, Judith Barrow Blog


Blend Jodi Picoult's thought provoking writing with the magic of Danielle Steele's romance novels, and you would have The Lives Between Us by Theresa Rizzo. - Wally's Book Review


This is a great book club book. It's the type of book that can be discussed in great length...This is the type of book that touches you emotionally on so many different levels. It makes you stop and think, what would YOU do in this situation? - A Library of Reviews (The Lives Between Us)


This book wraps every plot point in to one. Suspense, romance, friendship, self-reflection, courtroom drama and so much more...I recently read her first book called He Belongs To Me which is another amazing book that doesn't disappoint. All I can say is Theresa knows how to write with emotion, suspense and depth that will leave the reader breathless in anticipation for more. Just Destiny" is an emotional, roller coaster ride of a book that deserves to be on the top of everyone's to be read pile". - Deb Devita, Bookish Blog


With a cast of characters who are realistic and flawed; raw and emotional dialogue; intense and dramatic interactions; and a gut wrenching storyline that mixes the complexities of a dysfunctional family dynamic with a couple's love story; He Belongs To Me is an amazing story that will pull at your heartstrings, and prove that love can overcome the most traumatic situations in life. This is a must read story that will resonate with you for a very long time. - Kathleen, Jersey Girl Book Reviews


I love Rizzo's writing style: she draws me in and I can't put her books down. Her premises are so believable and realistic that I feel like the things that happen to her characters could easily happen to me. ... Just Beginning is a great read. I highly recommend these books. - Kelli, I'd So Rather Be Reading Blog

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