The Year Of Luminous Love by Lurlene McdanielThe Year Of Luminous Love by Lurlene Mcdaniel

The Year Of Luminous Love

byLurlene Mcdaniel

Paperback | May 13, 2014

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For fans of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, this inspirational novel is set in Tennessee horse country, as well as the historic cities and picturesque countryside of Italy. As the story unfolds, three girls, recently graduated from high school, plan the next phase of their lives while dealing with complicated issues. Author Lurlene McDaniel subtly explores the many types of love--including love for one's family and friends, and intimate love--and the sacrifices the girls face.

From the Hardcover edition.
LURLENE MCDANIEL began writing inspirational novels about teenagers facing life-altering situations when her son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Her novels are hard-hitting and realistic, but also leave readers with inspiration and hope. Her books have received acclaim from readers, teachers, parents, and reviewers. Her bestselli...
Title:The Year Of Luminous LoveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.25 × 5.56 × 0.78 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385741723

ISBN - 13:9780385741729


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! Okay so where do I begin, Lurlene McDaniel is one of my favourite authors. In case you haven't heard of her, she writes young adult books that are about teens in difficult life situations. I have to admit that every one of her books I have read, I cried. :) So The Year of Luminous Love is definitely one of the most touching books I have ever read. It is about three teen girls (best friends) and they basically go through life drama and then go on an adventure and whatnot. But seriously, you have to read this book, it was very touching. I read it within two days and when I came to the end, I literally bawled like a baby. I cannot wait until the next one comes out (at least I think there is a next one?) But read this book! Such a great read!
Date published: 2013-09-07

Editorial Reviews, April 10, 2013:"The Year Of Luminous Love will definitely tug at your heart strings, and will make you so grateful for your friends....If you've ever wanted to start a book club with your friends, this is the read to go for! You'll love it if you're a fan of Eat, Pray, Love. You'll devour this pick!"Romantic Times Book Review, April 2013:"The Year of Luminous Love expertly pulls at readers' heartstrings and wrings emotion. Vintage McDaniel!"Publishers Weekly, April 29, 2013: "In Tuscany and Rome, the girls encounter worldly men, explore historical sights, and reassess their priorities...The story's themes of escape, freedom, horse riding, and finding love should have a strong pull for romance fans."Booklist, May 1, 2013:"McDaniel’s breathless saga takes readers from picturesque Tennessee horse country to sun-washed Tuscan vineyards, all the while establishing characters worth caring about. McDaniel fans won’t want to miss this age-appropriate Eat, Pray, Love—well, it has the eating and the love at least—and they’ll eagerly await the follow-up, The Year of Chasing Dreams."School Library Journal, May 2013:"Will tempt teens seeking a dramatic summer read."From the Hardcover edition.