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Love Rules

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Emma is stuck in Hamilton, Missouri, while her best friend, Mattie, and her brother, Jake, head to the West Coast for college. To stay in touch while they're gone, Emma makes Jake and Mattie promise to send a postcard back to her once a week. Each postcard has to have a new Love Rule uncovered that week. In the process, Jake and Mattie discover that love was right under th...more
Paperback, 243 pages
Published January 19th 2005 by Thirsty Books (first published 2005)
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This book was everything I would want to read about and more. Focusing on Christianity, this book is based in Missouri, my home state, and then follows the main characters on their journey to college in California. I absolutely love college life, so this romantic novel was simply one I couldn't put down. The characters were well developed and I loved the differing points of view that the book offered. It allowed me to further understand all of the different characters and their motivations. This...more
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Emma and Jake Jackson and Mattie Mays -The Three Musketeers, The Three Stooges, Three Coins in a Fountian. When Mattie and Jake (Emma's brother) decide to head for California to Freedom University, Emma is left behind; but before they leave Missouri, Emma makes them promise to send her postcards about everything they learn about love. And from the looks of things, it's going to be pretty hard too.....

The chances of finding love at this university are slim to none. And slim went home...more
While reading this book, you're sure to experience tons of reactions; laugh, smile, get angry, be annoyed, cry (although I didn't), and a lot more.

When I read the first chapter, I instantly adored the characters. A boyish all-around witty unsociable girl, your cliché nice-guy jock who gets tired of things really fast, and his sister, the God-loving, mature-thinking, and innocent deaf.
Together, they make a great team. Out-of-the-ordinary traits mixed in with ordinary ones. And it worked. It fits....more
Erica Brown-carter
Just finished! Love it! This is such a beautiful story and even the way it is written is beautiful. A story of three friends, two are siblings, that are discovering love in different ways. Love for friendship, God, partners, and oneself. The three main characters, Emma, Jake, and Mattie are so love-able and relate-able. Love can surprise us sometimes, often we don't recognize it even when it's staring us in the face. And this story definitely captures that. I love the way it's written. Mostly fr...more
Sara ♥
October 18-19, 2013

That was as cute, but also cheesier, than I remember.

Okay, so this is a really cute little story about three friends... Mattie Mays, and Emma and Jake Jackson. Mattie and Emma are best friends that are the same age and Jake's Emma's older brother by a year. Mattie skipped a grade though, so Jake and Mattie are going off to college in California and Emma (who is deaf and has lupus) is staying in Missouri to finish high school. Emma devises a cheesy, but apparently effective, wa...more
I would recommend this book. Not super amazing but I enjoyed it.
Aug 14, 2011 Emily added it
I have read this book over and over, it is just that good. It's a great story about a girl connecting with her friends through God, through college, and through post-cards. I truly love this book, and when I say I have read it over and over, I mean it. I have never gotten bored of this book. Mattie is absolutely hilarious, a great stronghold for her friends, and an absolutely amazing person. Dandi Daley Mackall really hit the nail on the head with this book, truly. I reccomend this book to all.
Most amazing book I have ever read. It makes you think about your own life and relationships and how God can be there always, whether you are ready to admit it or not. Plus it helps that the characters are so well written you cannot help but love them as they go out into the world of college dating and laughing at their attempts to discover love in all the wrong places.
Belicia Buena-Terrones
If your in the mood for something sweet and romantic this is a good read then. I really like books which are somewhat short, and have a very sweet story line and ending. I have read a lot of books like that but this one is really worth the read. Its for more of a person who likes to read straight on romance fiction:)
There's a lot of references to God and Christianity and I can see that bothering some readers but I thought it was a pretty sweet story. As long as the book isn't trying to convert me, I think references to god and religion can totally be included in a good YA novel.
This was shelved in with the regular fiction, but reads as a YA novel. A "Christian" YA at that. It was poorly written, the characters weren't well developed, and the God angle was hammered into you at every spare moment. I did not like it at ALL.
I love this book! It had a great plot, great characters, and it kept me laughing. The ending was somewhat what i had wanted, but it didn't live up to the rest of the book's greatness. I wanted more.
Cute read. I kinda figured out what would happen but still liked it. It was cute and kinda of a fun look at college, though I am not sure my dating life was as eventful.
I absolutely adore this book. I love how outgoing Mattie is. It makes me want to be a better person. Haha I hate Carson though. DOUCHE!
My favorite book of all time. If you want to be closer to god without reading the bible read this.
Kayla Hintz
This book was wonderful. I absolutely recommend this book to anyone. I loved it.
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
One of my favorite books. I am a sucker for a love story.
April Joy Lee
great book...very refreshing...and relatable...
Something about this book is off.
loved the teacher scene
awesome book
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A professional writer for over 20 years, Dandi Daley Mackall has written dozens of articles for popular magazines and published around 400 books for children and adults alike, with sales of over 4 million.
A frequent guest on radio and television talk shows, she lives in rural Ohio with her husband, three children, horses, dogs, & cats.
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