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True Love: Three Novels

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  461 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Love, romance, and friendship abound in this three-in-one omnibus edition of Lurlene McDaniel's bestselling inspirational young adult novels, all of which explore the timeless question "Can love survive, now and forever?" I'll Be Seeing You Carley Mattea never expected to become friends with a boy as handsome as Kyle Westin—especially not in the hospital. His doctors don't...more
Paperback, 660 pages
Published December 22nd 2009 by Ember (first published January 1st 2009)
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Don't Die, My Love by Lurlene McDanielSix Months to Live by Lurlene McDanielSo Much to Live for by Lurlene McDanielA Rose for Melinda by Lurlene McDanielI Want to Live by Lurlene McDaniel
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Kath
Don't Die My Love
this book was excellent I liked it very much. It is touching and moves you to tears in the end.

I'll Be Seeing You
This book was also very good and got me thinking a lot about people who are different and get teased or bullied about it. Or they are constantly asked questions like Carley with her disfigured face. She was really a normal girl just people treated her differently.

A Rose for Melinda
This book was also really good. I liked how Melinda and Jesse could still be in love a...more
Carissa
The last book A Rose for Melinda, was the sadest.
Sami
Okay, Im sorta on the boarder line on how I feel about this book. The stories are sweet and the characters are relatable....WHICH IS GOOD!!! but the same reason I like the book, is also the same reason I DONT.

t was easy to create bonds with the characters, but it kinda took me a while to fall in love with the story. Im more of a fictional type person myself, so getting through these chapters without one vampire or werewolf, or some kind of midevil battle to the death scene showing up was really...more
Jayda




This book should be required reading for High School students. To get them to be less self absortbed and become more understanding now insted of later in their lives. these three stories by: Lurlene McDonald show how peoplecome together in the face of tragic/ bad circumstances. It demonstrights just how much we as a socieity place value on looks insted of valuing true qualities of people. McDonald shows us in three stories how to treat people with respect and to be open to new experiences/ rerl...more
Farhanah Atiqah
Don't Die,My Love

Julie Ellis,a straight A 's student fell in love with Luke Muldenhower,a football player who played for Julie's father team.They knew each other since childhood and could not be separated.When Luke is diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma,a form of cancer that develops in the lymph system,both of them are devastated.But Julie's love for Luke is really strong since they've been together for three years.She doesn't want him to die.Luke tried hard to make Julie happy,such as planting tul...more
Dreamergirl
The things that I liked about this novel (or novels) was how realisticly it was written. There was not a word out of place and the dialogue was breathtaking. But why I had to read it in 2 goes isn't because of the size of the novel, though it was big (660 pages) but more because of the ghastly vibe, which while might be appealing to some, to me it was a bit depressing. Though I loved how McDaniel dealed with the issues and I knew all the while deep inside that it could happen to any of us, our l...more
Nely
Jun 09, 2010 Nely rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
True Love consists of three novels written by Lurlene McDaniel which make up this 600+ page tome.

Don't Die My Love
Julie Ellis and Luke Muldenhower have been together since the sixth grade. They're now in high school and still love each other unconditionally. Luke is the star quarterback on the football team. They lack for nothing - popularity, good grades, but especially love. They are considering what colleges they plan on attending, Luke is expecting a full scholarship as an athlete, everythin...more
Kristy
This was 3 books in one. So I will review each individual book. My review doesn't necessarily contain spoilers, but you can probably figure out what happens in each book by my reviews, so maybe they would be considered spoilers. I don't know, I'm just giving a heads up now.



Don't Die My Love

Ugh, talk about heart wrenching. I felt like I went into mourning after reading this book. I loved Luke and Julie's relationship. It was very innocent and pure, not clouded up by sex. It was refreshing to read...more
Cindya Carrasco
I read this book True Love this book is soo good! You can learn so many things about love in this book. I know i did. What made me love this book is that it has a stroy at the end that talks about never failing the pearson you love because it might bring something back to you. It might be good or it might be bad.


Ive been recomending this book to the people who are in love. Ive been there with them helping then understand the book. I recomend this book to my mom already. She said she tought it wa...more
Missy
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Skylar Hale
this is seriously the sadest book i have ever read. the first story started out a classic love tale with two teens that have known eacheother forever and all that junk, but you can truley tell their relationship is pure because they stick to gether and try to get through lukes cancer..but sadly he doesnt make it and is just so heartwrenching to read. the second story is what i think every relationship should be about..loving someone not for what they look like but for whats inside them. and the...more
Michala
I really enjoyed this book even though it was a teenage romance book. I usually am annoyed by these types of books but when I go to the library I just grab whatever looks somewhat good and go home to read it. My favorite was the last story and my second favorite was in the middle. The first story didn't appeal to me as much.
This was a really good read and I'm looking forward to going back and getting other books by this author :)
If you pick this up and are unsure about it, stick with it and it...more
Dani
I'm not going to lie. I didn't like this book. Well, I didn't like two of the three stories inside. But it made me see that cancer is serious and can really put peoples' lives to a halt.

The endings were the ruining point to me because they had their whole life ahead of them. They had futures. They had soul mates. Then they died and it ended. How could it just end there?
Then the people who died, Luke and Melinda, expected their lovers to fall in love again with someone else. No.

The only one acc...more
Siobhan Morris
I loved this book! Lurlene McDaniel did an amazing job of captivating my heart and making me really emotionally invested in it! I felt as if I knew the characters and they were close to me. I cried like I've never cried before in a book! It was extremely well written and well thought out! I cried for about an hour after I finished the book because it felt like I knew the person and they were trully taken away from me!
Renee
I should have known based on the titles of the stories (Don't Die My Love, I'll Be Seeing You, A Rose for Melinda). The conversation between characters was unrealistic and felt very fake. I often cry when reading books, but this didn't make me sad at all - just disgusted. Honestly I didn't completely read all of the stories, (I couldn't make it!)
Princess Bookie
I bought this book for one story basically, I'll Be Seeing You. I have a habit of reading about blind people who fall in love don't ask me why. The story was alright. The ending was just so abrupt I wanted to know what happened next!

Another recommendation is His Eyes by Renee Carter! That story is one of my favorites!
Kiara
i think that this book was great. its because its about 2 couples that are in love. there names are juliet and roman . one day roman got went to the docters and he found out that he got cencer and that he has to fight it just for girlfriend and he wants to to life .also he promise that he was going to marry her .
Lesleigh
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C.
I read the first book in this bind up of 3 novels by Lurlene McDaniel.
It's called: Don't Die my Love.

It was very well written but the end was completley devastating... :'(


Honestly, I liked it but the end made me sob and SOB. That's all I could do!!

Willa
So sad but so amazing. Everyone should read it. It deals with what life is like for people who are sick. Lymphoma, leukemia, being blind, facial deformities. It does it all. It made me really think about who I am and how lucky I am.
True Love is amazing.
Sammy
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Lizeth
This book was alright. Out of all the stories in this book I found the 1st story more intriguing because of I think I connected more with the characters.
Moriah
I love don't die my love it has an amazing touch to it when you first start to read it and the ending is so sad I just want to cry every time I read it
Meli
Im going to get this book but i have a question for all of you people out there :] Which section can i find this book in? Thankks so much !! :D
Viviana
I had to buy it when I saw it!! Love that it has 2 of my favorite stories!! If you love MS. McDaniel you must by these book for your collection!
Frances
All three of the books within this book are amazing. A Rose for Melinda would definitely be my favourite from these three, no question.
Morgan Kilburn
MY NEW FAVORITE BOOK! I cried numorous times. And any book that can make me cry, is a great book. Definitely a MUST read!
Ashleigh Lowis
the only thing these books taught me was that you have to be an extremely ill or dying teenager to deserve true love.
Nina
It was the best book ever. I love it so much and I just want to read it for the first time again.
Jazmin
There were tears, but the first and 3rd stories I found a bit too cheesy and predictable.
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Lurlene McDaniel (born c. 1948) is an author who has written over 50 young adult books. She is well known for writing about characters struggling with chronic and terminal illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes, and organ failure.


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