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True Love: I'll Be Seeing You / Don't Die, My Love / A Rose for Melinda

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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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Kath
Jul 28, 2012 Kath rated it really liked it
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
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Carissa
Jul 11, 2012 Carissa rated it liked it
The last book A Rose for Melinda, was the sadest.
Sami
Dec 04, 2010 Sami rated it really liked it
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
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Jayda
Feb 18, 2013 Jayda rated it it was amazing




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
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Morgan Kilburn
Apr 21, 2010 Morgan Kilburn rated it it was amazing
MY NEW FAVORITE BOOK! I cried numorous times. And any book that can make me cry, is a great book. Definitely a MUST read!
Farhanah Atiqah
Mar 20, 2014 Farhanah Atiqah rated it really liked it
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
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Dreamergirl
May 16, 2011 Dreamergirl rated it liked it
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 really liked it
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
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Kristy
May 24, 2010 Kristy rated it liked it
Shelves: sniff, 2010, heavy
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
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Cindya Carrasco
Sep 28, 2012 Cindya Carrasco rated it it was amazing
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
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Missy
Jun 21, 2010 Missy rated it it was amazing
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Skylar Hale
Sep 30, 2010 Skylar Hale rated it really liked it
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
Jun 07, 2012 Michala rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
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
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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
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Siobhan Morris
Jul 19, 2012 Siobhan Morris rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 05, 2010 Renee rated it did not like it
Shelves: dont-read
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
Aug 03, 2010 Princess Bookie rated it liked it
Shelves: read2010
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
Dec 02, 2011 Kiara rated it it was amazing
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
May 24, 2012 Lesleigh rated it it was amazing
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C.
Apr 07, 2011 C. rated it liked it
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
Mar 03, 2013 Sammy rated it really liked it
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Lizeth
May 13, 2014 Lizeth rated it really liked it
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
Mar 10, 2013 Moriah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: awesome-books
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
Apr 06, 2010 Meli rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 15, 2010 Viviana rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 23, 2012 Frances rated it it was amazing
All three of the books within this book are amazing. A Rose for Melinda would definitely be my favourite from these three, no question.
Ashleigh Lowis
Oct 12, 2012 Ashleigh Lowis rated it did not like it
the only thing these books taught me was that you have to be an extremely ill or dying teenager to deserve true love.
Jazmin
Sep 05, 2011 Jazmin rated it liked it
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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