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Keep Me in Your Heart: Letting Go of Lisa / Saving Jessica / Telling Christina Goodbye

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Three of Lurlene McDaniel's bestselling novels in one volume. Readers will relate to the compassion and strength of the characters as they piece their lives back together after tragedy strikes.

Letting Go of Lisa
Nathan Malone has been home schooled his whole life. He hasn't spent much time with kids his own age, let alone dated. Now that his mother is busy with his new tw
Paperback, 624 pages
Published December 28th 2010 by Ember
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Dec 30, 2011 Chelsie rated it liked it
I would have to give it a 3.5 star point average. Don't get me wrong Lurlene McDaniel is one of my favorite author that always touches my heart with her sad, and strong and powerful touching stories.

The three novels in the book were very strong, and struck to the heart. But sometimes I feel like there wasn't enough in her stories..

The 2nd novel in this book... TELLING CHRISTINA GOODBYE..
It broke my heart with the accident that happened in the book, and it made me tear up in some parts in the b
Mikayla S
Aug 15, 2011 Mikayla S rated it it was amazing
McDaniel, Lurlene, (1996). Saving Jessica. New York: A Random House Book. (198 pp).
“You’re in kidney failure, Jessica” Jessica is an 18 year old senior in high school, and now she has to be on dialysis (A kidney’s “job” is to filter waste products from the blood, and the dialysis machine is a substitute for your kidney.) for the rest of her life, unless she can get a kidney transplant. Lurlene McDaniel the author of Saving Jessica does an amazing job telling the terrifying truth about kidney fa
Marie Danielle
Mar 13, 2014 Marie Danielle rated it it was amazing
The book Keep Me in Your Heart by Lurlene McDaniel is a three novel book. All three novels have tragedy strikes to the characters. Keep me in your heart is in the genre Realistic Fiction and Romance. The theme to the book is love is a force for happiness and fulfillment, and that when in love, one must suffer. Mrs. McDaniel is married and have a brother that is three years younger than her and has several other bestselling novels such as Don’t Die, My Love and Till Death Do Us Part. Also Mrs. Mc ...more
Jul 31, 2013 Carissa rated it really liked it
This book is a collection of 3 novels that revolve around two main topics; love/ romance and death/ deathbed. Not a very happy book. But still good.

I usually write my own summaries, but I'm super busy and way behind on reviews, so y'all get the back cover.

Saving Jessica Jessica McMillan and Jeremy Travino are a perfect couple. When they met in high school, Jessica's upbeat spirit helped Jeremy to see that there must be a reason he was spared in the car accident that killed his brother. But now
Feb 28, 2011 Rachel rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Big-time fans of Lurlene McDaniel
Recommended to Rachel by: Borders
The first story in this trio of novels was the worst story by McDaniel I have ever read. She unsuccessfully tried to make her audience feel sympathetic for a whiny, overly dramatic, know it-all boyfriend. And guess what? In the end, he gets what he wants, and his father is suddenly praising him for all he did, even though they fought throughout the whole novel.
The second story is why I gave this 2 stars instead of 1. It was still somewhat cheesy, but SO sad and dramatic that I really enjoyed i
Taylin Meadows
Aug 10, 2014 Taylin Meadows rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book!!! I especially liked that the author decided to put 3 novels in the book!! I think that these 3 stories were all so sad! They were all about loss and saying goodbye and it was a really sad story to read :( I wouldn't recommend this book who is going through a tough time or if they've recently lost someone, because it will remind you of your loss and no one likes to be reminded of something like that. But if you are into stories that are sad but have a twist at the sam ...more
Sep 05, 2011 Rena rated it really liked it
Overall, the stories were very sad but also about overcoming grief and tragedy. Plus, the characters are thrown into interesting situations that some people do go through, but the rest of us do not quite understand or have exposure to. It definately opened my eyes to some of the grief that is out there in the world.

The first story was pretty good with a lot of legal drama to even out the emotional drama. I personally thought it was really a neat story.

The second one was a little predictable. Wit
Kayla Boone
Oct 17, 2013 Kayla Boone rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was very good. The first book was called Saving Jessica which is about a girl named Jessica who is going through kidney failure and is dating a boy named Jeremy who just faced his brother's death a few years ago and still hasn't got over him and now he is facing losing Jessica. Jessica's life is in danger and the only way she can survive without being on dialysis is getting a transplant. However, Jessica's parents health aren't well enough to transplant their kidney to Jessic ...more
Klaudyna Z.
Feb 21, 2014 Klaudyna Z. rated it liked it
This book is made up of three novels, all having to do with loss.

The first one, I thought started out kind of cheesy but then I got into it and it turned to b really sweet.

The second one I rally didn't care for. I felt like it dragged on and even the end was lacking in interest.

The third was by far the best one. It was sweet and not over the top with just the right amount of emotion. If that one stood alone I would have given 4 stars, it was well worth the read.
Whitney Grant
Aug 20, 2013 Whitney Grant rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-novels
It was a great book. They were very heart breaking and made you feel sorry for a lot of the characters. The second book was the sadist but was my favorite one. And i cried to this story. The other 2 were good also. I like how she didnt just focus on one character in the story and she focused equally on all the characters equally and what they were all going through as individuals
Breanne C
Sep 15, 2014 Breanne C rated it it was amazing
I love this book sooooo much!!! I keep it beside my bed and I'm constantly re-reading it. My favorite story in the book is letting go of Lisa I love it so much because of the kind of person Lisa is I like that she's tough and rides a motorcycle which I personally don't see a lot of these days.
Jun 14, 2013 Bella rated it it was amazing
This book was so amazing! i still cant believe how amazing it was. i cried but it was really funny at times too!:)check this book out!
Claudia Burgoa
Jul 13, 2012 Claudia Burgoa rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-reads, ya
3 short heartbreaking stories, all well written, but they wrenched my heart. Not apt for sentimental criers like me.
Aug 21, 2013 J rated it liked it
Broke my heart about 85 times. I found that the stories ended too abruptly, with mediocre endings, especially the third story.
Siobhan Morris
Jul 19, 2012 Siobhan Morris rated it it was amazing
This book was also one that made me cry. Lurlene McDaniel does an amazing job in helping her readers to emotionally connect with the characters. And I could not put this book down!
Jun 20, 2016 Kim rated it really liked it
Quick read. I adored her books as a teen and I can still see why. The last one in this trilogy reminded me of a mixture of multiple John Green books.
Ashley Jackson
Nov 21, 2012 Ashley Jackson rated it it was amazing

This book is very interesting. The author has away of writing. The stories were very touching. The author illustrates how young adults deal with tragic news.
Jul 29, 2012 Michala rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
This book was really good. I enjoyed it a lot. I actually didn't get tired of the annoying teen girlness in it too. I thought the story about Christina was the best. I really recommend this book.
Aug 29, 2013 Vianey rated it it was amazing
All three novels were great. Very touching love stories that were inspirational. I definitely cried in some parts and got very into the stories.
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Apr 23, 2011 amyyy added it
Three great books in one!
Kyra rated it it was ok
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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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