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The Year of Chasing Dreams

(The Year #2)

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The companion to The Year of Luminous Love.
Published July 22nd 2014 (first published January 1st 2014)
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Morgan Stout
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jones-2017
I loved this book. It's about a girl and this guy fell in love and her best friend also finds a partner.It tells about both of the relationships and obstacles they have to go through. Its packed full of romance and action. When I got halfway through I couldn't stop reading this book. It a great fiction book. I highly recommend this book.
Amalios
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
bye arie
garret is cool

oooh, the ENDING!! love it. the suspense had me dying and so tense that when we found out
(can't say what) I had to stop and take a breather.
Crystal ✬ Lost in Storyland
The Year of Chasing Dreams made me feel a whole mess of emotions.

Months have passed since he and Ciana parted, and it's rather shocking to see Jon turn up on Ciana's doorsteps all of a sudden at the start of this book. As we aren't given much context on what has transpired since then, and time jumps around with Ciana unsure of how to deal with his reappearance into her life, it takes some time for the story to warm up. The slow development and Ciana's refusal to confront her feelings for Jon and
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Library Lady
I had heard of Lurlene McDaniel as a teenager and knew her mostly as the author who wrote books about teens dying. So I was a little leery of this book but I figured I'd try it. I did read most of "The Year of Luminous Love" and was not impressed. (*ugh* what a horribly cloying title!) I realize that there are teens who do have horrible lives and alcoholic parents or parents who are bipolar, but it didn't take long before my suspension of disbelief was pretty much hanging by a teeny tiny thread. ...more
Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
I've wanted to read The Year of Chasing Dreams since I read the first, The Year of Luminous Love. I remembered enjoying the characters and even though Arie isn't in this one, I still liked Eden and Ciana. Besides, Lurlene McDaniel is on my automatic read list so, I would have wanted to anyways.

Lurlene has a way of crafting characters in such a way that I am so invested in them and she always writes with such emotions. This one is no different although this one didn't have as much of a young ad
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Natalie
Meh. It was fine. I just don't really love sappy, dramatic love stories. For those that do, and those that don't like to think while reading, this book is great.

Twenty-one year old Ciana is trying to recover from the loss of her best friend and keep her family estate afloat. To make things even more stressful, her old beau shows up. She never thought she'd see Jon Mercer again, but her he is, ready and waiting to love her all over again. I'm sure, you're wondering with bated breath, "Where coul
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C.M. Keller
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed The Year of Luminous Love. So I was eager to read The Year of Chasing Dreams and find out what happens to Ciana and Eden. And I wasn’t disappointed.

One of the things I love about this book is the development of Ciana and Eden—they both become women in their own right, struggling with love, tragedy, and tears. (After all, this is a Lurlene McDaniel book and I can’t through one without laughing and crying.)

The plot is engaging with some twists and turns. The writing is clean and
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Mandy Perret
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great sequel! Shows the variety of love people have in their lives. And how letting go can be a true act of love!
Megan Kinderman
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
love Lurlene's books. this was a good series.
Christine
At least now I know I haven't been missing anything by ignoring lurlene McDaniel all these years. Couldn't finish it. Can see why some girls like this crap, but I wish they didnt
Lena Parsch
This book was a decent read. Although it was not the best book that I have read, it provided an interesting plot and ending.
Dana
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, romance, summer
I have been a fan of Lurlene McDaniel for a very long time now, ever since I read "Six Months to Live" for the first time. This book, like so many of her others, did not disappoint. It'd been awhile since I had read the first one, but thanks to Lurlene McDaniel's ability to tell a story, I had no problems catching back up.
The story is one that hits close to home for me, a small rural town. A girl raised on her families farm. Everyone knows one another. It's hard anymore to find a book to relate
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Stephanie A.
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Mary Bronson
I thought this was such a great book! Once I got started it was hard to put down. I loved all the characters and plot of the story. This book was so heartbreaking and heartwarming. I liked how this had two points of view. I accidentally read this one first before reading before the first book, but I will be doing that next.
Sarah S
Jul 19, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
All of the outstanding reviews had me so wanting to love this book however I found it impossible to keep reading (perhaps because I have not read the book prior to this which explains some of the backstory). I would say I made it 3/4 of the way through the book before giving up which is rare for me.
Rebecca
See my review for the first book.
Jessica
Jun 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
When I first read Lurlene McDaniel years and years ago, I fell in love with her utterly emotional stories dealing with love and loss. While I wasn't a big fan of The Year of Luminous Love, I thought I'd give the companion a chance to see if I could find that amazing writing again.

After losing their best friend, Eden and Ciana are forced to face reality again now that they're back from Italy. Being back, though, Ciana hasn't seen Jon Mercer in months and Eden has no idea what happened to Garrett
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Ginger
Oct 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews

Ciana Beauchamp hasn't seen Jon Mercer in months. He shows up out the blue one day and waltzes onto her farm like nothing happened. However relieved Ciana is to see him she isn't quite ready to let her guard down just yet. She's still mourning the lose of her friend, Arie, uncovering long kept family secrets and on top of that she's desperately fighting to keep her farm and the land that surrounds it from being turned into a new housing development.

Eden can't stop thinking about Garrett and the
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Once Upon a Twilight
Aug 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
It’s been years since I’ve read a book of Lurlene McDaniel. I was first introduced to her books as a freshman in high school and through the four years of school, I was addicted to her collection of books. When the opportunity presented for a review, I immediately jumped in.


OUaT's Review

The Year of Chasing Dreams is about two friends, Ciana and Eden. Both of these young women are chasing their dreams, even if they are struggling with love and grief. Ciana wants to preserve her family farm and s
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Susan
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Karen
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the 2nd book of this series we find best friends and now roommates Ciana and Eden still living at Bellmeade Ranch. They are both recovering from the death of the Arie. Ciana is trying to keep her house and land from being sold for tract houses and who comes back after being absent but Jon Mercer, Ciana's friend and Arie's old boyfriend. Both Ciana and Eden want to keep the horse ranch. Jon volunteers to help with the ranch too. However problems that keep cropping up, Ciana is becoming suspici ...more
Jennifer Lynn
Apr 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
This is not a bad book and maybe it actually deserves a higher rating then what I have given it. I started the book having no idea what it was about and that is definately my fault. I just have loved Lurlene McDaniel's books since middle school but they were the ones themed upon children and teenagers who were sick or dealing with problems more serious than typical heartbreak. So I assumed this book would follow a similar pattern when instead it was just another love story/making life work. Also ...more
Lindsay
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, favorites
I was so happy I finally read a Lurlene McDaniel book that didn't have me crying my eyes out. But she certainly did leave me on the edge of my seat and in shock multiple times. I found myself wanting to read to an end of a chapter before bed, but once I got to the end I needed to read on to know what was going to happen next. A very captivating story. I'll definitely be reading it again in the future.

The Year of Luminous Love and The Year of Chasing Dreams are definitely one of my favorites nex
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Brittany Minard
I got this book as a valentines present from my boyfriend, I couldn't put it down it was so great! Lurlene puts so much detail and emotion into her books you just become absorbed in them. I love the relationship between Cianna and Jon... but Garret is my favorite character. This is a must read for any country/romance lover
Jessica
Sep 11, 2014 added it
Shelves: ya-fiction
Hyper-dramatic sequel! A shocking plot twist with every other chapter... which means at some point, the plot twists stop feeling so dramatic. Except for the one right after the MC's love interest gets sucked up by a tornado in front of her eyes... thaaaaat one was a shocker. That shocked me into peals of laughter.
Lisa
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoy this author and story was pretty good. She does characters so real to life, they could be your own friends. If you love the South, you will find yourself immersed in southern roots, it's quite charming.
Katie
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Chasing Dreams doesn't disappoint as second in what I think/hope is a trilogy. This one focuses on Ciana as she discovers more about her family's past and how it might affect her future with the man she is scared to love.
Kattie
Sep 08, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish, own
I didn't read this, because it is a sequel, and I have not read the previous titles.
Leydy
Jul 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review to come
Hailen
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
i never read abook as good as this one i also read the year of oluminous love i love them !!!!!
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“I have a lot of boo-boos, cowboy."

"Maybe I should kiss them." He leaned forward, brushed his lips against her forehead, just above the stitches over her eyebrow.

She held up her arm where there was an abrasion. "Hurts here too."

He kissed the spot.

"And here." She pointed to her mouth.

He kissed her with a pressure as light as the brush of a butterfly's wing.

She thought of a hundred places on her body she wanted him to kiss. "I hurt all over.”
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