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Lilac Sophia Carpenter is sixteen years old. She’s going to be sixteen years old for the rest of her life.

Confined to her bed as her health declines, Lilac lives her life in daydreams, imagining her love story to her former best friend, Nathan Emery. But Lilac and Nathan haven’t talked since that fateful night—the night of her sister’s wedding, when her health worsened an
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 26th 2019 by Brown Beagle Books
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Katherine Paschal
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: heart-wrenching, teen
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Lilac spends her time day dreaming her life at different ages, ages she will never be since she will not live past age 16. In her dreams she imagines hardships and happiness equally, but the one constant is that she always imagines her ex-best friend Nathan by her side. But Nathan and she have not been friends for years, one event ruined their friendship in a way that could not be fixed. And while Lilac fights a losing battle for m
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Angie
Sep 04, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
NOTE: I received this book from a GoodReads giveaway. I read the entire book in order to give my honest opinion. My review follows.

I did not like this book. I found it too sappy and too long. The daydreams were too confusing through most of the book. I was thinking that the protagonist was travelling in time instead of daydreaming! I also don’t like the vulgar language in this book. I’m really tired of authors resorting to vulgar language to show that characters are angry about certain situation
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Bonnie
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my goodness. This book was beautifully written and one you just couldn't put down. I cried through it (thanks so much for the headache!) but again could not walk away from it. I just won this today and finished it today. It tells of a 16 year old girl named Lilac with a terminal illness telling her story of her relationship with her friend Nathan since they were 6 yrs old. They share a bond that even was broken for some years is strong enough to come back strong. Ms Pogorzelski sure can write ...more
Kimberly Diez
Sep 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway. I enjoyed the story, although I found it to be somewhat anticlimactic. It felt like there was a huge buildup to the event that ended their friendship, and once the cause was finally revealed, it was not nearly as dramatic as I had imagined. Nevertheless, it was a quick, easy, and enjoyable read.
Willa
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good YA book. Finishing it at work (lunch? break? - of course!) probably wasn't a good idea though. Good thing we didn't have clients walking in or calling. Good thing the supervisor wasn't there. I couldn't stop the tears. This is a story about a 16 year old coming to terms with love and death, broken and healed relationships. ...more
Anne Barker
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I won this book in a giveaway and had to read it immediately and read it in one sitting. This was a really good book in getting to know who Lilac is and her story and of course Nathan. It was touching and special. The one thing that I would say about this, is that it was sometimes hard to tell who was narrating the chapter until you got a little further in.
Jennifer Rhines
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Superbly written storyline filled with immensely imagination and descriptive details.
This book definitely tugs at the heartstrings.
I found it full of profound meaning and can personally relate to it.
I highly recommend Lilac in Winter as a great read for anyone and everyone.
It captures the essence of life.
Becky
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaway-wins, ya
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and read it in one sitting. Such a beautiful story. Make sure you have some tissues handy though.
Mary
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
great book.
Becca Smith
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a great read! Great characters and story. Loved it!!
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Susan Pogorzelski is the award-winning author of Gold in the Days of Summer and The Last Letter. When she's not writing novels of nostalgia and the magic of everyday life, she works as a consultant and editor at Brown Beagle Books, is an intuitive energy practitioner at Susan Dawn Spiritual Connections, and is the founder of LymeBrave Foundation. She lives in South-Central Pennsylvania with her b ...more

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