Sunday, May 19, 2013

Giveaway: The Year of Luminous Love by Lurlene McDaniel

The Year of Luminous Love
by Lurlene McDaniel
Publisher: Random House
Publication date: May 14, 2013
Genre: YA/NA Contemporary
Source: Random House
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In the vein of Eat, Pray, Love, but for teens, this inspirational novel is set against the backdrop of Tennessee horse country as well as the historic cities of Italy and the Italian countryside. The story unfolds as three teenage girls, recently graduated from high school, plan the next phase of their lives while dealing with immediate life issues. McDaniel subtly explores the many types of love the girls experience--including love for one's family, one's friends, and intimate love--and the sacrifices they choose to make (or not) for each of them.
Lurlene McDaniel is the author of over 86 distinct works including; Keep Me in Your Heart, Breathless, and Red Heart Tattoo. Now she is introducing us to a contemporary saga about three friends. Learn a little about the characters:
About the Characters -as shared on Lurlene McDaniel's website 
The rolling hills of Tennessee and the picturesque towns of Tuscany provide stunning backdrops for this sweeping contemporary saga, which introduces three best friends facing the challenges of life after high school.


CIANA loves her family's land and the farm they've kept for generations, but it has fallen to her to keep the farm in working order. When she meets a handsome cowboy, she welcomes the diversion and finds herself believing in love at first sight. But their second meeting leaves her questioning her true feelings.

ARIE has battled health issues since childhood, and now she is determined to regain her physical and mental strength. Working with a new horse seems like the perfect solution, but when she confides her deepest secret to a handsome and kindhearted horse trainer—a secret she hasn't revealed to her family or even her two best friends—there are surprising results.

EDEN's boyfriend, Tony, is older and has money; he's also jealous and controlling. But she'd much rather stay with him than at home with her unreliable mother. Of course, he can't fill the role her best girlfriends do, and that makes him resentful. As Tony grows more demanding, Eden becomes scared. She must break free from this toxic relationship.

When Ciana finds a new direction for her life—one she'd never dreamed possible—she is able to offer Arie and Eden reprieve from their difficult situations. Together, the three embark on the experience of a lifetime.


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1 Comments:

At July 17, 2013 at 10:08 PM , Anonymous Danielle Chapman said...

Thanks for the giveaway! xoxo

 

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