The Year of Luminous Love
The Year of Luminous Love
The Year of Luminous Love
Lurlene McDaniel
For fans of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, this inspirational novel is set in Tennessee horse country, as well as the historic cities and picturesque countryside of Italy. As the story unfolds, three girls, recently graduated from high school, plan the next phase of their lives while dealing with complicated issues. Author Lurlene McDaniel subtly explores the many types of love--including love for one's family and friends, and intimate love--and the sacrifices the girls face.

Book Details


  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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The year of Luminous Love is about three teen-aged girls. Ciana, a cowgirl with her home at stake and a cowboy she can't be with. Arie, a girl who has suffered from cancer her whole life and then there's Eden. A daughter of a mental mom, she also has a boyfriend named Tony who becomes controlling and overprotective. Eden becomes frightened by him and needs to escape. So, when Ciana inherits money from her grandma's will, she decides to use it to get herself and her friends a trip to Italy and Eden sees her chance to escape her crazy boyfriend, Tony.

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