The Year of Luminous Love review by horselover157
The Year of Luminous Love
by Lurlene McDaniel
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fiction

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Age at time of review - 11
Reviewer's Location - Litchfield, California, United States
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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.


In my opinion, The Year of Luminous Love is a great novel about love, suspense, and surprise. One thing I liked about this book is that it shows the separate lives of all three girls. One girl's life may become suspenseful, and leave you with a cliff-hanger. Then, the author transfers to a different girl's story. But the book goes back to the cliff-hanger later. An example of this is when Ciana's grandmother dies. You are left with a cliff-hanger wondering how she will deal with the situation. My favorite character would be Ciana because she is kind, caring, and loves animals and she reminds me a little of myself. The only problem I had with this book is that there is one slight paragraph that had a little bit too much detail on a love part. Otherwise this is an amazing book and I would recommend it to anyone who loves romance, and a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat!

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Content rating - some mature content

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I rated this book 4 stars because of the amount of detail in one of the romance parts.

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