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“I write the kind of books I write because I want to help kids understand that nobody gets to pick what life dishes out to them. What you do get to choose is how you respond to what life gives you. No matter what happens, life is a gift. And always worth living.”—Lurlene McDaniel

Lurlene McDaniel is a recipient of the RITA Award and several of her works have received the IRA–CBC Children’s Choice Award.


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Everyone loves a good cry, and no one delivers heartwrenching stories better than Lurlene McDaniel.

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All the Days of Her Life
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
eBook

Out of control - that's how Lacey Duval feels in almost every aspect of her life. There's nothing she can do about her parents divorce, there's nothing she can do about the death of her young friend, there's nothing she can do about having diabetes - that's what Lacey believes.
After a... Read More
 





All the Days of Her Life
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
Paperback

Out of control - that's how Lacey Duval feels in almost every aspect of her life. There's nothing she can do about her parents divorce, there's nothing she can do about the death of her young friend, there's nothing she can do about having diabetes - that's what Lacey believes.
After a... Read More
 





Always and Forever
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
Paperback

Sixteen-year-old Melissa Austin has always worked hard to get what she wants. As the school year begins, her work is paying off: Her grades are up and she’s landed a coveted spot on the Brain Bowl team. She and her best friend, Jory Delaney, are determined to have the best junior... Read More
 





Always and Forever
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
eBook

Sixteen-year-old Melissa Austin has always worked hard to get what she wants. As the school year begins, her work is paying off: Her grades are up and she’s landed a coveted spot on the Brain Bowl team. She and her best friend, Jory Delaney, are determined to have the best junior... Read More
 





Angel of Hope
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
eBook

When Heather Barlow returns from Africa, the joy she felt during her missionary trip fades.  She's still suffering from unresolved grief over the death of her friend Ian, and now that she's back home in the United States, she feels directionless.  And while Heather has changed a great deal, her family has not.  She... Read More
 





Angel of Mercy
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
eBook

Heather Barlow has always been idealistic, and now that she has finished high school, she's ready to make a difference in the world. After graduation, she joins a mission group on a hospital mercy ship sailing to Africa. However, Heather is unprepared to face the disease, famine, and misery she encounters.

Ian... Read More
 





Angels in Pink: Holly's Story
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
Paperback

Pink Angels and best friends Holly, Raina, and Kathleen have been through a lot over the past year. The summer before their senior year promises to be busy but fun, as Holly and Raina return to their full-time volunteer jobs at the hospital and Kathleen, who needs the money, works at... Read More
 





Angels in Pink: Kathleen's Story
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
eBook

It’s the summer after sophomore year and Raina has convinced her best friends since the sixth grade, Kathleen and Holly, to spend their summer as “pink angels” in Parker-Sloan General Hospital’s summer volunteer program. Kathleen is reluctant to do it—she has enough responsibility at home caring for her sick mother. But... Read More
 





Angels in Pink: Kathleen's Story
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
Paperback

It’s the summer after sophomore year and Raina has convinced her best friends since the sixth grade, Kathleen and Holly, to spend their summer as “pink angels” in Parker-Sloan General Hospital’s summer volunteer program. Kathleen is reluctant to do it—she has enough responsibility at home caring for her sick mother. But... Read More
 





Angels in Pink: Raina's Story
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
eBook

Raina is happy and relieved that her friends Kathleen and Holly found volunteering at the hospital rewarding. They loved their summers at the hospital so much they will be working for credit during their junior year.

Raina is also looking forward to spending as much time as possible with Hunter during... Read More
 





Angels in Pink: Raina's Story
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
Paperback

Raina is happy and relieved that her friends Kathleen and Holly found volunteering at the hospital rewarding. They loved their summers at the hospital so much they will be working for credit during their junior year.

Raina is also looking forward to spending as much time as possible with Hunter during... Read More
 





Angels in Pink: Holly's Story
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
eBook

Pink Angels and best friends Holly, Raina, and Kathleen have been through a lot over the past year. The summer before their senior year promises to be busy but fun, as Holly and Raina return to their full-time volunteer jobs at the hospital and Kathleen, who needs the money, works at... Read More
 





The Angels Trilogy
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
Paperback

Leah is not happy about being stuck in the hospital for the holidays while her mother is thousands of miles away on a honeymoon with husband number five. Until she meets her hospital roommate, Rebekah, and her big family. Cynical 16-year-old Leah has never known people like this before. From Rebekah’s... Read More
 





The Angels Trilogy
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
eBook

Leah is not happy about being stuck in the hospital for the holidays while her mother is thousands of miles away on a honeymoon with husband number five. Until she meets her hospital roommate, Rebekah, and her big family. Cynical 16-year-old Leah has never known people like this before. From Rebekah’s... Read More
 





Angels Watching Over Me
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
eBook

Happy Holidays!  Bah humbug.  "Happy" is not the way Leah Lewis-Hall would describe herself at the moment.  She's spending her twelve days of Christmas in an Indianapolis hospital, while her mother is thousands of miles away on a honeymoon with husband number five.  Leah went to the doctor with nothing more
than a broken finger, but... Read More
 





As Long as We Both Shall Live
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
eBook

A change is coming, April Lancaster’s fortune cookie reads. Be prepared. But how could she be prepared for the news that she has an inoperable brain tumor? April’s life will never be the same. Then she meets handsome Mark Gianni. Mark has cystic fibrosis, but he also has a passion for... Read More
 





As Long as We Both Shall Live
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
Paperback

A change is coming, April Lancaster’s fortune cookie reads. Be prepared. But how could she be prepared for the news that she has an inoperable brain tumor? April’s life will never be the same. Then she meets handsome Mark Gianni. Mark has cystic fibrosis, but he also has a passion for... Read More
 





Baby Alicia Is Dying
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
eBook

Desi thinks it's totally unfair that innocent baby Alicia was born HIV positive. Now the eight-month-old Alicia lives at Childcare because she was given away by her sick teenage mother. Desi can relate to feeling unloved. Her parents give her all the material things she needs, but there seems to be... Read More
 





Breathless
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
Trade Paperback

This moving and charged novel by Lurlene McDaniel, the bestselling author of inspirational fiction for young adults, presents ethical as well as moral dilemmas and explores the harsh reality of making a choice that, once made, can never be undone.
 
Travis Morrison knows how good his life is. He’s a champion diver... Read More
 





Breathless
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
eBook

What is the toughest request anyone can be asked to fulfill?

Travis Morrison is a champion diver and one of the most popular kids at school. On the first day of summer vacation, while boating on the lake with his friends, Travis attempts a silly stunt dive that goes wrong. He fears... Read More
 





Briana's Gift
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
Paperback

Thirteen-year-old Casey's mother always said that Casey's sixteen-year-old sister marched to the beat of a different drummer. But it isn't until Briana runs away with an older boy that Casey begins to understand what her mother meant. When Briana returns home alone and pregnant, Casey and her mother try to help... Read More
 





Briana's Gift
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
eBook

Thirteen-year-old Casey's mother always said that Casey's sixteen-year-old sister marched to the beat of a different drummer. But it isn't until Briana runs away with an older boy that Casey begins to understand what her mother meant. When Briana returns home alone and pregnant, Casey and her mother try to help... Read More
 





Don't Die, My Love
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
Trade Paperback

In a newly repackaged trade paperback edition, this bestselling heart
wrenching novel focuses on Luke, a talented teen football player who is facing a
life and death situation, and Julie, the girl who loves him and pledges to stay
steadfast by his side.

Meant for each other. That's how both Julie Ellis and Luke Muldenhower...

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Don't Die, My Love
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
eBook

Julie Ellis and Luke Muldenhower have always been school sweethearts. Now both are in high school and deeply in love. Luke, a talented football player, is almost certain to receive an athletic scholarship to a top college. And no matter what her parents say, wherever Luke goes, Julie intends to follow... Read More
 





The End of Forever
Written by Lurlene McDaniel
Trade Paperback

n this newly packaged omni trade paper edition, Lurlene McDaniel explores
the complexities of not only accepting unexpected loss, but also of moving on to
live and love again. This omni includes:

Somewhere Between Life and Death depicts the life of two typical teenage
sisters. When their existence is shattered due to a tragic car...

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