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The star that led the three wise men could be the same star wished upon this Christmas-time by three young women.

     In the opening story, "Christmas Child," 15-year-old Melanie feels cheated when her baby sister, born during the holidays, lives only a few hours. But the baby's brief life shows Melanie the lasting value of love.

     Brenda struggles between noble intentions and earthier desires when she becomes a dying boy's final chance for happiness in "Last Dance."

     The closing story, "Kathy's Life," presents a 16-year-old who appears to have it all. Kathy is beautiful, intelligent, and has the perfect job as a live-in caretaker for a couple's baby boy. But not everything is as perfect as it seems. Must Kathy give up the one person she loves most in the world?

     Readers will be inspired, enlightened, and comforted by these moving stories that depict the many kinds of love in the world.

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Remember the true meaning of the holidays with three touching novellas from best-selling author Lurlene McDaniel.

In the opening novella, Christmas Child, 15-year-old Melanie is just getting used to the idea of having a sister when she learns that the child will only live for a few hours. But Melanie learns much about love during her sister's brief but poignant life. In The Last Dance, Brenda is faced with the difficult choice between good intentions and what she really wants when she becomes the last chance for happiness for a dying boy. In Kathy's Life, two 16-years-olds seem to have everything on the surface, but not everything is as perfect as it appears.

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About the Author

LURLENE MCDANIEL began writing inspirational novels about teenagers facing life-altering situations when her son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. "I saw firsthand how chronic illness affects every aspect of a person's life," she has said. "I want kids to know that while people don't get to choose what life gives to them, they do get to choose how they respond."

Lurlene McDaniel's novels are hard-hitting and realistic, but also leave readers with inspiration and hope. Her books have received acclaim from readers, teachers, parents, and reviewers. Her bestselling novels include Don't Die, My Love; I'll Be Seeing You; Till Death Do Us Part; Hit and Run; and Prey. Lurlene McDaniel lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385740456
Author:
Mcdaniel, Lurlene
Publisher:
Ember
Author:
McDaniel, Lurlene
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Christmas
Subject:
Children s Holiday-Christmas
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.22 x 5.63 x 0.63 in 0.5 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Young Adult » Fiction » Short Stories
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"Synopsis" by , Remember the true meaning of the holidays with three touching novellas from best-selling author Lurlene McDaniel.

In the opening novella, Christmas Child, 15-year-old Melanie is just getting used to the idea of having a sister when she learns that the child will only live for a few hours. But Melanie learns much about love during her sister's brief but poignant life. In The Last Dance, Brenda is faced with the difficult choice between good intentions and what she really wants when she becomes the last chance for happiness for a dying boy. In Kathy's Life, two 16-years-olds seem to have everything on the surface, but not everything is as perfect as it appears.

From the Hardcover edition.

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