Item description for Till Death Do Us Part by Lurlene McDaniel...
Overview Diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, eighteen-year-old April faces an uncertain future with her fiancee+a7 Mark, a race car driver with cystic fibrosis, who suffers a terrible accident and forces April to make a difficult decision. Original.
Publishers Description The doctor's diagnosis for April Lancaster is not good. April has a brain tumor which cannot be operated on. She's only 18, and her future is uncertain. But when she meets Mark Gianni, a 21-year-old with a passion for car racing, things change.
Mark is handsome and charming--and has cystic fibrosis. Despite herself, April falls completely in love with him. April says yes when Mark asks her to marry him. But a racing accident aggravates Mark's CF, and April must make a decision that will change the course of her life forever.
Once they were in the privacy of her room, Chris took her in his arms and kissed her. "I hate to leave you for a whole week." The soccer team was playing a tournament in Pennsylvania over the break.
"Go have a good time. But not too good a time."
He stayed for another hour before he kissed her goodbye.
Alone, she felt the gloom return. It would be another couple of hours before her parents would arrive. Stop acting like a baby, she told herself. This isn't like before. You're seventeen now, not five.
She was sitting up in her bed clicking through the TV channels with the remote control when someone rapped on her door. "Come in," she called.
The door slowly opened, and the boy from the rec room stood there. "Hi," he said with a sunny grin.
"Do I know you?" she asked.
"Mark Gianni." He held out his hand.
She took it cautiously. His grip was warm, his palm rough. He was tall and had curling dark brown hair and intense deep brown eyes. But Kelli had been right. He was thin, almost gaunt. "And you're here because...?" She allowed the sentence to trail.
"Because I want you to know that you're the most beautiful girl I've ever seen. And I thought I should introduce myself. I mean, we should get to know each other. Since you're the girl I intend to marry."
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Studio: Laurel Leaf
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 4" Height: 6.75" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Jun 9, 1997
Publisher Laurel Leaf
ISBN 0553570854 ISBN13 9780553570854
Availability 0 units.
More About Lurlene McDaniel
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 currently resides in Chattanooga, in the state of Tennessee.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Till Death Do Us Part?
A West Virginia Libraian Oct 10, 2007
If you like romance novels then you'll love this on. It tells the story of April who is diagnoised with cancer, she falls in love with a young man named Mark.I won't give away the ending but it's a real tearjerker.
All Around Awesome Jul 27, 2006
I picked up this book at my local bookstore because i absolutely adore Lurlene McDaniel's books. They are so heartwrenching and tug at your heart strings. This book was especially great. I read it in two days and could not put it down. i recently bought her 2nd part to the novel. This book is absolutely incredible and if youre into those heart-breaking-loving-romantic stories this is the book for you. Anyone can relate to this story no matter what. Not only is this a great read but its educational.i learned a lot about CF and how it effects people. PICK THIS BOOK UP TODAY!
it was so hearbreaking Nov 28, 2005
I loved this book! I still do love this book! I am so happy that I chose this book randomly off the bookshelf at the book store, because if I hadn't then I wouldn't have gotten to read "Till Death Do Us Part".
April's trying not think of why she might really be in the hospital agian. She's 17, and hasn't been in the hospital since she was 5, and had a brain tumor. She's been having terrible headaches lately though, and she fainted in class. April is desperatly hoping that the headaches arne't related to the brian tumor she had 12 years ago. Her worst nightmare comes true though. The tumor's back. Only this time, they can't just surjically remove it. It's too close to her brain. Radiations her only hope.
April can't believe it. When she tell her popular soccer playing boyfriend, Chriss, he doesn't know how to handle it. Her best friend, Katie, is trying, but it's hard to know how to act.
The only good part abaout being in the hospital is Mark. Mark has CF, and has problems breathing. His illnes is terminal, and he will die. He falls in love with April though. At first April's afraid to date him, because he's sick, but her makes her feel more special than anyone in the world.
April begins to fall in love with Mark. He always knows how to cheer her up, and truly wants to be with her. She loves going to the track to watch him race cars, his hobby. It's bad for his CF, but April knows that it's one of the few ways he can control his life. She also loves going to their favorite Italian restaurant, and just being with him.
When Mark asks April to marry him, she says yes. She never dreamed that the wedding would never happen. How could she have known that there would be a racing car accident? Thar Mark would wind up in the hospital.
This book was so sad, and I just wanted to bawl my eyes out. I can only say one thing. DON'T READ THE SEQUEL. In my opinion, it absolutely ruins the wanderful story that Lurlene McDaniel has writen.
A book of my experience Aug 31, 2004
As the widow of a man with cystic fibrosis I can relate to this book as if it was my own. I was amazed at the reality used in this book and how true it can be to the actual feelings that a person feels in this situation. When my husband asked me to marry him at age 23 (me being 19) I agreed thinking that we would have many happy years together. However after being married exactly one year to the date his CF worsened and he passed away after 1 year, 6 months of marriage. He left behind a wife and a beautiful son that he was never able to meet.
This was an amazing book Apr 30, 2004
It was so sad that in the end i cried. I know what its like to loose someone close to my heart and it made i easier to relate to this book. The book kept me wanting to know what would happen to April and Mark. It showed me that it's just as hard fo other people to go through hard times.