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Journey of Hope: Two Novels Kindle Edition

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Length: 448 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Age Level: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 and up

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Full of romance, coming-of-age emotion, and heartache, these two equally compelling characters create an unforgettable story. See Kindle book

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About the Author

Lurlene McDaniel is the #1 author of inspirational fiction for young adults. The author lives in Chattanooga, TN.

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  • File Size: 3263 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Laurel Leaf (April 23, 2009)
  • Publication Date: April 23, 2009
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0027MJTPQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #629,072 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I was born in Philadelphia PA, grew up (mostly) in Hialeah FL, graduated from the University of South Florida, Tampa FL (go Bulls!) and currently live in Chattanooga TN---I'm an American citizen by birth, and Southern by the grace of God.

I have a brother, three years younger, married, and mathematically gifted. I am totally without math skills.

The books I write, the topics and subject matter, grew out of my firstborn son's diagnosis of diabetes at age 3.
Infinite reward that comes to me from my work.... when a grown reader lets me know that reading my books inspired her to seek a profession that helps others. I have wonderful letters saying, "Today I graduated from nursing/medical school."

Now that's a gift of joy!

Official Lurlene McDaniel Website
http://www.lurlenemcdaniel.com

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By W. Lapp on December 30, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have read Lurlene McDaniel before, and these two novels were no different from the three great ones in the Angels Trilogy which I highly recommend. The first novel of this joint book is Angel of Mercy. It involves Heather Barlow journeying to Africa on a hospital mercy ship following her graduation as a way to discover her idealistic dreams. She has been inspired by her parents' stories of their experiences in the Peace Corps. Once aboard, she meets Ian and is instantly attracted to him. In Africa, she learns much abtou herself and often the harsh realities she never expected to encounter. After an unexpected tragedy, Heather bravely risks herself for a resuce mission of a young orphan's sister in a war-torn area. Through her bravery, she leaves Africa extremely well-liked. But once she returns home, she feels like no one has chnaged but herself, her attempts at explaining her new philosophy to her friends, parents, and self-centered sister Amber unheard. Through much difficulty, Heather convinces her plastic surgeon mother to accompany her back to Africa with her friend Boyce to perform a desperately needed operation on the baby she rescued just months before. But an unexpected turn of events leave Amber somehow makign the journey. In Africa she has her own adventures and learns a great deal about herself and her goals, largely in part to her romantic interest Boyce. Tragedy once again strikes the Barlow family, and Amber and her mother are yanked home in fright. I highly recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 23, 2006
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I have read many books but I have to say this my absolute favorite, including the 23 other Lurlene McDaniel books I've read. I couldn't put it down! It was very inspirational. My friends(who also read the book) and I plan on going on a mission trip after we finish school, but the thought would probably never have crossed our minds without first reading this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sheri Prest-Herman on May 10, 2005
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Lurelene McDaniel should be very proud of all the wonderful books she has written. I loved the Journey of Hope books. I have read them many times because they are such an inspiration. If you are looking for a great book you should read this one.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kristina Chen on April 28, 2005
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When I first brought this book, I berely had time to read it with all the work I had to do, once I had free time I began to read it and I just couldn't put it down. I thought this is very inspirational and the ending was so touching because you got to know these characters very well throughout the story. You will know what I am talking about if you read the book. After I complete the book, I just want to read it even more... I don't want it to end. All of Lurlene's books are the same, she is my favorite author and I've read most of her books already. I definitely recommend reading this one, its one of my favorites!
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This book combines two novels both linked and both equally good. These two novels are different than some of McDaniel's other popular books. Yet they are books everyone should read. But don't expect miracles and perfect endings. McDaniel doesn't write like that. She writes about real world stuff and that includes people who die, even if you want a miracle.

The first novel is about a High School graduate who takes 6 months off to go to Africa and help a people who know nothing about life in the Free World only hunger and want. She finds herself with a native child who dies in her arms. She finds love. She finds God in the lives of the missionaries she works with at the hospital. And she finds adventure like she never dreamed of. I had mixed emotions on the ending. A sort of double ending one with tears and one with joy. But she was changed forever.

The second novel picks up where the first left off. Much difficulty in getting her sister and parents to understand what she had been through and her need to help back in Africa, especially a little baby she has rescued from death. Finally her mother ( a surgeon) agrees to go back with her for 6 weeks to help the child surgically and many others. But just before they leave Heather gets sick and her sister takes her place. And so her sister takes up the experience of helping these people who need help so badly and has her own adventures and love experience. She meets friends of her sisters and makes her own. Again the ending is a tough ending sort of bitter sweet. It was not exactly the way I would have wanted it to end but it is a very Lurlene McDaniel type ending.

These books are both page turners. They both have their share of excitement and suspense.
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By Ms. Nuhfer on October 21, 2009
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"I met a girl today. She was looking out over the sea, tears clouding her blue eyes. She was the prettiest girl I've ever seen. And surely God has sent her, for her heart is kind and full of love. And together, we will sail to Africa..." written in Ian's journal from the first day on their journey. Heather Barlow is the main character and her whole life she's dreamed of going to Africa on a missionary trip, so when she graduates high school that's exactly what she does. On her journey she meets Ian McCollum who teaches her that what she is going to see isn't going to be easy, but they need to help one person at a time. Heather meets a little girl named Kia who has a little sister with a cleft palate chin named Alice. The only problem is that Alice is in a village surounded by rebels and soliders and she has no way of getting help to survive. Ian takes a plane to the village, but before it lands it gets shot down and Ian dies. Leaving Heather crushed by Ian's death, she knows that she is the last hope for Alice's survival. Does she have enough courage to try and save her? I've read Lurlene McDaniel's books before, but this is by far my favorite. You should read this awesome book because it catches your attention and keeps you interested the whole time. I couldn't stop reading the book because it was so intriguing and exciting that I wanted to know what happened next. Another reason why this book is so great is because it is a heart-warming story for anyone who likes to read. Not only is there romance between Heather and Ian, there is also adventure on every page. The third reason why you should read this book is because there are many life lessons and a sense of hope throughout the book. With all of the death happening in Africa, the missionaries still bring hope to the people living there.Read more ›
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