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The Girl with the Broken Heart

Lurlene McDaniel


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"Sorry, John Green fans, but McDaniel's been making us cry . . . for decades."

An inspirational story about love, tragedy, heartbreak, and renewal as a young woman deals with her serious health issues, a fractured family life, and the prospect of romantic love while trying to remain focused on her studies and a lifelong dream.

Kenzie Caine is enrolled at Vanderbilt University, with the goal of becoming a veterinarian. When she lands a summer job caring for and helping to rehabilitate abused horses at the Bellmeade Estate stables, she is over-the-moon happy. One place she does not want to be is at home with her parents. Since the tragic death of Kenzie's younger sister, her mother has unraveled and her father has lost Kenzie's trust.

At the stables, Kenzie is in her element. But a serious heart condition limits her ability to complete the more physical aspects of the job, so her employers have tasked the charming Austin Boyd with helping her. But Austin has secrets. And as Kenzie and Austin become closer, those secrets threaten to harm their relationship, as well as reveal other startling truths.

Once again Lurlene McDaniel delivers the type of story for which she is famous--and readers everywhere will be reaching for their tissues.

Praise For The Girl with the Broken Heart

"The suspense is skillfully paced, and the characters well rendered and appealing. Horse-lovers and romance readers are in for a treat with this poignant yet action-packed page-turner." --Booklist

". . . this will be a satisfying read for many. . . . Fans of the previous "Windemere" novels will be excited to see characters from the past." --SLJ

"A good choice for readers who enjoy a leisurely pace with a hint of mystery." --VOYA

Delacorte Press, 9781524719487, 288pp.

Publication Date: December 18, 2018

About the Author

Lurlene McDaniel began writing inspirational novels about teenagers facing life-altering situations when her son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. “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,” she has said. Her novels are hard-hitting and realistic, but also leave readers with inspiration and hope. McDaniel’s bestselling books have received acclaim from readers, teachers, parents, and reviewers. They include The Year of Luminous Love and its companion, The Year of Chasing Dreams; Don’t Die, My Love; Till Death Do Us Part; and many more. Lurlene McDaniel lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Visit her online at and on Facebook and follow her on Twitter at @Lurlene_McD.