Illuminated by Erica Orloff

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Some loves are not made to last . . . Like Romeo and Juliet, Heloise and Abelard were doomed from the start, and their romance was destined to pass into history. Yet when sixteen-year-old Callie Martin discovers a diary hidden within an antique book, their story - and hers - takes on another life. For the diary leads Callie to the brilliant and handsome August, who is just as mysterious as the secret the diary hides. Their attraction is undeniable. As the two hunt down the truth behind the diary - and that of Heloise and Abelard's ancient romance - their romance becomes all-consuming. But Callie knows it can't last . . . love never does. Will their love that burns as bright as a shooting star flame out, or will these star-crossed lovers be able to defy history?


About Erica Orloff

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ERICA ORLOFF lives in south Florida, where she surrounds herself with as many friends, loved ones and poker games as possible. She has a large menagerie of unruly pets, including a parrot who occasionally gives her feedback when she's writing. Erica is at work on her next novel.
Published December 8, 2011 by Speak. 245 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Callie’s independence and focus on the goal at hand successfully override occasional moments of romantic overkill, offshoots of Orloff’s apparent zeal to mirror Callie and August's courtship with the historical relationship they uncover.

Sep 14 2011 | Read Full Review of Illuminated

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hoping she would whisper to me the way the scrawl in the margin whispered to Uncle Harry”) feeds her yearning, while her keen observation of both healthy loves (Harry and his partner, Gabe) and destructive ones (her father and his numerous girlfriends) provides instruction in the promise and pe...

Oct 17 2011 | Read Full Review of Illuminated

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