Reader Question – The book where he has leukemia and they get married really young…

by Maryse on April 4, 2015 · 3 comments

in Reader Questions

Carrie needs our “book title” help and I think once we find it, it’s right up many of our book-alleys. I asked it on Facebook, and while many of us want it, and a few took a guess, it looks like we still need to keep guessing…

She asks:

“dang it – talking about Flowers In The Attic made me remember a series i read around that same time (i think) that was about a guy who had leukemia & so he & his gf get married suuuuuper young (like HS young) & it was about their relationship & his illness & … i think the names were common names (with this ring, i thee wed, til death do us part, etc.),

so i’ve had no luck w/ a cover search so far… and i can’t remember if he ends up in remission or dying… does this ring any bells for anyone? i know this group is usually good for things like this… smile emoticon (i probably read these in the 90′s, but idk if that’s when they were published.)”

Here are the guesses from our Facebook crew, but we still don’t have it yet. Anyone care to suggest or guess which one it could be?

Liis: Ooooooh – I’d like to know as well.

Ashley: Sounds like something Lurlene McDaniel would write. I read a ton of her stuff when I was younger.

Casey: Yes I read this years ago! Can’t remember the name..

Casey: Don’t Die, My Love by Lurlene McDaniel I think.

Carrie: I’m thinking it’s Don’t Die, My Love by Lurlene Mc Daniel, too

Amanda: Do they get married in that one though?

Ann: P.S. I Love You by Barbara Conklin?

Bobbye: Sounds like a good book

Carrie: thanks for trying! i looked at all Lurlene’s books & unfortunately those aren’t it. it’s definitely a trilogy or 4 book series. (as an aside, while i was looking through GR, i found a Sweet Dreams book that is one of my favorites from that time period, too! Heart and Soul (Sweet Dreams Series #138) by Janice Boies.) i’ll keep looking for these books & will post back here if i can find them! thanks again!

Maryse’s Book Blog: Carrie I’ll post it on my blog next and see if that helps…

Carrie: Thank you! i really appreciate your help!

Jami: Sounds like First Comes Love series by Jennifer Baker. The titles are To Have and to Hold, For Better, for Worse, In Sickness and in Health, and Till Death Do Us Part.


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Marion April 4, 2015 at 11:04 PM

Ooooohhhh I read P.S I LOVE YOU when I was like 11yrs old in the 80′s! The story stuck with me til this day. I still remember his name….Paul Strobe! It was such a beautiful young love story I cried buckets!

Maryse April 5, 2015 at 7:51 PM

I wish I could buy it!! They don’t have it in ebook format. :(

Jami April 6, 2015 at 12:54 PM

It sounds like the First Comes Love series by Jennifer Baker. Titles are To Have and to Hold (First Comes Love, #1), For Better, For Worse (First Comes Love), In Sickness and in Health (First Comes Love), and Till Death Do Us Part (First Comes Love). They weren’t high school, but college freshmen, and it was early 90′s

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