The Great Divide

Chrissie Taylor receives a scholarship and her parents are happy and proud, and her father privately says that now she won't have to go to school with so many black kids but a black kid at the Academy catches her eye the moment she sees him. Vincent almost makes her forget her attraction to flirtatious, suntanned, blond Johnathan who has most of the girls in school interested in him.


PAPER BOOK will be available from August 2020

I loved the whole thing. The characterization drew me right in. I feel like I know this girl and I am rooting for her... even though I know she is going to have some problems when she falls in love with the black boy. - ABNA Expert Reviewer 2011

This has been, by far, my favourite YOUNG ADULT excerpt I have read. I liked the characters, the setting and the pace of the book. It was interesting and it leaves me wanting more. - ABNA Expert Reviewer 2011

The best part of the book is the young lovers' trying to convince each other why their union would destroy their fathers. The novel covers an important topic. - ABNA Publisher Weekly Reviewer 2011

What readers are saying:

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Love To Read! reviewed The Great Divide on June 30, 2015 (Amazon)

I loved this book

This story touched on the very real aspects of inter-race relations and how very often your mind can over-rule your heart to your own detriment. It shows not only the taboo associated with inter-race relations, but how denying your heart (in both love and career) can not only hurt yourself, but the people around you when you no longer have the strength to deny your heart’s desire.

★ ★ ★ ★ The writer reviewed The Great Divide on June 17, 2012 (Amazon)

Romance Like Never Before

Well what do you know, its another contemporary romance novel. Is it yor typical blonde-blue-eyed beauty? No! Or is it a tall, dark, brooding ,intense but amazingly gorgeous guy? Maybe. If you read this book be prepared to be swept into the story. Might not be the usual love birds but its worth being read. This book focuses on iterracial romance. The issues surrounding white and black couples. If looking for something sweet, then this is your book. I wont spoil anything for you but , I can relate to this ; I'm sure many others can too if ytou have had similar problems. Enjoyyyy!!!!!!

★ ★ ★ ★ Mark Venturini reviewed The Great Divide on April 10, 2011 (Amazon)

I loved the voice

I found the voice compelling. It felt as though Chrissie was talking to me personally. The compelling voice was a double-edged sword for me, though. Chrissie came across as your typical teenager in the way she thought, her actions, her descriptions. But she is not typical.