Item description for Simply Divine (Divine) by Jacquelin Thomas...
Overview Humiliated by her celebrity parents' frequent run-ins with the law, the latest of which have landed her father in prison and her mother in rehab, spoiled fifteen-year-old Divine is sent to live with her pastor uncle's family in rural Georgia, where she struggles to respect their very different lifestyle. By the author of Have a Little Faith. Original. 35,000 first printing.
To forgive may be divine . . .
The daughter of two Hollywood superstars, Divine Matthews-Hardison lives the privileged life most fifteen-year-olds only dream of: she's all about designer clothes, awards ceremonies, parties, and having a name that opens doors. Divine could be a model, an actress, anything she wants. But when you live in the spotlight, there's nowhere to hide when your family falls apart. Her father is in trouble with the law, her mother has her own demons, and no one has room for Divine -- no one except her uncle, a Georgia pastor with a modest country home and a big heart.
. . . but can Divine ever forgive?
Divine can't believe she's been sent to live with her mom's family in the sticks. Doing chores, getting an allowance, and church-going are hardly what she's used to, and she lets everyone -- from her patient Uncle Reed and Aunt Phoebe to her cousins, Alyssa and Chance -- know she's not trading in her Gucci bags for a feedbag any time soon. But as the love and faith of a good family take hold in her heart, miraculous changes start to occur. And when the chance comes to return to her high-flying life, Divine is faced with her toughest decision: Now that she's found the one thing she's never had, could she ever leave it behind?
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Studio: Pocket Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 1416527184 ISBN13 9781416527183
Availability 110 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 27, 2016 07:14.
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More About Jacquelin Thomas
Jacquelin Thomas is an award winning, best selling author with 50+ titles published. Her books have garnered several awards, including two EMMA awards, the Romance In Color Reviewers Award, Readers Choice Award and the Atlanta Choice Award in the Religious & Spiritual category. Jacquelin was a 2005 honoree at the Houston Black Film Festival for the movie adaptation of her novel, Hidden Blessings. She was the first recipient to receive the Writers Achievement Award at the North Carolina Book Festival in Winston-Salem. She also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Romantic Times Magazine. Jacquelin has published in the romance, women's fiction, inspirational and young adult genres. Her second book in the YA series, Divine Confidential was nominated for a 2008 NAACP Image Award. Jacquelin is the publishing manager of Jacquelin Thomas Presents, an imprint with Brown Girls Publishing. Jacquelin is happily married to her best friend and is the proud mother of three children. Jacquelin and her family live in North Carolina.
Jacquelin Thomas currently resides in Raleigh, in the state of North Carolina.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Simply Divine?
Great Book Jan 31, 2007
I am really enjoying this new inspirational writing for teens and Simply Divine doesnt dissapoint. My daughter loved the glimpse into the lifestyle of the young, rich and famous. And I loved the message in this book. This should be added to every teens library. Great read!
Reads like Bobbie Kristina.... Jan 30, 2007
I would highly recommend this for teens, it's a very good read! Ms. Thomas did an amazing job with "Simply Divine"!
In my personal opinion, it sounds like a calmer version of what I would imagin Bobbie Kristina's life to be like! Take a little bit off her, add a little bit there, and WOW! Being Bobbie Kris...
I have to say that I did enjoy it though! Great job Ms. Thomas!
Princess Dec 15, 2006
In Simply Divine, we meet Divine Matthews-Harrison, a teenager that has the BEST of everything. Divine's parents are well known singer Kara Matthews and actor Jerome Hardison. Divine and her dad have a poor relationship thanks to his dishonesty. Always having lived the glamorous life, she's popular, owns designer clothes and her hair and nails flawless. Chores! Not for this spoiled drama queen brat.
Kara wins a Grammy and Divine's world is turned in a different direction. Jerome and Kara's lives spin out of control. So where is Divine? She's sent to Georgia with Uncle Reed and his family.
There has always been a large house with a maid, cook, and driver where Divine has lived. But in Georgia, her family lives in a three bedroom house with only ONE BATHROOM and five people. Can things get any WORSE!?!?!?!
Simply Divine is a very good read that I would recommend to teenagers as well as adults.
Reviewed by: Carmen
"A Nice Change " Dec 15, 2006
What a nice change of pace. The storyline was predictable and the main character was a brat, but because I'm such a fan of Ms. Thomas' work, I enjoyed it.
Simply divine Oct 30, 2006
This book was simply DIVINE!! This book was good for all ages and teaches us lessons we all need to know.