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Publisher's Note:

With her past behind her, she has nothing--and everything--to lose. After being kidnapped as a child, heiress Emma Grace McMurray has seen firsthand the devastation that greed causes in the world, and she wants nothing to do with it. When she discovers her father has offered her up as a bargaining chip to expand his empire, she disappears into the night. Determined to stay hidden, even if it me…

A Deep Divide

by Kimberly Woodhouse

Overall Book Review:

Kimberly Woodhouse transports readers back to the early days of the Grand Canyon tourism with her novel A Deep Divide.  This book is the first in the Secrets of the Canyon series.  Those who fall in love with its beauty will be only mildly disappointed to finish the book, because there is a promise of more tales from this scenic wonderland.

The story of Emma Grace will have readers feeling deeply sorry for her and her experiences will bring out some rageful feelings.  As the story progresses, it is hard to wait for things to go the way one hopes they will.  There are so many unknowns and one has to read quickly to finally figure out who is responsible for what in the end.

As readers relive a past moment in history, they will find many actual people who have been added to the story.  These characters lend authenticity and interest to the story.  It is intriguing to read about their lives and have the fictional characters interacting with them as well.

Review of a Digital Advance Reader Copy provided by the Publisher


Content Analysis

Profanity/Language:  None

Violence/Gore:  A child is kidnapped, but release unharmed at a later point; report that a character is murdered; a character is rendered unconscious by a blow to the head; an adult character is captured by unsavory sorts.

Sex/Nudity:  Non-married characters kiss, hold hands and embrace.

Mature Subject Matter

Death of parents, murder, greed

Drug/Alcohol Use  

Characters occasionally consume alcohol.

Overall Book Rating
Profanity/Language
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10
Violence/Gore
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2
10
Sex/Nudity
Rating:
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10

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About the Reviewer

I primarily read fiction from all genres. I have six children and many happy hours have been spent reading together. I also love quilting, hiking, and camping.