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Simply Divine (Divine & Friends #1)

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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
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 10th 2006 by Gallery Books
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Katrina Burchett
Wearing expensive designer clothes, living in a fabulous estate in California, going to awards ceremonies – a person would think Divine Matthews -Hardison has everything she needs to be happy. But with a father (Jerome) who’s considered ‘the bad boy of Hollywood’ and a mother (Kara) who may be a Hollywood superstar but has serious issues to work through, Divine’s family life is far from perfect. When Jerome commits a crime that lands him in jail and Kara has to spend time in rehab, Divine is sen ...more
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Dec 28, 2008 Nardsbaby Reader rated it it was amazing
Shelves: teens

SIMPLY DIVINE written by expert Jacquelin Thomas introduces Divine Matthews-Hardison, a snobby teen, who is all about the spotlight! As Divine thoroughly enjoys the hobnobbing, the paparazzi and the glam that she has been fortunate enough to be born into, life quickly becomes less fun when the headline goes from glam to brutal. While all families have issues, Divine's family business is aired out in the media daily causing ridicule and shame. Can the teen drama queen and her comfortable
Jul 16, 2010 Lawral rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, read-but-unowned
Divine starts out as such a spoiled brat! All of the finery and ease that (her mother's) money has bought is simply owed to her. She can't imagine life without a personal assistant, bodyguard, and chef, mostly because she's never had to but also because she deserves to have people do for her. Not that she's actually done anything to earn the money that pays those people or done anything to justify the fame she enjoys. Her mom has. It made me hate her a little in the beginning. She's just so enti ...more
Aug 02, 2012 OOSA rated it it was amazing

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
Katherine Co
Oct 03, 2014 Katherine Co rated it it was ok
I gave two stars because it's a nice Christian novel that can inspire those teens who had undergone the same situation as the lead character, yet the construction and pacing of the story isn't well written. I kinda felt like I skipped 4 pages but it was really how it was.
Amani Smith
The author, Jacquelin Thomas is telling the reader that no matter how famous or how high your political class is, you still have family problems and self issues. Jacqualine Thomas is using conflict to support that. The main character , Divine, was a teen who was born into the famous life thinking ' this ull be easy ' and it wasnt as she thought.

On page , 8, Divine was forced to call Jerome dad because of the press. "I hate him,' 'Don't say that, Divine. He's your daddy."

I imagined divine saying
Remi Jones
Jul 03, 2010 Remi Jones rated it liked it
The book Simply Divine is about a girl that is the daughter or two superstars. The girl name is Divine, and her parents are going through things . Her dad is in trouble with the law and her mom is just stuck up ,so called demons are in her. Divine is so used to getting what ever she want but now everything changes, she is getting moved to the country. Now divine have to do everything on her own the butler is not around any more. She have to wash dishes and work on the farm she doesn't like it at ...more
Cyntanella Calloway
Apr 17, 2009 Cyntanella Calloway rated it really liked it
This book was awsome it was about this girl who was famous but when she came back to her home town. She began to realize how much she was missing out on having a reagular teenage lifestyle. She ended up convincing her hollywood mother to let her live a normal life with her cousins and aunt. Her mother getting a home in Atlanta that was not to far from the small town in Georgia. Because they originally stayed in LA and her father got arrested for murder...good!
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Apr 01, 2009 Sydnie rated it it was amazing
Simply divine was an alsome book! It was so relatable and drama filled which i love! it was one of those books u dnt want to put down... til the end!
Tia C.
Mar 29, 2010 Tia C. rated it it was amazing
I thought that the book was a way showing that even though you go through hard times during life something happens to make it work.
Nov 08, 2012 Dorothy rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It was great from beginning to end. Jacquelin Thomas is a great writer. :)
May 12, 2008 Sofi rated it really liked it
Normally this isn't my type of book, but I really liked this one. It had a good story.
Chandler  Connelly
this book was a good i would recommend this book to people
I can really relate to this book
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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 Blessin ...more
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Divine & Friends (6 books)
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  • Divine Secrets (Divine and Friends, #3)
  • Divine Match-Up (Divine and Friends, #4)
  • It's a Curl Thing (Divine and Friends, #5)
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