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Publisher's Summary

Julie Atwood is struggling with the day-to-day challenges of being a single mom. She works for a non-profit by day and clips coupons by night. The time in between is spent doing homework with her son. She wants a stable and secure life for him, but she needs a new start for herself. That won’t come easy, though. Julie is recently divorced, financially stressed, and still reeling from a violent attack in her past.

She is determined to make it on her own, however. She learns self-defense skills and enrolls in a women’s-only firearms class. That’s where she meets a likeminded woman who helps take her skills to the next level. Julie’s personal evolution continues as she uses her couponing know-how to stockpile essential food and survival supplies. She will become self-reliant - and never be a victim again.

The urgency of her efforts takes on new importance as society begins unraveling around her. America is divided. Conservatives and liberals are at war. Then the newly elected president cuts funding to so-called Sanctuary States, including her home state of Oregon. Julie loses her job. Everyone who lives off the government gets desperate. Riots. Crime. Fire.

Julie needs to flee to the safety of her family cabin in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Can she get there, though? There is an exodus of people, and the conservative states - now called Great States - have established border checkpoints. Refugees are being turned away. Will she be one of them? Will Steve, her ex-husband, let her take their son far away? Will he demand to go with them? There is a wildfire at hand. Civilization is crumbling. And Julie is running out of time.

The Divide is the first book in the A Great State trilogy.

©2018 Peanut Butter & Jelly LLC (P)2018 Peanut Butter & Jelly LLC

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Good book

Was a good book. If you liked 299 days. You will like this one as well. It was nice to see a prepper view point from a women's perspective.

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Great book

Very good storyline and a very good narrator. I can’t wait until the next book is released on Audible, that being said, just like the 299 Days series of books, I wish there were a few more chapters per book. She had me hooked, but just a little pricey...

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Great story from a female perspective

That being said it’s a great story regardless of the female perspective but a great entry into a survival mindset. Definitely not your run-of-the-mill apocalyptic survival stories. Very real and continues to put goosebumps on your skin to the end. Great job Shelby! Keep up the great work! I can’t wait for book 2.

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100% plausible

as a Eugene resident, I see these escalations. Shelby is a sharp Lady! Great read.

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Superb and insightful! LISTEN TO IT!

I’ve been waiting for Shelby’s book for sometime now and she DOES NOT disappoint! Well worth the read for anyone, man or woman.
Men will get a good deal of insight into how a woman might see and react to the decent of Western Civilization here in the US.
Women who’ve perhaps never considered prepping/training will find a particularly excellent role model. I’m sending it to my daughter.

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great begin prepper book

great story , good reratior, cant wait to see where it goes from here.

awsome to get your wife or girl friend
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good first book<br />

I really liked the book. It kept my attention and made me want the next book.

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INCREDIBLE, WOW!!!

I have never been so thrilled, entertained and blown away by a book before. Shelby has some serious skills. When you listen to this book, you actually feel the emotion as if you were standing there yourself. Can’t wait for book 2.

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A GREAT beginning to a series.

This is a VERY promising start to the series. A little vocal fry at times

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Best prepper book so far!

I absolutely love this book! the characters have depth, and are, aside from some passing criminals, not so clearly separated into "good guys" and "bad guys" as some other authors. It also really benefits from the 299 days world building without being unnecessarily tied to the previous series. this book easily stands on its own.

the start of the book begins with a really ham-handed forward by Glen Tate that paints the book as something men can use to get their wives interested in prepping. that might sometimes be true, but I honestly enjoyed this prelude and bug out journey more than the first 299 day novel (if only by a bit). it seems FAR more realistic than the rich, but down to earth lawyer who somehow has 30 hours per week to spend working on his cabin, running SWAT drills with his buddies.

This first book doesn't have much action (that I expect to appear in future books), but it easily kept me engaged. I was extremely disappointed when it ended! I'm especially interested in how the protagonist's efforts at animal husbandry goes long term, as that's been lacking in many other prepper novels I've read.