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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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Destined to be a best seller!

Food for thought and a pleasure to listen. Very well written, very well read, very realistic. I’m eagerly looking forward to the next installment.

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Great perspective...

It is interesting to read a post apocalyptic story from a woman’s point of view.. Very well written. Can’t wait for next book...

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its here and now and in the past

it feels like you're living history and current events at the same time. Brilliant book on a perspective not often shared coming from the Pacific Northwest

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Well developed characters with captivating drama

Great story, well developed characters with believeable but captivating drama. I think she has nailed some senarios that might just be in our future. I have read a lot of these end of the world dramas and its hard to find any new ones with a different twist; this one has it. I cant wait for the next two volumes.

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Great perspective

The character, Julie, is very believable. She does things things to prepare that are very reasonable and realistic. She is not trained like a special forces soldier, she doesn’t have twenty years worth of food, she is not wealthy, she is just a regular person that is trying to prepare for a worst case situation. I feel like I am hearing a real life story. Can’t wait for the next book in the series.