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Skin Deep Paperback – April 14, 2011
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Drawing on the issues surrounding skin tone and racial identity, the author serves up an insightful take on one woman's struggle to find romance and come to terms with the light-dark thing in this powerful debut novel. -- Emerge Magazine, January, 2000 Recommended Reading --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
Nina Moore never thought of herself as a white woman. Sure she was pale with eyes bluer than a windswept sky. But until her move from metropolitan Los Angeles to smalltown Glendale, Arizona, it didn't bother her when people perceived her as anything other than what she was: a proud black woman.
Now she is forced to face several painful truths: her colorstruck fiance is suffering from jungle fever; Ahmad, the handsome, intriguing, and recently released ex-convict and struggling single father won't give her the time of day; and a terrifying nightmare seems to be taking over her life. And a disturbing family secret that no one will talk about is threatening to unravel her identity -- an identity she is not prepared to live without.
Yet neither Nina nor Ahmad realize that the tumultuous circumstances that are forcing them together are about to unlock mysteries from the past -- which, in turn, can open doors to a future they never thought possible.
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This was a pleasant read that had me at the beginning and kept me engaged through out. I enjoyed the authors writing style and would like to read additional books by her.
SKIN DEEP is the story of Nina Moore, an African American woman who up until her move to Arizona, never considered herself to be anything else BUT a black woman. Even with her pale skin and blue eyes, it didn't bother her when others mistook her for being white, but she soon realizes, through her fiancé (whose own past creates a need to be with someone "like" Nina), her need and want to find a true love (enter the ever sexy, yet recently released ex-convict, widower and single father, Ahmad) and the secrets that slowly leak from her past, that the most important things in life and love are truly SKIN DEEP.
This novel is a definite must-read for all readers, white and black. For romance readers, the sensuous scenes will leave you wanting an AHMAD, STAT! For suspense readers, the secrets that spill from Nina's past will definitely leave you spent! For realist, the racial identity issues (between blacks and whites, as well as blacks and blacks) will definitely leave you nodding your head in confirmation and shaking it in dismay.
Kathleen Cross wrote a story that addresses racism and color lines.
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