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Dyanne was born in a small town in Alabama. She moved to Chicago with her mother and sister when she was eleven where she remained. She's happily married to William Davis, her newest critique partner. They live in a nearby Chicago suburb with their only child, William Davis Jr. A love of the written word began at the age of four when she began reading. Her passion for reading carried over into a desire to write. Dyanne retired from nursing three years ago, with her husband's encouragement, to pursue her dreams of writing full time.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781585710966
  • Publisher: Genesis Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Pages: 185
  • Product dimensions: 4.84 (w) x 7.22 (h) x 0.87 (d)

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  • Posted June 18, 2010

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    The Color Of Trouble

    I enjoyed the book. I felt the characters were well developed. Yes, Kari was confused by what she wanted and what her family wanted; but, that is a reality we all face in our lives. Good book for discussion.

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  • Posted December 30, 2009

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    The Color of Indifference

    I can't say that I loved this book but I can say that I was intrigued enough to finish it. It kept me wanting to get to the end. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I didn't feel the love between Jon and Kari, however. I was more annoyed by Kari in the fact that she knew what she needed to do but was so worried about making others happy she was willing to risk her own sanity for it. I felt like her character was underdeveloped, also. She seemed to be a mindless drone, following the orders of her fiancée. She knew the man was a bigot, she told him to his face but was still willing to marry him because of the "black babies" she was determined to have. Another reviewer said it best, "Kari and Steven deserved each other for all the mess she put Jon through." Some of the dialogue was a tad contrived and not very believable. It was just one melodramatic scene after another. The racism in the story also made it unbelievable to me. I felt as though the story was taking place in the 50s or 60s with the snide glares from white patrons at stores and restaurants aimed at Kari. It just seemed a little too much to get the point across. Yes, the book is the struggle of a woman to accept the love of a white man and understand happiness isn't based solely on skin color. However, I don't feel like that was completely achieved. Again, I can't say that I loved the book but I wasn't completely disappointed with it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2007

    A Love that Lasts a Lifetime

    I loved this book so much. Ms. Davis did a wonderful job of developing the characters. The reader is really able to delve into Kari and Jon's life. This is one of the few books that I can say I connected with the characters. When they cry, you want to cry. You experience the roller coaster of emotions that Kari and Jon are experiencing. I loved Jon's character. He was a true gentleman, sensitive, caring, loving, and attentive. I recommend this book to anyone into reading a good love story, race isn't even a factor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2007

    Great Read!

    Great book. The story was intriging and the characters realistic. I enjoyed every page of this book. This is definitly one I would read again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2006

    Wasn't good

    This book had so much racism in it. I hated this book. I wish I did not have purchase this book. I can't believe Kari let Steven control her like that. I think she deserve to stay with Steven for her own good. I just can't believe this story. This was the worst interracial story ever. I don't believe she deserve to stay with Jon. She did way too much stuff with Steven to claim she love Jon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2006

    One of the best books I've read ever.

    I loved these characters and getting to know them. Dyanne Davis is truly gifted and it was a blessing to have read this story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2006

    A great book!

    Dyanne did an exceptional job of bringing her characters to life. I found it hard to put the book down. The book was exciting and entertaining. It kept me up a few nights later than normal but for the life of me, I just could not put it down. It's sad to think that we still have to concern ourselves with racial issues of this nature when you truely love someone. I'm glad to see that Kari made the right choice in the end. This book should serve as a lesson to all, that love has no color.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2005

    PERFECTION!!!

    I READ THIS BOOK SOMETIME AGO BUT WHEN I SAW THE OTHER REVIEWS I FELT THE NEED TO WRITE A REVIEW FOR THIS WELL DESERVING BOOK MYSELF. I HAVE OWNED THIS BOOK FOR 2 YEARS AND HAVE READ THIS BOOK THREE TIMES. EVERYTIME I PICK IT UP I FALL IN LOVE WITH THE CHARACTERS ALL OVER AGAIN. I STILL ROOT FOR THE GOOD GUY AND HATE THE BAD GUY. THIS BOOK WILL STEAL YOUR HEART.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2004

    Congratulations!!!

    I recently learned that Ms. Davis won the Emma at Romance Slam Jam in NY for The Color Of Trouble. I wanted to say I thought the book deserved it, I loved it. And apparently so did many more. Well done MS. Davis

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2004

    Color is never black or white

    Kari Thomas hasn't been honest to herself for the last seven years. As a black woman, Kari believes being prejudice can't be a part of her personality. Kari doesn't believe she broke up with Jonathan Steele because of his white skin color. She also ignores that she's engaged to the successful, handsome, black doctor, Steven Anderson, because her parents approve of him. Steven can give her the beautiful brown skinned babies, Jonathan wouldn't ever been able to give her. Jonathan Steele is a successful lawyer finally happy with his life and career. He isn't looking for love, nor does he want it. Kari Thomas ruined him of that emotion a long time ago. Kari Thomas and Jonathan Steele think their paths will never cross again. But Kari defaulting on a business debt brings Jonathan back into her life. Can they both overcome their past and find love again? Or is their love gone forever? Dyanne Davis' writing style in THE COLOR OF TROUBLE, is superb. A very compelling and well-written book, Ms. Davis is able to bring her readers into the romance of the story without any problems. Her characters are well thought out and very realistic. Every emotion Kari feels from the hurt, anger and shock, the reader is right there with her. Hurt is Kari realizes she still loves Jonathan, but has to marry Steven to please her parents. She is angry at her parents for never understanding her love for Jonathan or accepting him as a part of her life. The last emotion I enjoyed feeling along with Kari is the shock when she realizes that seven years ago she did leave Jonathan because of his color skin. It is truly a pleasure to enjoy the writing style of Dyanne Davis. She has a gift for the written word. I treasured Dyanne Davis', THE COLOR OF TROUBLE, a very vivid portrayal about interracial love. THE COLOR OF TROUBLE explores the trials and tribulations an interracial couple has to face. Kari, a young African American woman, struggles with wanting the love, respect, and approval of her parents. She is willing to stay with her fiance, Steven Anderson, a man who is supposed to make her life complete, to make them happy. Yet, Kari battles with herself because she is still in love with Jonathan Steele, her first love. Kari wonders how she can feel so empty, lost and alone at a time in her life when everything seems so perfect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2003

    A Truly Must Read Novel

    A highly excellent novel. It showed how Jonathn and Kari face a lot of prolems in their relationship because their families were against them being together which drove them a part. Kari had a lot of doubts about her love for Jonathan which led her to be engage to a man her parents approve of for the color of his skin. After years of being apart Jonathan and Kari are once again reunited for they realize they still have strong deep feelings for one another which show they truly belong to one another. Despite the hardships face in interracial relationships love really conquers all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2003

    Color of Trouble

    I read everything and I have to say this is one of the best books I've read. I fell in love with Jonathan and rooted for him to make Kari open her heart. I can't wait for the next book by this up and coming new author. Bravo Ms. Davis

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2003

    Color of Trouble

    A truly wonderful read. A look at the problems involved in an interricial love, but this time told by a person of color fron her perspective. It puts to rest many misconceptions that people of color are not plagued by the same doubts and prejudices. IN spite of everything love wins out. I highly reccomend this book

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