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Seventeen-year old Chrissie is accepted at The Christian Academy, an exclusive private school.
Her father goes through a great deal of trouble to secure a scholarship here for Chrissie, and in the privacy of his own home he sighs with relief because now his daughter no longer has to go to school with so many black kids.
She auditions as backup singer for ÉLastique, a school band, and the lead singer is an eighteen year old, black boy, named Vincent
Vincent and Chrissie have to hide their relationship from everybody and meet in secret, because Vincent’s father has not forgotten the racial discrimination of a mere fifty years ago.
They did not make the rules, they only fell in love despite them.
This title is also published as WHEN WE LOVE