Being Plumville has ratings and 88 reviews. Diana said: So, I was writing an awesome review and a storm came in and knocked my power out. Anyway, her. Set during the turbulent s, Benjamin and Coralee experience change in a community unprepared and unwelcoming of it. Can a relationship rekindle and. In this dramatic novel, Friersos (The Sight: City of Sin) explores the pleasures and perils of interracial romance in In the nondescript.

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Being Plumville

Kayla rated it really liked it Dec 23, Other than that, this was a good read and I enjoyed it. Benny’s father is similar to my father, a man who knew that Blacks were not subordinate to whites, but felt confined by the social norms of the time to not make waves or upset the expected roles in their small towns. J absolutely loved this book. These two were childhood best friends mainly due to the fact the Coralee’s mother, Patty, worked beign Benjamin’s parents as the maid of the house. Realistically written with memorable characters and family unit that I think about even though I’ve finished reading it.

It was okay for Benjamin ‘try the dark berry’, but he couldn’t love a black woman. Stayed up late to finish.

Being Plumville by Savannah J. Frierson

It will take you into the world, lives and hearts of the characters and you will be fighting for the love of Benjamin and Coralee every step of the way, right to the very end. This period novel about Ben and Coralee, a white man and black woman in the ‘s, is an excellent examination of what interracial couples had to endure and serves as a lesson to those of us now who take the freedom to openly love whomever you wish for granted.


My grandmother was upset that I married a Catholic! Especially since I felt like the issues I saw could’ve been addressed in this book.

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It was a bit hard to read at times because of the harsh realities of how blacks were treated at that time — the author definitely did not hold back! You really did look at all of the possibilities when it came to Coralee’s and Benjamin’s relationship and even finding out the surprising situation between their own parents. I riferimenti al dr. View all 11 comments. Benny declares that he’s going to marry Ceelee.

Being her first novel, I could tell that this was a labor of love for Ms. I wish there was a follow up or that the book was longer – the chapters definitely had the potential to be longer, really enjoyed this book and made me want to fall in love the way they did, intensely and completely He even jokes along with his racist friends about blacks, even if his heart doesn’t feel that way.

He comes from a wealthy family and he knows with complete certainty what his future holds.

I enjoyed this story. A white man loving a black woman, especially during those times, was thought to be This is a love story set against the backdrop of the turbulent racial climate of the s. If you’re looking for a historical read set in the chaotic times of the 60s, you should definitely add Being Plumville to your TBR pile.

But Savannah Frierson knew exactly what needed to be exposed. Mar 10, A. I just finished this last week and my oh my what a great love story. View all 14 comments. Apr 23, Stephanie rated it really liked it Shelves: I felt sorry for her but even so, God don’t like ugly. This is a beautiful very well written historical love story by SJF which captures the essence of the time it was based in though, unfortunately, still very reflective of modern times.


It was sweet and a little spicy. We got that big jump after the climax where everything seemed to be delivered for a HEA in a nice, neat bow.

Everything about Being Plumville was phenomenal. It epitomizes a true love plkmville. He heard her sharp intake of breath and tightened his hold around her.

I know it will always stick with me. Is friendship too high a price to pay to be Plumville? It was educating in that way of reminding you of what we, people, all races, activists, and those dedicated had to do and go through to get to the place in the world where we are no This book was amazing and authentic. This was a moving, excellent book.

Being Plumville by Savannah J. Frierson (4 star ratings)

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May 13, Fashionista rated it it was amazing Shelves: Frierson creates such compelling characters that make you believe that love triumphs over adversity. I was born a short five years after this book takes place.

And with plkmville family and friends supporting her each step of the way, Coralee knows she will go far. Set in living in a southern small town this interracial couple go through a lot to be together But the love they both had for each other is what good romance reading is all about Ben, WOW that Ben he was amazing and a true gentleman and Ceelee had I just finished this last week and my oh my what a great love story.

Loved the writing and I’m so grateful to have met my hubby in Kindle Editionpages.