Title: Being Plumville
Author: Savannah J. Frierson
Genre: IR Romance
I have a TBR pile that stretches back to 2008 (I’m embarrassed to say), so needing to make room for the 3 boxes of books I got back from Nationals, I’ve decided to start reading a few. My hands automatically pulled Savannah Frierson’s Being Plumville off the shelf first. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Frierson at the Romance Slam Jam in 2008 and then later interviewing her for RomanceInColor.com.
Being Plumville is the story of Coralee and Benjamin amidst the racial and political climate of the 1960’s. Coralee and Benny were childhood friends, but that friendship was abruptly ended with Benjamin, a 7 year old being groomed to be a state judge, announced to his mother he planned on marrying Coralee, the housekeeper’s daughter, when he grew up. Benny and Coralee did not speak again for 15 years following this announcement, while the two were attending college. What follows in a story about love and the boundaries it crosses, set against the back drop of the civil rights moments following the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Kennedy.
I really enjoyed this story, much more than I thought I would. Not only is it a great romance, but the way the author wove in the racial climate of the time really added to the depth of the story. I read this books a couple of weeks agao and I am still thinking about it. Well done Ms. Frierson.
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