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Being Plumville You know when you find a book that speaks to you and you're like gasp OH MY GAWD THIS IS GREATThat's Being Plumville for me I don't know of many IRMC readers who haven't read it If you're one of the few who haven't hopefully I can persuade you to pick it upBenjamin aka Benny Drummond and Coralee aka Ceelee Simmons grew up together in Plumville Georgia and they were inseparable You see Coralee's mom Patty worked for Benny's parents Kids kids are smart Children will adapt to anyone regardless of their skin color their physical handicap their class their gender Children see people as people and Benny is no different He protects Ceelee from bullies; he's her hero He shares his books with her They read together play together and essentially do things together that most children do despite Benny being a few years older than CeeleeThe story begins with Coralee seeking out her mother to have an injury cleaned and bandaged after cutting herself while playing with the boys who reside in Benjamin's neighborhood The kids tease and taunt Ceelee because she's black The offending slur tar baby makes an appearance Of course Benny isn't going to stand for it so he punches the offender good ole Tommy Birch in the jaw love Benny for that Patty is disapproving of Benjamin's behavior even though he was looking out for her daughter Benjamin's mother Florence overhears this bit of information and forbids Patty from bringing Coralee back into her homeThis is not good Patty Florence determined the words surging out of her mouth Benjamin's becoming far too attached to CoraleeI wanted to throttle that woman Throttle She was a hot mess personified I felt sorry for her but even so God don't like ugly The funny thing is Florence already sees the connection between the two children before they have any idea what their future holdsIf they keep on going the way they are they'll be in all sorts of trouble when they're olderAhhh foreshadowingBenny and Coralee don't cross paths for some years but when they do they're both in college and things are awkward to say the least Racial tensions are HIIIIGHCoralee thinks the Benjamin she once knew is gone Benjamin thinks the Coralee he once knew has forgotten about how close they used to beThings heat up when this couple tries to fight fate and when others who want to do everything in their power to keep them apartMs Frierson did one heck of a job with this story Everything about Being Plumville was phenomenal The writing the pacing the character development the editing All on point 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 Not only is it a five star read it's also one of my Top Rated reads It deserves all the stars and then someThis review was originally posted on Romance Novels in Color I just finished this last week and my oh my what a great love story Ben and Ceelee childhood best friends that were separated young to meet up again in college to become BFF's again as well as loves of each other's lives This story was wonderfulSet in 1960 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 such a big caring heart they both had me crying all through this story This book is a definite keeperMy character choice Another instance where I wish there were half stars because I'd give this a 35 edging toward 4 I'm surprised I didn't like it but the reasons I didn't are pretty understandable considering my romance novel proclivities Its VERY well written which is not suprising coming from Frierson My lack of enjoyment was tied to the unavoidable angst tied to the subject matter and the fact that there wasn't a whole lot of time spent on the ROMANCE and relationship progression it was the backdrop to the foreground of racial tension Maybe it was even eual but I tend to want my relationship front and center with the issues in the background I felt the ending was abrupt as well We got that big jump after the climax where everything seemed to be delivered for a HEA in a nice neat bow We didn't SEE them get there and for me that's half the fun of a novel Seeing the couple GET to their happily ever after What happened between Coralee leaving school and them getting married? I mean we get an explanation but its literally like a debriefing After investing in the story up to that point I felt like I'd been jipped a bit Still solid writing And in this genre that deserves HUGE props This book is absolutely Amazing Very sweet and romantic I was just grinning at the screen throughout most of the book Stayed up late to finish Loved the writing and I'm so grateful to have met my hubby in 1999 The 60s was something else So I was writing an awesome review and a storm came in and knocked my power out Anyway here it goes This is exactly the kind of book I have been waiting on The real grittiness of an interracial relationship The N word the eroticism of Black women the disgust and bigotry of both races towards the couple in love This is what all the other interracial novels lack They make it too pretty the discrimination is nothing than a snarled lip or an icy attitude from someone's mother But Savannah Frierson knew exactly what needed to be exposed This isn't pretty for people it wasn't in the 60's and it still isn't for some couples even today I enjoyed this book but what stopped me from giving it 5 stars was Cora I just didn't love her character I wanted her to be stronger speak up for herself not be so docile Other than that this was a good read and I enjoyed it WOWwhat a HIGHLY emotional roller coaster ridethis book evokes so many emotionsit makes you angry makes you laugh makes you cry makes you sigh and makes you thinkthis is the third book I've read by Savannah J Friersonand it is DEFINITELY my favorite of the threea strong and TOUCHING storylinean engaging and MEMORABLE well developed cast of charactersand some SURPRISING and unexpected twists that keep me turning the pages to see what will become of Benjamin and Coraleea WORTHWHILE read I liked this story it as sweet for the second time One of the sweetest read ever This is a full 5 star book for me I loved the romance between Ben and Cora This book captured me from the beginning till the end Oh and what an end this was this book had one of the best epilogues ever It was such an wonderful end for them and just how I pictured it I recommend this book for every romance loversMy CastingCoraleeBenjamin Living in the small southern town of Plumville is effortless seamless and safe if you follow the rules You're given them from birth and anything that could possibly make you break them is removed from your life even if it's your best friend Such is the case for Benjamin Drummond and Coralee Simmons two best friends separated during childhood because Benjamin is white Coralee is black and relationships between the two races are unspoken in its taboo However fifteen years later during the turbulent 1960s Benjamin and Coralee are reunited and despite their upbringing neither are able to deny what they had in their innocent youth nor suppress the desire to rekindle it maybe even into something The reunion forces the pair and those around them to examine the conseuences of following the status uo versus following their hearts Is friendship too high a price to pay to be Plumville Is love Will Benjamin and Coralee become who Plumville raised them to be or who they were born to be It is simply splendid gave a review for it at couk It's been a long time since I could get a book and really enjoy it with a longing to keep reading it finish it this book gave me that feeling because I'm not that easy to please Well done Savannah

About the Author: Savannah J. Frierson

Based out of Charleston South Carolina RWA PAN member Savannah J Frierson is a USA TODAY best selling and award winning author who crafts full happily ever afters for readers who believe transcendent love is worth the wait Savannah taps into women’s softness to show this vulnerability as a strength to be embraced and celebrated Savannah’s characters find empowerment through love and she hop

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