I liked this story it as sweet. 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.
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Savannah J. Frierson takes the reader back to the late s in the South where there is hope of things changing, but a lot of blood, sweat and tears will be expended to make things better. This is a world in which skin color dictates many things: how much you get paid, where you live, what kind of job you are able to take, even how well you get treated by others.
It is just the way it is. The opening scene tells me a lot about Benny and Ceelee. Benny is protective, caring and possessive of little Ceelee. Ceelee loves and trusts Benny. However, it is not acceptable that Benny should feel that way about Ceelee, because Ceelee is black, and Benny has expectations that he must meet for his family and for Plumville. So, Patty was forced to keep her young daughter away from Benny. Fifteen years later, both Benjamin Drummond and Coralee Simmons have yielded to the dictates of their world.
They live in the same small town, but inhabit separate spheres, black separated by white. Until Ceelee is asked to tutor Benjamin in English, or he will not longer be eligible to play as quarterback for their college football team.
Benjamin has fallen into the mold of white prominent young citizen. Deep down, he yearns for his friend Ceelee, and is secretly glad that he can reestablish that crucial connection that was missing in his life for so many years.
But now, Coralee keeps him at a distance. Benjamin is determined to show Coralee that he is different from the others. That he is worthy of her trust and friendship, because the truth was, he never stopped loving her. Coralee has to find the courage to fight for the love that she feels has felt for many years beneath the hurt and fear. This book was a wonderful read. It was also very difficult to read. It brought the anger and rage to the surface. Knowing that in the United States blacks were and still are in some instances treated this way because of some bizarre belief that skin color determines intelligence, eligibility, and superiority.
I was born a short five years after this book takes place. My mother and father both black lived in this world of Ceelee and Benjamin, dealing with the same issues. This book is real. I rooted for Ceelee and Benjamin, even as I knew the road they traveled was a long, hard, ugly one.
For Coralee, she was condemned and ridiculed for even thinking it was okay to date a white man. It was a lot to take, making this far from a fun, escapist read. It was just a sobering experience for me, and sometimes I had to put this book down and regroup.
I am glad I read this book, because I really appreciate Ms. Although painful at times, this gave me something to think about. Although I have and will face prejudice for my skin color, my fate and my life is my own. I for one am grateful that people like Coralee and Benjamin and the real life Mr. Loving paved the way for interracial couples in the modern United States.
This was a moving, excellent book. But two is stronger than one. And love is worth fighting for. Ben and Ceelee.
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Mezinris Characters where amazing, made me feel sad to think how awful it must have been back then. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Looking forward to reading this one again. I felt like his situation was a bit incomplete. To ask other readers questions about Being Plumvilleplease sign up.
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