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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I picked this up thinking I would just read a couple chapters before bed and finish it later but I could not put it down. Overall I liked the book.

This book is absolutely Amazing! The 60s was something else. Things heat up when this couple tries to bding fate, and when others who want to do everything in their power to keep them apart. It would have to be longer but there is nothing wrong with that. Benny and Coralee don’t cross paths for some years, but when they bekng, they’re both in college and things are awkward to say the least.

I loved the struggles the two characters went through. Being Plumville 29 Jan 03, This is my first read by this author and may check out bein of her work. The story is well written; but for a while, I criticized the author for having page after page of narration on the racist attitudes of people with little about the protagonists of the story.

Fiction Book Review: Being Plumville by Savannah J. Frierson. SJF Books, , $ ASIN B00C1BYRCS

The setting and characters in her novel totally entranced me. And with neing family and friends supporting her each step of the way, Coralee knows she will go far.


You can’t just romanticize that kind of history by taking out all the struggles and challenges. I was assuming something about Felix’s past but the book never lead down that path.

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. It was okay for Benjamin ‘try the dark berry’, but he couldn’t love a black woman. They read together, play together, and essentially do things together that most children do despite Benny being a few years older than Ceelee.

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It was so much more then the synopsis implied and even with its heady subject matter it wasn’t a difficult read. I am glad I read this book, because I really appreciate Ms. Oct 15, Alana Jackman added it.

That it’s okay for them to call you ugly names, and you have to bite your tongue and deal with it. The dialogue is concise, honest and to the point.

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

Realistically written with memorable characters and family unit that I think about even though I’ve finished reading it. This book was amazing and authentic. If you have read books by SJF’s but missed this one out then turn right around and get it, and if you have not read a SJF then you need to put this one on the top of your list. That you don’t get the same choices as someone else because that’s the way it is. Book Lists Savannah J.

Their disadvantages as a couple was set forth in true to life form, making this story feel as authentic as a grandparent divulging accounts of their life in the past at the head of a kitchen table. It deserves all the stars and then some. Lists with This Book. This time spent, further deepens their lust and makes things super complicated, forcing them to keep their relationship a secret. 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.


Children will adapt to anyone regardless of their skin color, their physical handicap, their class, their gender. I liked this story it as sweet.

View all 14 comments. I loved the romance between Ben and Cora.

Being Plumville

It was also very difficult to read. After investing in the story up to that point, I felt like I’d been jipped a bit.

He had to say somethingthough, anything to cover the gaping silence that now separated them, but when he opened his mouth to speak, her fingers stilled his words. It was just a sobering experience for me, and sometimes I had to put this book down and regroup.

Being Plumville is a love story about two people who pumville they were each plumvillle happy endings from a very young age.

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