Name: Have No Shame
Rating: 5.0 stars over 17 reviews
Description: The racially-charged prejudice of the deep South forces eighteen-year-old Alison Tillman to confront societal norms--and her own beliefs--when she discovers the body of a hate crime victim, and the specter of forbidden love turns her safe, comfortable world upside down.
Alison Tillman has called Forrest Town, Arkansas home for the past eighteen years. Her mother's Blue Bonnet meetings, her father toiling night and day on the family farm, and the division of life between the whites and the blacks are all Alison knows. The winter of 1967, just a few months before marrying her high school sweetheart, Alison finds the body of a black man floating in the river, and she begins to view her existence with new perspective. The oppression and hate of the south, the ugliness she once was able to avert her eyes from, now demands her attention.
When a secretive friendship with a young black man takes an unexpected romantic turn, Alison is forced to choose between her predetermined future, and the dangerous path that her heart yearns for.
A meaningful combination of romantic suspense and coming of age at its very best.
"This book will resonate with readers who enjoyed Kathryn Stockett's, THE HELP, Julie Kibler's, CALLING ME HOME, John Grisham's, A TIME TO KILL, and Kathleen Grissom's, THE KITCHEN HOUSE."
Reviews: "This by far is my favorite of Melissa's books. I could not put it down and got excited for any chance I had to get to continue reading and hearing the story. I definitely consider this book on the same level as 2 of my favorite books - The Help and The Kitchen House. A must read for anyone that also enjoyed these books and hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!!"
"[HAVE NO SHAME] Perfectly catches the South at the dawning of the Civil Rights Movement. Melissa Foster takes us on an adventure that twists and turns unpredictably to a tense climax that renders this novel a true page-turner. This is undoubtedly the best novel I have read in a long time." Roderick Craig Low, Author of 'Promises of Love and Good Behaviour'
"A gripping and poignant novel dealing with a subject once taboo in American society." Hagerstown Magazine
"Have No Shame is a powerful testimony to love and the progressive, logical evolution of social consciousness, with an outcome that readers will find engrossing, unexpected, and ultimately eye-opening." Midwest Book Review
"A historical novel of love and its triumph, told with a unique and compelling voice." Bestselling Author Kathleen Shoop
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