Have No Shame by Melissa Foster

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 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.
HAVE NO SHAME is an emotionally compelling coming of age novel featuring a young woman who cannot reconcile the life she wants with the one she’s been brought up to live.Have No Shame will
resonate with anyone who has ever fallen in love, and those who have been forced to choose between what they know in their hearts to be true, and what others would like them to believe.
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Review:

Have No Shame is a compelling read. Alison is the main character she is eighteen years old. It is 1967 and after she finds a dead coloured man washed up at the river it changes her racist and bigatory views which she had been brainwashed into to, of coloured people for the better.  Of course this man is someones father.

The small town in which they live are separated whites and blacks, her boyfriend thinks it’s fun to beat up a coloured boy because of this colour. Alison feels it is wrong but trying to stop him just doesn’t work.

She befriends Jackson who is coloured and their love for each other is amazing, but it is also very dangerous with the white people being racist.

I really enjoyed this book. It is true to life of what was happening back in the 60’s and in some cases even now. It gives you food for thought.

Fantastic book from a fantastic author.

5 stars must read

About the Author

Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of four International
bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Cafe. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she’s written for Calgary’s Child
Magazine and Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa’s interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes
comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women’s Nest
or her personal website.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
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Comments

  1. Hi Rach!
    Thank you so much for the wonderful review of Have No Shame!

    I always love to read your blog and I’m honored be featured here.

    xo,
    Melissa

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