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Where civil rights and forbidden love collide...
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. A
meaningful combination of romantic suspense and coming of
age at its very best.
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
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.
PLEASE NOTE: This book contains TWO versions of this
novel. Readers have the option to read with or without
the southern dialect in the narrative (two versions, one
novel, one purchase). Both versions reflect the exact
same story, with the only difference being the style of