Hey Everyone!! :-)
It's the 18th again, so time for my #IndieBooksBeSeen monthly indie author book review!! Enjoy! :-)
Noemie's Journey by Victoria Saccenti:
Noemie is a biracial woman living in 1968 North Carolina and facing all the racism and bigotry that we like to pretend ended with the era but really still exists to this day. Richard is a man with a past who's looking for a new start. He finds himself in Summitville, NC and, despite his best intentions, is drawn to the beautiful woman with haunting green eyes. Will love be strong enough to conquer hate in sleepy, small-town America? You'll have to read to find out!
I enjoyed this book. It was hard to read, at times, because the bigotry and mistreatment Noemie faces are presented to the reader in all their raw ugliness. But that kind of honesty is important when dealing with topics like racism. If we don't look the monster in the face and call it what it is, we'll never defeat it. The characters are well-developed and the plot moves along at a good pace, never bogging down or getting lost in tangents. Overall, five stars and I look forward to reading more by this author.