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Bezellia Grove was born into the most prominent of Nashville families, but that didn’t stop her from having an alcoholic mother and a distant, adulterous father. Her nanny, Maizelle, and Nathaniel, the handyman, are the people who have taken care of her since she can remember. She considers them family, but her parents just consider them servants, because they are black. When Bezellia has a clandestine romance with Nathaniel’s son, whites and blacks unite in fury at the young couple. In a world too neatly ordered by status, wealth, and skin color, Bezellia becomes a rebel who, while seeking the love her real family has not been able to provide, unearths and upends secrets and assumptions that a lot of people would rather stay hidden.

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  • “A highly emotional story that vividly evokes a sense of place, the 1960s era, and the heady feelings of first love.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tonya | 5/17/2011

    " Loved this book - page turner. Sad but makes you really think about others lives - past and present - what one person endures and you may never know about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarahz | 5/8/2011

    " I enjoyed this book but I wanted it to be more about her and Nathaniel's son than her mother's drinking problem. Still a good read though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Penny | 4/15/2011

    " Really liked this book right up until the ending and then got so aggrevated I actually threw the book!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by L-V | 4/7/2011

    " This book is a lot like "The Help." but there are some differences and it is good. "

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