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Ebony the Beloved Paperback – July 8, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
Ms. Spivey does an excellent job in describing the conditions and predicament Ebony finds herself in. From living with physically and verbally abusive parents to being bullied at school to becoming a sex slave to well known R & B singer. Yes, the author takes you there with the characters every step of the way. I went from really feeling for Ebony; wanting to make her my little sister to wanting to knock some sense into her head to cheering her on for coming into her own.
So, be ready to get angry, laugh, cry, feel frustrated, and feel the triumph of freedom as you take a moment to walk in the shoes of Ebony The Beloved!
Peace & Love!
Ebony rejects the warming advice of her care taker and becomes involved with an older man. A wealthy pop star, Desmond is handsome and charming with a South Beach mansion. He sweeps the young girl off her feet and into his inescapable clutches. Desmond proves not to be the man she thought. Oblivious to reasons why an older man would be interested in an under age girl she believes it's only natural because of her desirable beauty. After a series of clandestine meetings Ebony finds herself snagged in another dysfunctional relationship. Held against her will she's reduced to sex slave.
The story has an interesting twist at first you feel sympathy for poor Ebony, but that sympathy is quickly lost as the story advances. Initially Ebony is a victim of her circumstances of which she had no control, but when her physical appearance improves that downtrodden beaten lack of self esteem takes an about face.Read more ›
Desmond is an entertainer with an array of women at his beck and call. When he meets Ebony at a concert, he immediately wants her for himself. Desmond convinces Ebony to find a way to meet him and once that meeting occurs, Ebony's life will never be the same. Desmond is used to getting his way and may have bitten off more than he bargained for.
Ebony the Beloved is about surviving in the worst situation. The author does a wonderful job with descriptions, which provides a realistic visual of the main characters plight throughout the book. This book had me angry and frustrated at times but I was not able to put it down. My heart went out to the main character. Hannah Spivey has a unique writing style and I look forward to reading more from this author. I recommend this book to others.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
I couldn't put ii down can't wait to read her next novel. it was quite interesting how the author was able to get vengeance for ebonyPublished on April 8, 2014 by s g
How much can one girl go through? How much misfortune can a girl experience in her young lifetime? How many kicks can a girl take when she's already down? Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by Literary Marie
Ebony the Beloved by Hannah Spivey was a raw depiction of how horrible life some of our children are treated. Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by Michelle Rawls
Ebony: The Beloved by Hannah Spivey was out of the ordinary and very different from what I normally read. Read morePublished on October 28, 2012 by Brandie Davis aka My Urban Books
In the book "Ebony the Beloved," Ebony was a 15-year-old girl who was pretty much mistreated all of her life. Read morePublished on September 2, 2012 by OOSA Online Book Club
New to the scene, novalist Hannah Spivey has given Ebony life, true to form.
This book is very well written, and leaves you wanting more. Read more
I can't honestly say that I myself can relate to the main character Ebony, however I pretty sure we all witnessed a child who was constantly picked on by peers. Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by Xenia Spence