"A meaningful combination of romantic suspense and coming of age at its very best."
"A gripping and poignant novel dealing with a subject once taboo in American society." Hagerstown Magazine
"Should be up there with "To Kill a Mockingbird" she deals with something in our recent history with caring and compassion." Mary E. Moriarty
"Have No Shame is a powerful testimony to love and the progressive, logical evolution of social consciousness, with an outcome that readers will find engrossing, unexpected, and ultimately eye-opening." Midwest Book Review
"A historical novel of love and its triumph, told with a unique and compelling voice." Bestselling Author Kathleen Shoop
"...An amazing American classic yet to be recognized" Marbeth Skwarczynski
"Have No Shame is a delightful eye opener and a rather poignant book that everyone everywhere should put on their must-read list." Readers' Favorite
"A dynamic and heartwarming tale of young love, giving testament to those who struggled so we can live in an integrated society." Author Rachelle Ayala
"...a stunningly impactful read." Rabid Reader Reviews
"A book that brings the evilness of racial bigotry to light, through the eyes of one awakening to its reality." Cindy Smith, avid reader
"Romance fans will fall head over heels. Fans of five star fiction will fawn over it." Liz Tarek, avid reader
"Perfectly catches the South at the dawning of the Civil Rights Movement...an adventure that twists and turns unpredictably to a tense climax that renders this novel a true page-turner....undoubtedly the best novel I have read in a long time." Roderick Craig Low, Author of 'Promises of Love and Good Behaviour'
"This book is not just a story; it's an experience." Author G.E. Johnson
From the Author
"Within moments of starting to read, you will be transported back to the Arkansas of 1967 - hot, dusty, utterly rural and edgy. Poor white farmers dependant upon cheap black labour who, due to their superior numbers, are constantly suppressed, living on the wrong side of town, ghettoised and terrified. You will remember scenes from `In the Heat of the Night' and `Easy Rider'; you will remember that, less than fifty years ago, if you were black, you could be beaten for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. And if you died at the hands of a white youth, justice would almost certainly be denied you." Author Roderick Craig Low
Some novels just beg to be written, and
Alison and Jackson's story, Have No Shame, is one of those novels. I
could not turn away from their voices if I had wanted to. I know there is
ugliness in this beautiful world of ours, and for that reason, I feel that
stories such as this one are so very important to be told.
I was lucky enough to be brought up by a woman
who believes that love knows no boundaries, and I try to raise my children with
the same conviction. In this very short life we live, we are lucky to find true
love, and my hope is that society will accept--and even strive for--happiness for
all, regardless of color, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs.
I hope you enjoy Have No Shame, and I
thank you for picking it up.