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A Season of Innocence: HIstorical Fiction of Jim Crow days

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A Season of Innocence was one of the most captivating books I have read.-Shirley Black Such a good story! Certain aspects reminded me of "The Help"...it told a story of life in the South during the Civil Rights movement.-Fran Grady WOW!!!!!! This book was sooo good.  I couldn't put it down.  I would give it 10 stars if I could. Please read this book.-Sl A Season of Innocence was one of the most captivating books I have read.-Shirley Black Such a good story! Certain aspects reminded me of "The Help"...it told a story of life in the South during the Civil Rights movement.-Fran Grady WOW!!!!!! This book was sooo good.  I couldn't put it down.  I would give it 10 stars if I could. Please read this book.-Slim It was the best book I ever read....Could not put it down.-Donna Frieer Wonderful Read! This book is so good. I did not want it to end. Riveting and moving story of justice after a long wait.-Stacy Pearl I loved, loved, loved this book...It is beautifully written and organized...I see a movie in the making here.-C. Luber One sultry summer night in 1945, a family awakes to the terror of white monsters in white robes. The Ku Klux Klan has invaded the home and the lives of Mose and Bessie Thompson and one of their children has been taken. Every black person's fear since the time of slavery has come to pass. A Season of Innocence is a tale of race, murder, and the search for justice and redemption in a Southern white society.  This book carries a powerful message of love, family, friendship, loyalty, and the courage of a young girl to stand up for what is right in the midst of bigotry at its worst. Heartbreaking tragedy and loss are at the heart of this story, but humor and drama walk hand in throughout the pages. The story begins as World War Two is coming to an end and six year old Tillie anxiously waits for news of her father to come home.


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A Season of Innocence was one of the most captivating books I have read.-Shirley Black Such a good story! Certain aspects reminded me of "The Help"...it told a story of life in the South during the Civil Rights movement.-Fran Grady WOW!!!!!! This book was sooo good.  I couldn't put it down.  I would give it 10 stars if I could. Please read this book.-Sl A Season of Innocence was one of the most captivating books I have read.-Shirley Black Such a good story! Certain aspects reminded me of "The Help"...it told a story of life in the South during the Civil Rights movement.-Fran Grady WOW!!!!!! This book was sooo good.  I couldn't put it down.  I would give it 10 stars if I could. Please read this book.-Slim It was the best book I ever read....Could not put it down.-Donna Frieer Wonderful Read! This book is so good. I did not want it to end. Riveting and moving story of justice after a long wait.-Stacy Pearl I loved, loved, loved this book...It is beautifully written and organized...I see a movie in the making here.-C. Luber One sultry summer night in 1945, a family awakes to the terror of white monsters in white robes. The Ku Klux Klan has invaded the home and the lives of Mose and Bessie Thompson and one of their children has been taken. Every black person's fear since the time of slavery has come to pass. A Season of Innocence is a tale of race, murder, and the search for justice and redemption in a Southern white society.  This book carries a powerful message of love, family, friendship, loyalty, and the courage of a young girl to stand up for what is right in the midst of bigotry at its worst. Heartbreaking tragedy and loss are at the heart of this story, but humor and drama walk hand in throughout the pages. The story begins as World War Two is coming to an end and six year old Tillie anxiously waits for news of her father to come home.

37 review for A Season of Innocence: HIstorical Fiction of Jim Crow days

  1. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Holcomb

    I've gotten to the point where I don't review books on the negative side, and I'm very sorry to do this to an author on her very first book, and maybe it's the times we are living in these days that made this rub me the wrong way, but I just couldn't with this one. Not only was the writing bad, the grammar and syntax, but the entire story and plot, and it was written like a YA novel (and it wasn't YA at all). Every cliche of bad writing existed in this, and I'm tired of historical fiction that i I've gotten to the point where I don't review books on the negative side, and I'm very sorry to do this to an author on her very first book, and maybe it's the times we are living in these days that made this rub me the wrong way, but I just couldn't with this one. Not only was the writing bad, the grammar and syntax, but the entire story and plot, and it was written like a YA novel (and it wasn't YA at all). Every cliche of bad writing existed in this, and I'm tired of historical fiction that is so terribly unbelievable (everyone secretly liked black people but they let others just get away with murder and participated in such murder because lynching was a thing to do on Saturday nights, oh, well, gotta go cook up some bacon!) it just wasn't anything that shook me to the core like it should have, with an important message and an ending that was real and true and gives hope for the future. It is supposed to be anything but racist and yet again comes across as racism all prettily tied up and presented and it just wasn't that way. At all. Screw this one and go read To Kill a Mockingbird. Even if it's again. This book was just plumb awful.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Winnie

    The author is 71 years old and this is her first book. I'm not sure how this book ended up on my Kindle but I read it anyway. I read somewhere that the author grew up in mill towns in the south and at one time lived in my hometown, LaGrange, GA. All that to say, I wanted to like the book. The "story" has been told and is an important story but this is not the book to read. I'm not sure why so many gave it glowing reviews unless the reviews were by friends of the author. The most positive thing I The author is 71 years old and this is her first book. I'm not sure how this book ended up on my Kindle but I read it anyway. I read somewhere that the author grew up in mill towns in the south and at one time lived in my hometown, LaGrange, GA. All that to say, I wanted to like the book. The "story" has been told and is an important story but this is not the book to read. I'm not sure why so many gave it glowing reviews unless the reviews were by friends of the author. The most positive thing I can say about the book is that it is a walk down memory lane for many southerners from her era. I'm a few years younger than the author so there were some passages that evoked pleasant memories and of course, the difficult memories of the injustices of that time. My biggest criticism -- there must have been no editor. There are so many grammatical mistakes (no, not the intentional colloquial language) and spelling mistakes that I could not have rated it higher than one star for that reason alone. So, skip this read.

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