Author: Maryann Diorio
Genre: Historical Romance
A white woman. A black man. And their forbidden love. Can endurance and faith sustain the love between a white woman and a black man threatened by rejection, guilt, and racial injustice? Can love alone reconcile their starkly different worlds, lighting the way to a bright future together?When graduate student, Tori Pendola, a white American woman, and Jebuni Kalitsi, a Ghanaian exchange student and heir to his tribe's chieftaincy, fall deeply in love, they must face not only their own inner demons of rejection and guilt but also the demons of societal hatred bent on destroying their relationship. Will their love survive the cruel and bitter attacks against them? Or will hatred and prejudice gain the upper hand?In Black and White is a deeply moving story of the power of God's love to restore all that is broken in their lives.
Reviewer: Anna Bottoms
In Black And White is inspirational historical fiction at its best. Centered around the interracial relationship between the protagonists, the author gives us a candid look at prejudice in the year 1959.
The lives of Jeb and Tori took me back to memories of my neighborhood in the early 1970s, as they faced persecution from family, friends, and strangers alike. This is a story of faith and love triumphing over personal struggles of rejection and guilt, as well as the combined injustice that came from hate and fear directed toward them as a couple.
Separated by race and geography, Jeb and Tori managed to bridge the space between America and Ghana, finding common ground and enduring love through their unwavering faith in Christ. For Christians and non-Christians alike, this book is well worth the time to read, and might even be life-changing for some.
An excellent read! I highly recommend this book and would happily give more than five stars on the rating.
I was given this book courtesy of the author through Interviews and Reviews, and this is my honest review.
Reviewer: Marta Aldrighetti
Tori is a young woman and studies art at Penn University. We can read about her: "The library carrel had become her personal, private oasis. Her home away from home. The place she went to when she needed to clear her mind or find peace for her soul."
Jebuni is from Ghana and studies the economy at Penn University. He visited his family: "Both grief and dread were Jeb's twin companions as he entered the large room where his father lay."
Tori and Jeb meet at a museum exhibition. They have much in common, except for the colour of their skin. Is it a problem in this big world?
I enjoyed reading this book. The story is realistic, the characters struggle and suffer. The topic is hard, and unfortunately, it is a problem nowadays.
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