Being Plumville
Living in the small, southern town of Plumville is effortless, seamless, and safe, if you follow the rules. You're given them from birth, and anything that could possibly make you break them is removed from your life-even if it's your best friend. Such is the case for Benjamin Drummond and Coralee Simmons, two best friends separated during childhood because Benjamin is white, Coralee is black, and relationships between the two races are unspoken in its taboo. However, fifteen years later during the turbulent 1960s, Benjamin and Coralee are reunited, and despite their upbringing, neither are able to deny what they had in their innocent youth, nor suppress the desire to rekindle it-maybe even into something more.

The reunion forces the pair and those around them to examine the consequences of following the status quo versus following their hearts. Is friendship too high a price to pay to be Plumville? Is love? Will Benjamin and Coralee become who Plumville raised them to be, or who they were born to be?

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Book TitleBeing Plumville
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Being Plumville Reviews

  • Angela
    Jan 13, 2017


    I really enjoyed this book and wanted so much to give it 5 stars but I didn't, however, I'm contemplating adding this to my favorites list anyway. I only have one real issue with this book and that is I think it could have been much longer. It's a little over 300 pages but I just feel ...

  • Courtney Michael
    Jan 6, 2017

    Courtney Michael

    I couldn't put this book down. I absolutely loved it. It's so heart wrenching, but also heart warming. It's a beautiful story especially since it's so realistic. I am a lover of books and I'm very picky about what books I highly praise, so believe me when I say this book is worth the r...

  • Kiara
    Jul 5, 2016


    This book was amazing and authentic. I loved all the realistic writing considering the time and age the story was set in. I loved the struggles the two characters went through. I loved their inner struggles. How they handled it. Their chemistry together. I loved this book so much. I kn...

  • Romance Novels in Color
    Jun 28, 2016

    Romance Novels in Color

    You know when you find a book that speaks to you, and you're like *gasp* "OH MY GAWD! THIS IS GREAT!!!"That's Being Plumville for me. I don't know of many IR/MC readers who haven't read it. If you're one of the few who haven't, hopefully, I can persuade you to pick it up.Benjamin (aka ...

  • Jackie
    Mar 2, 2016


    A interracial romance novel set on a Georgia college campus in 1968. Benjamin and Coralee were besties as small children, but Ben's mother, concerned about their growing intimacy (he's 8, she's 5!), insists that her black cook leave her small daughter at home when she comes to work in ...

  • Tyrese
    Sep 12, 2015


    I really enjoyed this book. It was a sweet and easy read. Here are the reasons why I'm not rating it a five:1. The typos and grammatical errors really took me out of the fictional dream. I know that's par for the course with epubs, which is why I hardly read them, but thought to give t...

  • Dawn
    May 13, 2015


    I heard about Being Plumville about a year or so ago. I wanted to read it because I am sucker for IR historical novels. I waited for a long time to finally buy the book and read it in a 2 day period. Here we have the story of Benjamin and Coralee who are from the same town in Georgia n...

  • stephabo
    Feb 3, 2015


    Being Plumville blew my mind. It was an awesome book. It just goes to show no matter what the times, way of the world, who you are meant to be with WILL happen. Even if you are kept apart everything comes back around again for you to be with that person and in this case it did, through...

  • Stephanie
    Apr 23, 2014


    This is a love story set against the backdrop of the turbulent racial climate of the 1960s. In the fictional town of Plumville, GA., Benjamin Drummond is the town’s golden boy who has everything going for him. He comes from a wealthy family and he knows with complete certainty wha...

  • Bookfanatic
    Dec 23, 2013


    "A very sweet touching love story set in the South in the late 60s. He's a handsome, privileged young White man from a prominent family in the town. She's the pretty, kind, very smart daughter of their Black housekeeper. They were childhood friends, but at a very young age his mother f...