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5.06.2021

When Stars Rain Down ~ Review with GIveaway

When Stars Rain Down
By Angela Jackson-Brown

It's 1936, and in Parsons, Georgia, the tension and anger are as hot if not hotter than the temperatures. And no relief is in sight. The Klan is determined to keep the residents of Colored Town in their place and Opal Pruitt is caught in the middle of everything. Soon to turn 18, Opal's life is in a state of flux with everything that is going on around her and her own conflicted feelings.

This is an emotionally moving and heartbreaking story. Everything that takes place during this summer will literally move one to tears. It is an excellent work though difficult at times as Opal deals with what life is currently giving her. 

Hated and demeaned for the color of her skin, Opal's life though difficult is not awful. She has family and friends who love, respect and care for her. But on the cusp of adulthood, her world starts crashing in around her. Seeing the world through her eyes isn't easy but I would highly recommend this book to adult and older teen readers. This book is both beautiful and ugly at the same time much like the fallen and broken world that we live in. 

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.


About the Book:
This summer has the potential to change everything.
The summer of 1936 in Parsons, Georgia, is unseasonably hot, and Opal Pruitt can sense a nameless storm coming. She hopes this foreboding feeling won’t overshadow her upcoming eighteenth birthday or the annual Founder’s Day celebration in just a few weeks. As hard as she works in the home of the widow Miss Peggy, Opal enjoys having something to look forward to.
But when the Ku Klux Klan descends on Opal’s neighborhood of Colored Town, the tight-knit community is shaken in every way. Parsons’s residents—both Black and white—are forced to acknowledge the unspoken codes of conduct in their post-Reconstruction era town. To complicate matters, Opal finds herself torn between two unexpected romantic interests, awakening many new emotions. She never thought that becoming a woman would bring with it such complicated decisions about what type of person she wants to be.
In When Stars Rain Down, Angela Jackson-Brown introduces us to a small Southern town grappling with haunting questions still relevant today—and to a young woman whose search for meaning resonates across the ages.
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About Angela Jackson-Brown
Angela Jackson-Brown is an award-winning writer, poet, and playwright who teaches Creative Writing and English at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. She is a graduate of the Spalding low-residency MFA program in Creative Writing. She is the author of the novel Drinking From A Bitter Cup and House Repairs.
 
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3 comments:

  1. This book sounds fantastic. I love when authors can bring out all the emotions in readers.

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  2. I can't wait to read this over the summer! Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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