Sunday, June 3, 2012

Clarabelle's Rose - Judy Kashi

Clarabelle's Rose explores the appalling world of racism during the 1960's and 1970's and the secrets, challenges and pain that accompany bigotry. Clarabelle's Simmons, who has been physically abused through her childhood, hears her racist father plotting to murder a local black man but remains silent fearing she might be killed as well. Shortly thereafter Clarabelle is raped by a mentally challenged black man and gives birth to a biracial daughter she calls Rose. Along the way she meets and befriends a black woman whose family was affected by Clarabelle's father's hatred. As their friendship blossoms, secrets are revealed that can destroy their worlds. A decade after the baby's birth, Clara, Sara and Rose return to their hometown and risk their lives to face the Klansmen who tried to destroy them. Will they succeed at finding justice or will their efforts be futile. Clarabelle, Sara and Rose take the reader on a journey and along the way discover forgiveness, redemption and friendship.  - Amazon


This was an outstanding read! Author Judy Kashi explored areas where other authors probably would not touch. She dealt with racism, segregation, molestation, rape, friendship and even love. It is hard to fathom how an author can have all of these issues in one story; but Author Kashi did a superb job on connecting each issue in the book. Author Kashi showed how prejudice exists in every part of the country (North and South) and within the different races (Black and White).

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will be recommending it to others. It is a must read!

5 Stars


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  1. Hi Edna. I want to thank you for your lovely review. I am so happy you enjoyed my novel. I put my heart and soul into it. It's so important that people understand how toxic racism can be......I am currently editing my second novel "Ragen's Jpourney," which explored the world of Polygamy....Warmest Regards.... Judy Kashi

  2. Thank You Judy for supporting Book Referees



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