Love, love, LOVE!
During COVID, it’s been difficult to read anything heavy, and I’ve pretty much stayed away from historical fiction all together, until this book arrived at my door! Many thanks to TLC Book Tours, Donna Hill, and Entangled Publishing for providing me with this delightful read.
Confessions in B-Flat follows the Enemies to Lovers trope, but consists of so much more.
Anita Hopkins and Jason Tanner meet in Harlem in 1963. They are polar opposites. Anita is busy promoting the beliefs of Malcolm X, while Jason is working to promote the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. The two quickly fall madly in love. I couldn’t put the book down until I learned the answer to this question…Can the two of them make their love work?
Here’s what I loved:
• I learned more about the Civil Rights movement than I knew previously.
• Anita is a poet, and her thought-provoking poems were included in the book.
• There are photographs of MLK, Malcolm X, front-page news headlines, and so much more included in the book.
• There’s even Youtube links to famous speeches that were made at that time.
. Songs I know from the sixties are written into the story; i.e., Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, and more.
. There’s plenty of steam!
This is the first book I’ve read by Donna Hill, but it certainly won’t be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
QOTD: What types of books have you read during COVID? Have you read one genre more than any others?