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Monday, September 25, 2017

Write Now Literary Book Tours Presents: But My Soul Is Black by Terrell Williams; #BlogTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow

Hello. I’m Excited. This is one of my stops during the month tour for But My Soul Is Black by Terrell Williams. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs September 4-29, 2017. Follow the tour here.  Book your own tour here WNL   

ISBN-10: 150069312X
ISBN-13: 978-1500693121
Genre: Fiction/Romance
Rating:  4.5 Stars
#TerrellWilliams #WriteNowLiteraryBookTours, #WNL #ButMySoulIsBlack

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Write Now Literary Book Tours and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

Terrell Williams began life as the 2nd eldest son of 9 children (4 girls and 5 boys) and was reared in less than affluent circumstances. The second in his immediate family to graduate from college, he went on to marry a wonderful woman, and who eventually became the proud parents of 4 children (3 girls and 1 son who is also his namesake).

Mr. Williams enjoys reading and writing poetry, and he has written several plays that have been performed and were well received in Texas. The idea for his debut novel, But my Soul Is Black, lay dormant for many years until Mr. Williams finally finished the novel upon his retirement, fulfilling his dream of becoming a published author. His romantic tale tackles controversial topics such as interracial relationships, generational differences of conceptual thinking about life and love. This novel seeks to remind the readers of the interconnectedness we share as humans, as well as showing that truly, love transcends all!

But My Soul is Black, takes a candid look at interracial romance and the human experience. The book reveals the cultural misperceptions that harm us, and the love that heals us.

My Thoughts:

Bobby Selinski is starting his adult life.  His uncle sets him straight about his new life.  Our author writes this story as if we might be in a corner watching each scene play out.  We watch Bobby grow into a man with all the ups and downs that go along with it.

Bobby has an uncle that is taking him under his wing and helping to guide him to work his way up into his business.  He comes across an interesting character named Jimbo.  Jimbo feels threatened but it was interesting to watch him warm up to Bobby.  Vince is another interesting character.  I don’t know if he is the product of his upbringing but one minute he seems cool and the next he seems ignorant.  I found Bobby’s interactions with the men in this book more fascinating than when he develops a relationship with Karen Blackwell.  But the author has my interest piqued by how he ends the book.

This is a book that has me remembering how things were during my childhood.  A lot has to do with upbringing.  My parents always taught us to not look at the color of a person’s skin or their religion – we looked at the person.  But that doesn’t mean that the people around us felt the same.  With everything that has been happening in the news lately, some would say this is perfect timing.  The sad part is that if it weren’t for a book tour I probably would never have read this great book.  And I’m certainly interested to know if Mr. Williams has a follow up coming.  I would also read this book again.

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