"Stunningly impactful." Readers are enthused about this coming-of-age novel set in the 1960s U.S. deep south. Coming from acclaimed author Melissa Foster, and with over 100 five-star reviews, this is one not too miss... especially at today's price of 99 cents.

Have No Shame (When civil rights and forbidden love collide), by Melissa Foster
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282 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 165 reviews

"A gripping and poignant novel dealing with a subject once taboo in American society." Hagerstown Magazine

"Should be up there with "To Kill a Mockingbird"; she deals with something in our recent history with caring and compassion." Mary E. Moriarty

"Have No Shame is a powerful testimony to love and the progressive, logical evolution of social consciousness, with an outcome that readers will find engrossing, unexpected, and ultimately eye-opening." Midwest Book Review

"A historical novel of love and its triumph, told with a unique and compelling voice." Bestselling Author Kathleen Shoop

"...An amazing American classic yet to be recognized" Marbeth Skwarczynski
GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Reader's Favorite Award, Southern Fiction
FINALIST - Reader's Favorite Award, Historical Romance
The racially-charged prejudice of the deep South forces eighteen-year-old Alison Tillman to confront societal norms--and her own beliefs--when she discovers the body of a hate crime victim, and the specter of forbidden love turns her safe, comfortable world upside down.

"This book will resonate with readers who enjoyed Kathryn Stockett's THE HELP, Julie Kibler's CALLING ME HOME, John Grisham's A TIME TO KILL, Sue Monk Kidd's THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, and Kathleen Grissom's THE KITCHEN HOUSE."

PLEASE NOTE: This ebook contains TWO versions of this novel. Readers have the option to read with or without the southern dialect in the narrative. Once downloaded, you will be presented with a choice of reading preferences. Both versions reflect the exact same story, with the only difference being the style of the narrative.

**** Q&A with author Melissa Foster
Q: How is HAVE NO SHAME different from each of your other novels?
MF: I write across genres, and HAVE NO SHAME is my first historical fiction novel. But SHAME is also a coming-of-age story, and so much more. HAVE NO SHAME is told in a very soft voice--the voice of the main character, Alison Tillman, and is reflective of her Southern voice.
Q: You've said that this story is your most important story to date. Why is that?
MF: Researching and writing this story took me back to the civil rights era--unearthing all of the hate and prejudice of the times, and it was an eye opening experience. In many ways prejudice is still as strong now as it was then; it's just aimed at other areas of society. Alison's realization of the prejudices of society--and even of those she loves--and the strength she shows in how she moves forward is a lesson for all of us. The heart is not color-blind, and although I know this type of prejudice still exists, I feel it's important to give the truth of that era a voice.
Q: Is this a stand-alone novel?
MF: Yes, this is a stand-alone novel, however, I'm asked often to write a follow-up novel to explore what happened next in the town and with the characters. I'm looking forward to exploring that soon.
Q: You offer this book in two formats with one purchase--why is that?
MF: Alison's voice came to me as a southern voice in dialogue and in thought, and HAVE NO SHAME is told from Alison's point of view. I felt it was vital to keep her thoughts in her own voice. However, I also realize that readers are passionate about their reading preferences, and because most novels present dialect in only the dialogue, I decided to give readers a choice. Each ebook and each paperback offers both formats: Read With Southern dialect, and Read Without Southern Dialect. This has never been done before, but in this wonderful digital age, I decided to give readers exactly what they want.***
Alison Tillman has called Forrest Town, Arkansas home for the past eighteen years. Her mother's Blue Bonnet meetings, her father toiling night and day on the family farm, and the division of life between the whites and the blacks are all Alison knows. The winter of 1967, just a few months before marrying her high school sweetheart, Alison finds the body of a black man floating in the river, and she begins to view her existence with new perspective. The oppression and hate of the south, the ugliness she once was able to avert her eyes from, now demands her attention.

When a secretive friendship with a young black man takes an unexpected romantic turn, Alison is forced to choose between her predetermined future, and the dangerous path that her heart yearns for.

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, contemporary women's fiction, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women's Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary's Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa's interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest or her personal website.

"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately. I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked." International bestseller, M.J. Rose

"Melissa Foster is a wonderful connector of readers and books, a friend of authors, and a tireless advocate for women. She is the real deal"--Author Jennie Shortridge


2013 Readers Favorite Award, Gold Medal Winner (Southern Fiction)
2013 Readers Favorite Award, Finalist (Historical Romance)

2013 Dan Poynter's Global eBook Award, Gold Medal Winner (Thriller)
2013 Dan Poynter's Global eBook Award, Bronze Medal Winner (Suspense)

2011 Beach Book Award Winner (Spirituality)
2011 Readers Favorite Awards, Winner (Fiction/Drama), Finalist (Women's Fiction)
2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award, Finalist (Spirituality)
2011 New England Book Festival, Honorable Mention (Spirituality)

2011 Readers Favorite Awards, Winner (Paranormal), Finalist, (Women's Fiction, Mystery)
2011 Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards, Winner, (Paranormal)
Top 10 Books of 2011, Pixel of Ink
Amazon Top 100 75+ Days running
Indie Reader's Bestselling List That Counts (8 weeks)
Top Books of 2011, The Write Agenda

2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist
2012 Readers Favorite Awards, Finalist
2012 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Books Award, Finalist
2011 Dan Poynter's Global Ebook Awards, Finalist
Top 5 Must Read Books of 2011, IndieReader
Top Ten Books of 2011, Tea Time With Marce
IndieReader Best Reviewed Books of 2011, Huffington Post

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