NC Literary Hall of Fame



High on a Mountain by Jacque Jacobs

Drellag Press, LLC
$14.99, paperback / $5.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-1-7373398-0-9
August, 2021
Fiction: Southern / Romance
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"Capturing the serenity of a wooded Smoky Mountain setting, home to a close knit community grounded in native cultural traditions and long standing friendships, Jacobs offers unexpected, folksy dimensions to create a new genre of the mystery thriller."
—S. Lovelace, Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation Vice President for Programs

"Author Jacque Jacobs has skillfully crafted the first book of the Love is a Cabin Series: High on a Mountain. Readers will be engaged with this fascinating plot and enjoy what is next for Bella and the other characters in this series."
—Deborah Lloyd, Readers' Favorites

Mysterious All-Terrain Vehicle sounds are more unpredictable than the sharp turns on the narrow road leading up to Bella Anderson’s eighty acres at 4060’ in the Smoky Mountains east of Cades Cove. Bella’s plans for her early retirement in her family’s ancestral cabin are brought to a halt as destruction in the community jolts those plans into unexpected engagement with folks in the community. Visits from the sheriff and local grocer, as the menacing actions unfold, bring their own possibilities of change in the life of this young widow. High on a Mountain is Book 1 in the series Love is a Cabin. Follow Bella in these tales spun out of the mountain story-telling tradition where people take care of each other—except when they don’t.

Jacque Jacobs' debut novel grew out of a lifetime of storytelling learned from her parents whose families have been in the Smoky Mountains since 1720. She credits her adult life living and working on five continents as exposing her to many people who flesh out her characters. She is a retired Professor of Educational Leadership from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee NC.

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