I’m not much on reading fiction, but I have to say, this book kept me up until 2:00 a.m. because I couldn’t find a good place to stop. Stella’s life, past and present, will keep the reader anxious for resolution, which indeed is manifested in surprising ways throughout the book. Both humorous and at times heart wrenching, “Drunk on Peace and Quiet” will satisfy anyone looking for suspense, humor, romance, good will, and yes – murder, all in the hills of West Virginia.
Readers will marvel at this story of Stella, a most inviting person of many adventures. She has a knack for portraying unique experiences that may seem simple at the onset, but watch out!! This read is nothing short of spectacular. Her way of expressing daily country living is almost envied, yet at the same time, you might find yourself caught up in wonder and excitement in what is to happen next. If the mountains of West Virginia could speak, perhaps a symphony of beauty, or maybe a deer panting near a stream could be heard. At the same time, however , the simplicity of life can suddenly become anything, but ordinary. Allow Stella to introduce you to her memoirs of life, and each chapter will lead you to want to read the next. You will find yourself rooting for Stella! A must-read!
This is a hilarious and suspenseful novel. I did not want to put this book down. I was picturing the scenes in my head and trying to figure out who the characters were, being as this novel was written in a town I'm very familiar with. I actually pictured folks I knew as the characters. Just when you think you know who did the unexplainable...BAM! The author, Becky Crabtree, did an amazing job!! I can not wait until the next novel comes out.
This book is well-written and easy to read. Stella, the heroine, is the personification of an "old-time" mountain woman. Though battered by personal tragedy she does not surrender, but uses it as a catalyst to become a strong, independent woman. Infused with that pioneer spirit, Stella can not only take care of herself, but also those she loves. As we learn more about Stella, we see that she is an intriguing character who definitely knows how to keep a secret. Gayle Jennings, author of Mama's Song.
Must Read! This is an awesome book with a country twist of humor, mystery a love story and occasionally get you wriled up! The author's excellent in making you visualize the setting and what country life is like in a small town in West Virginia. It will keep you eager to to read what's next and has unexpected twist. Thoroughly enjoyed this book and looking forward to its sequel.
Want to know what tough kind hearted country women are like? Then this is a must read! Stella is independent and tough as nails, but would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it. She is someone I'd like to have my back when needed! Then just sit on her quiet front country porch and drink sweet tea together when things are peaceful! Everyone needs a friend like Stella!
Great read! Becky Crabtree has developed a strong female character that anyone would want as a friend. The novel is such a combination of humor, mystery, romance, and friendship it is difficult to put down. The setting makes you right at home in a small WV community. Readers will want more of Stella than just this first book.
This book is a great read, full of wit and charm with an unexpected twist but I won't spoil the fun foe you. I love Becky's way of expressing things. She captured a small town atmosphere spot on, you will definitely enjoy the tone of this book.