I truly enjoyed reading this book. The mystery was exciting and the main characters were well developed. Stella is the type of person that I would like to be friends with: honest, hard working, fun, and loyal. I definitely recommend this book.
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 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.
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 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.
This is a great read! It merges the lifestyles of two polar opposites in a captivating plot. The light humor yet deep storyline makes it easy for anyone to relate to Stella. Chances are we have all known a Stella-like character in our past and the beloved antics are readily appreciated in a well written novel. Looking forward to the sequel.