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Drunk on Peace and Quiet

Drunk on Peace and Quiet

by Becky Hatcher Crabtree
Drunk on Peace and Quiet

Drunk on Peace and Quiet

by Becky Hatcher Crabtree


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Penelope Ann Davis suffers a childhood of abuse at the hands of her older brother before she runs away on graduation night. She escapes on a bus headed north from her home in Atlanta and ends up on a mountain farm in southern West Virginia. There she establishes a happy, contented life as Stella for the next three decades. Then, out of the blue, her brother shows up in front of her church and her life starts to unravel: church money goes missing, her best friend is found dead, and a new church member is in desperate financial straits. Her brother discovers her identity and she faces imminent danger. Underlying the action is wry mountain humor and a tender love story between Stella and an Alaskan Inupiaq man with some mysterious circumstances of his own.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781888215540
Publisher: Fathom Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Series: Stella and Jonas , #1
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 729,527
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

West Virginia educator and author Becky Hatcher Crabtree enjoys rural life on her beloved Peters Mountain in Monroe County, West Virginia. Her life experiences influence her writing, especially this year as eminent domain was used to take part of her farm for a gas pipeline. In this story, her main character, Stella, faced some of those same issues. In actuality, Becky sat chained to a 1971 Pinto, her first car, across the pipeline path in a short-lived attempt to slow construction. She notes that Stella may have handled the problem with more sense.
Crabtree taught and coached in remote Alaska villages where she experienced Arctic cultures and activities prior to retiring to rural West Virginia.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 May: Simply Hoping for Rain

Chapter 2 May: The Past is Present

Chapter 3 May: Jonas and The Talk

Chapter 4 June: Cemetery Security

Chapter 5 June: Be Prepared

Chapter 6 June: Boy Scouts and Cool Whip

Chapter 7 June: Jonas Knows

Chapter 8 July: Yard Sale

Chapter 9 July: Late For Church

Chapter 10 July: Fundraiser

Chapter 11 July: Daughters and Husbands

Chapter 12 August: A Diversion

Chapter 13 August: The Threat

Chapter 14 August: Making Money

Chapter 15 August: Jonas and the Pod

Chapter 16 September: Fall Festival

Chapter 17 September: Facing Facts

Chapter 18 September: Madness and Mafia

Chapter 19 September: Good-Bye Anna

Chapter 20 October: Thieves and eBay

Chapter 21 October: Lawyer Visit

Chapter 22 October: Internet and Teeth

Chapter 23 October: Stella Knows

Chapter 24 October: Scam and Gun Lessons

Chapter 25 October: Charlene

Chapter 26 November: Investigations

Chapter 27 November: I Will Survive

Chapter 28 November: Night Terrors

Chapter 29 November: More Terror

Chapter 30 November: Official Arraignment

Chapter 31 November: Just Want You

Chapter 32 November: Visiting Hours

Chapter 33 Thanksgiving Day: Graveyard Chat

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