Settlers living in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of 1827 were beginning to see changes they weren’t comfortable with. Men of questionable motives had been seen wandering the trails in search of gold. Paying no mind to the needs of the local folks they were invading.
Jeb Collins, a twelve-year-old settler boy of Irish decent, was growing to manhood in these mountains. He and his best friend and Blood Brother, Wolf, a full-blood Cherokee boy of the same age, cared deeply about what was happening.
With the coming of U.S. Soldiers to the mountains, death will follow. The boys soon realize their mountain peace is ending. A time of war is approaching. A war they must prepare for. A war they sense will not end well for the Cherokee. This fear makes them decide to fight the madness that is threatening their way of life before it grows. The dangers of their decision will force the boys to risk their lives doing what they feel is right. If death was the Will of the Great Creator, then all was just fine with them. They were ready to do what had to be done. After all, it is their home that will be lost if the evil is allowed to spread.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Having fallen in love with Jeb and Wolf and their families in the first book, The Boy Who Danced with Rabbits, and longing to know what happens next, I had to have the second book in the Choestoe series, Living Where the Rabbits Dance. I immediately fell through the ‘rabbit hole’ into 1830’s North Georgia; a time of transition and unrest as well as one of cultural bonding and real loyalty and trust. The shenanigans of the two boys born on the same day who are forever soulmates and their wisdom beyond their years keeps you hanging on for the next page. Collins does not waver in holding your attention, in word and action. An excellent story based on his own family and what actually took place, it will make you want to visit this enchanting land close to Blairsville, Georgia. Highly recommended! — CJ Loiacono