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In 2011, I had read and reviewed over 110 books, about seventy percent of them were fiction. Out of the total of the books I read last year, I chose this as my favorite read for 2011. Tommie Lyn is a Amazon Bestselling author, mostly known for her suspense. I had read a few of her suspense novels at the time, but I really had no interest in reading a historical novel. It’s just not my thing.
Then in an interview with Tommie, I read that she became an author in order to write this book. It wasn’t her first book published, because she wanted to better do it justice by learning the craft. It took her four years in order to complete it.
With that sort of introduction, how could I resist at least trying to give it a read?
Again, I am not one for historicals, and honestly epic fantasy is not typically my thing, either. So when this book started with a pronunciation key for the names, I really started to wonder what I’d gotten myself into.
Then the story took hold. This book had my heart racing for the suspenseful scenes, and breaking for the tragic. I couldn’t put it down. And like any good historical fiction, I learned a lot about the Scottish, the Cherokee and just people of the time period in general. When I describe it to people, I say, “Think Braveheart meets Last of the Mohicans.” This little known book is a true five star read, and I still haven’t stopped recommending it to anyone who will listen. I’ve read the second in the series, and anxiously await the third!
High on a Mountain is available for Amazon Kindle for only $2.99