Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mercedes' Mountain

Jewel Adams

From Back of Book
From the time she was small, Mercedes Simmons always reached for her dreams.  But by the time she turns forty. her dreams need a serious overhaul.
When she learns of a cabin for sale in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, she decides to sell her successful dance studio in Brooklyn, New York, and leave her old life behind.  For Mercedes, a small country town seems like a perfect place to start over, but for her parents, it's no place for their single daughter.
In the end, Mercedes' strong will wins out, and she trades the noise, traffic, stress and conveniences of big-city life for what she really needs.
Mercedes' Mountain is the story of a woman in the prime of her llife who begins her quest for the kinds of happiness we all desire-the kind that money can't buy. 
Mercedes Simmons, a 40 year old single beautiful black woman decides that it's time to make some changes in her life.  After seeing and advertisement online for a cabin in North Carolina that's for sell, she decides that this is the change she needs.  However, she runs into opposition from her parents.  Dad, a high strung, racist Baptist preacher and mom who thinks she should settle down with a nice black man and have a family.  Mercedes takes the bull by the horn and despite her parents objections moves to North Carolina where she meets Ethan Greyeagle, a younger man and a Cherokee indian, thus begins a new life.  A life that will lead to the dreams she has prayed for and always wanted.

This book had me from the beginning.  I was able to read it in one sitting.  Of course, once you start it, you won't want to put it down. I was able to relate to several aspects of this story.  I come from an ancestory of Baptist preachers, all from the deep south.  My great grandmother was a full blooded Cherokee indian born and raised in North Carolina on the Cherokee reservation. My mother was raised in the mountains of Tennessee and I have a passionate love for the mountains.  The peace and quiet and beauty Jewel brings to you in the description of the mountain scenery is spot-on.  You can see it so clearly and it makes you want to be there.  You can feel the love and devotion between Mercedes and Ethan and their desire to be together forever.  Be sure to have a couple of tissues for the ending.  Families can be together forever.
I recommend this book for young adults and up.  It is a wonderful clean, short read, a wonderful story of  forever love.

This book was a gift from the author.
No compensation was received for this review. 

Published by Bonneville Books, an imprint of Cedar Fort, Inc.
925 N. Main
Springville, Utah  84663
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Books by J. Adams/Jewel Adams
The Wishing Hour
Tears of Heaven
Place In This World
The Journey
Against the Odds
Mercedes' Mountain
The Wishing Hour
The Legacy
Tears of Heaven
Place In This World: The Sequel to The Journey
The Journey
Mercedes' Mountain
For Love of Angel
Elise's Heart
Children's Book
Forbidden Portals: The Quicksilver Project
All Books Are Also Available in Kindle and Nook Versions (Mercedes' Mountain Excluded



  1. Thanks so much, Mary! I'm glad you liked it:-)

  2. Beautiful cover--sounds wonderful!