Ghost on Black Mountain
Nellie Clay married Hobbs Pritchard without even noticing he was a spell conjured into a man, a walking, talking ghost story. But her mama knew. She saw it in her tea leaves: death. Folks told Nellie to get off the mountain while she could, to go back home before it was too late. Hob...more
Loved this book. A four plus. I read it for my Halloween theme book. It was full of ghosts but not really a ghost story. Told through five connected women, the story and secrets were gradually told. Wonderfully written.
Thank You for picking me in the giveaway...I loved this book. I started it a 4:30 a.m. and finished it at 12 p.m.
I loved that the story was told from each character. Each section brought you farther and farther into the story. I loved that the story came full circle to the very end. Most stories leave off with you not knowing what happened after the theme was completed. I loved the character of Nellie. I think that she made such a strong and real character.
Nellie married the man of her dreams(...more
We meet many of the people of Black Mountain as we learn of its secrets and history. Within the shadows of Black Mountain are many roads with unexpected twists and turns.
The book begins with Nellie, a young woman who goes aga...more
the south of Carolina. The story has the map of the hills and the people who live on the mountain and that a great way to
tell the story. Here is Hobbs Pritchard who is rich and then let every one know you mess with me and my stuff you will die.
Well he had 5 house on the mountain and he expected the people who live there to pay rent and abide by his rules or else some thing...more
Ghost on Black Mountain is a powerful, eerie and haunting tale of real-life ghosts sometimes tormenting and sometimes aiding the inhabitants of Black Mountain, a gloomy and according to some, cursed place. Black Mountain got most of its rather creepy reputation from one of its most dangerous residents, Hobbs Pritchard. Who Hobbs Pritchard really is, a straight-out bad man, or a fellow struggling with himself and his own emotions, is revealed gradually through-out t...more
This was an absolut...more
Category - Fiction/Literature
Ghost is incorrect; there are Ghosts on Black Mountain.
If you are in the mood for a good ghost story that is full of mystery and romance you will definitely want to read this book.
Hobbs Pritchard is the scourge of Black Mountain, not only is not liked by anyone on the mountain but he is feared by all. Although he has never been accused of murder, he has been thought to have murdered one or more people...more
From the moment I started reading “Ghost On Black Mountain,” Nellie Pritchard walked into my heart and took up residence. And she didn’t come alone. Others followed.
Along with four other women who narrate this page-turning tale, young Nellie must learn the hard way that sometimes our choices in life will haunt us forever. All five women are intricately connected to one man, Hobbs Pritchard, the menace of Black Mountain. A mean-spirited moonshiner who runs this De...more
This novel grabbed my attention from the opening pages and I found myself drawn into the story of Nellie, Hobbs and the other inhabitants of Black Mountain.
I loved the format of this piece as we hear the story from the perspective of five different women, who are all involved with Hobbs' story at one point or another. This format means that the timeline is not always linear,...more
This story is...more
The last part of the book is a...more
The web that surrounds Hobbs Pritchard draws you in slowly and before you know it, he's managed to ensnare you, just like he does his ladies in the book. The different perspectives each woman gives of the same man shows just how complicated a p...more
I know because of this, the book is currently circulating around our work place, passing from eager hand to the...more
I honestly didn't know if I would be in the target demographic for this book when I signed up for the contest. But I've spent some time in those mountains and I was intrigued. And hey, ghosts.
Luckily, I was thouroughly engrossed from the moment I picked it up until I finished. It is an insanely rich, character drived story, and thankfully devoid of fluff. The language is simple but powerful, reminding me more of Hemingway than Faulkner. (I'm reminded of Hemingway's fa...more
Ghost on Black Mountain is a tale told by five women over many years. Five women bound by one common thread. Hobbs Pritchard and a dark murder that took place on Black Mountain. Ghost on Black Mountain is a Gothic tale if ever there was one. It is a suspenseful, dark glimpse of what life was like in the mountains of North Carolina not all that long ago. I am really surprised at how much I enjoyed Ghost on Black Mountain, but Nellie's story, and her strengt...more