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
She mixes in southern folklore, ghosts and life lessons in a way that sweeps you into the story and you don't want it to end.
Newly married 17-year-old Nellie Pritchard moves to Black Mountain to start a life with her charming husband Hobbs Pritchard.
Life is not easy on the mountain but Nellie wants to give it her best shot. But every time she reaches out to the community she gets rejected, her husband leaves her alone for days at a time and she becomes nothing more than a prisoner in the big old ho ...more
The story sounds deceptively simple--a charismatic stranger c ...more
In the last few days of October, I finally found a book to satisfy the Halloween read craving. This had the perfect mix of the supernatural and southern goth to form a really enjoyable ghost story. The next time I find myself in the Appalachian mountains, I know I will think of Nellie and Hobbs...always a sign of great storytelling.
Favorite Quote: All our actions travel a road that comes home to us at some point.
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Not all books are noble. Ghost on Black Mountain isn't great literature; it will not be taught in classrooms 400 years from now. Big deal. I was totally entertained, and there isn't one thing wrong with entertaining people and enhancing lives.
If we're honest, we all have pasts, skeletons in the closet, secret sins. Young Nellie married out of childish infatuation, ushering in an evil force that affected lives for generations. Told ...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 D ...more
Started out pretty good. Nellie marries walking red flag Hobbs Pritchard and he moves them up to a creepy old house on Black Mountain. What follows is an in-depth story of Nellie's abusive relationship mixed with spooky southern eeriness. There may be a ghost in Nellie's house that implies her husband Hobbs isn't just a sketchy abuser-he's dangerous.
There's a lot of that southern secret-keeping and "we don't take kindly to your type round here" and so on. It's a litt ...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
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
From the very beginning, the story draws you in and doesn't let go even long after you've turned the last page. I don't know what I expected this book to be, but it was a million times better. I felt for this book in a way only few books can manage. Anne Hite is an absolutely beauitful, brilliant, seductive writer and she bring the Appa ...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
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