Drunk on Peace and Quiet

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After finding a new life with a new name, Stella’s older brother shows up and life changes with missing money and the death of her best friend mixing in a story with wry mountain humor and tender love between Stella and an Alaskan Inupiaq man. First in the Stella and Jonas series. More
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About Becky Hatcher Crabtree

West Virginia educator and author Becky Hatcher Crabtree enjoys rural life on her beloved Peters Mountain in Monroe County, West Virginia. Her life experiences influence her writing, especially this year as eminent domain was used to take part of her farm for a gas pipeline. In this story, her main character, Stella, faced some of those same issues. In actuality, Becky sat chained to a 1971 Pinto, her first car, across the pipeline path in a short-lived attempt to slow construction. She notes that Stella may have handled the problem with more sense.
Crabtree taught and coached in remote Alaska villages where she experienced Arctic cultures and activities prior to retiring to rural West Virginia.

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About the Series: Tales of Stella and Jonas
Forget any notion you might have that mountain women are simple-minded, clingy, or wishy-washy. The Tales of Stella and Jonas prove all of these stereotypes wrong. Now the stories of Stella and her man, Jonas, have been mostly told, at least enough to fill a series of three books. Drunk on Peace and Quiet, Stella’s life unfolds, including her rotten brother, Timmy Lee. The old folks would surely say he is the “bane of her existence.” Hungover with Grandma, tells about Stella and Jonas getting hitched and traveling to Alaska for a wild honeymoon where Stella and Jonas’ family get to lay eyes on one another. Eventually, Timmy Lee gets to meet Stella’s mother-in-law, too. In Pick Your Poison, the final book (so far), Stella fights the devil pipeline company and goes on her first vacation with her husband. Timmy Lee, bad penny that he is, turns up throughout all the books and his karma is not good. But, that’s all I’m going to say about that.

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Reviews of Drunk on Peace and Quiet by Becky Hatcher Crabtree

GreenOnyx reviewed on Feb. 15, 2022

Great story. I attempted to read this book for the second time early this year. It grabbed my attention and held it. It took me less than 24 hours to complete it.

The story starts out slowly with Stella's thoughts as she sits in church, and I remember a year ago when I first got this book and started reading, I got as far as page 5 in Chapter 1 and was decidedly bored beyond measure. I instantly put the book down, disappointed. Lesson learned, don't judge a book by its first chapter. Ha ha ha.

The intricacies of the plot with Stella's life, her relationship with Jonas, Anna's family and the larger community were well written. The simplicity of the mountain life and the natural surroundings were also delightful. This story is also a religious comedy and I really enjoyed that part.

I heartily recommend this book.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)

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