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Mountain Melodies by Elizabeth Wilmoth Solazzo
Dr. Katie Cook is beginning her medical practice in a small town at the base of Clinch Mountain, TN, at the turn of the twenty-first century. She is healing from a past relationship while carving out an independent life for herself in these starkly beautiful but fragile mountains. She is befriended by Lovey Lephew, a strong woman about to celebrate 100 years of wisdom gained from a life of unimaginable stories and lessons learned from the dark hollows of this lonely Appalachian mountain. As the women band together to protect their homes from a gang of drug dealers using the forested land for cover, they learn long buried secrets from one another that will change both their lives.
Elizabeth Solazzo is a writer living in the Piedmont of North Carolina who enjoys writing about family and relationships. Her most recent publication is Mountain Melodies, a novel loosely based on the life of her grandmother, a widow struggling to survive in the hills of Appalachia in the early twentieth century. Recent releases include a short history on a nearby small town, Saxapahaw – Once a Mill Village, about the transformation of the little village from a mill town to an artsy village, and Chasing the Wind, a book of short stories. She is also the author of Saxapahaw Girl, a collection of essays about family connections and coming of age in a small town in America. Learn more about her at www.elizabethsolazzo.com.