On Bear Mountain

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Warner Vision Books, 2001 - Fiction - 432 pages
44 Reviews
Only the most peculiar fate could link the star-crossed Riconni family of New York with the dirt-poor Powells of the Georgia Mountains. Little do Ursula Powell and Quentin Riconni know that a strange and abstract iron sculpture of a bear will draw them together. They have nothing in common except the power that the Bear has in both their lives. The sculpture, which now sits in the backyard of Ursula's secluded mountain farm, is worth a fortune. When Quentin leaves New York for the small Southern town to reclaim his father's sculpture, what he discovers is that when it comes to the heart, to destiny, to fate, the price paid cannot be measured in millions.

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A great Southern read with great characters and plot. - Goodreads
Great character development... - Goodreads
Smith is a great writer... - Goodreads
Has a good plot, unpredictable. - Goodreads
She holds up well for plot and emotions. - Goodreads
I like the twist in plot and the characters. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Alasandra Alawine - Goodreads

Charming as always. Quentin Riconni's life falls apart after his Father Richard Riconni gets a commission to build a bear out of "junk" for the campus of a small Southern College (Mountain State ... Read full review

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Got to 25% and put the book down. Didn't care for it. Read full review

About the author (2001)

Contemporary romance novelist Deborah Smith is a former newspaper editor. She writes under her own name as well as under the pseudonyms Jackie Leigh and Jacqueline Lennox. She has written around forty novels indcluding A Place to Call Home and When Venus Fell, which both received awards from Romantic Times magazine. She also won a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times magazine. She is a founding partner of BelleBooks, which is a small southern press known for feel good southern fiction including the Mossy Creek Hometown series and the Sweet Tea story collections.

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