On Bear Mountain

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Wheeler Pub., Mar 1, 2001 - Fiction - 446 pages
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From the art scene in New York to a tiny town in the Georgia mountains, On Bear Mountain is an evocative tale about an affair of the heart that cannot be broken by distance or difference.

Bestselling southern writer Deborah Smith brings us a page-turning, heartbreaking novel about two unlikely people who are truly destined to meet. Ursula Powell and Quentin Riconni are drawn together by the power of a strange and abstract iron sculpture of a bear. The valuable sculpture, created by Quentin's father, sits in the backyard of Ursula's secluded farm. When Quentin leaves New York for the small southern town to reclaim his father's sculpture, he discovers that when it comes to the heart, to destiny, to fate, the price paid cannot be measured in millions.

A beautiful, memorable, and exquisitely passionate novel, On Bear Mountain is about finding love in unexpected places, coming to terms with the triumphs and failures of our parents, and winning back the trust of someone we have betrayed.

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A great Southern read with great characters and plot. - Goodreads
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Has a good plot, unpredictable. - Goodreads
She holds up well for plot and emotions. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Mary Ann - Goodreads

This is my first read by this author, and frankly doubt I will look for more of her books. I found this one on sale, and now I see why. The first part of the book was so boring, and confusing, I found ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jimmie - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. If for no other reason, I would encourage reading this for the development of two minor characters--a loved, autistic brother and a "challenged" cousin of the major female ... Read full review


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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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