Love is a Cabin
NEWS and Events 2023
Friday, February 3, I will be reading from "High on a Mountain" at First Friday in downtown Vero Beach at the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation.
5-8 p.m 1914 14th Avenue. Hope to see you there.
Holidays on a Mountain - Book 6 now available
Nestled in her 120 year old ancestral home in an isolated community in the Great Smoky Mountains, Bella Anderson is seeking peace, quiet, and time to write. In this, the sixth book in the Love is a Cabin series, yet more shocking forces impact Bella and send her life into a tailspin. Trying to make sense of the mysterious events, Bella shares her observation on these life-altering tragedies with Chad Oliver, the local sheriff; “On any day, at any moment, someone determined to alter someone else’s life can act. And, albeit my experience is limited on out-of-the-ordinary events, I read enough to know that most of the time people do heinous acts with very little planning.” Can Bella keep the latest destructive intrusions from influencing a final decision to live permanently in her beloved mountains? What will the holiday season hold for her?
Holidays on a Mountain is the final book in this mountain series about love, life, mystery, and loss in a place where people take care of each other…except for when they don’t.
*Please support local booksellers like the Vero Beach Book Center which has my books in their store or will get them for you.
AWARDS for Book 1 -
High on a Mountain
Royal Palm Literary Award Finalist
American Writing Awards Finalist
If you don't have a local bookseller, all five books are available on Amazon.com or you can request through your local library.
Publishing books requires the talents of three very important support people.
Editor: Mine is the extraordinary Elaine Massung: https://academic-smartcuts.com/
Format of book and e-book: Arkonna at https://www.fiverr.com/arkonna
Cover design and layout: PixelStudio at https://www.fiverr.com/PixelStudio
Your local bookstore can order.
Books 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 in series have multiple 5 Star reviews from Readers Favorite
*An imprint of Drellag Press, LLC
The rapid change in fall weather forces Bella Anderson to decide if she will stay on her mountain through the coming winter. She has struggled with the loss of young lives through crime, and the lasting effect it has on her beloved community. Bella’s dreams, in a way she can’t understand, contribute to locating and saving the life of a beloved community member. As tragic losses surround the ever-popular tribal Powwow, and joyful community gatherings celebrate a wedding and honor tribal dances, Bella finds herself more and more immersed in her ancestral community in the Smoky Mountains.
Community Unites on a Mountain is a mountain tale spun in the tradition of storytelling where people take care of each other…except for when they don’t.
Have book will travel!
Cover Photos by: Bill Johnston
Author: Jacque Jacobs
Drawings: Ken Czarnomski
High on a Mountain, Life on a Mountain, and Settled on a Mountain from reader on Blackman's Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Thanks RNG
High on a Mountain
Life on a Mountain
5-Star Review: "High on a Mountain includes precise details that capture the setting’s beauty and radiance. Bella recalls her childhood experiences at the cabin with her grandmother Hazel. As she nears the cabin, she lowers her car’s window to listen to the delightful birdsong frequent in the area. The characters have complex backgrounds. Each has suffered a painful loss which they are still learning to live with. Bella misses her late husband, Matt. In the past, she has struggled to stay in the cabin without him. The cheerful conversations between the characters and the passed-down lessons they contain enhance the story. The romance, which is developed alongside the story’s mystery, also enriches the novel. High on a Mountain is an engaging novel with convincing characters and entrancing settings." (E.W., Readers Favorites review on Book 1 in Love is a Cabin series).
5 Star Review: "One of the great strengths of this series is the depth of character development. For example, Bella is facing many challenges in her new ventures; making major decisions alone, embarking on a writing career, and the possibility of a love relationship could be overwhelming. Local law enforcement officers’ personalities are similarly complex; often their thought processes are included in the story. The plot is both exciting and adventurous, balanced by pleasant and charming scenes. Author Jacque Jacobs has skillfully penned Life on a Mountain. While it can be a standalone novel, reading the first one will enhance the experience. An excellent series!"(D.L. Readers Favorites review on Book 2 in Love is a Cabin series)
Readers Favorite Review – 5 Stars (4/21/22)"Settled on a Mountain is a stand-alone book but books one and two are a must-read. Jacque Jacobs has written a heartwarming series that has a little bit of everything needed to make it a winner. There is romance, mystery, murder, friendship, community, and oh so much more. I cannot urge you strongly enough to put this series on the top of your reading list. I found it easy to feel as though Bella, Chad, Josh, and Carla were my very own friends and I was sharing right along in their adventures. Settled on a Mountain and Jacque Jacobs are winners in every way possible and you will not be disappointed when you read this very special story. Can't wait to read book 4!" (T.L.)
The latest book in the series arrives with a large helping of mystery to go with the drama already on offer. Jacque Jacobs gets into the details of the storyline almost immediately, giving a clear idea of what to expect as you read. The characters are individually interesting and it is nice to see that their motivations are easy to interpret. The developing romance between Bella and Chad is pleasantly different and their conversations are refreshingly mature in a way that complements this novel's sedate pace. New Beginnings on a Mountain adopts a different approach to the classic romantic mystery storyline, upping the tempo as the story progresses beautifully. Jacobs deserves the highest commendation for this lovely novel. E.A. Readers Favorite Review of Book 5 in Love is a Cabin series.
Mountain storytelling is in my DNA. My mother's family settled in Knox County, Tennessee, in the 1720s. My daddy, yes he was always Daddy, was a descendent of the Oliver family who settled in Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains of East TN.
I am a southerner by birth, family roots, and upbringing. My adult life is deeply grounded in family, education, and service. I've lived and worked on five continents and am grateful for the opportunities to experience other cultures first hand—immersed in the lives of the people I have met. Each individual on my life's journey has helped me to be a better person. I am grateful.
I wish you peace.
Jacqueline Evans Jacobs, Ph.D.
On being a writer:
Writers often hear the admonishment: Keep your day job.
As a retired professor from Western Carolina University, I no longer have a day job. What I have is the luxury of time to write—to weave a story in the best tradition of mountain storytellers.
In my Love is a Cabin series, I invite you to become friends with Dr. Bella Anderson as she retires to the Tennessee mountains on the 80 acres she inherited from her paternal grandmother. Will she be prepared for all that she will encounter?
Bella's personal relationships and experiences get caught up in community intrigue as she encounters multiple modern mysteries. The wisdom deeply rooted in a Southern mountain community emerges in often unexpected ways. Welcome to Bella's Drellag Cabin.