Daughter of the Mountains is a “dreams do come true” story, told with honesty and humor. It chronicles the journey of a coal miner’s daughter through childhood in the Appalachian Mountains, marriage, divorce, single parenting, travel and adventure with a new love, and the sometimes humorous aspects of growing older in our technological era. Woven throughout is respect for her Native American roots, a belief in the importance of family, the strength of love, and the enlightenment of aging. At the end of the story, you will feel as if your have made a new friend. The author commissioned artist, Vivien Mann, to create the cover, requesting that she combine the spirit of Sharon’s Cherokee ancestors with the essence of the mountains — it’s emerald green forests, sapphire skies, and crystal clear streams. The result was “Spirit Guide.”
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What readers are saying about Daughter of the Mountain – A Memoir
A Book for Anyone Who has Lived
Live Life to the Fullest!
Sharon was born in a coal mining town in West Virginia, home to her family for several generations, but she longed to look beyond! Married to her high school sweetheart, his military service took them from their mountain home.
Seasons of struggle and disappointment found this mother of two young children divorced and on her own. However, through it all, the family survived and thrived!
By 1988 Sharon’s professional life had become a success story, and her writing “hobby” was earning her recognition. It was then that this 45 year old woman met the “man of her dreams”! Don showed Sharon the real meaning of love, and led her to LIVE LIFE! They laughed lots, traveled the US and beyond; keeping photographs and making memories to last a lifetime.
The message woven throughout… “Live life to the fullest” and never forget your roots.
The poems and photos that she included add to the beautifully woven story of her life