Dance teachers--Fiction; African American women--Fiction; Cherokee Indians--Fiction; New York (N.Y.)--Fiction; North Carolina--Fiction
From the time she was small, Mercedes Simmons always reached for her dreams. But by the time she turns forty, her dreams need a serious overhaul.
When she learns of a cabin for sale in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, she decides to sell her successful dance studio in Brooklyn, New York, and leave her old life behind. For Mercedes, a small country town seems like a perfect place to start over, but for her parents, it’s no place for their single daughter.
In the end, Mercedes’ strong will wins out, and she trades the noise, traffic, stress, and conveniences of big-city life for what she really needs.
Mercedes’ Mountain is the story of a woman in the prime of her life who begins her quest for the kind of happiness we all desire—the kind that money can’t buy. [from publisher's web site]