High on a Mountain is a story well told; the first of The MacLachlainn Saga trilogy. The historical events and locations are accurate and well researched. The author not only paints for the reader a detailed picture of life and culture in the Highlands of early 1700s Scotland and the Southern Appalachian homeland and unique, ages-old culture of the Ani Tsalagi (Ani Yvwiya) (Cherokee people), she plants the reader firmly in the midst of it all and shares with the reader the heights and depths of emotions, from ecstatic elation and enthusiastic dreams to the darkest despair and hopelessness, then back again. It is a story that will carry you far away to the Highlands of Scotland; bring you back, along a grueling journey, to the Colonial era southern Appalachian Mountains; and will leave you wanting more.
I recommend reading the glossary in the back of the book first to become familiar with some of the terms and pronunciations before beginning to read the story's text. Otherwise, those unfamiliar with Gaelic will find the pronunciation of some of the names hard to decipher. That is not the fault of the author, but the nature of the Gaelic written language.
High on a Mountain is an excellent work by an excellent author.