Appalachian Journey

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 143 ratings

Whistling Woman Publisher's Summary

In the waning years of the 19th century, Bessie Daniels grows up in the small town of Hot Springs in western North Carolina. Secure in the love of her father, resistant to her mother's desire that she be a proper Southern belle, Bessie is determined to forge her own way in life. Or, as her Cherokee great-grandmother Elisi puts it, to be a whistling woman.

Life, however, has a few surprises in store for Bessie. First, there's Papa carrying home a dead man, which seems to invite Death for an extended visit in their home. And shortly before she graduates from Dorland Institute, there's another death, this one closer to her heart. But Death isn't through with her yet. Proving another of Elisi's sayings, "death comes in threes", it strikes yet again, taking someone Bessie has recently learned to appreciate and cherish, leaving her to struggle with a family that's threatening to come apart at the seams.

Even her beloved Papa seems to be turning into another person, someone Bessie disagrees with more often than not, and someone she isn't even sure she can continue to love, much less idolize as she had during her childhood.

Then, when Papa makes a decision that brings Death back into her life again, the course of Bessie's heart is changed forever.

©2012 CC Tillery (P)2013 CC Tillery (Christy French and Cyndi Hodges)
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  • Book 1

    • Whistling Woman

    • By: Caitlyn Hunter, Christy Tillery French, C. C. Tillery
    • Narrated by: Carol Herman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    In the waning years of the 19th century, Bessie Daniels grows up in the small town of Hot Springs in western North Carolina. Secure in the love of her father, resistant to her mother's desire that she be a proper Southern belle, Bessie is determined to forge her own way in life. Or, as her Cherokee great-grandmother Elisi puts it, to be a whistling woman. Life, however, has a few surprises in store for Bessie....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning Southern Historical Fiction...Damn Bess!

    • By Debbie on 01-06-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Moonfixer

    • By: CC Tillery, Caitlyn Hunter, Christy Tillery French
    • Narrated by: Carol Herman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    In the dawning years of the 20th century, Bessie Daniels leaves her home town of Hot Springs and travels east over the mountains to live with her new husband Fletcher Elliott in the Broad River section of North Carolina. In 1906, they purchase 400 acres of the old Zachariah Solomon Plantation which includes a small house with a shack beside it, a branch of Cedar Creek and a row of dilapidated slave cabins... And ghosts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Southern Mountain Folk . . . Just Like Family

    • By Debbie on 02-03-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Beloved Woman

    • Appalachian Journey, Book 3
    • By: CC Tillery, Cyndi Tillery Hodges, Christy Tillery Fench
    • Narrated by: Carol Herman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    In the second decade of the 20th century, major world events resonate even on secluded Stone Mountain where Bessie Elliott lives with her husband Fletcher. There's a great war, one that takes away many young men, including Bessie's kin, some never to return. Bessie's role of healer intensifies as she treats those suffering from the Spanish flu and tries to keep it from spreading further on her mountain. She defends a young woman who's in the middle of a controversy that threatens to tear her community apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Linda on 07-04-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Wise Woman

    • Appalachian Journey, Book 4
    • By: CC Tillery, Cyndi Tillery Hodges, Christy Tillery French
    • Narrated by: Carol Herman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    In the mid-1920s, Bessie Elliott and her husband Fletcher take in their six-year-old nephew John. They are determined to give him a warm and secure home on Stone Mountain, a place where he will feel loved and know he is always welcome. Having a child brings many changes to their daily life and even more for John, but it isn't long before he feels completely at home with his aunt and uncle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic

    • By Ron Ashurst on 01-09-17

    Regular price: $19.95