[Reading] ➳ The Girl on the Mountain ➻ Carol Ervin – Anguillais.us

The Girl on the MountainMay Rose Married Young And Unwisely, And Now Her Husband Has Abandoned Her In A Rough Town Ruled By One Of The Lumber Companies Logging The Last Of The Eastern Virgin Forest She Has Nothing But Her Wits, A Litter Of Pigs, And The Attachment Of A Wild, Homeless Girl Somehow She Must Survive, But In 1899 There Are Few Honorable Options For A Woman On Her Own The Girl On The Mountain Is A Heartening, At Times Chilling Story Of How May Rose Finds Friends, Escapes Predatory Men, And Protects The Girl Who Sleeps With A Doll Clutched Tight And A Knife Under Her Pillow.

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➳ The Girl on the Mountain ➻ Carol Ervin – Anguillais.us

  1. says:

    I think Carol wrote this book just for me Well, maybe not, but it is a beautifully written book that hit the nail right on the head for me It will grab you and wrap you up in its characters lives Don ...

  2. says:

    Carol Ervin captures the triumphs, tribulations, and feel of the late 1800s perfectly in The Girl on the Mountain Life at this time was real rough for women, and the same holds true as May Rose Long must contend with company hardliners and brothels while caring for herself and a young girl This no...

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    Captivating, compelling and a whole lot of other C words come to mind, like Couldn t put it down Carol Ervin s writing is subtle and strong, the setting is powerfully portrayed without getting in the way, there s an undercurrent of dread that creeps along The Girl on the Mountain is one of the best books I ve read lately the best I ve read by an indie author Seldom have I felt so transported to another time and place, or caught myself yelling at the top of my lungs at a bad guy, fists clenched on my Kindle What seems to be effortless scene setting and characterization is no such thing Carol Ervin made me, the jaded writer, really care about these people I won t get into details I hate spoilers I ll just say that anyone who thinks this is a simple historical romance will be p...

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    This is usually the kind of book I like one of those West Virginia mountain stories centered around logging camps and company towns Young woman who gets a rotten deal from a pretty boy husband has to find her way after he abandons her with no support But I just couldn t get emotionally involved in May Rose s struggle, her connection with Wanda her husband s daughter by another woman that May Rose was entirely unaware of til she was forced to leave the mountain and move to town , or any of the ...

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    March is Women s History Month, a good time to read well researched, well written historical fiction like Carol Ervin s The Girl on the Mountain If you ever feel nostalgic for the good old days, if you long for simpler times, the kind Ervin evokes with sounds of leaf whisper and high cricket drone and hawks making lazy circles in the sky, and if you think this was the clean time, when the earth did not tremble with far off crash of trees, and passing trains did not smother the air, read on Maybe you d love to do laundry the old way May Rose, a twenty year old bride living in a cabin in West Virginia logging country, rubbed soap into his underclothes and set them to boil on the stove He dozed, tipped back in his chair with legs stretched under the table, one hand on his jar, his mouth open With her laundry stick she lifted the scalding cloth into rinse water, humming softly, as she did most days, to keep herself going On the porch, she wrapped the legs of his pants around a roof post, stood back, and twisted each piece till no water dripped out Then she hung them on a line near the stove My mom to this day uses a wringer washing machine and I still line dry my laundry But you won t see us boiling and stirring the laundry with a big pole, twisting and wringing jeans by hand That s not the simpler lifestyle I d ever long for Page after page of this novel reminded me of the Virginia Slims cigarette ads of my childhood One in particular, in 1978, shows a vintage photo of a ...

  6. says:

    La ambientaci n me gust , nunca hab a le do novelas en el Lejano Oeste pero avanza muy lentamente y ninguno de los personajes es querible.

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    A copy of the book was provided to me as part of the Goodreads Reviewer Program Thank you to the author for making this available.I ve had a copy of this book sitting on my TBR shelf for months As a disclaimer, I want to throw out there that I read historical fiction for entertainment, for mostly the happy endings and insight into what life was like during another time period So, when I was entering the giveaways and saw Ervin s book, I thought, Here we go, something set in West Virginia just before the turn of the century I think of something sweet and wholesome with an inspiring message, like Christy by Catherine Marshall The Girl on the Mountain was not at all what I expected.This would be a great read for someone who wants a gritty, survival tale of a woman struggling to make ends meet in a poor, rural area It s a time when women didn t have a lot of options and for May Rose the main character , her opportunities were severely limited Ervin is pleasantly descriptive of life in the area where she s from and I had no trouble imagining the world she s describing Additionally, May Rose shows a lot of pluck in looking out for herself and someone who eventually falls into her care.There were dark moments that were difficult to read remember, I like happy fiction I won t go into those spoilers but at several points, I cringed and wanted to stop reading I don t think the cover really does the story justice at all T...

  8. says:

    Good bookGood book The ending is surprising May read the rest of sequel Books 2 and 3 Worth reading and decide for yourself.

  9. says:

    Nicely detailed historical, but not enough happens

  10. says:

    Good old days never wereThis review contains spoilers at the end I love historical fiction from this era when it is historically accurate as far as I can tell This book had accuracy of social history like no other book I ve ever read No nostalgia for the good old days when chivalry was not dead The story was set in a Virginia sawmill town a place that God forgot as one side character remarked It was dangerous to be a woman Capitalism abounded keeping people poor and under control Even the middle to upper middle class was controlled The main character is not caught up in lamenting all this, she is courageous and sometimes naive in just doing the next right thing for her survival and spirit she has a conscience when it would be easier to look the other way The book is beautifully written depicting her maturing and toughening to a realistic perspective without totally selling out Despite the difference in the eras we live in, I very much related to her inner thoughts, convictions, and insights It s the outer events of the story that have me wishing I could drop a half star SPOILER ALERT the ending frustrated me I realize it s a series and cliffhangers are to be expected The ending was hastily slapped on the last page leaving the reader to wonder HOW And WHAT Great, ...

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