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The Girl on the Mountain Audiobook

The Girl on the Mountain

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Publisher's Summary

Untrue things are rumored of May Rose, but it's true she's too pretty for her own good. Her husband has disappeared, and now she's on her own in a rough town ruled by one of the lumber companies logging the last of West Virginia's virgin forest. The year is 1899, and a woman alone has few options.

With no resources but a litter of pigs and the attachment of an untamed girl, May Rose must find a way to survive with respect. She must also save the girl who sleeps with a doll clutched tight and a knife under her pillow.

©2012 Carol L. Ervin (P)2014 Carol L. Ervin

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    Lisa 05-13-14
    Lisa 05-13-14
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    "You have to read this book!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Girl on the Mountain the most enjoyable?

    The author captures the time period and draws you in. The characters seem like people you want to help.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Oh yes. The plot seems to travel from line to line. I listen on my way to work and on my way home. I would listen at work if I weren't a teacher!


    Have you listened to any of Becca Ballenger’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't .


    If you could rename The Girl on the Mountain, what would you call it?

    May Rose


    Any additional comments?

    I just can't wait for the next book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    F. Farley North Carolina 08-17-15
    F. Farley North Carolina 08-17-15
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    "Enthralling!"

    May Rose is a strong and capable heroine who meets many serious challenges in her young life. She soon realizes that her husband is not the man she thought he was and that she must manage for herself. She works hard and tries to do what is right but there are so many challenges. She learns that her husband has a child with a local whore and may have married the child's mother. Then she learns that her husband is dead. Then life becomes even more challenging!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 11-14-14
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 11-14-14 Member Since 2013

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "1899 W Virginia Logging Town & Humble Women"

    Keeping one's honor in a rough and tumble logging town where women are a commodity to be used up and thrown aside is hard to do . . . but one cannot help but to admire young May Rose who comes to town after her husband runs off accused of killing a fellow logger. Her love of children and gentle spirit are admirable, but her determination and hard work to not only provide for herself, but young Wanda, her husband's child that she finds in the town, well, that's true character. This is very good historical fiction. Don't miss it!

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    Fitzwoman 04-10-15
    Fitzwoman 04-10-15 Member Since 2015

    Reader, reviewer, blogger

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    "Good historical fiction"

    This is a novel about a young woman bearing up through hard times in a small mountain town. It does give some idea of a time before government handouts and how desperate life was for regular folks. The protagonist weathers scorn and distrust from the townspeople and works hard to be respectable. It's a story of back-breaking labor and simple pleasures.

    I was a little hesitant about the narrator's high-pitched voice at first, but she did a very nice job reading. Her accents were spot on and she made most of the characters obvious. Her pacing was perfect for this book.

    I listened to "Orphan Train" recently and this is a similar-type of story, although without the contemporary parts of the book. If you liked one, you will probably like the other.

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    not sure what else to say. just a bit boring. just nice. I was hoping for more.

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    Kept me waiting to hear the rest of the story! Mae Rose was an unforgettable character.

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    Laura Corhan 04-09-16
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    narrator took some getting used to but the story was captivating. "Sold my soul to the company store" is now portrayed in a historical fiction novel and no longer only by song.

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    Mitzi D. Minnesota 03-02-16
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    The story never had a dull moment and in the end I was emotional and cried.

    I really enjoyed it.

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    Laurie Anderson 04-01-15
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    "Working through a rough life"

    It took stamina and hope even during the bleak hard times in a timber town, especially for a woman. Good characterization of all the people in the town. MayRose, the main character, experiences many difficulties, but never loses a view of the future, helping others who have no one else to defend them.

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    "Love this book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Girl on the Mountain the most enjoyable?

    almost got in trouble at work because couldn't stop listening after lunch. Love books about strong women


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl on the Mountain?

    the very end on the train


    What does Becca Ballenger bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    with her innocent sounding voice it identifies the women in the story


    Who was the most memorable character of The Girl on the Mountain and why?

    charlie


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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