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The Girl on the Mountain by Carol Ervin
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it was amazing

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 pleasantly surprised -- from the very first page. If I had to compare Carol Ervin's writing to another author's, I'd choose Eudora Welty -- for the gutsy complexity hidden beneath her beautiful, but never "purple", prose.
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