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For May Rose, it's a summer of challenge and loss. Wanda and her family move away, love triangles confound her friends, and a competitor threatens the success of the boardinghouse. Then even more urgent matters arise-menacing waters, a demented woman, and the reappearance of a dangerous man. Fools for Love is the seventh book in the Mountain Women Series, bringing to life For May Rose, it's a summer of challenge and loss. Wanda and her family move away, love triangles confound her friends, and a competitor threatens the success of the boardinghouse. Then even more urgent matters arise-menacing waters, a demented woman, and the reappearance of a dangerous man. Fools for Love is the seventh book in the Mountain Women Series, bringing to life the struggles, triumphs, friendships and loves of women in a small West Virginia town in the early 1900s.


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For May Rose, it's a summer of challenge and loss. Wanda and her family move away, love triangles confound her friends, and a competitor threatens the success of the boardinghouse. Then even more urgent matters arise-menacing waters, a demented woman, and the reappearance of a dangerous man. Fools for Love is the seventh book in the Mountain Women Series, bringing to life For May Rose, it's a summer of challenge and loss. Wanda and her family move away, love triangles confound her friends, and a competitor threatens the success of the boardinghouse. Then even more urgent matters arise-menacing waters, a demented woman, and the reappearance of a dangerous man. Fools for Love is the seventh book in the Mountain Women Series, bringing to life the struggles, triumphs, friendships and loves of women in a small West Virginia town in the early 1900s.

30 review for Fools for Love

  1. 5 out of 5

    Donna Bell

    Wonderful! I’ve anxiously awaited each new sequel to “Mountain Women” since the first. Again, I’ve not been disappointed. The story continues, with many changes along the way. May Rose has become very critical, selfish and self centered, which surprises me after the rough years she’s experienced in life. I perhaps feel she should be more understanding of others. Maybe it’s just middle age, lack of hormones, whatever, but this new dimension to her character just makes the writing more true to life Wonderful! I’ve anxiously awaited each new sequel to “Mountain Women” since the first. Again, I’ve not been disappointed. The story continues, with many changes along the way. May Rose has become very critical, selfish and self centered, which surprises me after the rough years she’s experienced in life. I perhaps feel she should be more understanding of others. Maybe it’s just middle age, lack of hormones, whatever, but this new dimension to her character just makes the writing more true to life, she’s like so many other women I’ve known of that age! I’m sure you’ve known some too, they go around constantly with a scowl on their face, looking for an opportunity to criticize others. The rest of the characters are exhibiting changes too, not all of them bad ones. Wanda has surprised me in this go round. I’m beginning to worry about Will, he’s one of my absolute favorites. A new character, Minnie, gets introduced into the story this time. I like Minnie. May Rose is very suspicious and not at all friendly towards Minnie at first, but that changes as time goes along. I thought I’d figured out the true relationship between Virgie and Glory, but I was mistaken. Now they’re each set on new paths in life, but still maintaining their independence. There were a few tense moments, and I was really afraid tragedy was about to wreak havoc on my beloved characters, but once again their resilience and strength has shown just what they can face down and push through. Another wonderful sequel to “Mountain Women” - I thoroughly enjoyed each word, Carol Ervin!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Marijean Timiney

    Loved this series! Learned to care about and love these people in this series; never wanted a book to end. I highly recommend!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ronald Keeler

    Fools for Love by Carol Ervin is Book Seven of the Mountain Women Series. I can’t believe I haven’t read every book in the series; each one is great. If I only looked at the title of this book, I would not have selected it. There is some saying about a book and its cover which had no applicability for me when I saw the author name. Carol Ervin writes multilevel great fiction with hints of actual historical events. A point that will not apply to every reader; her stories evoke nostalgia. In this Fools for Love by Carol Ervin is Book Seven of the Mountain Women Series. I can’t believe I haven’t read every book in the series; each one is great. If I only looked at the title of this book, I would not have selected it. There is some saying about a book and its cover which had no applicability for me when I saw the author name. Carol Ervin writes multilevel great fiction with hints of actual historical events. A point that will not apply to every reader; her stories evoke nostalgia. In this book, readers look at the town of Winkler and surrounding area in 1920. For me, it could have been rural Indiana in the 1950s. Nostalgia cuts more than one way. I don’t look back and recall unpleasant experiences. My grandmother served as a filter for my childhood experiences. In this novel, the “grandmother” is May Rose. In later years her children might think back fondly on activities surrounding the canning of vegetables. It is lengthy, time-consuming and necessary work if a family wants to have diet variety in winter when there may not be money for travel to a neighboring town to purchase food. May Rose made some of the activities fun for her children. As did my grandmother for me. And we think back fondly to childhood experiences. This is one of many examples. The reason the title Fools for Love is a good choice will not be clear until the reader is well into the novel. This is not a spoiler and not a surprise. To know the reasoning behind the following quote, you will have to read the novel. It is worth it. Luzanna is commenting on a difficult decision she must make regarding a possible life partner. She will make a choice but she is not sure that choosing a partner is superior to living alone. “That’s it.” She sat with her elbow on the table and her forehead bent to her hand. “I’m a fool for sure.” “No more than any of us.” Glory, Wanda, Virgie, Alma. Rona. Me.” (loc 3969-3972). This quote describes the situation of seven principal characters. Readers will note that all of them are female. Logically, there are men involved and yes, Ervin describes them as well. This quote appears at the 90% location marker. The reader can feel comfortable in agreement because the reader knows why this is true for each character. Another feature of this series is the number of characters. Ervin gives a five-page listing of characters important in this novel and another page of characters referred to but not appearing in a principal role. Here comes the nostalgia again. In my late teens, my grandmother would describe a great number of characters that made up our family tree. Connections were linear and generational, just like in this novel. As mentioned, I have not read every book in the series so I looked over the pages before beginning reading. And I discovered another reason Carol Ervin is such a good writer. It was not necessary for me to preview the character pages. The characters, not the author, presented themselves in ways that I knew how they were related without returning to the references. Admittedly, I could not read this novel when tired or when thinking of something else. If I did so, I would get lost but then I just reread the recent reading. I found this to be a demonstration of strong writing craft. My favorite genre is horror. In this novel, there are two depictions of horror without using offensive (or any) sexual terms. There was only one incident using a term related to physical violence; it was not offensive. The first horror story relates to Milton Chapman. For a complete description of all its terrible details, the reader must read an earlier novel from the series. But even in this novel, several characters recall a good portion of the horrible life Rona went through previously. Rona appears in this novel with a few surprises that May Rose did not want to hear. Milton is absent. Ervin suggests and teases us about the second horror story that seems to be inevitable. Minnie, a possible competitor to May Rose and her boarding house, might have a problem with her husband, Robert C. Cottonwood. This is a horror story hinted at and is one of the anecdotal nuggets that make this a worthwhile read. Ervin develops powerful characters in conflict, some of them unable to affect their outcomes. The situation of Grace Margaret Graves might bring tears to a reader's eyes. Price Loughrie drinks his way through life and might evoke sympathy. Or maybe the reader will give him a pass due to his involvement in one of the novel’s historically accurate events, Matewan. This novel is 226 pages published in March 2018. It sells for USD 2.99 on Amazon. I read it on Kindle Unlimited for free. I gave it five Amazon stars because of the very rich, strong characters. The number of characters should not daunt readers. All characters contribute. Characters and the “nostalgia factor” lead me to highly recommend this novel.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Paul

    Mountain Women series, 8 in all, described the trials and tribulations of a mountainous, coal mining town. Really enjoyed the mountain women series by Carol Ervin. The reader is transformed into the tiny mountain town of the 1880 era. All characters leave you as though you know them as family! The stories are fiction, but intertwined with actual historical events.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Thelma Young

    Review from a coal camp kid I am a West Virginia coal camp kid, now this is written before my time , this still rings true from my days. It is so good to follow these people on their journey. They become almost like family.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Amy Spielman

    ALL the books in this series were wonderful. if you want to get involved in early 1900's up to 1925 read this series. ALL the books in this series were wonderful. if you want to get involved in early 1900's up to 1925 read this series.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ann Mclellan

    Still enjoying the series.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Joanne Jones

    I enjoy this series

  9. 4 out of 5

    Joann Bates

  10. 5 out of 5

    Brenda Jackson

  11. 4 out of 5

    cj

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ann Clemons

  13. 5 out of 5

    annie huffman

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Cola

  15. 5 out of 5

    kim queen

  16. 5 out of 5

    Robert l Lizotte

  17. 4 out of 5

    Donna Marie

  18. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Fatland

  19. 4 out of 5

    Eva G. Kavanagh

  20. 4 out of 5

    Annette Howell

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sue Rice

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sharlene Rieke

  23. 5 out of 5

    Barbara George

  24. 4 out of 5

    pamela dibenedetti

  25. 5 out of 5

    Glynda

  26. 5 out of 5

    Speciesamused

  27. 5 out of 5

    Melinda

  28. 5 out of 5

    dennis tesmer

  29. 5 out of 5

    Edwin Oubre

  30. 4 out of 5

    Rita Giuliano

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