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Posted February 23, 2014
When I picked this book up to read I wasn’t expecting it to have everything a great book has all in one place. You have humor, mystery, passion, heartbreak, death, and above all else love and so much more. What else could you ask for in a book. The author gives you a wonderful story that flows so easy. You will not want to put this book down, it is truly a lovely wonderful story.
Meg find out not only is her husband a cheat but gives another women the one things she want most in live a child. This leave Meg broken, untrusting, she needs to get away. Her father tells her to go back to his hometown. What she finds is a little town with lots of nosey people who knows everything about everybody. Is this a town where she can heal, find herself and put a life together to go home to?
JT is a strong passionate man who seems to be the town’s player. He isn’t looking for love nor a woman. JT hasn’t had a good life, abuse by this father who has been missing for years. He knows he cannot every have a wife, abuse runs in his family. He is so afraid what he will do if he loses his temper and will not take the chance. Can he overcome his fears, can he find true love and have all that he dreams?
There are a ton of wonderful characters whose humor will keep you laughing as they stick their nose all over the place. Great Aunt Annie is something, you have to laugh not only at her but with her. She just knows Meg and JT are made for each other, all she needs to do is get them to see it and find a dog. There are characters in this book you will want to kill, others you just want to love and you don’t want the story to end.
In walk the coal company who wants the land, are they the ones causing the accidents? Will this be the end of Preston’s Mills as we know it? Will peoples greed get in the way or will their love for their town stand?
Posted February 17, 2014
Loved this book --JR is one of my favorite new authors. I first started reading her paranormal werewof series, then I picked out this Preston's Mill (book 1) and loved it too. The people were so loveable and I was drawn into the story from page 1 until the end and hated to see it end. I just finished reading the second book in the series and it is just as good as this first one. Read both you will love them too.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 7, 2013
Wow! Another brilliant read from Jacqueline Rhoades. I honestly couldn’t put it down. I’m a little bit speechless at this point in time.
There were times when you could see how it would end, but couldn’t fathom how they would get there. Rhoades’ brilliant storytelling takes you on an amazing journey throughout, with just the right amount of spice. She also manages to balance the serenity of the mountain with her storyline. The story maintains a fast enough pace that when action scenes appear near the end, they do not seem out of place.
Interspersed throughout the novel are some brilliant and vivid descriptions that allowed you to walk into the story, to see exactly what the characters were seeing, and to feel exactly what they were feeling. Through her writing, Rhoades also manages to evoke emotions in her reader on a scale rarely seen.
The characters that Rhoades brings to life are phenomenal. They are so well and subtly developed that you feel like you have known them your entire life. No one ever seems out of place. Each person has their own niche that they fill beautifully and fully. Each character remains consistent throughout the novel. I greatly appreciated that no one had a massive personality change before the end of the novel in order for the story to reach a happy ending. I also love that the characters stay true to the local dialect throughout the novel. Rhoades doesn’t slip up once.
This novel was absolutely breathtaking. By the end, you are in the novel so deep that you find yourself wishing that you were living on the mountain with the characters. I didn’t want this story to end as I found myself wanting to know what came next for everyone and to continue the journey with them.
Posted December 24, 2012
Meg Hanson is trying to get her life back together after her divorce from her husband of eight years. She's lost weight, depressed, lonely, and at a complete loss for what to do next. Meg's father Jeb Hanson just wants to see Meg happy again and suggests that she visit his Aunt Annie in Prestons Mill. Meg jumps at the chance to get away from her mother's idea of getting over her broken marriage. Meg arrives in Prestons Mill and stunned by how peaceful life seems to be here. Meg meets Annie at Downtown Cafe where Meg learns how to come back to the land of the living again. Annie makes sure theat Meg doesn't have time to think about the past with chores and jobs which add to the healing process. JT Preston remembers Meg from childhood yet finds the woman he sess in Meg much more appealing. JT finds reasons to be around Meg yet can't believe that Meg's ex-husband mmissed out on her true beauty. JT is fighting the ghosts of his past and running from his future at the same time. JT can't believe that Meg sees past all of his hurts, pain, and self-loathing to the core of the man. Meg settles into life in Prestons Mill making friends, working hard, and trying to have a relationship with JT. Strange accidents and happenings are occurring thru out Prestons Mill yet no one knows why. Will Meg learn to be free of her past? Can JT lay his ghosts to rest? Will Meg really leave Prestons Mill? Will JT admit his feelings? You're answers await you in Preston's Mill.
I just love how the author wove this story together. I really experienced an emotional rollercoaster with each and every character thru out the whole book. I really understood where each character was coming from and why. I'm so looking forward to the author's next installment for this series. I'll happily read more of this author's work. Don't just take my word for it see for yourself.
Posted September 12, 2013
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