Preston's Mill [NOOK Book]

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Discover Hidden Mountain…

When her disastrous marriage ends in the most humiliating way, Meg Hanson doesn't know what to do or who to turn to. Unhappy with her life as it was and unwilling to become what her mother and sister envision, she retreats to the little Appalachian town of Preston's Mill. Meg has promised herself sis months away from the influences of home to find out who she is and what she really ...
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Preston's Mill

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Overview

Discover Hidden Mountain…

When her disastrous marriage ends in the most humiliating way, Meg Hanson doesn't know what to do or who to turn to. Unhappy with her life as it was and unwilling to become what her mother and sister envision, she retreats to the little Appalachian town of Preston's Mill. Meg has promised herself sis months away from the influences of home to find out who she is and what she really wants out of life.
Her Great Aunt Annie doesn’t hold with such nonsense, but she does believe that good food, hard work and fresh country air have the power to heal the soul and she sees in Meg a soul that belongs to the mountain.
Coming from wealth and privilege, Meg isn’t sure at first what to make of a place where much of your wardrobe comes from Gorton’s Farm Supply and the only coffee available is what’s brewed at the Downtown Café. However, it doesn’t take long for her to become attached to the people of Prestons Mill with their blunt honesty and strange speech or to reluctantly fall for the boy who kissed her under the apple tree when she was only ten. He’s grown into an intriguing man with problems of his own.
Artist JT Preston is burdened with his family’s past sins, sins that prevent him from seeking the life he’s always envied and longed for. Annie thinks this is nonsense, too, and sets about bringing Meg and JT together.
When a coal company makes plans to begin mining the mountain, Meg finds herself in the middle of the battle between those who consider it progress and those who see it as the end of a way of life. Greed rears its head, people are hurt and lives are endangered, Meg’s most of all.
It takes an old fashioned cliff hanger to make two otherwise sensible people realize that the past can be buried and their love for each other can create a new future for Meg and JT and the people of Prestons Mill.
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Pure Jonel Reviews - Jonel Boyko
Wow! Another brilliant read from Jacqueline Rhoades. The characters Rhoades brings to life are phenomenal. They are so well and subtly developed that you feel like you have known them your entire life...brilliant and vivid descriptions that allow you to walk into the story...absolutely breathtaking.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148258742
  • Publisher: Jacqueline Rhoades
  • Publication date: 1/11/2014
  • Series: Hidden Mountain , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 364
  • Sales rank: 240,913
  • File size: 323 KB

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Rhoades is the Indie author of two Paranormal Romance series, The Wolvers and The Guardians of the Race, and one contemporary romance, Preston's Mill. She lives in small, rural southern Ohio with one lovable husband, one spoiled dog and one disinterested cat. She believes coffee is a food group and always has a pot brewing. Jackie loves hearing from her readers and is always willing to chat. She can be reached through her website, or at
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  • Posted February 23, 2014

    When I picked this book up to read I wasn¿t expecting it to have

    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?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2014

    Ksm

    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.

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  • Posted February 7, 2013

    Wow! Another brilliant read from Jacqueline Rhoades. I honestl

    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.

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  • Posted December 24, 2012

    Meg Hanson is trying to get her life back together after her div

    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.

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    Posted September 12, 2013

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