There were two brothers—identical twins—and though I loved them both, my soul belonged to only one.
Annalia Del Valle has loved Preston Sawyer all her life. The daughter of an impoverished migrant farmworker, she grew up as an outcast in what was no more than a tiny, cooped up shack in California’s Central Valley. But her heart found freedom in the land, in the wide-open spaces of Sawyer Farm, and in the boys who were her only friends.
Preston has yearned for Annalia since he was a boy. But a sense of honor kept him from pursuing her until he’s unable to hold back any longer and their worlds—and bodies—collide one hot summer night. A night that sets off a chain of events that will alter their lives forever.
Now Annalia is back in town after disappearing without a trace for six long months. Determined to reclaim her heart, her life, and the baby she left behind—the son who was created in a moment of lust and love and pent-up yearning.
Preston has survived grief, a ravaging drought, and the despair of heartache, but he’s not sure he can survive Annalia again. And he might be unwilling to try. Will pride and bitterness keep him from the one thing he’s always longed for?
How do you heal what is irreparably broken? How do you forgive that which is unforgivable? How do you discover that real honor comes not from circumstance, but from the place deep in our hearts where truth resides? And how do you move beyond the wounds of the past to discover that some loves are as solid as the ground beneath your feet, and as enduring as the earth itself?
THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY GEMINI. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
**Preston's Honor generously provided in exchange for an honest review.**
5 "Like breaking through the clouds." Stars
Mia Sheridan never fails in delivering a soulful story. Her writing is elegant and concise allowing readers to fully immerse themselves into her worlds. Her characters charm and coerce readers into the plots of her books unwilling to let go until the end. Preston's Honor brings a new and interesting twist to my personal Sheridan catalog and the uniqueness of this story compared to others of this authors catapulted it to the top. With a clear, crisp, and socially conscientious message Mia Sheridan created a world in California's Central Valley for her characters alluring readers.
Told from the dual points of view of both hero and heroine, Preston and Annalia, this book takes you on an angsty, emotional, and wrenching journey of two people destined for great togetherness but saddled with uncertainty, guilt, and forces beyond their control wreaking havoc on their emotions. There's always something so pure in the charm of Sheridan's characters. A foundation of compassion, innate awareness, and love leads to a rightness for readers. With the introspective way she unravels the lives of these two you feel a deep understanding of who each of them are inside and out. Faced with the impossible how they choose to rise will leave you breathless.
Preston Sawyer represents an anomaly. The honor in the title of this book Preston wears as a badge of courage and fear. His sense of right and wrong, his moral code coupled with his love make him a boy and a man you want in your own life. Preston doesn't wear his heart on his sleeve but it's big, bold, and bursting with pride for his loved ones. Annalia Del Valle on the other hand carries her heart on her sleeve. The deepness for which she feels for those around her whether the circumstances dire or fortunate runs her ragged. She internalizes and compounds on her profound feelings of love. Both of these characters are vulnerable and a bit naive. They make mistakes and own them; they make mistakes and fight to remedy them. Forgiveness, acceptance and an immense need to be wanted wholly drive her. The two of them have a lot of learning to do and it was beautiful to watch them each grow within the pages of this book.
Mia Sheridan's prologue for Preston's Honor strikes fast illuminating your reading mind for what's to come. It's a great hook. Her wondrous writing gift and beautiful story telling perfectly showcased. From that hook she travels back in time leading readers from past to present and giving a full and well rounded experience on the lives of these characters. How their shaped as children provides such insight to how they become the young adults they are. This brilliantly structured story will make you cry in places, make you swoon in others. It sheds new light on social issues and understanding. Most of all for me, it'll help elevate your empathy and compassion creating an understanding. It's openness and so much love. I loved the writing and they way she chose to tell this story. I felt deeply, I adored this story, devoured it and will always remember these characters.