Mia Sheridan can always be counted on to craft beautiful, intense love stories, and she does not disappoint with Preston’s Honor. Out of the wonderful 17 books I’ve read in 2017 thus far, Preston’s Honor is my favorite. I was drawn in from the first chapter, immediately making it a book I didn’t want to put down. The times I had to do boring adult-y things, I was reliving every word of this story and dying to know what was going to come next. For me, Preston’s Honor is up there with Archer’s Voice as one of Mia’s greatest works, something not to be taken lightly.
Going in, I didn’t know a single detail about this story except for the Gemini connection as it is A Sign of Love novel, which made me suspect the story would feature twins. I was a little nervous there may be a love triangle involved, but my fears were unfounded. I know Mia writes some of the most alluring novels I have ever read, so it was an easy decision to reach with grabby hands for her newest book.
One of the things that made this book so exemplary to me was being able to relate so personally to Annalia. Her character came to life for me. I felt so drawn to her, devastated for her, and proud of her at times. The heart-breaks and desolation Lia felt throughout the story were described so vividly I felt as if I was there, feeling that pain, wanting to comfort her. I despaired with her and shed empathetic tears for her through much of the novel.
“As it turned out, financial strife
even financial desperation was much easier and more pleasant than emotional despair.”
The flashbacks leading up to present time, then merging together were one of my favorite aspects of reading. I love a good back story, as it leads to a deeper connection for me with the characters. I like to know the details that made them the “person” they are and to be able to see their growth in the present and future. Another facet of this story I found surprisingly touching was Lia’s Mexican heritage and the grief her mother faced as an immigrant. I enjoyed how Mia was able to weave this into the story so effortlessly, while being able to teach readers an important lesson in the process
simply, we are all human no matter where we come from. I love that readers are able to get a look into two social classes melding together, to show how we really are the same deep down, despite the actions of some of the crappier characters (i.e. Alicia and Mrs. Sawyer) in the book.
Just like the last time I read a Mia Sheridan novel, I want to pick up everything she has ever written and completely binge on it. She awakens emotions in me that have been dormant for years, and makes me cry over things I would never expect to freaking sob over.
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