Return to Crutcher Mountain

No one with Jessie s history of childhood trauma could make it through unscathed, and Jessie is no exception As recounted in Appalachian Justice, Jessie is an adult survivor of horrendous childhood abuse At the age of thirteen, on a stormy night on top of Crutcher Mountain, Jessie was rescued by Billy May Platte, a reclusive mountain woman who understood only too well whNo one with Jessie s history of childhood trauma could make it through unscathed, and Jessie is no exception As recounted in Appalachian Justice, Jessie is an adult survivor of horrendous childhood abuse At the age of thirteen, on a stormy night on top of Crutcher Mountain, Jessie was rescued by Billy May Platte, a reclusive mountain woman who understood only too well what Jessie had suffered Now forty seven, Jessie is a success, at least by all outward appearances Though divorced and childless, Jessie has built a successful career as a producer of big screen historical dramas and has a reputation as a hardworking perfectionist But underneath it all, Jessie still struggles to reconcile the broken pieces of her past As she explains I did attempt psychotherapy, not once but twice The first therapist outlined a meticulous treatment plan designed to encourage me to be an active participant in my own healing We discussed my shortcomings and spent weeks devising action steps to assist me in reaching my goals In the end, when confronted with so much paper and ink proof of my own issues, I did what any rational person would do when confronted with such insurmountable odds I quit The second therapist took a different track He assured me of my inherent worth He validated my feelings, no matter how terrible, how frighteningly horrid they were He accepted me unconditionally, regaled me with never ending positive regard, and sat in nonjudgmental acceptance of me I quit him, too If he couldn t see the flaws so obviously apparent within me, I didn t trust his abilities as a therapist It s hard to find one s way out of a circle Little does she know, Billy May s dying wish may just bring her the peace she so desires.In honor of Billy May s final request, Jessie has invited an agency that works with children with developmental disabilities to establish a wilderness retreat for special needs children on top of Crutcher Mountain Everything has come together beautifully, until a series of strange events threatens to shut down the operation Petty vandalism, a mysterious fire, and an anonymous note left for Jessie, demanding that she return to Crutcher Mountain Unsure what to expect, Jessie returns to West Virginia in search of answers and finds than she bargained for.
Return to Crutcher Mountain No one with Jessie s history of childhood trauma could make it through unscathed and Jessie is no exception As recounted in Appalachian Justice Jessie is an adult survivor of horrendous childhood ab

  • Title: Return to Crutcher Mountain
  • Author: Melinda Clayton
  • ISBN: 9781937227289
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Paperback
  • Return to Crutcher Mountain Cedar Hollow Series Book Return to Crutcher Mountain is the nd ebook I have read by this author the st being Appalachian Justice that was a great read When a Kindle friend posted in a post I am in, that Melinda s nd book was in the Kindle store I immediately went and purchased this book without even reading the description, that is how much confidence I have in this author s ability to produce another can t put About TI Leadership executive TI Ahmad R S Bahai Senior vice president and chief technology officer Ahmad Bahai, Ph.D, is a senior vice president and chief technology officer CTO of Texas Instruments responsible for guiding breakthrough innovation, corporate research and Kilby Labs. We Sell Homes El Paso Homes for Sale, Property Search in Welcome Welcome to the premier resource for all real estate information and services in the area We hope you enjoy your visit and explore everything our realty website has to offer, including El Paso real estate listings, information for homebuyers and sellers, and about us, your professional El Gibson Dunn Mid Year FCPA Update July , Click for PDF The steady clip of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act FCPA prosecutions set in has continued apace into the first half of , largely quieting any questions of enforcement of this important statute under the current Administration. CEO Brian Crutcher Resigns Should You Sell Texas Founded in by brothers Tom and David Gardner, The Motley Fool helps millions of people attain financial freedom through our website, podcasts, books, newspaper column, radio show, and premium Brian Crutcher to become next CEO of TI on June and Brian Crutcher to become next CEO of TI on June and current CEO Rich Templeton continues as chairman Jan , The Huntsville Times Obituaries Huntsville, AL The The Huntsville Times obituaries and Death Notices for Huntsville Alabama area Explore Life Stories, Offer Condolences Send Flowers. White Tulsa officer charged in death of unarmed black man An attorney for Terence Crutcher s family says enhanced footage of the traffic stop on Sept proves the car s window was closed at the time Crutcher was shot by a Tulsa police officer. Internet Cat Video Festival will return to Philbrook in The Internet Cat Video Festival will return to the Philbrook Museum of Art, S Rockford Road, this summer The festival, featuring the best online videos of feline frolics to be gleaned from Dale Robertson Western Movies to Watch Free Online Dale Robertson Western Movies to Watch Free Online Dale Robertson, the actor who made his name in television Westerns in the s and s, was born on July , , in Harrah, Oklahoma.

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    1. Excellent!I loved this book! This series of books are way up on my favorites list! I can't wait to start reading the third book in the series!

    2. Return to Crutcher Mountain is sort of a follow-up to Melinda Clayton's first book, Appalachian Justice, actually taking place several months later from where AJ ended. The focus in this book is on Jessie, whose tortured childhood past was revealed in AJ. In Clayton's second book, Jessie is all grown up and doing well for herself. She's got a steady career in Hollywood as a filmmaker and she's happily dating. In true Southern Lit fashion, something happens "back home," calling Jessie to return t [...]

    3. This book is the sequel to Appalachian Justice, which I read and was moved to tears by not so long ago. It went without saying that I was going to read the second book, which was released in print on Wednesday, slightly earlier as an e-book.In this book we catch up with Jessie, who was rescued by Billy May Platt from her abusive step-father. Jessie is now in her 40s and still coming to terms with her childhood and the loss of her adopted mother. She is now living in LA, and has been a huge suces [...]

    4. As a fan of Clayton's prequel, Appalachian Justice, I was excited to learn more about Jessie. We get to know her as an adult, grown up and successful in her career--unsuccessful in other areas of her life. We learn how her past has molded her, despite the love and kindness Billy May provided. The damage is in her soul, buried deep and righting the wrongs that were done to her so long ago proves to be a near impossible challenge.The return to her childhood town, a place where both demons and ange [...]

    5. While Appalachian Justice was contemporary fiction, Return to Crutcher Mountain is more mystery and suspense. The main character is Jessie who has grown up and managed to have a very successful career producing films. She has been able, with some success, to push her abused past into the back of her mind but it still influences her relationships on a personal level.For Billie May and Jessie Crutcher Mountain was a `healing place' and as such Jessie has founded a camp for developmentally disabled [...]

    6. When I discovered that Melinda Clayton had written a sequel to "Appalachian Justice," I wondered where the story might go. That it would center on Jessie, the main supporting character from "Appalachian Justice," seemed a reasonable guess, but I couldn’t imagine what the strong emotional hooks that were present in the first book might be. It turns out that the struggle Jessie has in "Return to Crutcher Mountain" is much different from what she and Billy May experienced previously. The sequel i [...]

    7. “In honor of Billy May’s final request, Jessie has invited an agency that works with children with developmental disabilities to establish a wilderness retreat on top of Crutcher Mountain. Everything has come together beautifully, until a series of strange events threatens to shut down the operation.”Fans of Melinda Clayton’s first novel, Appalachian Justice, will not be able to put down this sequel until the last page has been turned. As a child, Jessie was rescued by Billy May Platte ( [...]

    8. This is the sequel to Appalachian Justice, an amazing book that I absolutely loved! Billy May Platte died at the end of that one and I didn't see how the story could continue without her! But the author built this one around Jessie, the abused girl taken in by Billy. It was a page turner as Jessie discovered her past and built her future. The alternating narrator with Jessie was 10-year-old Robby O'Brien, a Downs Syndrome boy who will steal your heart.

    9. Great twistsAnother great read. Great twists in this one. Am going to buy book three to keep going on Jessies story.

    10. In book two we learn more of Jessie's story. There are some twists and surprises I didn't expect in this one.

    11. Grabs you immediately!This book was hard to put down. All the twists and turns keep you on the edge. The end blind-sided me for sure!!!! I would have never guessed the ending!

    12. This sequel to "Appalachian Justice" was a mighty fine read. Clayton scored big again. The surprise at the endI did not see that coming. Download this one to your kindle. Def a 5-star.

    13. All you need to know is that this one was written by Melinda Clayton--a fast-rising star on my favorite authors list.

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