The Heart Stone

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Pub Date 18 Feb 2021 | Archive Date 24 Feb 2021

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When war takes Jessie’s love away, she must fight for her own survival

1914 - and everything changes for Jessie on a day trip to Blackpool. She realises her true feelings for her childhood friend, Arthur, then just as they are travelling home from this rare treat, war is declared.

Arthur lies about his age to join his Pals’ Regiment. Jessie’s widowed mother is so frightened of the future, she agrees to marry the vicious Amos Morgan, making Jessie’s home an unsafe place for her. Before he leaves, Arthur and Jessie admit their feelings and promise to wait for each other. Arthur gives Jessie a heart-shaped stone to remember him. But with Arthur far away, their love leaves Jessie with a secret that will see her thrown from her home and terribly abused when she can hide the truth no longer. 

Faced with a desperate choice between love and safety, Jessie must fight for survival, whatever the cost.

When war takes Jessie’s love away, she must fight for her own survival

1914 - and everything changes for Jessie on a day trip to Blackpool. She realises her true feelings for her childhood friend...


Advance Praise

"I defy any reader not to be deeply moved by Jessie’s resilience and spirit, so often in peril."

Sally Spedding


"An enjoyable and moving emotion-filled saga!"

AnneMarie Brear

"I defy any reader not to be deeply moved by Jessie’s resilience and spirit, so often in peril."

Sally Spedding


"An enjoyable and moving emotion-filled saga!"

AnneMarie Brear


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ISBN 9781912905270
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I loved this book from page one a historical drama 1900s - about a young girl called Jessie and her love Arthur. Such an interesting and absorbing story which transformed me to the war years with ease. The book follows the trials and tribulations of Jessie’s life and ongoing relationships. The bond she has with Arthur, her mother and best friend. The raw emotions, abuse and events that Jessie went through made me hold my breath at times. I don’t like to give the storyline away but would recommend this book and will certainly seek this author out again. Thank you Net Galley for granting me the advance copy

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Very enjoyable! My heart ached for the main female lead at time’s, her life was so full of hardships. I really dreaded one part in particular but I’ll not reveal spoilers ;) It’s certainly a must read

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