Water, Stone, Heart [NOOK Book]

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Forty-year-old Nicola Rhys-Jones is a woman in hiding. Fleeing an abusive husband—fleeing, indeed, a lifetime of physical and sexual abuse—she has found refuge in Boscastle, a tiny village on the stormy coast of Cornwall, England.

Andrew Stratton, an American professor of abstract architectural theory, has never built a building. Shocked out of his academic bubble when his ...
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Water, Stone, Heart

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Overview

Forty-year-old Nicola Rhys-Jones is a woman in hiding. Fleeing an abusive husband—fleeing, indeed, a lifetime of physical and sexual abuse—she has found refuge in Boscastle, a tiny village on the stormy coast of Cornwall, England.

Andrew Stratton, an American professor of abstract architectural theory, has never built a building. Shocked out of his academic bubble when his ambitious wife leaves him, he signs up for something real and tangible: a weeklong course in the art of building traditional dry stone walls—in Boscastle.

From the moment they meet, Nicola and Andrew are drawn to each other but also are daggers drawn. Nicola, sexy but also thorny and sarcastic, is an expert at fending off men, but in Andrew she meets her match: quick-witted, funny, yet gentle, he gives as good as he gets.

It takes a nine year-old sprite who calls herself “Lee” to make them see the truths about themselves. And it takes a cataclysmic flash flood for Nicola and Andrew to risk a second chance at love.
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Editorial Reviews

The Seattle Times - Seattle Times
“North's knack for endearing characterization creates a memorable cast across the generations.”
—The Seattle Times
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"North deftly creates an enchanting and touching love story."
—Booklist
Patricia Gaffney
“Will North is a strong, vivid writer with a romantic’s heart.”
—Patricia Gaffney, New York Times bestselling author of Mad Dash.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148965213
  • Publisher: Booktrope
  • Publication date: 12/27/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 298
  • Sales rank: 39,146
  • File size: 579 KB

Meet the Author

Will North is the fiction pseudonym for an award-winning American nonfiction author. His latest novels include The Long Walk Home, Water, Stone, Heart, and the forthcoming Seasons' End. He lives with his wife and dog on an island in Puget Sound, Washington.
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  • Posted August 25, 2014

    This is a very enjoyable book. Most romance novels don't seem to

    This is a very enjoyable book. Most romance novels don't seem to have realistic characters. This one does. I highly recommend this one, even for those that do not normally read romance novels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    great read

    Adventure, mystery, just enough romance, interesting characters, quick paced plot and diaglogue that engages the reader in the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Training hollow

    StoneClan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    A Good Read

    This is the second book I've read from this author and really enjoy his writing. I won't bore you with a long flowery review; suffice it to say, this was an excellent story, loved the characters, their relationships and wished it would go on. Good right? Your answer will be yes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2009

    An amazing novel; hard to put down

    I wish Will North well in his writing pursuits and look forward to more books from him.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2009

    An Enjoyable Read

    I really like this new author. I liked his first book just as much or better. I enjoy reading about the English countryside and that simple lifestyle. He does a good job setting up the characters and setting. You get a feeling you actual know the people and place. He is a good storyteller.

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  • Posted April 29, 2009

    Water, Stone, Heart is a beautiful, moving book about two people finding each other when they need each other most.

    Water, Stone, Heart is a beautiful, moving book about two people finding each other when they need each other most. Andrew Stanton has just gone through a nasty and unexpected divorce. He goes to Boscastle, England for the summer to learn how to build stone walls, hoping to reconnect with what drew him to architecture in the first place and figure out what he wants out of life. Nicola Rhys-Jones has escaped to Boscastle, trying to hide from an abusive marriage. In the climactic ending a flood hits the village endangering the people who have protected Andrew and Nicola and tried to help them heal. The storm will bring out hidden feelings and show new sides of their characters.

    Yes, at heart this book is a romance, but its more then that as well. There is interesting information about the history of building stone walls and the history of Boscastle. There is plenty of humor, drama, and the descriptions of the natural world are fantastic. The characters are well developed, realistic, but also a little quirky and interesting.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It was entertaining, romantic, and had a believable and well paced plot. I will definately go back and read Will North's firs book, The Long Walk Home.

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