Water, Stone, Heart

Water, Stone, Heart

by Will North

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BN ID: 2940158675157
Publisher: Northstar Editions
Publication date: 07/30/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 403
Sales rank: 172,841
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Will North is the pen name of an international award-winning author and ghostwriter of more than a dozen nonfiction books as well as six recent novels. He has ghosted books for Bill Clinton, Al Gore, several famous Everest mountaineers, a team of dinosaur-hunters, a renowned physician, and others. Two of his books have been the subject of PBS and A&E documentaries. As a fiction author, Will has penned two romantic suspense novels, a family saga, and is currently working on the fourth book in his Davies & West British murder mystery series. Will lives on an island in Washington's Puget Sound. You can find him at www.willnorthnovelist.com and on Facebook at Will North, Author.

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Water, Stone, Heart 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
JennyA1062 on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Written by a friend of a friend, so I came into it wanting to like it, and for the most part I did. It is well-written with interesting characters that you come to care about very quickly. The dialogue is witty and the descriptions well done. My only quibbles are minor: a little too much on the hedge building, and the ongoing chapter head notes take the impact out of the plot in the latter part of the book. You know what's coming! A great summer read though, and one you don't have to feel guilty about. Recommended.
Shuffy2 on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Nursing a broken heart, an America architect heads to England to learn to build stone walls and in the process learns about himself.Andrew Stratton's wife left him for another man, so to get away he signs up for a weeklong class in rural, small town England. Befriended by a young local girl named Lee, who introduces him to the beautiful quick-tongued Nicola, who is also nursing some personal wounds. Whitty sarcastic jabs at each other seem to be thier specialty. Will the two of them get past thier own problems in order to help the other out? And will they do it before catastrophe strikes the small town.A great fast-paced read, that kept me wondering what will happen next. My only complaint is one character had too many past issues, thought it was a bit overkill. One personal tragedy would have been enough for this light-hearted story, but still recommend the read!
kimreadthis on LibraryThing 3 months ago
PlotPhiladelphia architecture professor Andrew Stratton's wife recently left him for another man. Feeling listless, Andrew travels to England to participate in a week-long stone wall building course. The work helps him to find himself again. He stays in a small cottage and gets to know the residents of the small village of Boscastle, including precocious nine-year-old Lily, with whom he becomes fast friends. Lily is also friendly with artist Nicola Rhys-Jones, who has moved to the town to recover from her abusive marriage and a past of sexual abuse. The two meet and a relationship blossoms, but each member's past baggage threatens the new relationship. Throughout the novel, the threat of a flood remains ominous.Settingmain characters are from Philadelphia and Boston, but most of the story transpires in Boscastle, Cornwall, England. CharactersAndrew is secure in his professor position, but feels that he may be missing out on more of life. Nicola struggles to let someone get close to her again.PacingNot too fast, but does not get bogged down. Leisurely until the climax.=====Language - PG-13 (very brief)Sex - R (brief)Violence - incest, domestic abuseminor witchcraft ("good")
frisbeesage on LibraryThing 3 months ago
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.
jre503 on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Found this on vacation. As I refuse to read via electronic devices, when I travel I have to read what I can find. The author manages the trick of saying just enough. It is not flashy, just a good, honest story, well told. I was surprised by how much I liked the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonder novel, I could hardly put it down. I fell in love with all the characters, especially little Lee. The plot, characters and setting were wonderful. This is my third novel by Will North, loved the first two also and plan to buy everything he has written. Brilliant author!
Czanina_Zuppa More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Adventure, mystery, just enough romance, interesting characters, quick paced plot and diaglogue that engages the reader in the story.
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bookloverKV More than 1 year ago
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.
Frisbeesage More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish Will North well in his writing pursuits and look forward to more books from him.