Water, Stone, Heart

Water, Stone, Heart

A Novel

Large Print - 2009
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Newly divorced, Andrew Stratton lives in his head. He teaches architectural theory but has never built anything. He writes about communities where form and material are in harmony, but has no sense of where he belongs. He is capable of deep emotions, but is unable to express them. When his wife leaves him, Andrew is like a house shaken off a faulty foundation. He now must figure out what should be salvaged and what should be scrapped. Escaping from the routine of his university, Andrew travels to Boscastle, England where he'll learn to build stone walls. There he discovers a landscape of dizzying cliffs, jagged coastline, lush valleys, and hills lined with stone hedges that have stood the test of time, and he immerses himself to the grueling tasks of stonework. Moved by the warmth and connectedness of the village, Will begins to shed his sheltered self. But his willingness to open his heart is tested when he falls for Nicola Rhys-Jones, an American expatriate seeking to escape a history of abuse.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2009.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781602855335
Branch Call Number: LP FIC NORT
Characteristics: 398 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.


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Jan 16, 2018

I loved this story. I could feel the sweat and heat as he worked the stone walls. The romance was very good also. I don't want to tell you too much more as I would hate to ruin such an enjoyable story. Great characters with a very good story.

RenGrrl Jul 20, 2011

Ever wondered how stone walls are made?

npcr Dec 02, 2010

An interesting read incorporating adventure and romance between two lost souls.

Jun 05, 2010

The genre and topics are incorrect. This is a work of fiction that does not deal with politics at all. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed this story about the floods of a small English town and its townspeople. A charming love story wraps up this novel nicely.

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