Dear Readers and Friends,
A three year quest has reached fruition with the publication of “Heart of Stone”, my historical novel, based on the tragic lives of my 5 x Great Grandparents.
No misery-memoir, this! Two brothers, one with all the advantages of position, as Earl of Bellfield and later Earl of Belvedere, an MP and scion of an old and powerful family. The other brother, younger than him, but blessed with the personal qualities that this elder brother lacked.
Add a beautiful young girl, just sixteen, the belle of the Dublin season, pressured into marriage by her parents. Can any of them find happiness?
Heart of Stone takes the reader through the highs and lows of Ireland in the 1740s and after, through famine and plenty, through prison, jealousy, despair and beyond.
Join our players as their turbulent lives unfold.
Available now on this Universal Book Link in both Paperback and Ebook versions.
This link will take you to your local Amazon supplier.
Published by www.crookedcatbooks.com, Heart of Stone will appeal to ALL lovers of historic fiction, from Robert Louis Stevenson to Georgette Heyer.
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.
booksofallkinds rated it ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
HEART OF STONE by John Jackson is a haunting tale of power, greed, and love set in Ireland in the early 18th Century.
A wonderful all-rounder when it comes to readers, HEART OF STONE by John Jackson is an emotional, historical novel about the desperate lengths that some will go to for power and others for love, and I highly recommend it.
Joanna Lambert rated it ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fabulous debut from John Jackson.
Gwessie Tee rated it ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Utterly loved the book, fantastic read and loved it very much. I adore the story John tells; am also intrigued by what John may write next.
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