Heart of Stone

by Jane Jackson

Historical Fiction Sagas and Romance

Heart of Stone Synopsis

Shortlisted for the RNA Historical Novel of the Year 2011.

In 1840’s Cornwall, 25-year-old Sarah Govier supports herself and her illegitimate son, Jory, on the income from Talvan, the granite quarry she inherited from her father.  But businessman Kinser Landry has good reason for wanting Talvan and will stop at nothing to get it.  Her problems mounting, Sarah turns in desperation to James Crago, a gunpowder manufacturer who owns land adjoining hers.


After twenty years as soldier and diplomat in India, Crago, 37, returned home, his face horrifically scarred, a wound sustained during his attempt to help the girl he loved escape a despotic raja. Local reaction to his appearance has turned him into a recluse.

Heart of Stone Press Reviews

Praise for Jane Jackson:

“Jackson’s newest historical romantic adventure offers a detailed account of everyday life for the embittered and impoverished folk of Cornwall in the early 1800s” Booklist on Bonded Heart

“Jane Jackson’s novel is satisfying on many levels, well-written and pleasurable to read”  Historical Novels Review on The Chain Garden

“The writing was so stunning and so realistic I could feel the salt-spray on my face” Historical Novels Review on Tide of Fortune

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ISBN: 9780727868251
Publication date: 09/10/2009
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780727868251
Publication date: 9th October 2009
Author: Jane Jackson
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Genres: Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,

About Jane Jackson

Jane Jackson is the author of several historical novels, many set in Cornwall, including Eye of the Wind (shortlisted for the RNA Award), Tide of Fortune, Dangerous Waters, The Chain Garden,  Devil’s Prize  and, from Severn House, Bonded Heart.

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