The Heart Stone by Judith Barrow – The story of a strong woman during the First World War

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The Heart Stone by Judith Barrow

The beginning of the First World War marked a change for many people. For Jessie life changed in a less obvious way. She realized that she is actually in love with Arthur, her friend since childhood. The lure of joining up, even lying about one’s true age, is too much, but things are not always that simple. Jessie is a strong minded young woman, who works hard in the family bakery and shop, but sometimes strength is not enough. This is a moving story of many parts of Jessie’s experience which may well have been common to many women at the time, of domestic struggles, even violence, but also of deep love for family and those moments of true love. Jessie’s resilience in the face of challenges must last for a long time, with the help of true friends who support and care for…

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4 thoughts on “The Heart Stone by Judith Barrow – The story of a strong woman during the First World War

    • That is so good of you, Noelle. I just hope it’s not the one that send the TBR pile flying. Thank you for taking the time to drop by and comment. The book has five reviews already which has surprised me. xx

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