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Kate Glanville's debut novel Heartstones explores love, loss and secrets in the rural coastal setting of Ireland. Heartstones is a novel about secrets. Set in contemporary Ireland the story is intertwined with one set in 1940's. In both past and present it seems that everybody has something to hide. When Phoebe's married lover dies in a car accident she dare not openly exp ...more
Hardcover, 392 pages
Published August 27th 2015 by Accent Press (first published March 6th 2014)
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Janis Glass
Nice summer read set in Ireland. The usual story line were a girl running away from past finds old journals with a story to tell, while dealing with a love interest herself. Nothing new in this book but still an ok read. 3 stars as I have read this type of book before many times.
Nicola Williams
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a great read and interesting characters with a good balance between each period of time.
Et Noctem
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A well thought out story that captured the complexity of life over generations and covered a large distance in geolocation. Eloquent speech and realistic descriptions of the characters' inner worlds.

An enchanting book full of twists and turns, you really need to read till the end to get the full picture.
Nin Ette
Probably ok for a chick lit lover, but that ius not me. Bit trite and silly but if you like romance and problems besetting relationships that end up happily ever after it's perfect for you. Just not for me.
Lina
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a good and nice read: interesting characters and settings and intermixed relationships between the characters. For me it is only for one read, don’t think that I’m going to reread it. But it worth reading if you want something romantic and light.
Lisa Tang
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Danielle
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: january-2016
Family secrets galore...

Heartstones tells the story of Phoebe Brennan who is mourning the death of the man she loves. Always flighty and the family misfit, events lead Phoebe to flee her hometown and seek refuge in the tiny Irish village where she spent summers visiting her grandma as a child.

In the tiny village of Carraigmore, Phoebe soon learns that there's no keeping secrets. Everybody knows everybody and everybody's business! The story develops as Phoebe settles into village life and whils
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Rachel
Oct 29, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: seaside-setting
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Christoph Fischer
This is a beautifully told story of new beginnings and old secrets. Phoebe's grieving for her secret lover - nobody knows they were an item, so she needs to get away from it all and seeks shelter in a small village in West Ireland.
Keeping secrets there is possible apparently - as she stumbles on one via a diary she finds - but difficult, as she soon gets involved in the village life.
An unlikely romance might be on the card, while Phoebe tries to uncover what happened in 1948.
If you ever lived in
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Lisa
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although this book wouldn't win any awards for originality it was a well written chick lit story that I really enjoyed. Extremely good for late night reading to get over the stress of the day! Typical story,girl running away from heartbreak to Ireland, meets damaged man and falls in love, over comes all the baggage. What was the intriguing bit was the other thread of the story, when she finds her dead grandmothers diaries and there lies the mystery of a past life that once discovered will change ...more
Sophie Narey (Bookreview- aholic)
Published:24/04/2014
Author: Kate Glanville
Recommended for: fans of chick lit
Edition: Kindle

I found this on the Kindle Store for free and so I thought that I would give it a go. A really great read! I really enjoyed this book and thought it was very well written by Kate Glanville. It is a brilliant blend of mystery and past meeting present. The characters were very interesting in the story. It was very easy to follow the book. It was a tiny little bit predictable...but it is a great read for fans
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Angela Gascoigne
I just wanted to give phoebe a big hug and tell her everything would be alright at the beginning of the book. Experiencing such heartbreak and having no one to confide in, not even the person closest to her, there’s no wonder she wanted to make a fresh start!

I loved the way the author drip fed me the story of Anna and Michael, and kept me intrigued as to how events would develop.

The characters were so loveable and the storyline flowed nicely. I certainly got the type of ending I was hoping for!
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Sharon
Jan 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wish you could give a 3.5 star. Why 3.5 and not 4? This is not my favourite genre and although I enjoyed the book, I really did not like the main character.
A lovely romantic picturesque journey in island. A great tale of family lies and confusion . Does one ever really know for sure who their father is for sure? A perfect wet weekend read. I really enjoyed all the characters and there were many. I loved the dead grandmother and her story the very best. The author really brought to life Anna a
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Kerry
Jun 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful book set in Ireland. About a woman who is heart broken & how she learns about her heritage. Along the way she makes new friends & falls in love with them & their town. A great page turner & a must read for anyone who enjoys chick lit. ...more
Kate
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book, immediately wanted to go & live in Ireland just through the wonderful description. Easy read that I couldn't put down ...more
Michaela Rhua
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovely story with twists and turn all leading to a happy ending.
Danielle
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely holiday read... Wonderfully written and now I have to get to Ireland!! ;-)
Janet
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this story. Liked the characters and was an easy, nice read.
Pippa
Dull. I didn't bond with the characters.
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Kate Glanville was born in West Africa to Irish parents. Kate now lives in the small town of Llandeilo on the edge on The Brecon Beacons National Park with her three children, four cats, a crazy dog, a rabbit and three sheep . She graduated with a degree in fashion design at Central St. Martins and worked in the textile industry before becoming a ceramic artist. Kate's tableware designs have been ...more

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