Sunday, 22 October 2017
When young and beautiful Mary Molesworth is forced to marry Robert Rochford, widowed heir to the earldom of Belfield, she finds that her idea of love is not returned. Jealous, cruel and manipulative, Robert ignores her after she has provided him with a male heir, preferring to spend his nights with his mistress. Power-hungry, Robert builds up a reputation that sees him reach for the highest positions in Ireland.
Caught in an unhappy marriage, Mary begins to grow closer to Robert’s younger brother, Arthur. Acknowledging their love for each other, they will risk everything to be together. But Robert’s revenge threatens their lives and tears them apart.
Will Mary and Arthur find a way to escape Robert’s clutches?
Based on real events, Heart of Stone is a tale of power, jealousy, imprisonment, and love, set in 1740s Ireland.
History has always been a passion of mine and especially history that I don't know much about.
John has written a fabulous book, I loved it from start to finish and I can highly recommend it. Robert is the eldest of three brothers, Arthur is the middle son and the nice one and George is the youngest who is just as horrible as Robert.
Robert is the most horrible man I have read in a long while, and of course he has to marry, which he does to the lovely Mary. who is so lovely that she married because she thought Robert had married her for love, but that soon changed with the birth of their first child which was a daughter and that is were Robert showed his true colours.
Because Robert had married Mary for one thing and that is to produce a son, which she did at nearly at the expense of her own health, and which Robert told her when she tried to seduce him. My god Robert was horrible.
All I will say is thank goodness Mary found Arthur and yes back then they would have to have been very careful in forming a relationship, I did let out a cheer much to the amusement of my husband.
I would definitely give this book 5/5 stars. This book is released on 24th October and be purchased from Amazon.
This is ARC copy from the author, in return for a honest review.