Smorgasbord Book Promotions – New on the Shelves – #NorthernIreland – Light (Stones Corner Volume 3) by Jane Buckley

Delighted to share the news of the latest release by Jane Buckley, the third book in the Stones Corner series – Light.

N.B Jane is currently experiencing problems with Amazon who have for some unknown reason removed all her books from their shelves despite their excellent reviews. You can however buy her books in paperback or ebook at the same price through her publisher until the matter is resolved.

About the book

Stones Corner, Light, set in the early 1980s of war-torn Ulster, continues the sensational cliff-hanging series of thrillers, Turmoil and Darkness.

Caitlin McLaughlin, determined to live a normal life, still grieves. The toxic impact of the sectarian conflict is never far away and once more makes itself known with devastating results.

James Henderson pledges to carry on the battle for Rocola’s survival – blind and oblivious of a sinister adversary to his endeavours.

Light depicts the impacts of hunger strikes, collusion, sectarian violence, kidnapping and cold-blooded murder. However, it portends a momentous change in the air bringing reassurance and hope.

One of the early reviews for the book on Goodreads

Light is set in Ulster and London during the 1980s Northern Ireland conflict (also known as “The Troubles”). The series follows number of families and characters on all sides of the conflicts. The author did an excellent job of getting readers up to speed with them and their situations without getting bogged down in the back story covered int the first two books. To get the most out of this novel, it’s necessary to read the first two novels in the series in the correct order.

I’m very impressed how much research Jane Buckley has done in producing these novels. Most aspects of The Troubles are explored through characters and events. Buckley lived through these times in both Ireland and England and her perspective is well balanced.

My favorite character was Caitlin, who has gone through some difficult times but is clever enough to work past them. Buckley also has a knack of getting the reader to empathize with other characters who might have different views.

Light is well written and moves at a medium pace: not too fast so that you are lost, but not too slow that it becomes boring. I LOVED the ending because it didn’t end on a major cliffhanger. Sure, there are some loose ends that I suspect will be addressed in the fourth book. I hope that Buckley continues with the series because I would like Caitlin to have the life she deserves, and hopefully, some of the evil people will be brought to justice, one way or another.  

You can buy the book in paperback or ebook from her publisher: Buy the Stones Corner Series – You can read the other reviews for the other books in the series: Goodreads

The other books in the series

Discover more about Jane Buckley Follow Jane:Goodreads – website: Jane Buckley Writes – Facebook:Jane Buckley Writes – Twitter:@janebuckley_sc

About Jane Buckley

“, it was apparent – and still is today – not all the facts of the horrific events in Ulster – perpetrated on both sides of the warring factions – were presented in an accurate and unbiased way. This bias was especially true in mainland Britain.

Over recent years, the couple recognized that most of the people they’d been fortunate enough to meet on their travels worldwide didn’t understand why or how the conflict in the North of Ireland began and why it continued for three decades.

Jane found this particularly frustrating and decided to write a historical fiction series based on her childhood experiences and events from this horrific period in Ireland’s history.

She says writing was a frightening project at first, given she’d never written anything substantial before, but being Jane, she’d write not just one novel but a tetralogy, hence Turmoil, Darkness, Light and (Hope 2023).

As a country, Jane believes we need to move on from “The Troubles” while never forgetting how and why they occurred. In recognition of the hardship and suffering endured by so many of our friends, family, and neighbours, we should continue to embrace the healing and reconciliation process.


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books.

53 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Book Promotions – New on the Shelves – #NorthernIreland – Light (Stones Corner Volume 3) by Jane Buckley

  1. I’m less ‘zen’ about this than Jane! Surely Amazon must justify their reasons? It sounds as if you think that they’ve made their decision and you can’t change it. I think it’s worth giving it at least another go and ask why they’ve done this. Anyway, lovely review and I hope to follow Judith’s links. 🙂

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  2. How frustrating for anyone who is trying to sell their books and gets blacklisted without any explanation. Jane is not the first author I’ve heard with similar issues.

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