About the Book
Two women, three hundred years apart, must face the devastation of all they hold dear...
Suspecting her husband is having an affair, Sarah Rodrigues fights to appear unbroken while attempting to salvage her family. Though distracted by her own troubles, Sarah is summoned to an elderly friend’s deathbed for an unusual request—find a long-lost daughter and relay a centuries-old family story.
Determined not to fail her friend, Sarah pieces together the story of her neighbor’s ancestor, Elizabeth Baker, a young colonist forced into an unwanted betrothal but drawn to a man forbidden by society.
While Sarah’s family teeters on the edge of collapse, her world is further shaken by the interest of a caring doctor and a terrible accident that threatens a life more precious than her own.
Inspired by the unconditional love she uncovers in Elizabeth’s story, Sarah strives to forgive those who’ve wounded her soul. But when light shines on the dark secrets of her neighbor’s past and the full extent of her husband’s sins, will looking to a power greater than herself rekindle lost hope?
About the Author
Heidi Chiavaroli began writing twelve years ago, just after Jesus had grabbed hold of her heart. She used her two small boys’ nap times to pursue what she thought at the time was a foolish dream. Despite a long road to publication, she hasn’t stopped writing since! Heidi won the 2018 ACFW Carol Award for Debut Novel and is a 2018 Christy Finalist. Both her debut novel, Freedom’s Ring, and her sophomore novel, The Hidden Side, are 4½-star Romantic TimesTop Picks. Freedom's Ring was also a Booklist Top Ten Romance Debut. Heidi loves exploring places that whisper of historical secrets, especially with her family. She loves running, hiking, baking, and dates with her high-school sweetheart and husband of fifteen years. Heidi makes her home in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.
Heidi is represented by the Natasha Kern Literary Agency.
A beautiful, powerful, and inspiring story, The Edge of Mercy by Heidi Chiavaroli is a book that takes on some hard real-life topics. This story shows the struggling relationship between a husband and wife and the toll it takes on their family. It goes through the struggles and pain, as well as redemption and forgiveness. The story goes back and forth between present and an old journal that one of the main characters is transcribing. This journal plays a role in helping heal the relationships of several characters within the story. Chiavaroli’s story is beautifully written with emotion and heart and will tug at the heart of readers. In this gripping story, the author reminds readers the importance of creating and working at lasting relationships. Fans of Chiavaroli’s previous stories will definitely not want to miss out on this one!
Genre: time slip, contemporary, historical
Publisher: Hope Creek Publishers
Publication date: April 9, 2019
Number of pages: 302
An e-review copy of this book was provided by NetGalley via JustRead Publicity Tours, as well as a print copy provided via the author’s launch team. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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