I enjoyed this dual timeline story so much! Even days after finishing it, I still find myself thinking of the characters!
I loved the way the author connected the past and present stories together. Both were equally interesting to me. I couldn’t pick a favorite time period because I enjoyed both storylines so much. I really enjoyed how the main characters in the modern day story were actually searching through archives trying to determine how this ring was connected to the past. It was fascinating.
I felt that the author divulged just enough information in each chapter to leave me wanting more, but not feeling dissatisfied. The chapters traded off between the past and present, so I never had to wait long between storylines.
I recommend this book to readers who enjoy dual timeline novels, but also to fans of both contemporary and historical fiction.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Two years after nearly losing her life in the Boston Marathon bombing, Annie David is still far from “Boston strong.” Instead she remains isolated and defeated―plagued by guilt over her niece, crippled in the blast, and by an antique ring alongside a hazy hero’s face. But when she learns the identity of her rescuer, will he be the hero she’s imagined? And can the long-past history of the woman behind the ring set her free from the guilt and fears of the present?
As a woman alone in a rebellious town, Liberty Caldwell finds herself in a dangerous predicament. When a British lieutenant, Alexander Smythe, comes to her rescue and offers her employment, Liberty accepts. As months go by, Alexander not only begins to share his love of poetry with her, but protects Liberty from the advances of a lecherous captain living in the officers’ house where she works.
Mounting tensions explode in the Boston Massacre, and Liberty’s world is shattered as her brother, with whom she has just reunited, is killed in the fray. Desperate and alone, she returns home, only to be assaulted by the captain. Afraid and furious toward redcoats, Liberty leaves the officers’ home, taking with her a ring that belonged to Alexander.
Two women, separated by centuries, must learn to face their fears. And when they feel they must be strong, they learn that sometimes true strength is found in surrender.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Heidi Chiavaroli is a writer, runner, and grace-clinger who could spend hours exploring Boston’s Freedom Trail. She writes Women’s Fiction and won the 2014 ACFW Genesis contest in the historical category. She makes her home in Massachusetts with her husband, two sons, and Howie, her standard poodle.