Welcome to the Blog Tour and Giveaway for The Edge of Mercy by Heidi Chiavaroli, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: The Edge of Mercy
Author: Heidi Chiavaroli
Publisher: Hope Creek Publishers
Genre: Split Time/Women’s Fiction
Release Date: April 9, 2019
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?
The massive boulder stood solid beneath my feet. Like an ancient warrior, it offered majestic security, and I gleaned comfort from it. This rock wouldn’t betray me. It wouldn’t crumble beneath me as my marriage had.
Maybe that’s why I came here whenever problems encroached upon my life, pressing in, squeezing tight. My neighbor, Barb, had first introduced me to these hiking paths, and to this rock. Abram’s Rock. She told me stories of the boulder—legends, really—and though I wrote them off as fictional, I found myself returning here in time of need, bonding with the sensation that another had indeed suffered in this place too.
Much older now, Barb hadn’t been able to make the trip here in years. But that didn’t change my attachment to this place—a near eleven-year-old connection.
I looked down to where jagged rocks and hard earth met, swaying before me until I grew dizzy—though likely more from my circumstances than the incredible height of the rock. The scent of pine and warm earth wafted through the air. Bright sunshine pooled around me.
I hadn’t seen it coming. My husband of seventeen years wanted a separation and I couldn’t fathom why.
Yet was that really true? Matt and I had been distant of late, though I chalked it up to busyness—a mere ebb in the many up-and-down waves of any normal marriage.
I thought of Kyle. How would such a break affect our son?
I slipped off the two rings on my finger and cradled them in my palm. Warm and bright, no one would guess they taunted echoes of a failed marriage. I stretched out my left hand, glaring at my naked fingers. I couldn’t imagine my hands without them, couldn’t imagine who I was without Matt to define me.
Sudden anger made me tremble. I’d been faithful. I’d held up my end of the wedding vows. This was not how things were supposed to be.
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 Times Top 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.
(1) winner will win this beautiful prize pack from Heidi Chiavaroli, including:
- Rustic Metal Lantern
- Bordeaux Journal
- Country Potholder
- Colonial-Inspired Hand Glazed Mug
- Simple Life Notepad
- Be Still and Know Magnet
- Plymouth Rock Bookmark
- Fresh & Clean Goat Milk Soap
- Handmade Rustic Book Decor
- Signed Copy of The Edge of Mercy
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight April 9, 2019 and last through 11:59 pm April 16, 2019. US Mailing addresses only, due to shipping costs. Void where prohibited by law. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
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