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?
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I wasn’t supposed to fall in love with Matthew James Rodrigues. Not according to my parents, anyway.
The first time Matt showed up on my doorstep, Dad took one look at his rumpled hair, his Elvis tattoo, and idling jalopy and told him he could take a long hike off a short pier if he thought he’d get anywhere near his daughter.
Back then, Matt had been nothing more than a teenager with a lawn mower, a shovel, and a good tan. But he had something else—business smarts. He knew how to work people.
He knew how to work me.
He used to visit me at the high school lunch table while all my friends tittered not-so-conspicuously. I still didn’t know why he approached me that first time to introduce himself. I wasn’t anything to look at. Matt smelled like fresh wood shavings from the vocational shop. His rugged dark looks and persistence caught me off guard.
Before long, I was begging Daddy to change his mind about Matt. He didn’t budge.
“Do you think I worked hard all these years to have my oldest daughter marry some trailer trash? And a Catholic at that?”
He said Catholic as if the devil himself had spawned the religion. As if half the boys I went to school with weren’t Catholic. As if it were some pagan religion requiring child sacrifice.
“I don’t want to marry him, Daddy. I just want to get to know him.”
“No. End of conversation.” He went away mumbling about how he should have never taken the pastorate position in New England all those years ago.
I snuck off to meet Matt that night. It was the first time I’d disobeyed my parents.
Matt was a year older than me and had a Volkswagen with a tape deck. That first night we drove to Newport, listening to Elvis tapes. Matt wasn’t like other boys I knew, listening to Pearl Jam or Billy Joel. He liked what he liked, whether it was popular or not.
He liked me.
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 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.
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(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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Heidi Chiavaroli says
Suzie, thank you so much for featuring The Edge of Mercy on your blog!
Suzie Waltner says
My pleasure, Heidi! I’m looking forward to reading it soon.
Lori Smanski says
Thank you for posting today. This looks like a wonderful story. I love to read how ladies from different times effect ladies today.
Rita Wray says
I liked the excerpt.
Suzie Waltner says
Me too! I wish I could get to it sooner but my schedule is packed tight the next couple weeks.
Faith Creech says
Love, love , love this book. It’s your best so far!!! Thanks so much for writing it!!!
Merry S says
I love reading dual time stories and seeing how the past and present is connected throughout the story.
Caryl Kane says
I enjoy reading time-slip novels!
Jessica Alvarado says
Awesome giveaway! ❤️
Kay Garrett says
Thank you for being part of the blog tour for “The Edge of Mercy” by Heidi Chiavaroli.
Had this book on my TBR list but reading the excerpt just make we want to read it all the more. Can’t wait for the opportunity read it.