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THE EDGE OF MERCY by Heidi Chiavaroli, Reviewed by Kim

Heidi Chiavaroli writes some of the best time slip novels that I have read. Her writing and stories always grab me from the first page. This story is no different. I was sucked in from the beginning and read it in three sittings. I slightly preferred the historical story. That being said, I was more invested in the characters from the storyline that takes place in the present.

Matt and Sarah’s story literally made my heart ache. Seemingly, out of the blue, Matt decides they need to take a break - actually that he needs a break from Sarah and their marriage. There was so much pain and, at least for Sarah, so many unanswered questions. I really wanted Matt’s point of view throughout the story. I wished I could have known what was going through his mind. Sarah’s main goal was to do whatever she needed to do to make their marriage work and Elizabeth’s journals gave her the hope she needed . I really want to say more about Matt and Sarah and how I feel about their whole story, but that would totally go into spoiler territory. 😕

Elizabeth’s story is told totally through her journals. It is a story of the hardships incurred during the colonial times and one of unconditional love. I loved the character of Abram and I can say no more ~spoilers. I also loved Caleb. He shows us what unconditional love really is. I can’t wait to see what Heidi brings us next!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts are my own. 

Back Cover Blurb:

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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  1. I loved this book! All of Heidi Chiavaroli’s books have been great!


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