Award winning author Heidi Chiavaroli takes readers on a powerful journey of forgiveness and hope during the darkest of times in her newest release, Hope Beyond the Waves. This time-slip novel follows the historical storyline of young Gertie and her older sister Atta on Penikese Island in 1916, and the 1993 storyline of teenager Emily who is sent away to stay with her grandmother in order to avoid a family scandal.
Heidi Chiavaroli is known for writing incredible time-slip novels that tackle difficult topics while, at the same time, drawing readers closer to their faith. This is the first time I have read a novel dealing with leprosy in the 20th century. The feelings of being an outcast and the social stigma these characters experienced in both storylines, although due to difference reasons, paired with hope and God's everlasting love for us was an incredibly powerful message for readers. With well-developed characters and a fascinating storyline, this novel is one that readers will not want to put down.
Hope Beyond the Waves is highly recommended for readers who enjoy women's fiction and dual timeline novels with light romance.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine.
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