Freedom's Ring

Freedom's Ring

Boston, 2015
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?

Boston, 1770
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.

Title:Freedom's Ring
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781496423122
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    Freedom's Ring Reviews

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    I'm torn over whether or not I like a split timeline in a book, but I think it was done successfully here. Initially the two stories feel completely foreign to each other, but as the common thread of ...

  • Carrie Turansky

    Heidi Chiavaroli does a wonderful job weaving the past and the present in this poignant debut novel! From the Boston Massacre to the Boston Marathon bombing her characters face challenges that cause y...

  • Andrea Cox

    FTC DISCLOSURE: I won an electronic copy of this book on Goodreads. A review was not required. These are my honest thoughts and opinions.This book started out with a bang and swelled into a beautiful ...

  • Nicole

    Originally posted on Inkwell InspirationsIn her debut novel, Freedom’s Ring, award-winning author Heidi Chiavaroli creates a beautiful and poignant story filled with deep emotion, courageous heroine...

  • Staci

    Freedom's Ring is a compelling debut. The novel has dual story lines with leading heroines: Anaya, a marathon runner that finished the Boston Marathon in 2013 just as a bomb went off and Liberty, a yo...

  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)

    4 1/2 stars TOP PICK...

  • Heather Gilbert

    Well-researched historical that handled heavier topics with a light touch. I enjoyed the dual-timeline and the mysterious history of the ring. ...

  • Jalynn Patterson

    About the Book:Boston, 2015Two 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...

  • Faith

    An eloquent, intriguing tale of brokenness and healing. <3I'm settling in to write this review over a week after reading the book—and honestly? I feel like I'm still sorting through everything that ...

  • Maureen Timerman

    Freedom’s Ring became a quick page-turner for me, and I hated when I had to put it down. The book is full of historical facts, and we put faces to many of those involved, yes fictional, but based on...