Tour for Hope Beyond the Waves by Heidi Chiavaroli


Publisher‎Hope Creek Publishers LLC (June 8, 2022)Language‎English

Paperback‎446 pages



From award-winning author Heidi Chiavaroli comes a sweeping dual timeline story that explores hope and enduring love in the midst of the impossibleMassachusetts, 1993After making a grievous mistake that will change her life forever, Emily Robertson is sent away to live with her grandmother on Cape Cod. When Emily finds a timeworn photograph buried in a drawer, she realizes her grandmother has concealed a secret even bigger than her own. Will convincing Gram to reveal their family history help Emily make the most important decision of her life or will it prove her parents right—that family scandal is better off buried and forgotten?Massachusetts, 1916Atta Schaeffer plans to marry the man of her dreams and whisk her little sister away from their abusive father. But when she is diagnosed with a dreaded malady, Atta is forced into a life of exile, leaving her sister in harm’s way. On Penikese Island, Atta’s best hope lies with Harry Mayhew, a doctor who seeks a cure for his patients at any cost. But when experiments fail, Atta runs from Harry—and from God. Can she return to her sister before it’s too late? Or will her illness consume both her body and soul?A testament to faith and love, Hope Beyond the Waves is the raw account of the journey of two generations of women running from desperate situations toward irresistible hope. 2 Comments on “



Wow! Just Wow! Hope Beyond the Waves is an absolute amazing read! Heidi Chiavaroli digs deep into the most horrific situations in this dual timeline and writes a story that gripped my heart from the beginning and will stay with me for a long while. Emily and Atta are two young ladies, same family, different generations who loose their home and family by being carted off to the unknown because of family secrets that can no way show their ugly faces within the so called perfect families of these two young ladies. No way can these girls stay in their homes being exposed and left in an unclean state. In 1993 Emily lives with her grandmother to avoid trouble with her father, and in 1916 Atta suffers so much hurt, but is no longer wanted in her home. Will these two girls find the peace and contentment they need during this horrific time in their life?

This is my first historical fiction by Heidi Chiavaroli and it definitely will not be my last! I thoroughly enjoyed Hope Beyond the Waves and the phenomenal writing skills of Chiavaroli. These character fit the story so well with their deep growth throughout the story, creating wonderful personalities, in most, I should say. Emily was a little harder to get to know but I like how she grew to care more for her grandmother as she told Emily her story. I think Atta was a sweetheart, with a feisty personality. Which fit her quite well in dealing with the people there on Penikese island, especially one of the Drs. I learned a lot reading this book. I have never heard of Penikese island and what it was used for. Dr. and Mrs. Parker were special to the island, for the hard work in the healing of the patients. There are many more characters, so much more happening in this book, and that’s why you need to check out Hope Beyond the Waves by Heidi Chiavaroli. I always read everything in a book, the author’s notes, their thanks, etc, and I found in the authors notes that much of the story and some of the characters are indeed real. How cool is that! This makes this book more interesting and even more reason to check out this special book today. I am happy to give this book Five Stars, and it deserves so much more.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Heidi Chiavaroli is a writer, runner, and grace-clinger who could spend hours exploring places that whisper of historical secrets. Her debut novel, Freedom’s Ring, was a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist, a Romantic Times Top Pick, and a Booklist Top Ten Romance Debut. Her dual timeline novel, The Orchard House, is inspired by the lesser-known events in Louisa May Alcott’s life and led her to write The Orchard House Bed and Breakfast series, a contemporary twist on Little Women. Heidi makes her home in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.

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Spotlight for Glass Bottom Boat by Laura Thomas

THE GLASS BOTTOM BOAT: A Christian romantic suspense novel.


Surrounded by the romantic paradise of her sister’s destination wedding in Jamaica, Madison Grey realizes she must overcome her paralyzing fear of the ocean—and her broken heart— to start living again. Luke Alexander, the groom’s brother, is a missionary who has come to terms with a life of singleness—until he meets Madison. 
During the wedding, their personal connection intensifies when a stalker stirs up haunting memories of her gold-digging ex-fiancé.  After Madison mysteriously disappears and the newlyweds receive a ransom note, Luke dives into action to find her. Will he save Madison in time or will she be forced to suffer her worst nightmare… in the depths of a glass bottom boat?


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I’m delighted to share a little background on The Glass Bottom Boat, the first book in my Christian romantic suspense “Flight to Freedom” series.

Many writers concur that it is indeed a long and winding road to publication. But when a message is on a writer’s heart—be it fact or fiction—it simply cannot be ignored! Thus begins the dance of determination…

The initial idea for The Glass Bottom Boat was sparked on a family vacation to Jamaica. Even though I have a thoroughly irrational fear of drowning, I looked forward to going out on the resort glass bottom boat—which we planned for our very last day. Unfortunately, the last day dawned along with a huge windstorm which prevented any boats to go out on the ocean. I was bitterly disappointed! And then my imagination was set alight as I considered what could happen on such a boat, and exactly how petrifying it would be for someone afraid of drowning.  

The story began. And so did the dance. 

I waited SIX LONG YEARS for this particular novel to be published. It was a waltz between agent, publishing houses, and me. Sometimes I was twirled around the dance floor clothed in a gown of optimism, and other times I could be found slumped on the sidelines, waiting to be picked like the proverbial wallflower. 

This stretched my paper-thin patience to the limit. Rejected too many times to mention, it certainly wasn’t the literary journey I would have chosen—but it was God’s journey for me and my book. I happen to believe His timing is always perfect. Sometimes we see that in hindsight and sometimes we simply have to trust.

But like Madison—the protagonist in this story—I’ve learned much in the process. Perseverance, patience, and always holding on to hope. For Madison, the timing for love had to be right, and for me, the timing for my books has to be right, too.

And now there are 3 books in the Flight to Freedom series to enjoy:

The Glass Bottom Boat, The Lighthouse Baby, and The Orphan Beach. 

All 3 novels were published by Anaiah Press within the space of one crazy, busy year. It seems God is teaching me His timing is always best in the slow, slow, quick-quick, slow.

And I’m more than happy to let Him lead me in the dance! 

Purchase Links for Flight to Freedom Series
Book One: Glass Bottom Boat (just 99 cents!):

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Book Two: The Lighthouse Baby

Book Three: The Orphan Beach

A published Christian author, Laura writes heartwarming encouragement for your soul. She has three Christian romantic suspense novels published as well as a Christian teen fiction trilogy, marriage book, and middle-grade novel. She is published in several anthology books and writes devotionals, articles, and stories in magazines and online. She also shares musings on her blog and is represented by literary agent, Cyle Young.
Laura is a chocoholic mom of three, married to her high school sweetheart. Originally from the UK, they live in Kelowna, British Columbia as audacious empty-nesters.
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