“Freedom’s Ring” by Heidi Chiavaroli, book review
This book takes place in Boston and covers two separate time periods- current day (2015) and the American Revolution 1770. The common thread is a ring.
1770 Freedom is in Boston following the death of her parents and on a search for her brother. She finds employment in as a house made for two British soldiers. After being raped by the captain, she steals the valuables from these men and runs away. Her brother is killed during a small battle, and she is truly alone. When she discovers she is pregnant, she visits a midwife to seek to end the pregnancy. Instead, the midwife offers her shelter and to train her in the art of midwifery.
2015 Annie is running in the Boston Marathon when the bomb explodes injuring and killing many around her. She is carried to safety by a man, who in trying to calm her, gives her a ring. During her slow recovery, she clings to that ring and the promise that he will find her again. But Annie is consumed with guilt because her niece is badly injured during the bombing and lost a leg. Gracie was not old enough to run in the marathon, and was there to cheer for her Aunt Annie.
The ring is the center of searching for both of these women. And may hold the key to happiness for them both.
I enjoyed this book. The back and forth between time periods was easy to follow. The mystery of the ring is fun to learn about as the characters develop. I hope there is another book in this series.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Tyndale House. All opinions expressed are my own.