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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?
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.
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September 15, 2017
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 the ring is researched by Annie and her rescuer Brad, the deeper themes begin to weave together a...
August 28, 2017
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 you to think deeply about what is most important in life. Well done! I will look forward to readin...
September 16, 2017
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 young women with only a brother as her family in 1770 Boston.
The tie between the two timelines is a...
June 20, 2017
4 1/2 stars TOP PICK
August 13, 2017
About the Book:
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. B...
May 24, 2017
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 so much fact.
Current day is a woman Annie David that was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, s...
September 25, 2017
"My anchor holds within the veil . . . . . Victory belongs to the one who is strong."
Annie David will admit; she is not strong. Following a serious injury while crossing the finish line at the ill-fated 2015 Boston Marathon, her life has been but a mere shadow of survival. One memory still confou...
November 20, 2017
I read this book in one day. Both storylines, the present-day one and the one from the 1700s, held my attention with equal measure, which is no small feat for a time-slip story. The eighteenth-century story was told with all the historical detail and complexity I look for, and both stories featur...
February 23, 2018
Well-researched historical that handled heavier topics with a light touch. I enjoyed the dual-timeline and the mysterious history of the ring.
August 08, 2017
This is such a wonderful debut! I was sucked into the story from the first page on and I know that I will continue to think about this story and these characters for a long time to come! In recent years I have discovered that I really like time-split fiction, I love the historical story entwined...