I absolutely LOVED this book! It’s one of those stories I will carry with me for a long time. I was sad to reach the end and say goodbye to Emma, Noah, Hayley, and Ethan. They inspired me with their courage and faith. I could not put the book down.

The dual timeline painted a brilliant story with surprising connections between the two. I loved discovering the history right alongside Hayley and Ethan. The characters’ journey will sweep you away with them. It’s raw and real. Heartbreaking, yet healing. I was in tears more than once.

I felt like I’d stepped into the past as I read. Now that I’ve finished the book, I really long to visit Boston and see these historical sites for myself. 🙂

The Tea Chest is a beautiful tale from start to finish, with strong-hearted characters and a powerful message. It’s undoubtedly one of my new favorites!


About the Book

Boston, 1773
Emma Malcolm’s father is staunchly loyal to the crown, but Emma’s heart belongs to Noah Winslow, a lowly printer’s assistant and Patriot. But her father has promised her hand to Samuel Clarke, a rapacious and sadistic man. As his fiancée, she would have to give up Noah and the friends who have become like family to her—as well as the beliefs she has come to embrace.After Emma is drawn into the treasonous Boston Tea Party, Samuel blackmails her with evidence that condemns each participant, including Noah. Emma realizes she must do whatever it takes to protect those she loves, even if it means giving up the life she desires and becoming Samuel’s wife.

Present Day
Lieutenant Hayley Ashworth is determined to be the first woman inducted into the elite Navy SEALs. But before her dream can be realized, she must return to Boston in order to put the abuse and neglect of her childhood behind her. When an unexpected encounter with the man she once loved leads to the discovery of a tea chest and the document hidden within, she wonders if perhaps true strength and freedom are buried deeper than she first realized.

Two women, separated by centuries, must find the strength to fight for love and freedom. . . and discover a heritage of courage and faith.

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About the Author

Heidi Chiavaroli is a writer, runner, and grace-clinger who could spend hours exploring places that whisper of historical secrets. She is an ACFW Carol Award winner and a Christy finalist. Both her debut novel, “Freedom’s Ring” and her sophomore novel, “The Hidden Side” are Romantic Times Top Picks. “Freedom’s Ring” was also a BOOKLIST Top Ten Romance Debut. She makes her home in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.

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