Tuesday, June 28, 2022



Massachusetts, 1993: Emily Robertson makes a life changing mistake and is sent away to Cape Cod to live with her Grandmother.  Emily finds herself feeling very isolated.  The only person that completely understands and shows any compassion to Emily is her Gram.  Emily finds an old faded photo buried in a drawer.  She recognizes the people in the photo, but how can it be?

Massachusetts, 1916: Atta Schaeffer is planning to marry the man of her dreams.  She plans on taking her sister with her to save her from their abusive father.  But Atta is soon diagnosed with a deadly and terminal illness, and she is forced into hiding.  She hears of a doctor, Harry Mayhew, who wants to heal her no matter what the cost. Atta places her hope in Harry but when the treatment fails, she loses all hope not only in the doctors but also loses her faith in God.

This story was so amazing and overwhelming on so many levels.  I was very moved by the faith that Atta actually had.  She overcame so many obstacles in her life while at the same time wanting to protect her family.  This book was written with such emotion that it overflows through the pages.  If you need examples of faith, hope and love in your life, then this is surely the book for you.  The development of the characters and the relationships of the family members in this story will definitely pull at the heartstrings, they were so inspiring.  This phenomenal story is one that will certainly stay with me for a long while.  Absolutely wonderful!

Thank you Heidi Chiavaroli for such a wonderful story with an extra dose of both faith and hope.  I enjoyed it very much and I highly recommend it.



Rating: 5 out of 

Author: Heidi Chiavaroli

Publisher:  Hope Creek Publishers
Publication Date: June 28, 2022 
Pages: 485 
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From award-winning author Heidi Chiavaroli comes a sweeping dual timeline story that explores hope and enduring love in the midst of the impossible.

Massachusetts, 1993

After 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, 1916

Atta 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.


Heidi Chiavaroli (pronounced shev-uh-roli…sort of like Chevrolet and ravioli mushed together!) wrote her first story in third grade, titled I’d Cross the Desert for Milk. It wasn’t until years later that she revisited writing, using her two small boys’ nap times to pursue what she thought at the time was a foolish dream. Despite a long road to publication, she hasn’t stopped writing since!

Heidi writes women’s fiction, combining her love of history and literature to write split time stories. 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. Heidi loves exploring places that whisper of historical secrets, especially with her family. She loves running, hiking, baking, and dates with her high-school sweetheart and husband of seventeen years. Her latest dual timeline novel, The Orchard House, is inspired by the lesser-known events in Louisa May Alcott’s life. Heidi makes her home in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.Heidi is represented by the Natasha Kern Literary Agency.

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