Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Can't Wait Wednesday: The Tea Chest by Heidi Chiavaroli

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights and discusses the books we're excited about that we've yet to read. Generally, they're books that are yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week I'm featuring The Tea Chest by Heidi Chiavaroli releasing February 4.

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.

Why I Need It
I've heard awesome things about this author's books and am eager to try one. This upcoming release sounds fascinating. I'm intrigued by both timelines. The Boston Tea Party in the past and in the present the lead character trying to be the first woman in the Navy SEALS? Yeah, I'm already hooked.

What upcoming release are you eagerly anticipating?


  1. The Boston Tea Party does sound like an interesting time to read about. I hope that you love this one! :)

  2. Beautiful cover! And I haven't read a lot of stories about the Boston Tea Party, so that intrigues me as well. Hope you get your hands on this soon!
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  3. These usually aren't my type of books, but this one sounds great!

    Ash @ JennReneeRead

  4. I like ones with dual time lines this one sounds like it would be a good one! Thanks for sharing it.

    My CWW

    1. I've been loving dual timelines lately, so I'm extra excited for this one. :)

  5. Oooh! This one sounds interesting! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  6. I love historical fiction, so this sounds brilliant.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!