Two women separated by centuries fight for love and their beliefs, connected by a tea chest.
Emma Malcolm is the daughter of a wealthy loyalist, engaged to be married to a cruel man that her father has chosen for her. But her heart belongs to assistant printer and Patriot, Noah Winslow.
In the present day, Hayley Ashworth is fighting for her dream to become the first female Navy SEAL, but painful memories from her past are holding her back. She reconnects with an old friend, which leads to the discovery of the tea chest and the secrets hidden within.
Hayley has always had to be strong, growing up the daughter of a single mom who went from boyfriend to boyfriend, she has had a tumultuous upbringing. She has always been close to her uncle who is the strongest person that she knows, and she hopes to follow in his footsteps with a military career. She loves the camaraderie that comes with the military, and security of being an important part of a team. I really like how her life changes over the course of the book, as well as her outlook on life and faith.
Emma is a courageous woman who must sacrifice everything for the ones that she loves. She must whether many trials for her beliefs and to protect the people she cares about. I admired her strength and how she holds on, even when things appeared darkest.
Overall an inspiring story of two women and their remarkable journeys of faith and determination, loyalty and hope. Realistically wrought, this was a masterfully written read, with great characters and well researched. Highly recommend.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.