Saturday, July 14, 2018

Author: Heidi Chiavaroli


To Hope-Inspired Stories, for anyone who'd like to discover more about books and stories that uplift and encourage.

Several years ago, while teaching high school art, I found out I was as thrilled as my students when they won awards or were acknowledged for their accomplishments, and that promoting other people's good works was very gratifying. 

So it's my hope you are blessed with a message of grace through the words of authors featured here. 

Please join me each week as writers of fiction, nonfiction, and devotionals; of romance, mystery, historical and contemporary stories share their work.

My guest this week to celebrate July's Colonial America Month is Heidi Chiavaroli, author of two historical novels, her most recent entitled, The Hidden Side.  It's Heidi's hope and mine that you'll find words of encouragement in her stories as we learn from the struggles of the past.

  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 

  • Publication Date: May 8, 2018

Author: Heidi Chiavaroli

Heidi's first novel ~

  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (August 8, 2017)

  • Publication Date: August 8, 2017

"Amazing Grace", a Christian hymn written by the English poet and Anglican clergyman John Newton, (1725–1807) was published in 1779. I feel the lyrics, sung by the group Celtic Woman, express the beautiful blend of women's contemporary and historical fiction in Heidi's books today. 

A reminder: The authors presented here value your insights, so don't forget to leave a comment. You will be included in a drawing for a book by the author featured during that week. 

As a follower of Hope-Inspired Stories, your name will be added to a multiple-prize drawing at the end of this month. July's giveaway: a patriotic tote filled with gifts that include DVD's--(stories of revolutionary heroes such as Sybil Ludington), a journal, a 25.00 gift card, lovely organic handmade bath soap and more, all reflecting an early American theme. 

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things and the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:8).

Hope-Inspired Stories Photo:  The beautiful photo of Sodus Bay, N.Y. during a particularly harsh storm on Lake Ontario earlier this year was taken by photographer and sister in Christ, Ginger Strom. Note the courageous lone seagull taking flight in the upper right corner of the photo.   

Thank you...May you all be blessed and inspired! 
Pat Iacuzzi 


  1. The Hidden Side looks intriguing. Have a blessed week.

  2. Pat, thank you so much for hosting me this week! Blessings!

  3. Keep those great stories coming, Heidi! :)