New York, 2016Natalie Abbott offers answers for hurting listeners on her popular radio program. But she struggles to connect with her teenagers, with her daughter in an unhealthy relationship and her son uncommunicative and isolated. When one member of the family commits an unspeakable act, Natalie is forced to uncover who she truly is under the faade of her radio persona.New York, 1776Mercy Howard is shocked when her fianc, Nathan Hale, is arrested and hanged as a spy. When shes asked to join the revolutionary spy ring in Manhattan, she sees an opportunity to avenge Nathans death. But keeping her true loyalties hidden grows increasingly harder as the charming Major John Andre of the Kings Army becomes more to her than a target for intelligence.Mercys journals comfort Natalie from across the centuries as both women struggle with their own secrets and shame, wondering how deep Gods mercy extends....
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The Hidden Side Reviews
The Hidden Side is a powerful, grab you by the heart, kind of story. In actuality, it is two stories as it is a time-split novel, and both storylines are equally compelling.
This was not an emotionally easy novel for me to read. But if you are looking for a book that will stretch you and make you open your heart and delve into some uncomfortable questions, then this is a great story to grab hold of.
I appreciated the raw emotion and valid questions that were raised in both time periods, past and p ...more
There are some stories that I can't begin to imagine the journey the author went through to write them. There's a certain responsibility when writing difficult stories because at the same time you're not assuming to know what it means to go through these situations, you want the readers to have a glimpse, to connect, to not let these stories be forgotten so we may pray that they may not be repeated. Hence, I believe as challenging as they might be, they must be written and we readers should sear ...more
I'm going to give this book 5 stars because I like the story line and what it means to me.
I haven't finished this book yet but
I am beginning to realize that may be all these school shootings are happening today because certain kids are being bullied and the adults don't do anything to stop it.
I sometimes feel like these kids and I'm an adult.
I feel like sometimes people don't like me because of how I look or maybe I'm not smart enough to be in the in crowd.
There were things that I enjoyed abou ...more
Heidi Chiavaroli caught my attention last year with her debut novel, Freedom’s Ring, and I can easily say that she surpassed herself with The Hidden Side. I admit that it took me several days to read the first fifty pages, not because it was a slow read or not keeping my attention, but rather because I knew what was coming, and I wasn't sure if my heart could bear it. I can't imagine the emotional agony that the Abbots endured, and I imagine that it takes a certain amount of bravery to face the ...more
This was the first book I have read by Heidi Chiavaroli! From one contemporary story to one set during the Revolutionary war, you are drawn in rather quickly and both stories surge with emotion. Mercy Howard finds out that her beloved is a spy, which opens them both up to suspicion. Should she participate in the Patriot's cause, or stay guarded? Natalie Abbott has a family that has been slowly creeping farther away from one another, but she projects a great facade as a Christian radio host, goin ...more
The Hidden Side, by Heidi Chiavaroli, is a very powerful modern day story blended with a historical fiction story. This story is so good, it is hard to put down. While I did struggle with putting the two stories together initially, there is a lot of similarities between them.
Natalie is a mother of twin teenagers who struggles with connecting with them. The story starts with her going through her son's room to see if she can find anything alarming. Just a short time later, her son takes one of h ...more
I absolutely loved this book! It was very well written! I thoroughly enjoyed they 3 different point of views in this story. This book touches on some deep issues, but it is written in such a great way. It definitely changed my thinking about tragedy. I really loved the part of the story that took place during the Revolutionary War. I highly recommend this book to everyone! There’s a good message of hope in this book.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write ...more
Author Heidi Chiavaroli gave me an Advance Reader Copy of her latest book, THE HIDDEN SIDE, a split time novel, available May 8, 2018 from Tyndale House Publishers. My mind is still reeling and grappling with these two tough stories: Mercy Howard, a spy for the Patriots during the American Revolution, and Natalie Abbott, wife and mother, living through a horrific family tragedy. Heidi does a thorough job of getting readers inside the minds and emotions of her characters. So well, I couldn’t slee ...more