About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Harmony on the Horizon by Kathleen Denly


Harmony on the Horizon

Author Name: Kathleen Denly

Release Date: January 4, 2022

Series Info: (Chaparral Hearts, Book 3)

Genre: Christian historical romance

Her calling to change the world may be his downfall.

On the heels of the Great Rebellion, Margaret Foster, an abolitionist northerner, takes a teaching position in 1865 San Diego-a town dominated by Southern sympathizers. At thirty-seven years of age, Margaret has accepted spinsterhood and embraced her role as teacher. So, when Everett Thompson, the handsomest member of the School Board, reveals his interest in her, it's a dream come true. Until her passionate ideals drive a wedge between them.

After two decades of hard work, Everett Thompson is on the verge of having everything he's dreamed of. Even the beautiful new teacher has agreed to his courtship. Then two investments go south and a blackmailer threatens everything Everett has and dreams of.

As Everett scrambles to shore up the crumbling pieces of his life, Margaret unwittingly sets off a scandal that divides the small community and threatens her position as teacher. With the blackmailer still whispering threats, Everett must decide if he's willing to risk everything for the woman still keeping him at arm's length.

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Margaret Foster is a teacher who wants to change the world, but it's 1865, and brave, outspoken Northern women aren't highly favored in San Diego! Author Kathleen Denly offers a stunning portrayal of Margaret's desire for everyone to be treated the same, and her efforts to make it happen. I loved the object lessons that she used in teaching her students, and her faith shone brightly through the stories that she shared with them. I also enjoyed seeing the attraction that sprung up between her and Everett Thompson, but a secret from his past may prevent it from developing into something more.

Harmony on the Horizon is the third book of the Chaparral Hearts series, and a great chance to catch up with characters from the previous books. It's an exciting story with several intriguing characters, two sweet romances, and a mesmerizing plot that is rich in historical detail and Christian faith. Margaret's Christian witness is a beacon for Emmett, and Denly reminds us that God created ALL men, He loves them ALL, and it's our duty to treat ALL of them the same. I recommend Harmony on the Horizon to all who enjoy historical Christian romance.

I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Kathleen Denly lives in sunny Southern California with her loving husband, four young children, and two cats. As a member of the adoption and foster community, children in need are a cause dear to her heart and she finds they make frequent appearances in her stories. When she isn’t writing, researching, or caring for children, Kathleen spends her time reading, visiting historical sites, hiking, and crafting.

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