Jan 7, 2022
Author of the Chapparal Hearts series, Kathleen Denly talks about her series, the books, and the wonderful stories of San Diego during the Gold Rush era.
Don't miss my review of Harmony on the Horizon. I hadn't read it as of this interview, but I did after it was over and wow.... Just wow.
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After finding Kathleen Denly's website a few years ago, I knew I wanted to read her books, but I had no idea what I was in for.
This series features an underrepresented part of California--San Diego county. Most historical California fiction features the areas north of Monterey, but not Kathleen's. And in this book, you find so much that is relative to today's issues, just dressed in the world of yesteryear.
Kathleen discusses what parts of her books she personally relates most to and she even gives us a bit about what's coming up next! Great news. It's more books.
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.