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Waltz in the Wilderness (Chaparral Hearts Book 1) Kindle Edition
Eliza Brooks’s worst nightmare has come true—her father is missing. Now she’ll do anything to find him, even if it means taking a chance on who she must trust. But once aboard the steamship bound for San Diego—her father’s last known whereabouts—she finds herself in far more danger than she imagined.
Daniel Clarke is a man of his word. Though he never imagined he’d be in California for four years, at least he’s finally earned the money he needs to get married. Now he just has to get back to his fiancée in Massachusetts…the sooner the better. Especially since she’s stopped replying to his letters.
When he boards a ship bound for San Diego, the first leg of his journey home, the last person Daniel expects to meet is his boss’s niece. What could Eliza be thinking, traveling with no escort? With the lecherous captain determined to ruin her, Daniel has no choice but to offer his protection.
From shipwreck to cavalry outpost to the Southern California mountain wilderness, Daniel’s entanglement with Eliza forces them—and their hearts—to face a future neither of them ever dreamed.
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Kathleen Denly lives in sunny 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. Kathleen tied for Second Place in the 2017 Badge of Honor Contest and won first place in the historical romance category of the ACFW First Impressions Contest in 2017. She is also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the San Diego Christian Writers’ Guild.
Why Kathleen writes...
"I write historical Christian romance to entertain, encourage, and inspire readers toward a better understanding of our amazing God and how He sees us. I enjoy finding the lesser known pockets of history and bringing them to life through the joys and struggles of my characters."
Get all the books in the Chaparral Hearts series
- Waltz in the Wilderness
- Sing in the Sunlight
- Harmony on the Horizon
About the Author
- ASIN : B07ZG15XCJ
- Publisher : Wild Heart Books; 1st edition (February 4, 2020)
- Publication date : February 4, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 2463 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 384 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #41,731 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Eliza Brooks was desperate to find her father. Her mother had died and she was willing to risk anything to find him--even hiding onboard a southbound ship. That would involve sailing the dangerous waters around the tip of South America and going up the coast to California, but that was where he had sent the last letter they had received.
Daniel Clarke had left Massachusetts to come to California to seek his fortune and met Eliza. He decided to help her find her father and he offered to help Eliza. This book tells of their travel together as they seek their fortunes and Elizabeth's father. Read this book to learn about the search and the people they met while looking for her father.
I enjoyed this book and hope you enjoy it also.