Kathleen Denly lives in sunny California with her loving husband, four young children, one dog, and nine 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.
“I am IN LOVE with this story!…the characters are very easy to relate to, the setting draws you in till you can taste the salt water in the air, and the romance *phew* where is my fan and fainting couch? I literally did not…could not…put this down. A beautiful story about trust, love, and forgiveness, Waltz in the Wilderness will enrapture you heart and soul. I do NOT say these words lightly. There are many wonderful books that I have read over the past few years, but THIS one is so unique and different that it stands out among the others.”
“Debut author Kathleen Denly has crafted a sweet & swoony romance with delightful, vividly-drawn characters you’ll quickly grow to love. Waltz in the Wilderness takes these characters – and readers – on a tender (and sometimes harrowing) journey with well-timed tension in all the right places. What a great novel!”
“Waltz in the Wilderness captured my attention from the start and I did not want to put it down! The characters are endearing and there was enough mystery to keep me guessing until the very end. I loved every minute of it.”
“I just finished reading this book and am kind of sad that it’s over. I am very much looking forward to the next in series in this author’s collection. I thought the author did a wonderful job with the accuracy of the history during that time. I love that she included her research at the end of the book on where she got her information for the historical facts. Eliza, the main character is easy to love. She may be stubborn and headstrong but she is also very loving and loyal. There was adventure, suspense and romance all rolled into one story. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Christian romance novels. This is one of the best I’ve read so far.”
“I found the themes of Waltz in the Wilderness thoughtful and plentiful. In my humble opinion, this beautiful novel would make an excellent choice for any book club. All in all, I loved this adventurous, wild romance and feel it is a 2020 must-read for sure!”
“I loved the way that she created this well-researched world that- being set in 1858- is quite removed from our own modern world… and yet created this character and this story that I feel like so many of us women can relate to.”
“Overall, I thought the premise was interesting, the characters proved to be memorable and the authors writing pulled me into her story.”
– Cathy, Amazon Review
“Denly created a story that captured my heart and imagination.”
– DonnaCReads, Bookbub Review
“Ms. Denly layers conflict upon conflict, twist knotted against twist. The historical accuracy and descriptive details bring the story to life. The author’s level of research is evident, tucking bits of history in a taut and compelling tale.”
– Robin E. Mason
“Harmony on the Horizon is historical fiction at its finest.”
– Chautona Havig
“I really appreciated the author’s inclusion of so much scripture and dependence on the Lord. Such a good reminder to the reader that we need to not lean on our own understanding.”
– Mimi, Goodreads Review
“Masterclass on upping tension and raising the stakes with every chapter. This is a very talented author.”
– Debb Hackett
“Harmony on the Horizon is an absorbing standout addition to Ms. Denly’s Chaparral Hearts series. This beautifully crafted read drew me in with the first line and kept me immersed to the end.”
– Carolyn Bryant
“There’s much brought to light of life and hardships, love and friendships, faith and doubts through our characters. I really enjoyed them and seeing them grow. The author did an amazing job weaving a page turner story with hits of mystery, intrigue, blackmail, social issues and romance”
In September 2015 I shared my first blog post as a novelist. At the time, I thought I had just completed the manuscript which would eventually become Waltz in the Wilderness and I was excited to begin sharing my writing journey with the world. Little did I know the...
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Dear friends, I have sad news. If you're a member of Kathleen's Readers' Club (and you should be!) then you know my family recently purchased a new house. Well, our move has not gone as planned and is taking four times longer than expected. Couple that with an...