Thursday, February 13, 2020

Waltz in the Wilderness

Eliza and Daniel were on different paths..going in opposite directions.    Daniel was a perfect gentleman and felt that Eliza needed assistance.  Eliza was stubborn and refused.  But with persuasion, She accepted his help. Daniel and Eliza set out on an adventure that neither would forget.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  I immediately went to Kathleen Denly's website.  I signed up for her blog.  I can not miss any of her future books.  I love books that are set in the woods and in the wilderness.  It makes me want to camp and enjoy all what nature has to offer.

I was pretty upset with Eliza's father.  He did not handle his grief well.  He ignored his duty to his daughter.  He literally dumped her at her uncle's house.  Eliza felt an obligation to care for her father.  Their roles were reversed. 

Eliza was driven to search for her father.  Daniel was driven to honor a promise.  Sparks fly.  This was the beginning of the dance.  They danced around and never really expressing their feelings.  This leads to confusion and pain.

I received this book for free from Celebrate Lit to review.

About the Book

Book:  Waltz in the Wilderness
Author: Kathleen Denly
Genre:  Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: February 4, 2020
Waltz in the Wilderness CoverShe’s desperate to find her missing father. His conscience demands he risk all to help.
Eliza Brooks is haunted by her role in her mother’s death, so she’ll do anything to find her missing pa—even if it means sneaking aboard a southbound ship. When those meant to protect her abandon and betray her instead, a family friend’s unexpected assistance is a blessing she can’t refuse.
Daniel Clarke came to California to make his fortune, and a stable job as a San Francisco carpenter has earned him more than most have scraped from the local goldfields. But it’s been four years since he left Massachusetts and his fiancĂ© is impatient for his return. Bound for home at last, Daniel Clarke finds his heart and plans challenged by a tenacious young woman with haunted eyes. Though every word he utters seems to offend her, he is determined to see her safely returned to her father. Even if that means risking his fragile engagement.
When disaster befalls them in the remote wilderness of the Southern California mountains, true feelings are revealed, and both must face heart-rending decisions. But how to decide when every choice before them leads to someone getting hurt?

About the Author

Kathleen Denly Headshot 3Kathleen 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.


To celebrate her tour, Kathleen is giving away the grand prize package of a NEW Kindle Fire HD8, Proverbs 3:5 Paperback Lined Journal, Romans 8:28 Leather Bookmark, Proverbs 3:5 mug, and an Antique Silverplated Spoon made by 1847 Rogers Bros!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

Blog Stops

Pause for Tales, February 5
Texas Book-aholic, February 6
Older & Smarter?, February 7
deb’s Book Review, February 7
Betti Mace, February 10
Inklings and notions, February 11
Robin’s Nest, February 11
Remembrancy, February 12
For Him and My Family, February 12
Maureen’s Musings, February 13
Jeanette’s Thoughts, February 14
Bigreadersite, February 15
Emily Yager, February 16
Blogging With Carol, February 16
Mia Reads, February 16
Janicesbookreviews, February 17
SPLASHES of Joy, February 18
Hallie Reads, February 18


  1. Thank you so much for this review. I am so glad to know that you enjoyed my story and are looking forward to more! Thank you for being part of this tour.

  2. I love historical fiction and this one sounds good! Thank you for your review and participation in the blog tour. :-)

  3. Another historical to add to my tbr list. Thanks so much for your review.

  4. Beautiful cover. Fabulous bundle.

  5. Thank you for your wonderful review! I enjoy historical fiction.


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