Neither is the woman who now claims his last name.
Aʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇ Bᴏᴏᴋ
Disfiguring scars stole Clarinda Humphrey’s singing career, her home, and her family, but she refuses to let her appearance steal her future. While attending The Young Ladies Seminary in 1858 Benica, California, she finds a man who promises to love and cherish her. Instead he betrays her, leaving her with child, and Clarinda must take drastic measures to ensure her child doesn’t suffer for her foolishness.
Richard Stevens’s life hasn’t turned out as he expected, and when a shocking letter turns even his past into a mystery, he travels to San Francisco in search of guidance. On the way, he encounters a mysterious young woman hiding beneath a veil. That night he experiences a dream that sends him on a quest to find the bride God has chosen for him. He never imagines she’s already told everyone they’re married.
Unwilling to lie, nor accept a marriage of mere convenience, Richard wants the real thing. Yet Clarinda’s no interested in love, only a chance to save her child. Can he help her rise above the pain that runs deeper than her scars too accept a love worth every risk?
I just love it when I open a book and am instantly swept away. Sing in the Sunlight pulled me in quickly and introduced me to charming and unforgettable characters.
It is so easy to connect with Clarinda. She’s humble, somewhat naïve, and carrying a lot of trauma. I empathized with her physical and emotional scars and wanted her to regain her faith and find the desires of her heart.
I love Richard’s foundation in faith. He’s a good man and is so easy to bond with. He’s understanding, temperate, and Godly. He’s in search of genuine love, and I rooted for him to receive it.
Christian fiction is such an inspiring and edifying genre, and the author does an exceptional job of blending faith into the story without being forceful. Ms. Denly is a new-to-me author and I admire her historical knowledge and her skillful gift of storytelling.
This is an expertly crafted Christian historical fiction story. It showcases flawed, lovable characters and their rewards of faith, perseverance, and acceptance.
Dɪsᴄʟᴏsᴜʀᴇ: I ʀᴇᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʀʏ ᴄᴏᴘʏ ᴏғ ᴛʜɪs ʙᴏᴏᴋ. Mʏ ʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ ᴡᴀs ɴᴏᴛ ɪɴғʟᴜᴇɴᴄᴇᴅ.
Aʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇ Aᴜᴛʜᴏʀ
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.
Kathleen is the award-winning author of The Chapparal Hearts, a three-book series of stand-alone novels set nineteenth century Southern California (plus a prequel novella available exclusively to her newsletter subscribers.)
Oᴛʜᴇʀ Bᴏᴏᴋs ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ Sᴇʀɪᴇs