Sing in the Sunlight (2021) Spotlight: A Pre-Order Bonus, an Excerpt, and a Giveaway

About the Book

Title: Sing in the Sunlight

Series: Chaparral Hearts

Genre: Historical Christian Romance

Length: 402 pages

Publisher: Wild Heart Book

Release Date: March 2, 2021

Richard Stevens isn’t who he thinks he is. Neither is the woman who now claims his last name.

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 Benicia, 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 not interested in love, only a chance to save her child. Can he help her rise above the pain that runs deeper than her scars to accept a love worth every risk?

Pre-Order Links

Ebook:  Amazon | Apple Books | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Paperback:  Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble 

Pre-Order Bonus

In celebration of this second book in her Chaparral Hearts series, Kathleen’s offering preorder bonuses. These include a set of exclusive coloring pages (hand-drawn by Kathleen for this novel), and an MP3 recording of the hymn referenced in the book, (God Moves in a Mysterious Way) performed by Kathleen’s wonderful mother.

Anyone who preorders Sing in the Sunlight no later than February 28, 2021, can register to receive their preorder bonuses. To register, email your proof of preorder purchase to no later than February 28, 2021. Proof of purchase is typically a screenshot of your receipt. Please do not include any personal information such as physical mailing address or account numbers when submitting your proof of purchase. Preorder bonuses will be emailed on the day of the book’s release to all who register.

About the Author

Kathleen Denly writes historical romance stories to entertain, encourage, and inspire readers toward a better understanding of our amazing God and how He sees us. Award-winning author of the Chaparral Hearts series, she also shares history tidbits, thoughts on writing, book reviews, and more at

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Sing in the Sunlight excerpt

To celebrate her upcoming release of Sing in the Sunlight, book two in her Chaparral Hearts series, Kathleen is offering a giveaway. One winner will receive:  

  • 1 digital copy of Waltz in the Wilderness (Chaparral Hearts book 1)
  • 1 set of Psalms Magnetic page markers
  • 2 Scripture Magnets
  • 1 set of custom Sing in the Sunlight gold vinyl stickers
  • 1 bookmark made and signed by Kathleen Denly
  • 1 Chaparral Hearts pen

Open to U.S. Residents ONLY, void where prohibited. Entries open until midnight on December 29, 2020. The winner will be announced on Kathleen’s Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram accounts and must contact Kathleen with your mailing address within seven days of announcement.

Congrats to Dianna G.!

You have won this giveaway. Thank you for participating.

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