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Harmony on the Horizon
Chaparral Hearts series book 3
Her calling to change the world may be his downfall.
On the heels of the Great Rebellion, Margaret Foster, an abolitionist northerner, takes a teaching position in 1865 San Diego—a town dominated by Southern sympathizers. At thirty-seven years of age, Margaret has accepted spinsterhood and embraced her role as teacher. So, when Everett Thompson, the handsomest member of the School Board, reveals his interest in her, it’s a dream come true. Until her passionate ideals drive a wedge between them.
After two decades of hard work, Everett Thompson is on the verge of having everything he’s dreamed of. Even the beautiful new teacher has agreed to his courtship. Then two investments go south and a blackmailer threatens everything Everett has and dreams of.
As Everett scrambles to shore up the crumbling pieces of his life, Margaret unwittingly sets off a scandal that divides the small community and threatens her position as teacher. With the blackmailer still whispering threats, Everett must decide if he’s willing to risk everything for the woman still keeping him at arm’s length.
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Releases January 2022!
Inspired by a true life romance!
The main hero and heroine of Harmony on the Horizon were inspired by the true life story of Mary Chase Walker and Ephraim Morse.
Mary was a northerner who came from the east to teach in San Francisco. However, when she arrived, she discovered there were no positions available and she wound up accepting an offer to teach in San Diego instead. She was the first teacher to teach in the city’s first official school building.
Ephraim was a member of the board responsible for her employment. When she made a mistake that prompted several parents to demand her dismissal, Ephraim and the two other board members met to decide whether or not to fire Miss Walker.
The true outcome of that meeting was lost when city records burned in a fire years later. What we do know is that one month later Miss Walker was tutoring the children of a local family instead of teaching at the school and Mr. Morse was courting her. The two were eventually married.
Harmony on the Horizon follows the threads of this true life drama but uses fictional characters and adds many more interesting layers onto the actual events. Which details are based on history verses which are purely from my own imagination is clearly explained in the author’s note at the back of the novel.
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