Sunday, April 30, 2017

Book review with a giveaway: Witch by Denise Weimer



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About the Book

Book: Witch
Author: Denise Weimer
Genre: Modern romantic light suspense with a historical back story
Release Date: April 1, 2017
The Restoration Trilogy:
When Jennifer Rushmore accepts a brooding bachelor’s job offer to act as coordinator for the restoration of his family’s historic doctor’s house (WHITE), apothecary (WIDOW) and log cabin (WITCH) in a rural Georgia community, little does she know it’s her own heart that will undergo the greatest renovation. Three stories. Three centuries. Three lessons on the healing of the heart. And one buried mystery that threatens their redemption.

WITCH, Book Three: Having restored Michael Johnson’s ancestors’ house and apothecary shop and begun applying the lessons of family and forgiveness unearthed from the past, Jennifer Rushmore expects to complete her first preservation job with the simple relocation of a log home. But as her crew reconstructs the 1787 cabin, home to the first Dunham doctor, attacks on those involved throw suspicion on neighbors and friends alike. And while Jennifer has trusted God and Michael with the pain of her past, it appears Michael’s been keeping his own secrets. Will she use a dream job offer from Savannah as an escape, or will a haunting tale from a Colonial diary convince her to rely on the faithfulness of his love?

My Review

What a pleasure it was to spend time with Michael and Jennifer in the third book of the Restoration Trilogy, Witch.  Once again, the power of story was so important.  Reading the story of Michael's ancestors as the property is restored was integral to the restoration that needed to be done in Michael's and Jennifer's hearts.  

The author made the characters very real, and you could see the progress each had made from when they met in the first story.  At a certain point in the book, I disagreed with a choice Jennifer made, but she plowed forward and had to deal with those consequences.   But she also made many great choices based on the Spirit's prompting, and it was awesome to see that evidence of growth in her life.  It was rough, but Michael also let God soften his heart and heal.

This was a great conclusion to the series, full of faith, family, and friends.  Questions were answered, mysteries solved, and strained relationships were resolved.  Fans of historical and contemporary fiction will enjoy this book.

I received an ARC of this book from the author through Celebrate Lit.  The thought expressed here are my own.

About the Author


DENISE WEIMER holds a journalism degree with a minor in history from Asbury University. A former magazine writer, she is the author of romantic novella REDEEMING GRACE, The Georgia Gold Series (SAUTEE SHADOWS, THE GRAY DIVIDE, THE CRIMSON BLOOM, and BRIGHT AS GOLD – winner of the 2015 John Esten Cooke Award for outstanding Southern literature) and The Restoration Trilogy (WHITE, WIDOW and WITCH). Denise is a wife and swim mom of two daughters who always pauses for old houses, coffee and chocolate!







Guest post from Denise Weimer

The first thing I want to tell you about Witch is … it’s not scary! Hang with me, and I’ll share more about the title.

The Restoration Trilogy mixes a unique tonic … the budding of a romance and friendships in a humorous, small-town community, a splash of suspense, and spiritual and emotional healing. Check out the summaries above.

The restoration my parents did on a real life doctor’s house and apothecary shop inspired this series. As I watched them work and learn about the historical line of doctors associated with their property, I realized how much a physical restoration project can mirror the spiritual work God wants to do in each of us. And that’s exactly what happens with Michael and Jennifer, who both conceal areas of brokenness from their pasts. As they come together to restore his family buildings, the stories they uncover about his ancestors reveal truths they need to apply in their own lives:

Family connection from the 1920s story of Georgia Pearl as they restore the house (White)

Forgiveness from the 1860s story of Charlotte as they restore the apothecary (Widow)

Faithfulness from the 1780s story of Verity as they restore the log cabin (Witch)

The title of each novel – and the cover – reflects that struggle of the historical heroine. Eventually each, as well as Michael and Jennifer, learn that only God, the Master Renovator and the Great Physician, can heal their broken places.

So here’s your prescription, should you choose to accept it by entering into this grand prize giveaway!

Grand Prize Gift Basket From Durham Apothecary & Museum: Take from a homemade tea pocket one of the selection of special teas. While brewing thy favorite tea, dispense liberally from the tea cookie tin onto a china plate. Prop up thy feet and commence thy reading journey through a print copy of White, Widow AND Witch! After a goodly time of rest and reflection, take up thy quill (ahem, I mean set of decorative pens) and record pearls of wisdom in thy new journal. When they husband and children begin to grumble, rise with fresh vigor to prepare a meal from Farmer’s Almanac Colonial Cookbook.

Second place prize: an e-book copy of Witch (or any other one book of The Restoration Trilogy)

Blog Stops

April 18: Inklings and notions
April 19: Eat, Read, Teach, Blog
April 20: Blossoms and Blessings
April 21: Blogging With Carol
April 21: A Greater Yes
April 22: Jeanette’s Thoughts
April 23: A Baker’s Perspective
April 24: Christian Bookaholic
April 25: Ashley’s Bookshelf
April 25: Singing Librarian Books
April 26: Artistic Nobody
April 27: A Room without Books is Empty
April 28: Pause for Tales
April 29: Bigreadersite
April 29: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
April 30: Tell Tale Book Reviews
April 30: Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses
May 1: For The Love of Books

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Denise is giving away:

A Grand Prize Gift Basket From Durham Apothecary & Museum: Take from a homemade tea pocket one of the selection of special teas. While brewing thy favorite tea, dispense liberally from the tea cookie tin onto a china plate. Prop up thy feet and commence thy reading journey through a print copy of White, Widow AND Witch! After a goodly time of rest and reflection, take up thy quill (ahem, I mean set of decorative pens) and record pearls of wisdom in thy new journal. When thy husband and children begin to grumble, rise with fresh vigor to prepare a meal from Farmer’s Almanac Colonial Cookbook.

Second place prize: an e-book copy of Witch (or any other one book of The Restoration Trilogy)

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b57b

3 comments:

  1. This whole historical series sounds so good. I am so excited to see this series. I would really love to read it. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

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  2. Historical fiction is really fun to read. Look forward to reading this.

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  3. Ladies, I love historical fiction, too, and this series is special because the history is personal to the characters. Thanks for stopping by!

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