The Restoration Trilogy: book 3
by Denise Weimer
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?
Genre: Modern romantic light suspense with a historical back story
Release Date: April 1, 2017
I have been following this series from the first book, eagerly devouring each installment. As a history lover and an avid museum supporter, Denise Weimer grabbed me as soon as I saw the words “preservationist” and “restoration.” Through these books not only has fictional history been preserved but the heroine and her hero have been through a process of restoration in their lives.
Witch is the culmination of this wonderful series and I am very sorry to be saying goodbye to all of the characters that I've come to know and love. In this series, and Witch is no exception, Denise Weimer has really taken on some difficult and sometimes dark subjects; from prejudice to forgiveness, fidelity to grief. As Jennifer has grown and changed, Michael, too, for that matter, I've found myself by turns encouraged and convicted in my own life.
I will say that I was quite interested to see the mystery finally solved on just who was causing the strange 'accidents', I had guessed several different people but it wasn't until the last book that I began to get an inkling, and even then it was still a bit of a surprise that I was right.
Denise Weimer has a real winner in Witch and the entire Restoration Trilogy and I hope to read more by this author.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Witch by Denise Weimer a 4.5 Bark rating.
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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)
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!
To celebrate her tour, Denise is giving away:
Second place prize: an e-book copy of Witch (or any other one book of The Restoration Trilogy)
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