(Read through to the end of the post for a chance to enter Denise's giveaway.)
Sometime back I received an email from Denise Weimer asking if I
would be interested in reading and reviewing a new book she had coming
out soon, White. I read the book blurb, and since I enjoy
learning about new authors decided I would give it a try. Good new is,
I'm glad I did.
White is set in modern
times, but has a back story and rich history set much further back in
time. The book moves at a comfortable pace as the modern-day characters
learn more about themselves and about each other while digging into the
history of the property they are restoring. Many questions arise and
resolve as the story progresses. Faith is an important element of the
journey the characters travel.
Even though the
characters are fictional, there is a historical basis to the story,
This book fits into a category I have come to really enjoy, one where I
can learn history lessons in the setting of an engaging novel.
I noticed one little tidbit only we true southerners who have moved a
little ways north can fully appreciate: at WalMart the characters put
their purchases in "buggies," not "carts." That was written by a bona
The restoration project and characters around which White is
set provide the material for two more stories. I am anxious to get the
chance to read the rest of the story as those books are published.
Thanks to Denise and her publisher for providing a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
See what other readers think about White here.
About the Book:
As historic preservationist Jennifer and brooding bachelor Michael
restore his ancestors’ historic doctor’s residence in a rural Georgia
community, they uncover the 1920s-era prejudice and secrets that caused
Michael’s branch to fall off the family tree. Reserved recent graduate
Jennifer’s determined to fulfill her first professional position with
integrity even if her employer lacks a proper appreciation of history.
Far more challenging – and sinister – than the social landscape of
Hermon are the strange accidents hinting that someone doesn’t want them
on the Dunham property. Yet Michael’s and Jennifer’s owns pasts pose the
biggest obstacles to laying a fresh foundation of family and community.
You can order White either as a paperback or an ebook.
About the Author:
In honor of the White Celebration Tour, Denise is giving away a print
copy of WHITE: Book One of The Restoration Trilogy, a $15 Starbucks
card to representing the coffee-loving modern heroine, and a vintage hat
to represent the historical heroine. Click to enter: