Saturday, January 30, 2016

UPDATED POST (with giveaway) Engaging southern fiction -- White

 A few weeks ago 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.

And 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 fide southerner!

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:

Denise Weimer is a native Georgia resident, writer and history lover. Her four-book, mid-1800s Georgia Gold Series with Canterbury House Publishing (SAUTEE SHADOWS, THE GRAY DIVIDE, THE CRIMSON BLOOM, and BRIGHT AS GOLD) combines historical romance with a touch of mystery. BRIGHT AS GOLD won the 2015 John Esten Cooke award for Southern literature. New in 2016, the Restoration Trilogy (WHITE, WIDOW, and WITCH) features a modern, suspenseful romantic over-story of a historical preservation grad helping a brooding bachelor restore his family property (house, apothecary and log cabin) with three historical back stories they uncover from three different centuries. She is also the author of historical novella REDEEMING GRACE and numerous magazine articles set in Northeast Georgia. Denise is a wife, swim mom of two daughters, and for many years directed a vintage dance group.  Visit Denise at

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