Monday, May 1, 2017

Witch The Restoration Series Book Three By Denise Weimer

I received this book from Celebrate Lit Blogging Program and Denise Weimer for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own. 

Book Description: 

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 Thoughts: 

Witch is the third book in Denise Weimer's Restoration Trilogy and all I can say is WOW! I have had the pleasure of reading the first two books, White and Widow, and I was hooked from the first book. As a fan of Christian Historical Fiction I was drawn to this story. The covers of these books are different and very interesting, giving me more reason to read these books. I am also a big fan of Denise Weimer's writing, discovered a new to me author from the first book. Each book covered each part of the job of restoring three different structures of Michael Johnson's familial land, The house, the apothecary, and the log cabin.  Witch covers the restoration of the log cabin, telling the story of the first Dunham doctor in 1787. Again in this story I learned more about the three generations covering 3 different centuries of this family. Denise Weimer transitions from past to present seamlessly which really isn't easy to do but she has mastered it. As I read this book I felt like I was there in Dunham watching and experiencing everything. There are many themes throughout this book and series but the ones that has stuck with me healing, forgiveness, and learning to trust God.  Three generations of healing, forgiveness, and learning to trust God. The characters in this book are very real and complex. I found myself drawn to Jennifer especially in overcoming her past, forgiving, and moving on to her future. As Jennifer grows in her faith in God, she opens herself up to all the possibilities. As someone who is working on overcoming things from the past, Jennifer's journey is one to admire. I learned many things in this book and the others especially about historic preservation, which I had never heard of before. I was excited to learn about something I had no idea about. I recommend reading the first two books in this trilogy to really understand and enjoy this series. I cannot say enough good about this book and the author. I cannot wait to read more from Denise Weimer and I highly recommend reading her books. I absolutely loved this series and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Fiction, you will not be disappointed.  I give this book and this trilogy 5+ STARS. Please check out some great information about Denise Weimer and her writing, also the giveaway being offered.  

 
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About the Book

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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?

About the Author

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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 21: A Greater Yes
April 26: Artistic Nobody
April 28: Pause for Tales
April 29: Bigreadersite

Giveaway

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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!
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1 comment:

  1. I'm interested in reading this whole series! I enjoy historical fiction, and these look really good.

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