Action, Adventure, Romance
Bent Tree Bride by Denise Weimer is a gripping historical Christian romantic adventure. It has its roots in historical fact, around which Denise Weimer has woven a fabulous story.
The novel surrounds the Cherokee and their interactions with the white Americans as well as battles with the Red Sticks. It was refreshing to read a novel with Native Americans as main characters as there are few on the market. Very much seen as second class citizens, the Native Americans have to fight for equality. They were viewed as savages. “Lest they give way to their baser nature and resort to brutalities.”
Likewise a strong female lead seeks equality with men. She fights to prove she is not a weak woman in need of protection.
A Life Lived Well
A Holiday Heart by Denise Weimer is a perfectly delightful contemporary Christian tale that will warm your heart. It is part of the Georgia Peaches series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The novel concerns the legacy that we leave. A legacy is so much more than material goods. We see a grandmother’s legacy of love as she left behind memories, life lessons and final wishes. The love radiates outwards encompassing the reader. The grandmother is deeply missed by all those whose lives she touched. She lives on through them.
The action is set within the countryside in log cabins in the lead up to Christmas. It is here that a character comes alive, realising her potential and the plan that God has for her life.
Life may have been hard in the past and a character turned their back on God blaming Him for the losses in life. But God never gave up pursuing a heart that was once His. A grandmother’s legacy is to open a heart to see the goodness of God.
Traces by Denise Weimer is a contemporary
Christian suspense that will have your heart racing as you read.
The main themes are about trust, hiding and
running. In life we may choose to run from our past. “Wouldn’t it be nice to
stop running from your past?” Our pasts make us who we are but we need to face
them, learn the lessons and move on. “Sometimes God uses what look like
setbacks as setups.”
We all have times when we want to hide away.
The safest place to rest is in God’s arms. No matter what we face, it is best
to face it with God.
Trust issues arise in the novel. We have to
choose where to place our trust. God can always be trusted to have our backs.
Spring Splash by Denise Weimer is a wonderful
contemporary Christian novel that surrounds two of my passions – swimming and
special needs teens. It is a powerful read about pursuing your dreams, trying
your best and celebrating successes.
I have worked with special needs children aged
11- 18 years in the local high school for thirteen years and it has been a joy
and a pleasure. I totally connected with Spring
Splash and ‘felt’ the love and had empathy with the young swimmers and
their passion for sport. “No one is too broken in the water. No one is too
heavy. No one is too clumsy. We’re all the same.” Swimming is a great leveller.
It improves health, releases endorphins and enables all to glide through the
There were other sports in the novel. I loved
the quote from a young runner. “When I run, I’m like everyone else.”