Beauty From Ashes: A Legacy Of Faith
Witch by Denise Weimer is a fabulous conclusion to the Restoration Trilogy but can be read as a stand-alone. It is a Christian contemporary and historical romance which I really loved.
God is at the very heart. God is a God of restoration. “God’s healing triumphed brokenness.” God loves to take our broken lives and make them whole again. This love and care is mirrored in the restoring of the old house and buildings. The care and love that Jennifer lavishes on her restoration pales into insignificance when compared with the love and care God pours into us.
This links to the theme of healing. God sees our hurt and He restores us to full spiritual health.
Widow by Denise Weimer is the second book in the Restoration series but can be read as a stand-alone as any information needed from the first novel is incorporated into the second one. It is both a contemporary and a historical Christian novel. Much of the action is present day but some is mid nineteenth century.
Widow is an amazing read. The detail about garments and furnishings is comprehensive and a delight for the reader. Denise Weimer has clearly researched thoroughly.
It was an absolute pleasure to catch up with all the characters from book one, including Yoda the kitten. As Denise Weimer writes with care about even the smallest kitten, the reader is reminded that God cares about every detail of our lives. Nothing is too big or too small for Him.
Our Past Does Not Define Us
White by Denise Weimer is the first book in the restoration trilogy and what a cracking series it promises to be. This is the first novel I have read by Denise Weimer but I want more, more, more!
White is a Christian novel with both a contemporary and historical setting. It is written from the point of view of Jennifer (a house restorer) in the present day, and Georgia Pearl in the 1900’s who lived in the house Jen is restoring.
God features strongly in the novel. Our view of Him often depends on our relationship with our earthly parents but it shouldn’t. God is all loving, whereas our earthly parents can mess up.