Welcome to the site of author Denise Weimer. The Canterbury House novels include The Restoration Trilogy (White, Widow and Witch), modern romantic renovation suspense with back stories from three centuries, and The Georgia Gold Series (Sautee Shadows, The Gray Divide, The Crimson Bloom, and Bright as Gold), literary historical fiction set during the mid-1800s. Denise's novellas have been released through various publishers. Four new novels are coming with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas by March 2020! Read more below.

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Fall Flip - Candlelight Romance - contemporary romance set in Augusta - release date September 2019

The tragic death of Shelby Dodson’s husband—her partner in a successful Home Network house flipping business—stole love, status, and career. Now a bungalow redesign thrusts Shelby into the company of a new contractor.

Scott Matthews remembers high-and-mighty Shelby from high school, and her prissy, contemporary style goes against his down-to-earth grain. When the house reveals a mystery, will its dark secrets—and their own mistakes—cost a second chance at love?

The Witness Tree- Smitten Historical Romance - release date September 2019. Set in 1805 Cherokee Territory.

Past betrayal has turned John Kliest’s passion to his work as a builder and surveyor in the Moravian town of Salem, North Carolina. Now, to satisfy the elders’ edict and fulfill his mission in Cherokee Territory, he needs a bride. But the one woman qualified to record the Cherokee language longs for a future with his younger brother.

Clarissa Vogler’s dream of a life with Daniel Kliest is shattered when she is chosen by lot to marry his older brother and venture into the uncharted frontier. Can she learn to love this stoic man who is now her husband? Her survival hinges on being able to trust him—but they both harbor secrets.

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Spring Splash - Candlelight Romance - contemporary athletic romance set in Athens - release date March 2020. After 15 years as a swim mom, this story is close to the author's heart and is dedicated to her daughters.

Just short of reaching her goal of competing at the Division 1 Championship, an injury sidelines college swimmer Anna Callaway. Meanwhile, her sports marketing practicum requires that she promote an event for a local special needs organization. Uptight Anna is the last person you’d expect to work with this unique group of athletes. But when she discovers a swim team ripe for Special Olympics coaching and a rec director who guards his heart even more closely than his sister with autism, Anna’s views on success and love go on the chopping—and the starting—block.

Traces - BLING! Romance - romantic suspense techno-thriller set in Atlanta - release date March 2020

When a failed romance and a $500,000 prize lure Kate Carson into participating in the reality TV show, “Traces,” the least she expects is to pick her partner. After all, she’s the PR spokeswoman of the company that derived a thirteen-lens, rotating camera from military use and installed it atop Atlanta’s tallest skyscraper. But she never would have chosen to evade techno hunters for twenty days with “G.I. Joe.”

Stoic, ex-military Alex Mitchell is the sort of man she always vowed to avoid, while the shadows of Alex’s past cause him to spurn emotional involvement. When Kate’s insider knowledge makes her a target of someone more threatening than game show hunters, Alex offers her only hope to reveal the dark plans of proponents of The Eye.

November 2018 Job Change at Smitten Historical Romance
After serving as a general editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, Denise is becoming a managing editor for  the Smitten Historical Romance imprint. Want to know more about Smitten? https://lpcbooks.com/smitten-historical-romance/

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For book business. With an option to make books available, Denise often speaks to clubs in North Georgia and the North Atlanta area on the writing and publishing process, turning historical research into fiction, and the spiritual themes in The Restoration Trilogy.

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2019 Book Signings

August 10: 11-1, Clarkesville Library
August 15-18: North Georgia Christian Writers Conference, Toccoa, GA
September 7: 10-12, Durham Apothecary, Maxeys, GA
September 14: 9-1, SIBA Discovery Show, Spartanburg, SC
September 28: 1-3, Walls of Books, Watkinsville, GA
October 3: 6:30, Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts, Monroe, GA
October 5: 10-5, Foxfire Mountaineer Festival, Clayton, GA
October 12: 9-4, Mule Day, Callaway Plantation, Washington, GA
October 19: 1-3, Old Sautee Store, Sautee, GA
October 26: 12-2, Books With A'Peal, Cornelia, GA
October 26: 3-5, Rahab's Rope, Clarkesville, GA
November 9: 10-5, Genuine Georgia Holiday Open House, Greensboro, GA
November 23: 10-4, Cotton Depot Holiday Open House, Monroe, GA

Curious about the history behind Denise's novels? Read more at Colonial Quills Blog