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:

Fall Flip - contemporary romance set in Augusta

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 - 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.

The Witness Tree on Amazon

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.

When an injury sidelines college swimmer Anna Callaway, her dreams are crushed. She pours herself into her sports marketing practicum, helping a local special needs organization promote their athletic event. What she doesn’t expect is a swim team ripe for the Special Olympics—and their handsome but stubborn coach.


Craig Holt has dealt with eager and ignorant volunteers before. No matter how determined or persuasive uptight Anna might be about coaching his team to the Special Olympics, he has no intention of allowing her to raise the hopes of his swimmers, his sister, or his guarded heart.


Then Anna herself gets a second chance at becoming a champion. Will she pursue her lifelong goals or make room for a new dream?

Spring Splash on Amazon

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.

Traces on Amazon

November 2018 Job Change at Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas:
After serving as a general editor for LPC, Denise is becoming a managing editor for the Smitten Historical Romance imprint.  https://lpcbooks.com/smitten-historical-romance/
And Summer 2019, Lead Managing Editor of Heritage Beacon Historical Fiction.

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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 topics specific to emerging authors.

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Remaining 2019 Book Signings:

November 23 - 11 - 2 - The Cotton Depot Holiday Open House, Monroe, GA

November 30 - 12 - 4 - Corner Bookstore, Winder, GA

Check back soon for 2020 book signing schedule!


"Denise Weimer knocked the ball out of the park on this riveting page-turner. Readers are on the edge of their seats as a reality show becomes the stage for murder and intrigue."

~Patricia Bradley

Author of The Logan Point Series

Memphis Cold Case Novels

Natchez Trace Park Ranger Books

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