About the Book
A frontier scout, a healing widow, and a desperate fight for peace.
At the farthest Georgia outpost this side of hostile Creek Territory in 1813, Jared Lockridge serves his country as a scout to redeem his father’s botched heritage. If he can help secure peace against Indians allied to the British, he can bring his betrothed to the home he’s building and open his cabinetry shop. Then he comes across a burning cabin and a traumatized woman just widowed by a fatal shot.
Freed from a cruel marriage, Esther Andrews agrees to winter at the Lockridge homestead to help Jared’s pregnant sister-in-law. Lame in one foot, Esther has always known she is secondhand goods, but the gentle carpenter-turned-scout draws her heart with as much skill as he creates furniture from wood. His family’s love offers hope even as violence erupts along the frontier—and Jared’s investigation into local incidents brings danger to their doorstep. Yet how could Esther ever hope a loyal man like Jared would choose her over a fine lady?
About the Author
North Georgia native Denise Weimer has authored a dozen traditionally published novels and a number of novellas—historical and contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and time slip. Former managing editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas’ two historical imprints, she serves as Acquisitions & Editing Liaison for Wild Heart Books and as a freelance editor, helping other authors reach their publishing dreams. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise always pauses for coffee, chocolate, and old houses.
A story of tragedy, hardship, and healing, author Denise Weimer has written a captivating tale along the American frontier. Weimer’s characters come to life from the turn of the first page as readers come to know their stories and easily relate to them. Readers will enjoy the backdrop of Georgia and the Creek Territory. This sweet story is action packed with plenty of danger, as well as spiritual and physical healing, and of course charming romance, that will keep readers wanting to read more. There aren’t a lot of books that discuss the war of 1812, but this is one of them. Readers will not want to miss this excellent book!
Other books in the series:
2-A Courageous Betrothal (coming November 2023)
3-A Cherished Betrothal (coming January 2023)
Series: Scouts of the Georgia Frontier
Genre: historical, romance
Publisher: Wild Heart Books
Publication date: September 5, 2023
Number of pages: 290
Disclosure statement: A complimentary review copy of this book was provided from tour groups, publishers, publicists, authors, and others, including NetGalley, OR was borrowed from the library, including OverDrive, Or borrowed from Kindle Unlimited, OR borrowed from Deseret Bookshelf, OR pre-ordered/purchased for review, including Audible. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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