Bent Tree Bride by Denise Weimar (review+giveaway)

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Bent Tree BrideTitle: Bent Tree Bride
Author: Denise Weimer
Publisher: Smitten Historical Romance
Release Date: April 13, 2021
Genre: Christian historical romance

“Romance. Intrigue. Honor. All that and more. I heartily recommend it.” —Michelle Griep, Christy Award-winning author

Susanna Moore can’t get him out of her mind—the learned lieutenant who delivered the commission from Andrew Jackson making her father colonel of the Cherokee Regiment. But the next time she sees Lieutenant Sam Hicks, he’s leading a string of prisoners into a frontier fort, and he’s wearing the garb of a Cherokee scout rather than the suit of a white gentleman.

As both Susanna’s father and Sam’s commanding officer, Colonel Moore couldn’t have made his directive to stay away from his daughter clearer to Sam. He wants a better match for Susanna—like the stuffy doctor who escorted her to Creek Territory. Then a suspected spy forces Moore to rely on Sam for military intelligence and Susanna’s protection, making it impossible for either to guard their heart.

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Denise Weimer

Denise Weimer writes historical and contemporary romance and romantic suspense mostly set in her home state of Georgia. She’s authored a dozen traditionally published novels and a number of novellas. As a managing editor at Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, she also helps others reach their publishing dreams. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise always pauses for coffee, chocolate, and old houses.

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A struggle to do what is right when your faith is challenged by circumstance and your heart is at odds with family. That is at the core of this historical romance, as mistaken first impressions slowly grow into forbidden love, while duty pulls Susanna Moore and Sam Hicks apart.

In Bent Tree Bride author Denise Weimar explores history through a romance between the daughter of a white American officer and a half-cherokee lieutenant during the Creek War. Blending fictional and historical characters, this is a fascinating fictional account of frontier home life and warfare in the early 1800’s. While I struggled with Sam’s involvement in the massacre of a village and the subsequent statements that he was “only following orders,” there were also parts of this story that I greatly enjoyed, the scenes with Susanna’s Cherokee step-mother and Sam teaching Susanna and her half-brother with knives and tomahawks springing quickly back to mind.

This is Historical Fiction centered around a slow burning romance and faith woven in. While there are light hearted moments, Bent Tree Bride is a more sober read with no excess or fluff, best to set aside time for rather than pick up here and there.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.


(1) winner will receive a print copy of Bent Tree Bride and related story, The Witness Tree (2019), a pair of silver feather earrings, and a $20 Amazon gift card! (retail value $60)

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