The Witness Tree

The Witness Tree

by Denise Weimer


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To gain his wife, he must break her heart.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645260622
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing ()
Publication date: 09/09/2019
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Denise Weimer writes historical and contemporary romance and romantic suspense set in her home state of Georgia. She's authored over nine novels (including her contemporary story, Fall Flip, new with Candlelight Romance in September 2019!) and a number of novellas. As a managing editor at Smitten Historical Romance, 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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The Witness Tree 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CarolJo 7 hours ago
In The Witness Tree, you will learn more about the Moravians! You will admire Clarissa Vogler, the female protagonist, as she agrees to marry a man she barely knows! John Kliest is a strong male protagonist who wishes to protect his new wife, Clarissa, as they travel to a mission where she will teach Native American children. The history was fascinating! The relationship between Clarissa and John was interesting as they face dangers on their missionfield! I recommend The Witness Tree to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. I received a complimentary e-book from the author. This is my honest opinion.
BrittanyMc 8 days ago
I truly enjoy marriage of convenience stories and I found The Witness Tree to be absolutely fascinating! I had no knowledge of Moravian culture and customs prior to this book. The combination of the traditions that the men and women of this heritage had to follow and the decidedly precarious relationship with the Cherokee nation set the stage for a real page-turner! I thought that the author handled the feelings of the two main characters splendidly. John and Clarissa battled doubt, hurt feelings, and even anger toward each other as they worked to balance their brand new relationship as husband and wife while they were still strangers to each other. The Witness Tree was a captivating tale. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.