Thursday, September 12, 2013

Georgia Gold - Sautee Shadows

I recently had the chance to talk with native Georgia resident Denise Weimer about her newly released book in a new series that traces the history of northeast Georgia (click here for the interview).  Book one of The Georgia Gold Series, entitled Sautee Shadows, is a sweeping saga of four families whose lives intertwine through romance, adventure and murder.  A book for everyone!

The story traces the character Richard Randall amd his family as they move from New York to Savanah to establish a shipping company.  Richard's son Jack struggles to fit in to the southern culture which only intensifies with the death of his mother.  Evantually the Randalls do like most of the influential families of the area and build a summer home in the Habersham county foothills.  Jack sees the future railroad tourism as a way to make a good living and purchases a hotel.  He soon meets an unexpected competitor in the young and lovely Mahala Franklin.

Mahala, orphaned daughter of a man murdered for his gold and part Cherokee Indian on her mother's side, was raised by a family in the Sautee Valley and eventually torn from them by her maternal grandmother as a young teen.  Mahala has been determined to find out what happened to her father and his gold by tracing the clues her father left behind.  Is her father's murderer still among them?

Book two of The Georgia Gold Series, The Gray Divide, will be released later in September.  To learn where Denise will be signing her books or to learn more about her writings check out her website here.

Denise recieved her degree in journalism with a minor in history from Asbury University.  Her novella, Redeeming Grace, has recieved high praise.  Plus, her articles about Northeast Georgia have appeared in a number of regional publications.  She's a wife and mother, a life-long historian, and the director of the mid-1800s dance group, 1860s Civilian Society of Georgia.  For more information on Denise

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