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Rita Gerlach

Author Bio:

Rita lives with her husband and two sons in a historical town in central Maryland, nestled along the Catoctin Mountains, amid Civil War battlefields and Revolutionary War outposts. She writes inspirational historical novels with elements of romance and suspense.

Readers will enjoy her novel, Surrender the Wind, an inspirational historical romance set in Virginia and England, released by Abingdon Press in August 2009 as one of their first books in the launch of their new line of fiction. Abingdon will release Rita's new series, 'Daughters of the Potomac', beginning February 1 in three volumes --- Before the Scarlet Dawn, Beside Two Rivers, and Beyond the Valley.

Rita's agent is Barbara Scott at WordServe Literary Agency.

Books by Author

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Lessons on Love

Step back into the classroom alongside four new teachers who face unexpected tests. In 1840 New York, Gilda’s religious beliefs are challenged. In 1870 Kansas, Mary helps ostracized immigrant children. In 1894 Michigan, Jesse discovers an unlikely friendship. And in 1904 Virginia, Margaret wants to…

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The Erie Canal Brides Collection: 7 Romances Develop Along Manmade Waterways of New York and Ohio

Completed in 1825, the Erie Canal connected the Great Lakes to the Hudson River, and soon other states like Ohio created canals linking Lake Erie to the Ohio River. Suddenly the Midwest was open to migration, the harvesting of resources, and even tourism. Join seven couples who live through the rise…

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Beyond the Valley, book 3 Daughters of the Potomac series

When Sarah Carr's husband Jamie drowns, her young life is shattered and takes a turn she never expected. Pregnant and now widowed, she reaches out to Jamie's family for help but they are unwilling. Instead they devise a plan to have her kidnapped and taken to the Colonies to live a life of servitude.…

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Beside Two Rivers

In this dramatic saga that began in 'Before the Scarlet Dawn', Eliza's daughter seeks to unravel a lifetime of memories and the absence of her parents, unaware that the young Englishman who loves her holds the answers. Her search takes her far from her beloved home along the Potomac, to a manor house…

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Before the Scarlet Dawn

In 1775, A young woman longs for acceptance and leaves behind all she has in order to follow her heart and the man she loves into the Maryland wilderness. But will her love and faith protect her from the trial she must face? Will she find the true meaning of companionship? And how will she face the…

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Surrender the Wind

After a harrowing escape from the British, patriot Seth Braxton finds his father dead at Yorktown. Now battle scarred and grieving, he endeavors to settle down for a peaceful life along the shores of the Potomac by restoring the land his father loved. Thinking he will forever stay in the secluded wilderness,…

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