Wednesday, June 17, 2009

On My Nightstand - Surrender the Wind by Rita Gerlach

No, our friend, Rita's, book has not yet hit the shelves. She was kind enough to send me an Advanced Reader Copy.

Seth Braxton survives the American Revolution. All he wants is his Virginia home, a peaceful life, marry, and raise a family. Instead, duty to his sister, and a painting of a lovely woman draw him to England, the country he recently fought against.

There he meets Juleah, not only a striking beauty but also a woman with a mind of her own and a kind heart. He is smitten, but wonders if she can love a man, who is an American patriot.

Seth takes the reins of Ten Width, the family estate, while comforting his sister, who has lost her grandfather, husband, and son. Odd things begin happening. His persistent investigation uncovers a terrible conspiracy.

The book pulls you into a time period when life for even the gentry was hard and unforgiving. Rita kept the story moving and this reader turning the pages. Once the book comes out in its final form, I know it will find its way into the hearts of historical fiction lovers.

8 comments:

Rita Gerlach said...

Dear Susan,
Thank you so much for the review of Surrender the Wind and the promotion you are giving it on your blog. I am so glad you enjoyed reading it.

I'd like to invite your readers to visit my revised website and view the book trailer. There is a link on the 'Surrender the Wind' page to the Prologue and the first chapter.

Best online bookstores to buy the book are Barnes & Noble for around $9, and Cokesbury for $8.39.

Blessings,
Rita

http://ritagerlach.com/

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Rita -

You're welcome! I hope everyone takes a look at your book trailer. You did such a great job with it.

Blessings,
Susan :)

bigguysmama said...

ooooh, this sounds like a good book! Hope I get a chance to review it, too. :) Thanks for sharing. Will be keeping my eye out.

Blessings,
Mimi B
Woven by Words

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Mimi -

Welcome to my blog! I post here on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Rita's book launches this summer (August 2009). I hope you'll pick it up, and enjoy a little trip to post American Revolution England.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jessica said...

I already ordered it and am looking forward to reading it! :-) Great review Susan. Thank you!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

Great! Rita's done her homework. I felt like I was transported to that time period.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Terri Tiffany said...

Is this her first book? I know her name but can't remember.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

I believe she's written other books. You can check out her blog. It's InSpire (see blogroll). She also produces Steppingstones Ezine and has a website.

Blessings,
Susan :)