Rita Gerlach




Dear Readers,

I’m glad you’ve stopped by my new website. Leonardo Da Vinci once said, ‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.’ I’ve scaled down this site to the bare facts…books, a bio, and how to contact me. I love to hear from my readers, so drop me an email. I’ll reply as quickly as I can.

I have some exciting news to share. The Victorian Brides Collection will be released on September 1. It’s a fun collection of inspirational romances during the rein of Queen Victoria. My novella ‘The Holly and the Ivy’ is included.

24059036_10155742657236142_1762871349990301482_nIt’s 1900. In a small town along the Potomac near Washington DC, Lily Morningstar finds a box of old love letters tied in red Christmas ribbon and a beautiful glass ornament. British antiquities expert Andrew Stapleton is drawn into a family secret that binds his heart to Lily’s as they seek to discover the owner of the box and its secrets.

I hope you read a copy to brighten your Holiday Season.

Coming this Summer!

My newest novel has been released in ebook and paperback. It is 1908, a year in the Edwardian era, the year J.M. Barrie’s play What Every Woman Knows premiered in Atlantic City and the first Model T rolled off the assembly line in Detroit, Michigan. Louisa Jane Borden lives a privileged life in a mansion in Chevy Chase, Maryland, a new and thriving community on the outskirts of Washington, DC for the well-to-do. Against the wishes of her domineering grandmother, Louisa retreats from the prospects of a loveless marriage to the future Lord Pencroft, an upper crust Englishman who will be land rich but cash poor upon the death of his uncle. Rupert Eastcott finds Louisa’s dowry and future inheritance more desirable than her beauty or wit.

Louisa is unnerved her life has been planned out by her grandmother and decides to vent her frustration with a ride along Rock Creek Park. When her horse is spooked, she is thrown—an embarrassing situation for any affluent young lady. Soaking wet, bruised, and humiliated, she is helped by Jackson O’Neil, who changes the course of everything.

If you’d like to be put on an email list to be notified when the book has been released, please contact me. I hope you all have a delightful summer. Thank the Lord, we don’t wear corsets anymore!

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The Daughters of the Potomac Series is now available in audio at Audible. Listen to actress Christine Marshall read these stories as she captures each character and brings the stories to life.


Before the Scarlet Dawn: book 1     

Beside Two Rivers: book 2

Beyond the Valley: book 3