Rita Gerlach



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1 COVERHe becomes the love of her life.

She becomes his biggest challenge.

It’s 1908, a year in the Edwardian Age, 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. It is a year when the world faced one of its worst disasters in history, when the New Year would heal the wounds of loss.

Louisa Borden lives a privileged life 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, she retreats from the prospects of a loveless marriage and instead searches for what she hopes is her calling in life.

When her horse is spooked along Rock Creek, she is thrown from the saddle—an embarrassing situation for any affluent young lady. Soaking wet, bruised and humiliated, she is carried up the muddy bank to safety by Jackson O’Neil, a stranger to the city, who changes the course of everything, including the lives of all those around her.

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The Daughters of the Potomac Series
Inspirational Historical Drama / Historical Romance


 Book 1 ~ Before the Scarlet Dawn:
On a windswept night in April of 1775, Eliza falls in love with Hayward Morgan, the condescending son of a landed gentleman. When she learns of his plans to leave England and build a life in the Maryland frontier, she decides to present a proposal of her own.

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Book 2 ~ 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. Will Darcy’s faith sustain her to make the difficult choices, and will the love she and Ethan share endure?

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Book 3 ~ Beyond the Valley:
When Sarah Carr’s husband drowns, her life is shattered and takes a turn she never expected. Pregnant and widowed, she reaches out to Jamie’s family for help but they are unwilling. Instead they devise a plan to have her taken to the Colonies to live a life of servitude. Sarah finds herself surrounded by a family’s hardships, while she hopes the young doctor she loves with will bring her freedom.

Stand Alone Historical Romances

The Rebel’s Pledge:

He was a rebel to King James. She will only wed for love. When Laura Carey learns her guardian has promised her in marriage to a rich English lord in order to save the ancestral home, her hopes unravel, until she meets the heroic stranger that rescues her from the hands of a highwayman.
Thorns In Eden & The Everlasting Mountains:
John Nash journeys back to England before the first shots of the Revolution are fired. Rebecah Brent, a young woman who has known little more than the solitude of an isolated manor, gives him her heart.
Surrender the Wind:
When patriot Seth Braxton inherits his grandfather’s estate in faraway England, he inherits more than an isolated manor house. He discovers Juleah’s love, and a plot that leads to kidnapping, murder, and betrayal, in this stirring tale of fidelity and forgiveness.
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