Thursday, September 12, 2013

Book Review: Surrender the Wind by RITA GERLACH

Title: Surrender the Wind
Author: Rita Gerlach
Category: Historical Fiction
Pub. Date: 08/01/2009
Publisher: Abington Press
Format: Paperback
Pages: 382
ISBN#: 1426700725

Synopsis:  
Surrender the Wind is the story of Seth Braxton, a patriot of the American Revolution, who unexpectedly inherits his loyalist grandfather s estate in England. Seth is torn between the land he fought for and the prospect of reuniting with his sister Caroline, who was a motherless child taken to England at the onset of the war.

With no intention of staying permanently, Seth arrives to find his sister grieving over the death of her young son. In the midst of such tragedy, Seth meets Juleah, the daughter of an eccentric landed gentleman. Her independent spirit and gentle soul steal Seth s heart. After a brief courtship, they marry and she takes her place as the lady of Ten Width Manor, enraging the man who once sought her hand and schemed to make Ten Width his own.

From the Virginia wilderness to the dark halls of an isolated English estate, Seth and his beloved Juleah inherit more than an ancestral home. They uncover a sinister plot that leads to murder, abduction, and betrayal--an ominous threat to their new life, love, and faith.
 
 



My Review:  
For an historical fiction book this was an awesome read. I loved it from the very beginning all the way through. 

Author Rita Gerlach has a way with words that make you see the story in your head and as if you are living the book yourself. I started and did not want to put it down. 

The characters were very fascinating. The plot or story line stayed true to the synopsis and left me wanting more. 

I love the cover. 

I would read this book again in a heart beat. 

So there you have it for my thoughts on this book and author.

And for those reasons, I am giving this book and author my Breath of Life Rating:



FIVE CLOCK RATING!!  

 Disclosure: I did received the above book in exchange for my honest opinion and review. Opinions are my own and yours may differ. 

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About the Author:    


Rita Gerlach lives with her husband and two sons in a historical town nestled along the Catoctin Mountains, amid Civil War battlefields and Revolutionary War outposts in central Maryland.

"Inspirational romantic fiction is one way people can escape the cares of life and be transported back to a time of raw courage and ideal love," she says. "The goal of my writing is to give readers a respite, and inspire them to live fully and gratefully."




   

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