Pump Up Your Book Presents Beside Two Rivers by Rita Gerlach

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By: Rita Gerlach


Rita Gerlach


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.  In many of her stories, she writes about the struggles endured by early colonists, with both American and English settings. Her new historical series for Abingdon Press entitled ‘Daughters of the Potomacwas launched in February 2012, with Before the Scarlet Dawn, book 1, followed by Beside Two Rivers, and Beyond the Valley to be released in February 2013. In 2009, Abingdon Press released Surrender the Wind, which gained four and five star reviews.

You can visit her blog at http://ritagerlach.blogspot.com.

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Beside Two Rivers


Darcy’s story and the sequel to Before the Scarlet Dawn:

Eliza Morgan’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 in faraway England.

Will she discover the secrets of the past and be reunited with the most important people in her life? Will Hayward and Eliza find peace and reconciliation? Will Darcy’s faith sustain her to make the difficult choices, and will love endure?


I really enjoyed this second book in the Daughters of the Potomac Series by Rita Gerlach.  With the setting in Maryland and England in the late 1700’s, readers take an exciting journey with realistic character that are well developed throughout the story. I loved the vivid historical details of Maryland and England and I really felt as though I had taken a trip back in time.


I thought Darcy was an interesting character and I found myself wanting her to find out about her parents and her past. And the unique meeting with Englishman Ethan Brennan brought enough excitement to the story that I couldn’t put the book down! Ms. Gerlach is a gifted writer and writes a story that is well worth reading. I highly recommend Between Two Rivers for your reading enjoyment. Pick up your copy today, and don’t forget to pick up the first book in this book. Though you can read this book as a stand along, it will be much more interesting if you read Before the Scarlet Dawn first.


This book was provided by the publisher, Abingdon Press through Pump Up Your Book Tours. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

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