Next to the Civil War, my next favorite era is Colonial America, so I’m happy to have author Rita Gerlach here today to talk about her new book, The Rebel’s Pledge. Welcome, Rita!
I am honored to be a guest here today and to send a heartfelt thanks to my hostess. I’m happy to announce the release of my inspirational historical romance The Rebel’s Pledge in a new and refreshing revised version. It was first published back in 2001. I’ve been busy writing other novels, so it lay dormant for seven years after it went out of print. Amazon is providing a wonderful avenue for authors to bring out their backlist titles to readers. I will have another book (a two-in-one collection) coming out in the future from my backlist, along with the books in The Daughters of the Potomac Seriespublished by Abingdon Press.
He was a rebel to King James, hunted down, captured, and enslaved in Colonial Maryland. Haunted by war and wrestling with a troubled past, Matthew Hale pledges to protect the daughter of his former owner and bring her from England to her father’s plantation along the Chesapeake, an undertaking that challenges the depth of his courage, and the strength of his faith.
Lara Carey will only wed for love, having kept the story of her parents’ unwavering devotion for each other in her heart. When she 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 rescued her from the hands of a highwayman.
The Rebel’s Pledgeis available on Kindle for 2.99 and in trade paperback for $12.99
Rita Gerlach has a talent to draw you into another world and era; this book does not disappoint. A romantic suspense so beautifully written, I think if Jane Austen could read this book, she’d clap. Why? Gerlach has strong Christian and social justice themes in this book, with no gray areas as far as moral purity and honor is concerned…just like Jane. Highly recommended. ~ Karen Vogel, author
Once again, Rita’s use of imagery (which is second to none) drew me in to another place and time, and her exciting storyline held me there! I loved the main characters, the exciting twists and turns, and oh, the romance! With a satisfying conclusion, this book is a page-turner that will keep you burning the proverbial midnight oil! ~ Diana Flowers, book reviewer
This has to be one of the best books I have read in a long time. Gerlach is a talented writer and uses words to dry good effect. This ability to write draws you in to the story and the lives of the characters. I could picture them perfectly and loved them and hated them in turns. The suspense part of the book is handled well and I was breathless with the twists and turns. I cannot recommend this book more highly. It is the best money you will ever spend. ~ Wendy Jones, UK avid reader
Rita Gerlach’s Website: http://ritagerlach.blogspot.com
Blog: InSpire http://inspire-writer.blogspot.com
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