Friday, November 9, 2012

Beside Two Rivers by Rita Gerlach

About the Book:
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 hadn't realized when I got this book that it was the 2nd in the series. I am always a bit fearful that I have missed some major information from the first book. Not so with this! I love when the 2nd in a series can stand alone as a only for those who just randomly pick it up. Don't get me wrong, I love series too, but it is helpful for those of us who just randomly choose a book to read. It makes me want to read the first one now to see if and how they intertwine.

Darcy lives with her Aunt and Uncle, her mother having passed away and her Father headed out west, never to return. As Darcy is coming of age and is in society, she begins to see the scowls on peoples faces when her last name is shared? She travels across the sea to her ailing grandmother who sends for her, and her past and future collide.
I love the twists and turns Ms. Gerlach puts in her book, keeps you reading and guessing!

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.  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.
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I received a copy of this book from Pump up Your book in exchange for an honest review.


  1. looks like a good "clean" read, thanks for a review

  2. This sounds good! I like books that you can pick up and read, even if it isn't the first of the series.