Rita Gerlach

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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."

I'm happy to announce the release of my newest novel 'After the Rain', an Edwardian romance set in 1908-09 America. It's a hefty book, with lots of interesting characters, and a hero and heroine that will win your heart over.

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The Rebel's Pledge

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Beyond the Valley (Daughter...

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My opinion: I have to be honest I was immediately sucked into the first book of this saga, Before the Scarlet Dawn and couldn't put it down. I wasn't as entranced with the characters or the storyline as be..." Read more of this review »
The Rebel's Pledge by Rita Gerlach
"cation Date: June 17, 2012
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 fro..." Read more of this review »
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Cannot believe I forgot to,review this on here. This has to be one of the best books I have read in a long time. It is extremely well written and the skilful use of words draws you into the story. I was hooked from the first sentence. The charact..." Read more of this review »
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message 2: by Karen

Karen Malena thanks for accepting the friend request!!!


Michelle Griep Hey Rita ~

Great to see you here as well...I'd love to be your friend! Thanks for asking.


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