Sunday, November 28, 2021

Before the Scarlet Dawn (Daughters of the Potomac, #1) by Rita Gerlach


In 1775, Hayward Morgan, a young gentleman destined to inherit his father's estate in Derbyshire, England, captures the heart of the local vicar's daughter, Eliza Bloome. Her dark beauty and spirited ways are not enough to win him, due to her station in life. Circumstances throw Eliza in Hayward's path, and they flee to America to escape the family conflicts. But as war looms, it's a temporary reprieve. Hayward joins the revolutionary forces and what follows is a struggle for survival, a test of faith, and the quest to find lasting love in an unforgiving wilderness. 


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."



My Review

 As you turn the pages of this ever changing read, you will want to know that this is the first of three books. When I turned the last page of this book, I was left with a cliff hanger.

These are the people who settled this country, their strength and perserverance and faults, are the beginnings of the settlement of this land. Some of the characters show a great faith in God, but we are all sinners.

Once you read this one, you will have to read this next two, there is non-stop action, and you will want to be shaking some of these characters, but the old saying "the sins of the father", do come home to roost.

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Abingdon Press, and was not required to give a positive review.

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