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Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse ~ Photo: Mark Papke

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Thorns in Eden

The Everlasting Mountains 
Rita Gerlach

A 2-in-1 Collection / Historical Drama

John Nash journeys back to England before the first shots of the Revolution are fired. Rebecah Brent, a young woman who has known little more than the solitude of an isolated manor, has lost her father and is now under the control of a domineering patriarch.
As their romance unfolds, they become trapped in a slanderous scheme forged by Rebecah’s uncle, Sir Samuel Brent. The door is rapidly closing to return to the Colonies, forcing Nash to leave England and return to a land immersed in one of the most infamous Indian wars in Colonial history. When an unselfish request is made by Nash’s father, Rebecah flees the entanglements her uncle in order to be reunited with the man she loves.
Can Nash protect his beloved from a renegade who has no allegiance to any nation, tribe, or creed, wanted for robbery and murder, who has vowed vengeance? In Thorns in Eden and The Everlasting Mountains, love and faith are the sustaining forces that cannot be overtaken by the vines of adversity.
As the firebrands of the Revolution grow hot, they marry and work together to build their estate, Laurel Hill. Facing a strange new world, Rebecah experiences the prejudice of being English, but finds friendship and acceptance in the wilds of the Maryland frontier. John Nash leads a band of rangers who protect the frontier families from Indian attack. His friendship with Chief Logan has not prevented the Indian War from reaching their peaceful home along the lush hills of the Catoctin Mountains.
Available on Amazon: ebook and paperback

Author: Rita Gerlach

Rita Gerlach writes inspirational historical fiction with a romantic bent, with unique settings in both America and England. She lives with her husband and two sons in a historical town nestled along the Catoctin Mountains in central Maryland.

Titles are:
Before the Scarlet Dawn

Beside Two Rivers

Beyond the Valley

Surrender the Wind
The Rebel’s Pledge
Thorns in Eden & The Everlasting Mountains

Rita’s Blog: InSpire

Leave a comment and be in the drawing for a gift giveaway of a 15" colonial doll, a Currier & Ives print suitable for framing (The Farmer's Home - Summer), a silk fan and Godiva chocolate. 


Below is the trailer to King's Faith, a Christian movie produced by my church. It opened in theaters this weekend--hope you enjoy it when it comes to your town! Please "like" on FB!

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  1. First of all, that trailer looks excellent! Where do you go to church? And secondly, I just read Rita's Beyond the Valley, my first book by her, and loved it. These look great. Your prizes are very generous. No need to enter me, I just wanted to stop by and say hi!

  2. Kathleen, thank you for your comment, and for reading Beyond the Valley. I'm so glad you liked it.

  3. Hi Ladies--
    I've read all of Rita's books, and I have to say that I did especially enjoy Beyond the Valley. Thank you both for stopping by.

    Oh, and I'm glad you enjoyed the trailer. The story was co-authored by another church member; he wrote it with the guy who wrote and directed The Secret of Jonathan Sperry. It was filmed in my community, all within seven miles of my home. Hope you get a chance to see it, either in theaters, or on DVD.

  4. That is a gorgeous cover! And you can't beat a 2 in 1 book! Pat, you've done it again, making one of your beautiful dolls. Was she made for a certain book or just for that era? In any case, definitely put me in the drawing. My Adalia doll needs a friend. ;-) Oh, and King's Faith looks good.

  5. Hi Chaplain Debbie--

    Thank you for being so faithful by stopping in and discovering more about Rita's books and the King's Faith movie. Re: the doll--she'd just made for the era. Sometimes it's difficult to pick one of the heroines, especially if, like Rita, she has several!

    God bless you!

  6. Love that the male lead character is John NASH. Thanks,Rhonda Nash-Hall

  7. Glad you could stop in Rhonda!

  8. Glad you could stop in Rhonda!