Surrender the Wind is an epic novel of love and betrayal set during the American Civil War.
Rita Gerlach begins Surrender the Wind with America Revolutionary Patriot Seth Braxton. He is torn between the land he shed his blood for and the prospect of reuniting with his sister, Caroline, who was a motherless child taken to England at the onset of war.
With no intention of staying permanently, Seth arrives in Devonshire to find his sister grieving over the death of her young son. In the midst of such tragedy, Seth meets Juleah, the daughter of an eccentric landed gentleman. As written by Rita Gerlach, Juleahs independent spirit and gentle soul steal Seths heart, enraging the man who once sought her hand and schemed to make Ten Width, the ancestral home of Seths loyalist grandfather, his own.
In Surrender the Wind Seth and Juleahs love and faith need to survive a sinister plot of murder, abduction, and betrayal.
Rita Gerlach has published three historical novels and is the editor of Stepping Stones Magazine, an online magazine focused on writing, marketing, and promotion for writers. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the Western Maryland Writers Guild.
I am purely a romance reader, and yet you hooked me in with a war scene, of all things!!! I would have never believed it. You set the mood beautifully and have a clean, strong, lyrical way with words. You have done your research well enough to transport me back to the war-torn period of Colonial times. ‑‑ Julie Lessman, author of The Daughters of Boston series
Surrender the Wind by Rita Gerlach was published by Abingdon Press in August 2009 and is our 50142nd best seller. The ISBN for Surrender the Wind is 9781426700729.