Saturday, July 17, 2010

Words of Encouragement from a reader in England

What a blessing to open my Facebook page and read the following.

Hello Rita, just finished reading your book Surrender the Wind. What can I say? It was absolutely amazing - the best book I've read for a long, long time - intrigue, suspense, passion, love. I've never ridden so fast on a horse as I did with Seth, lol. God certainly gave you a gift - keep using it. From Deborah (England)

I am so honored. What is equally wonderful is Deborah lives in England. I've often wondered what British readers would think of my novel, especially the English settings. Did I get it right? I would ask, having never visited the fair isle.

It means so much to writers to hear from their readers. I'm writing a series right now, Daughters of the Potomac, and Deborah's words motivate me to really dig in my heals and write three novels a notch above Surrender the Wind. Pray for me, will you?

Thank you, Deborah, for the encouragement.

To read the prologue and chapter one:


Jan Cline said...

A precious gift of praise. It means so much more when you know you have touched one that really knows the subject matter. I hope someday to get such a note.

Rita Gerlach said...

You will, Jan. Patience and Persistence is the key.