Wednesday, August 22, 2012


BESIDE TWO RIVERS is scheduled for release in just 5 weeks, October 1.

I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone by since I signed the contract for this series in 2010. So many of my readers have been in touch with me about this next book in the series, expressing their anticipation to find out what happens next.

Here is a little bit about the story.

Eliza’s daughter, Darcy Morgan, hungers for the details of her past. Vaguely can she recall the day her father, Hayward Morgan, returned home from fighting in the American Revolution. Darcy’s quiet childhood along the two rivers was changed forever, and she grows up believing her mother dead and that her father journeyed west to explore the lands beyond the Blue Ridge. 

Her indulging uncle, excitable aunt, and five female cousins cannot shield her from thinking of the mother she loved and the father she barely knew, nor from the fleeting images in her memory of the babe Ilene, nor Sarah and Fiona Goodall her mother’s servants.

From the banks of the Potomac to the misty moors of England, Darcy follows a path where the secrets of the past slowly rise to the surface. She meets Ethan Brennan, a determined young Englishman who embraces her independent spirit and marvels at the simplicity of her faith. 

Ethan and Darcy fall in love, and a deceitful plot separates them until Darcy’s ailing grandmother requests she come to England. The estate where her grandmother resides is owned by Hayward’s cousin, a man who once desired Darcy’s mother. Having been rejected by her, his heart is bitter with resentment, which threatens Darcy’s happiness and the lives of those she loves. 

BESIDE TWO RIVERS is up for pre-order on all the major bookstores in both e-book and paperback. 
Here is the link to Amazon. 


Endorsed by author Marylu Tyndall:  
Beside Two Rivers stirred me like no other book has. Rita Gerlach has a epic style to her writing that is guaranteed to sweep you away to another place and time. With a deeply emotional storyline, characters of uncommon depth, heart-throbbing romance, and the boundless love of family lost and regained, this is truly a magnificent novel! 

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Diane Estrella said...

I found you through a fellow blogger's site. Your books look wonderful. Congrats and good luck on all your future books. :O)

Rita Gerlach said...

Dear Diane,
So kind of you to post a comment to me. Thanks so much!

Andrea said...

I am so looking forward to this book. I finished book one a few months ago and have been waiting patiently for this book to come out. I can't wait!!!!!

Rita Gerlach said...

Hi Andrea,

Thank you for posting. I can hardly believe Beside Two Rivers will be out on October 1! The time has flown. Before I know it Feb. will be here with the release of book 3, Beyond the Valley.

Amazon has both books up for pre-sale if you are interested in securing a copy.

Thanks again for posting!