Rita Gerlach
  • Pub. Date: August 2009
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • ISBN-13: 9781426700729
  • ISBN: 1426700725

From the Publisher


Will love and faith survive a sinister plot of murder, abduction, and betrayal during the American Revolution? An epic novel of love and betrayl.

Surrender the Wind . . .


A quick~match tale of unexpected love . . .

A fuse that burned rapidly …





After a harrowing escape from the British, patriot Seth Braxton finds his father dead at Yorktown. Now battle scarred and grieving, he endeavors  to settle down for a peaceful life along the shores of the Potomac by restoring the land his father loved.

Thinking he will forever stay in the secluded wilderness, he receives a message that he has inherited his grandfather’s estate in faraway England. Seth is torn between the land he’s fought for and the prospect of reuniting with his sister, Caroline, who was a motherless child at the onset of the Revolution, taken to England in order to spare her the horrors of war.

With no intention of making his stay at Ten Width permanent, he journeys to England to do his duty. When he arrives, he finds his sister in the throes of grief after being told her young son has died of a fever. In the midst of so much tragedy, he meets Juleah, the daughter of an eccentric landed gentleman. Her independent spirit and gentle soul steal his heart, and she becomes his wife and lady of the manor, enraging the man who once sought her hand and hoped Ten Width would be his own.

From the Virginia wilderness, to the dark halls of an isolated English estate, Seth inherits more than a crumbling ancestral home. He uncovers a sinister plot that leads to murder, abduction, and betrayal — an ominous mix that threatens to destroy his new life and new love.





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SURRENDER THE WIND by Rita Gerlach is a Christian fiction/Romance. This is a great book. It has suspense, romance, a sweet passion, betrayal and kidnapping. It is fast paced, very detailed and descriptive. The characters are believable.  It gives you an epilogue which some authors do not do, so you are not left wondering what happens to the characters. I would hightly recommend this book.
Reviewed by AAR
 Rating: 4.5
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