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Today I get to share about a Christian historical romance with you. If you enjoy historical romance novels as well as a taste of America and England, then you might want to check this one out!
About Beside Two Rivers
Eliza Morgan’s daughter seeks to unravel a lifetime of memories and the absence of her parents, unaware that the young Englishman who loves her holds the answers. Her search takes her far from her beloved home along the Potomac, to a manor house in faraway England.
Will she discover the secrets of the past and be reunited with the most important people in her life? Will Hayward and Eliza find peace and reconciliation? Will Darcy’s faith sustain her to make the difficult choices, and will love endure?
About the Author
Rita Gerlach lives with her husband and two sons in a historical town nestled along the Catoctin Mountains, amid Civil War battlefields and Revolutionary War outposts in central Maryland. In many of her stories, she writes about the struggles endured by early colonists, with both American and English settings. Her new historical series for Abingdon Press entitled ‘Daughters of the Potomac‘ was launched in February 2012, with Before the Scarlet Dawn, book 1, followed by Beside Two Rivers, and Beyond the Valley to be released in February 2013. In 2009, Abingdon Press released Surrender the Wind, which gained four and five star reviews.
You can visit her blog at http://ritagerlach.blogspot.com.
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My Thoughts on Beside Two Rivers
I tend to enjoy historical settings in a novel and definitely appreciate what can be best described as ‘clean romance.’ Beside Two Rivers fits in both categories and does a wonderful job painting a picture of life in a time not too long after the American Revolution. While this is book 2 in a series, there was no feeling that you had to have read the first book to enjoy the second.
Overall, the story was engaging and you started to root for those who love Darcy and had made choices they thought would protect her from harm. Only, some who know the secrets seek to harm her and those that love her. And, for those characters that sought to harm, you eagerly await their fall.
The settings were described wonderfully with a real start contrast between the lush riverbank of the Potomac and the more desolate land around Darcy’s paternal grandmother’s home in England.
All in all, this was a fun, quick read for me in the busy days leading up to the holiday season. I’m curious to read the first book in the series as well as check out the future ones.
Beside Two Rivers is available in paperback form at ($14.99 retail) as well as in digital format ($9.99 for Kindle.)
You can see what other reviewers thought about this title by visiting the Beside Two Rivers Tour Page at Pump Up Your Book.
Disclaimer ~ I was provided with a copy of this title to facilitate the review. No monetary compensation occurred and all opinions are my own.