Surrender the Wind - eBook  -     By: Rita Gerlach
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Abingdon Press / 2010 / ePub

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Seth Braxton, a patriot of the American Revolution, unexpectedly inherits his loyalist grandfather's estate in England. Seth is torn between the land he fought for and the prospect of reuniting with his sister Caroline, who was a motherless child taken to England at the onset of the war.

With no intention of staying permanently, Seth arrives 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. Her independent spirit and gentle soul steal Seth's heart. After a brief courtship, they marry and she takes her place as the lady of Ten Width Manor, enraging the man who once sought her hand and schemed to make Ten Width his own. From the Virginia wilderness to the dark halls of an isolated English estate, Seth and his beloved Juleah inherit more than an ancestral home. They uncover a sinister plot that leads to murder, abduction, and betrayal--an ominous threat to their new life, love, and faith.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781426713774
ISBN-13: 9781426713774
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Surrender the Wind is the story of Seth Braxton, a patriot of the American Revolution, who unexpectedly inherits his loyalist grandfather’s estate in England. Seth is torn between the land he fought for and the prospect of reuniting with his sister Caroline, who was a motherless child taken to England at the onset of the war.

With no intention of staying permanently, Seth arrives 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. Her independent spirit and gentle soul steal Seth’s heart. After a brief courtship, they marry and she takes her place as the lady of Ten Width Manor, enraging the man who once sought her hand and schemed to make Ten Width his own.

From the Virginia wilderness to the dark halls of an isolated English estate, Seth and his beloved Juleah inherit more than an ancestral home. They uncover a sinister plot that leads to murder, abduction, and betrayal--an ominous threat to their new life, love, and faith.

Author Bio

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. She was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in a large family in the Maryland suburbs.In many of her stories, she writes about the struggles endured by early colonists with a sprinkling of both American and English history. Her genre - Inspirational Historical Romance / Drama. Visit Rita's website at ritagerlach.blogspot.com.

Author Bio

Rita Gerlach is the author of Surrender the Wind, an inspirational historical romance set in Virginia and Georgian England. She 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.

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  1. Manitoba, Canada
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Has romance and mystery.
    September 28, 2012
    Sheila Knox
    Manitoba, Canada
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Surrender the Wind.
    I couldn't put it down. I had to read the whole book. It has romance (not too much to make you gag), suspense and mystery and faith is interwoven a bit. No violence and no swearing. If you're looking for a bit of a getaway with a romantic story laced with excitement, mystery and intrigue, this might be the book for you. It was a great price. There's no real moral or change in the characters or anything to change your life, just a good book when you want to escape reality for a bit. Pretty good story.
  2. KY
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great story!
    July 27, 2011
    MommaBear
    KY
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book was my first e-book and the only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 was that I wasn't crazy about the reader that you download to your PC if you want to read the book when you aren't online. The online reader is easier to move around in.

    I enjoyed the story very much. Adventurous Christian Romance is my favorite genre: I love to read stories with historical settings and greatly prefer it when the romantic parts are tastefully done (but you still understand the true emotions the characters are feeling). The characters were believable and I enjoyed seeing how God used the bad circumstances that come into each of our lives and was able to make things work out for the best.
  3. Russell, PA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A great story
    January 20, 2011
    Thelma Carlson
    Russell, PA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Surrender the Wind.
    This is a great story and well written. I love seeing unexpected miracles when they happnen and this book

    has just that. It had a happy ending, better than I dared

    wish for. All things are possible with God if only we can

    believe and put our faith and trust in Him.
  4. British Columbia, Canada
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    May 7, 2010
    Christine Lindsay
    British Columbia, Canada
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    This review was written for Surrender the Wind.
    'Surrender the Wind' grabbed me within the first few pages. It's a fast-paced, Georgian romance, steeped in history that had me comparing it to my favorites by Jane Austen or the Bronte sisters. It also has a hint of gothic, reminding me of the old mystery classics by Victoria Holtcreaky carriages rumbling along an English countryside dripping with fog, candlelight flickering against mullioned windows, a quill pen scratching against parchment. The author, Rita Gerlach, immediately swept me away from US soil to the misty isle of England where her hero, the American Revolutionary patriot, Seth Braxton, seeks to reunite with his sister Caroline. Seth wants nothing to do with his English roots, unlike his sister, so returning to the British Isles goes against his hearts desire. Then Seth meets the beautiful Juleah, and love begins to flower. In addition, danger and betrayal wait for Seth in his ancestral manor. Someone who keeps his presence and identity well-hidden also doesnt want Seth to return and take up the reins of his legacy. Carolines little son is kidnapped and Seth sets out to rescue his nephew. But Seths faith wavers at times in the face of sinister plots of abduction and murder, and Juleah helps to strengthen his faith in God.This is a great book to while away a summer day under a shady tree or on a wintry day with the rain slashing against your windows as you curl up on the couch. It is a book of around 300 pages that I would not hesitate to give to my young niece of 13, my friend of 30, or my mother at 73 years of age. It has no jarring or grotesque images to disturb, but it does have plenty of action, suspense, beautiful description, romance, and is inspirational.
  5. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    December 3, 2009
    Carman Boley
    This review was written for Surrender the Wind.
    Seth Braxton is a hero that will sacrifice what he wants for what is best for the one he loves. Juleah is a sweet character, but one who will also stand up for what she believes in, and isnt afraid to speak her mind. I really liked both of these characters. I loved how Rita made all the characters in some way related, and when they first met they had no idea the impact they would have on each others life. I love when you meet someone, and then you go on and never realize who they were or the major part they would one day play in your own life. There was one of those characters that I dislike very much. A pompous person who is somewhat in charge, but wont listen to reason even though they are wrong. But, he was taken care of in the end. I liked how everything turned out (I cant say what I want to because of spoilers!) and thought that it was well resolved. The epilogue was great too! I love epilogues because they seem to finish off the characters story line, without having to read the whole rest of their lives.
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