Thursday, May 23, 2013

BEYOND THE VALLEY - Rita Gerlach - One Free Book

Readers, don't forget to follow the instructions at the end of the post to be included in the giveaway.

Welcome back, Rita. Tell us about Beyond the Valley, which released this February.
I loved writing all three of the novels in the Daughters of the Potomac series. But I would have to say Beyond the Valley was my favorite. The heroine, Sarah, resonates with me on so many levels. She is a wife and expectant mother, a loyal friend, a grieving widow. Her faith is shown in a way relevant to the times she lived in, not just a Sunday Christian, but a virtuous woman whose daily walk with God required ultimate trust, though her trials cause her to question. All three heroines reflect these values, Eliza, Darcy, and Sarah.

Can you share a brief synopsis of the story with us?
When Sarah Carr's husband Jamie drowns, her young life is shattered and takes a turn that she never expected. Pregnant and widowed, she reaches out to Jamie’s family for help, but they are unwilling. Instead they devise a plan to have her kidnapped through deception and taken to the Colonies to live a life of servitude.

In Virginia, Sarah is auctioned to a kindly gentleman to serve his eccentric wife. After she meets Dr. Alex Hutton, and is loaned to him to help with his orphaned nieces, hope comes alive he will find a way to free her. But when the Woodhouses go bankrupt and sell off all they own, Sarah is sent away. She faces hardships in the wilderness, and is soon surrounded by a family’s whirlwind of secrets, praying the young doctor she loves will find her again and bring her freedom.

If Beyond the Valley was made into a movie, which actors would you chose for the main characters?

You had a cyber tea party for Beyond the Valley. What is your favorite tea?
I really like lemon tea. It’s refreshing on a cold day and iced it reminds me of summer. And who doesn’t want to be reminded of summer when it’s freezing outside?

What was the most surprising thing you learned while writing Beyond the Valley?
That there were cougars in the western Maryland mountains. I could not imagine it. But while researching this fact, I found out that the Department of Natural Resources has placed some cougars back into the mountains to bring the deer population down.

What is new in publishing for you?

I just reissued three novels in the last year. The first is The Rebel’s PledgeThorns in Eden and The Everlasting Mountains are a two in one collection which we featured on this blog earlier this year. All three books are historical romances with lots of adventure.

Thank you, Rita, for sharing this new book with us.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Beyond the Valley: Daughters of the Potomac | Book 3 - paperback
Beyond the Valley: Daughters of the Potomac #3 - Kindle

Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

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Anonymous said...

Please enter me in this contest. This sounds like such an interesting book!

Anonymous said...

Oops, I forgot to put my pertinent info in above!
Brittany McEuen
from Texas

Heidi said...

Wow, what a plot! I'm putting all three on my to-read list! Thanks for sharing!

Heidi, CA

carol said...

Carol Crawford, IL

Please enter me in your giveaway. I was referred to this blog by Helping hand's thirst Thur. Thank you.

sharon m said...

You are a new author to me and I would love to win and read your book. sharon, CA

Deb said...

I would love to read this.

Deborah D, FL

Melody said...

Finally, the final one in the series! Fingers crossed, would love to take it on our summer mission work in Nicaragua!

From Donna, TX

Jon and Vicki Marney said...

I like the sounds of this story line. It would be great to win this book--please enter me.
Vicki Marney, from Oregon

Judy Cooper said...

Thanks for a chance to enter. It would be so nice to win! I want to read all three books. Mrs. Dooley, if it were not for your interviews I would not know about some of the authors and their books. Thank you! Judy Cooper in Louisiana.

Mary Preston said...

I haven't begun reading this series yet, but it sounds wonderful.

Mary P


Vera Godley said...

Sarah's story sounds fascinating. I would love to have a copy of this book. Please enter this North Carolina grandmother in the drawing/contest for the book.

And again, thank you for hosting giveaways for your readers. And many thanks to the authors who share their stories, interviews, and books with bloggers such as yourself.

Vera G. in NC

rubynreba said...

I'd enjoy this book very much. Thanks for the chance to win it!
Beth from Iowa

Jean said...

Thanks for the opportunity of possibly winning this book!

Jean K
West Palm Beach, FL

Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

Enter me!!

Cindy W. said...

I would love to win a copy of Beyond the Valley. Thank you for the opportunity.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

sharon m said...

Your book sounds good. I have not read any of your books as yet and would like to try this one if I win it! sharon, CA

Jasmine A. said...

This sounds like quite a read! I have been wanting to try this author's books for some time now.

Jasmine A.

Marissa said...

Would love to win this book!

Marissa from CO

Veronica Sternberg said...

This sounds like a wonderful series! I'm in MN.

Library Lady said...

Thanks for giving me the chance to win Rita's book, "Beyond the Valley".
Janet E.

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel

karenk...from PA
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Sharon Richmond said...

Enter me!!
Sharon Richmond

rubynreba said...
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Melissa M. said...

Please enter me, thanks!

-Melissa M. from TX