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.
Rita Gerlach knows how to weave an epic tale of love and danger and in her latest historical romance, Surrender the Wind, she does that with ease. Replete with historical detail of both America and England in the late 1700s, well rounded characters and an intriguing plot, readers will be transported to a time where betrayal and trust were found in equal measure. While I found the language and drama a little over the top on occasion, I will certainly look for Rita’s future offerings. I have no doubt Rita will attract a devoted following as she continues to create stories with such a high level of intrigue and romance.
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