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Monday, July 30, 2012

Guests Review of Rita Gerlach's "The Rebel's Pledge" by Diana Flowers

The Rebel's Pledge by Rita Gerlach (new version)


From the pen of Rita Gerlach comes a gripping novel that sweeps us from the cliffs of England, to the colonies in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. It is a beauteous land; lush with teaming forests, crab-filled marshes, and majestic cliffs, but under the guise of beauty lies the threat of Indians, slavery, and unscrupulous plantation owners.

Matthew Hale is imprisoned for being labeled a traitor to the King of England, and expecting the hangman's noose, instead is sent to the colonies to serve as an indentured servant for seven long years. He is bought on the auction block by a Godly plantation owner, Edmund Carey, and finds favor in the man's eyes. And in so trusting Hale, Carey asks a monumental favor of him---to return to England and bring his daughter, Lara, back to Maryland that he might see her before he dies.

Lara, raised all her life in privilege and wealth by her Uncle Phillip, is eager to escape an arranged marriage to a man she doesn't love, Grey Barrington, a wealthy landowner. But is she willing to travel all the way to the colonies to meet a man who has never really been a father to her? When accosted by a highwayman, and rescued by a handsome stranger she can't forget, she finds the course of her life forever changed. For neither pirates, savage Indians, a jealous suitor bent on revenge, nor prison bars, can keep her from her destiny...and the man she loves with all of her being.

I started this book after a long day of celebrating the 4th of July (what an appropriate read), and was halfway through before I went to bed that night! It was all I could do to put it down! Once again, Rita's use of imagery (which is second to none) drew me in to another place and time, and her exciting storyline held me there! I loved the main characters, the exciting twists and turns, and oh, the romance! With a satisfying conclusion, this book is a pageturner that will keep you burning the proverbial midnight oil! Once again-bravo, Rita Gerlach!

GIVEAWAY:  Leave a comment and your email to be entered in this week’s contest.  Drawing will be late Saturday.  Your choice of Rita’s books, choice of format*. Void where prohibited by law. *International winners will only receive the book in ebook format not as a paperback.

56 comments:

  1. Thank you for having me today, CARRIE, and the Quillers! Take my word on this one, peeps---if you don't read this one by Rita, you are truly missing out. If you don't win here, do yourself a gigantic favor and order it...because as Loreal says "You're worth it." :)

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  2. I was sure I had already entered. -_- ANYWAY . . . I want a print copy of "Sixty Acres and a Bride". DO YOU HAVE ANY CLUE HOW LONG IT'S BEEN ON MY "NEED TO READ ASAP" LIST?

    Too long. WAY too long. So . . . I am entering.

    katelynmwhitley@yahoo.com

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    1. KATELYN, you did enter, honey, over at Overcoming Through Time. This is Colonial Quills and a different book...sorry we confused you; I know you aren't used to seeing me over here, but I always have a great time visiting CQs!

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    2. Hahaha. I totally forgot they are two different blogs. >_< Yes, I am totally going crazy. Thank you for pointing it out.

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    3. No, not going totally crazy. lol! You are just use to seeing me over yonder! Hey, maybe it was meant to be...you might win this book! WHICH IS VERY GOOD BTW!

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  3. Diana, your review drew me in with each word you wrote! I will admit you had me at romance! :) Fantastic review my friend. I'm sure Rita will be thrilled when she reads it. Sounds like a real page turner. I like those!

    Blessings!
    Judy
    sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Judy, thank you! You are such an encourager! I could hardly put this one down except out of necessity! I hope you are blessed to win a copy!

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  4. Another great review by Miss Flowers! I'm wondering when your first book will come out...
    You always make me want to read the book you review. :) Enjoy your visit here!

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    1. Why, thank you, MAID MARIAN. After your suspense book comes out, I'll start thinking about my book. (wink)

      I have my rocker over here with the goose down pillow CARRIE gave me, so I should do quite well. See y'all at OTT tomorrow! :)

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  5. I love a good historical! Haven't read any recently set in colonial times...

    Patty
    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. And PATTY, this is most definitely "a good historical!" I enjoyed every minute of it, and trust you will, as well. Thanks for dropping by!

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    2. Great review as usual DIANA, I really do want to read this book, your wonderful review made it sound so intriguing.

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    3. Thank you, my bf! I know what you like, T, and I know you would burn the midnight oil with this one. Soooo hard to put down!

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    4. Oh, and I just had a funny thought...you and MARIAN can win it over here, since this is not OTT! lol! The thought just never occurred to me for some reason.

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  6. Should I put my email on here or do you think you might know where to find me?! LOL

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  7. DIANA thanks so much for the guest review! Rita was busy with something today n sweetie boy is done with summer camp so I am busy with him. God bless u for holding down the colonial fort!! Am thinking u do know where T lives lol!

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    1. How funny, CARRIE! I replied to TERESA, before I read your comment. Sometimes we are so on the same page (literally) it scares me! lol! I am enjoying holding down the fort, but am getting impatient for Colonel McLinn OR Matthew Hale to arrive...either one will do. ;)

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    2. Oh, DIANA, those guys only show up at parties not at the reviews :( !!!! Sorry! Maybe when we have our next party they might stop by!

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    3. Well, that's disappointing. :( I guess that means I can let out these stays then. lol! Whew, I can breathe now!

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  8. Another lovely review Diana! Sounds like a great read with plenty of action and romance. :)

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    1. Thank you, LADETTE! It's great to see you here. And yes to all of the above! :-)

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  9. Sounds like a fantastic read! Great review!! :)

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    1. My reply posted and disappeared, so if it suddenly appears again, sorry, CATHY! Please come back and leave your email so that we can contact you should you win. :) Thank you for showing an interest in Rita's book...it is a fantastic read!

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  10. I would like to thank Diana for the review and the support and encouragement she and Carrie have given me. I was really honored to be featured on CQ, and equally touched by Diana's review. Many thanks to all of you ladies who posted comments.
    I was indeed busy today moving my 87 year old mother into an assisted living community. A different topic, but I have to give God the glory. This move was an answer to prayer.
    So glad to be with you this evening!

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    1. RITA, I am so glad that went well! What a relief for you! Good to see you here and DIANA has done a great job both with the review and as such a stellar hostess here at CQ as guest! And I better go fluff her pillow!!!

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    3. Uh oh, DIANA, what did you put up there that you removed? I hope your grandson is enjoying you tonight!

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    4. RITA and CARRIE, thank you so much for your kind words, and the pleasure has been entirely all mine. I have thoroughly enjoyed being here today, and yes, CARRIE, my pillow is a tad lopsided. :)

      Rita, I'm so glad that everything went well in moving your mom today; change can sometimes be very difficult, especially for the elderly.

      I have Between Two Rivers on my upcoming agenda (Net Galley:)), Rita, after I read some current releases, and you know how much I have been looking forward to that!

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    5. He just left CARRIE, and was still here while I was typing...hence the typo! LOL!

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  11. I forgot. Here is a link to my website. Please stop by. You can read more about The Rebel's Pledge, and my other books, Surrender the Wind, and the trilogy 'The Daughters of the Potomac.'

    Also on Amazon you can read sample chapters.

    Kindle, The Rebel's Pledge
    http://tinyurl.com/778lm8l

    Paperback: http://tinyurl.com/cz7cvfz

    Website:
    http://ritagerlach.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you for the info, RITA! I encourage everyone to go have a look see!

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  12. I'm nearly done with this book now and REALLY enjoying it. Rita welds a masterful pen!

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    1. I loved the first version, MARYLU, but haven't read the new version. LOVED the hero!!!

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    3. Yes, she does, MARYLU! And I can't tell you whose name came to mind when I was reading the pirate scene...besides TERESA that is! LOL!

      Ooh, the first reply I made to you was all weirded out, and I didn't do it this time. :) Computers...sigh.

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  13. This sounds like such a good book! I have heard good things about this author. Thank you for the review and giveaway!

    4readin
    ks4readin@yahoo.com

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    1. Everything you have heard about RITA is true, 4READIN. She is so talented!! You're welcome and here's to a win for you!

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  14. I just finished reading the review and I now need to read this book! To be honest I've never heard of Rita until today and I now regret that I haven't read her other books yet. This book will go to the top of my list!! I love discovering new authors!! :)
    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. SAMANTHA, I trust that you will really love this book and all of RITA'S work. She has the links above if you would like to take a look and get better acquainted with her books. :)

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  15. It sounds just wonderful and I'd expect nothing less from Rita.

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    1. I believe you will really enjoy this one, CARLA! RITA is an awesome talent...I agree!

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  16. This time period intrigues me! I would love to read the book!

    Mandy

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    1. And with RITA'S fantastic use of imagery, MANDY, you will feel as though you are there...in another place, another time.

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  17. Great Review, I read this Book a couple of weeks ago and just loved it, I'm like Carrie, I couldn't put it down, what a great read. Rita is such a great Author, all her Books are so good, if you like to read Historical Fiction this i the Book for you.
    Many Blessings
    PS: please don't add me to your Giveaway as I read the Book already :)
    Ingrid

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    1. INGRID, how kind of you to share your support and love of RITA'S books! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  18. Hi Ladies,

    Whew, done with another busy day! When I say I am touched by your comments and support, I truly mean it.

    The Rebel's Pledge has a long history with me. Its revision and reissue into a new version came at the right time, to the right place.

    I have other books on my website, with one more in a series coming out this October, and three more for 2013.

    I have a proposal for a new series my agent is shopping around to publishers. No bites yet, so say a prayer!

    If any of you would like to be on my snail mail list, send me an email. I love sending out postcards the size of my books to announce a release. If you'd like a bookmark, I will be happy to mail you one.

    Love & Blessings,
    Rita Gerlach
    http://ritagerlach.blogspot.com'

    Email me at rpkg@comcast.net

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  19. DIANA, You are cranking out the books! This one sounds doubly exciting for some reason :) Oh, it must be your review!

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    1. ANNE, you are just too sweet, girl! This one IS doubly exciting, but RITA gets to take all the credit for that, I'm afraid. :) She is such a great author in my book (pun intended!)

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    2. ANNE, I agree! This book does sound doubly exciting! DIANA is doing a great job on her reviews!

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    3. Right back atcha, MARIAN! I love reading yours!

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  20. PATTY H is our winner!!! Congrats, Patty! We hope you enjoy this read!

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  21. Yes, congratulations, PATTY H! Happy reading!

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  22. Thanks ladies, I look forward to reading it soon! Just got the e-mail from Carrie.

    Patty

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