April Tea Party Winners

Six Year Blog Anniversary WINNERS: Carla Gade - Pattern for Romance audiobooks go to Andrea Stephens and Megs Minutes and winner of Love's Compas is Terressa Thornton, PEGG THOMAS's signed copy of The Pony Express Romance Collection is Debra Smith, Janet Grunst's debut book goes to Kathleen Maher, Carrie Fancett Pagels' winner's choice goes to: Connie Saunders, Denise Weimer's print winner of, Angela Couch's winner's choice goes to Susan Johnson, Debra E. Marvin reader's choice of any of her novellas or a paperback of Saguaro Sunset novella -- Teri DiVincenzo and Lynne Feurstein, Jennifer Hudson Taylor's "For Love or Country" go to: Lucy Reynolds, Bree Herron and Mary Ellen Goodwin, Shannon McNear's winners are Becky Dempsey for Pioneer Christmas and Michelle Hayes for Most Eligible Bachelor, Roseanna White's winner for Love Finds You in Annapolis is Becky Smith.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tea Party Book Launch for Rita Gerlach and "Beside Two Rivers"


Beside Two Rivers
Welcome to our Colonial Quills party today, held in honor of author Rita Gerlach and her just-released book, Beside Two Rivers, second in the three-part Daughters of the Potomac series.

Rita Gerlach

BESIDE TWO RIVERS 
Book 2 in the ‘Daughters of the Potomac Series’ published by Abingdon Press, October 2012.

From the banks of the Potomac to the misty moors of England comes a tale of love won and love lost, and the faith to find it again.

Vaguely can Darcy Morgan recall the day her father returned home from fighting in the American Revolution.  When he discovers his unfaithful wife had borne a child in his absence, the marriage is broken, and Darcy’s quiet childhood along the two rivers was changed forever. 

She grows up believing her mother is dead and that her father journeyed west to the lands beyond the Blue Ridge. Her indulging Uncle Will, excitable Aunt Mari, and her five female cousins, cannot shield her from thinking of the mother she loved and the father she barely knew, nor can she escape the fleeting images in her memory of the babe Ilene and Ilene’s surrogate mother, Sarah, or the grandmotherly servant, Fiona Goodall.

Before the Scarlet Dawn

In this dramatic saga that began with 'Before the Scarlet Dawn', Darcy seeks to unravel a lifetime of memories 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. Soon the secrets of the past slowly rise to the surface. 

Will she 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 the love she and Ethan share endure?
Beyond the Valley

Rita's next book in the series is "Beyond the Valley" all three books published by Abingdon Press.



("photo-shopped" picture of Rita Gerlach as our hostess today on CQ courtesy of  Face in Hole.com)


So glad you could all come to discuss my latest book and various and sundry other topics! Please feel welcome to enjoy a cup of tea brewed to your liking, hot apple cider or coffee and fresh blueberry scones, chocolate cake, lemon squares and other lovely desserts offered up by many of our guests. Thanks to you all!  


Enjoy our repast as we dine al fresco with our lovely hostess, Mistress Rita, overlooking the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers near the historic Hilltop Inn of West Virginia. 

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From Rita:  These books are not your typical formula romances. You will find romance, but you will also find stories about relationships between people. The stories are about forgiveness, redemption, loyalty, and the power of love. Each character has good points, but they are also flawed human beings that make mistakes and fall hard, and at some point struggle through the adversity, dust themselves off and move on. So the sugary sweet romances they are not. My agent called my writing 'romances with more meat on the bones'.


Read 'Evolution of a Novel Series', the story of how the Daughters of the Potomac Series came about.  http://ritagerlach.blogspot.com/p/evolution-of-novel-series.html

One reader that posts a comment with their email address, will win a copy of one of Rita's books. Paperbacks will be signed. (Format of your choice) You can preview them on her website at http://ritagerlach.blogspot.com/ 

In paperback:
Surrender the Wind (Colonial Romance)
Before the Scarlet Dawn (book 1, Daughters of the Potomac)
Beside Two Rivers (book 2, Daughters of the Potomac)

Only in Kindle:
The Rebel's Pledge (Colonial Romance) 


117 comments:

  1. The Harper's Ferry area is charming, and has such a rich history and beautiful views. I just received Beside Two Rivers from Amazon.I'm looking forward to reading Before The Scarlet Dawn first.You look stunning, Rita, in the pink gown.

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  2. Thanks, Janet. I love pink...and I love how that photo-shopped dress gives me a waistline I haven't had since my twenties! Thanks for purchasing copies of my books.

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  3. Rita you are beautiful in pink!!! I have to be honest, I have not read any of your books. I am an avid amish fiction reader, but I am looking forward to reading your books too. Thanks to Facebook for helping me reach out to new authors that I have not heard of.
    Thanks
    Jody
    jodyr444@comcast.net

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    1. Time to start, Jody! Would you like English breakfast tea or our American variety--sent in from Charleston?

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    2. English Breakfast Tea Please :)
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    3. It is pretty strong, Jody, but it goes well with any of the pastries we have or biscuits!

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  4. I love pink, Rita, and you look great in it! I am wearing pink, too, to this party right now but plan to change (it is my robe, shhh, don't tell anyone.) Let me get dressed and bring some tea around for our guests. I understand our sweet Pat will be by later as hostess.

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  5. We're all girls here, so I'll admit, I'm still in my pjs, Carrie...pink as well. Time to shower and change for the tea party. Be back in a 'mo'.

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  6. Please don't enter me as I have read all of Rita's awesome books so far! I just wanted to come over and congratulate Rita on the release of her new book!

    And to tell JODY above you just HAVE to read Rita's books. lol You are sooo missing out, and I quite agree with you-Rita looks very pretty in pink! Sounds lke a great title for a movie. ;)

    As TERESA MATHEWS can tell you-I love lemon squares, so I will have one of those with some peppermint tea, please. Thank you.

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  7. Oh my! I had a paragraph posted on here and now it isn't showing. :( Please don't enter me as I have read all of Rita's awesome books! JODY above, you must read at least one--you'll be hooked! lol Congrats, Rita, on the release of your new book; you are such a great talent.

    TERESA MATHEWS can tell you you how much I love lemon squares (she makes the best ones in the world, so if you run out please let her know:)), so I will take a lemon square and a cup of peppermint tea, thank you. And Rita, you look so "pretty in pink!" That would make a great title for a movie don't you think? ;)

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    1. Thank you Diana!!!! I plan too read them asap!!!!!!

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    2. I think Pat is bringing the lemon squares, DIANA! Lots of peppermint tea, though--some coming right up!

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  8. I have always wondered what I would look like with long blonde hair. Now I know.

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    1. Looks cute but I love your gorgeous dark hair, Rita!

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  9. You are a new author for me. I have not read the first book in this series. Is second book continuing the first to read it out of order? Thanks. Sounds like it might be with the early childhood. I just check our community library site and they do not have your books. I need to be signed up for this drawing it appears!! Thanks, Kathleen
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. KATHLEEN!! Do you want some peppermint tea like Diana or English breakfast tea like Jody?

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    2. Hello, Lane.
      The first book in the series is the story of Darcy's mother, Eliza. Eliza is the main character. Beside Two Rivers is indeed the sequel, and wraps up a lot of things from the first book. You could ask your librarian to acquire these books if you don't win in the drawing.
      Thank you for stopping in and commenting. At present I have four books out and one on the way in February, another in late spring.
      Stop by my website for more. http://ritagerlach.blogspot.com/

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  10. Which book do you think I should start with first????

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    1. Jody, it probably depends upon whether you want to launch into this series. I loved her book "The Rebel's Pledge" and since it is inexpensive as an ebook I'd start with that. Great story! Thanks for asking!

      Tea? Biscuits?

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    2. Hi Jody,

      In the series begin with book 1, the prequel 'Before the Scarlet Dawn', followed by 'Beside Two Rivers' the sequel. 'Beyond the Valley' is the last book and comes out in February. It is Sarah's story, a character from book 1.

      I also have two other historical romances:
      Surrender the Wind
      The Rebel's Pledge

      You can read about my books on my website under 'Bookshelf'. http://ritagerlach.blogspot.com/

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  11. I have not read any of Rita's books, but I have heard wonderful things about them. I would love to be entered to win a copy of one of her books! emmamalissa(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Absolutely! Isn't that cover of Beside Two Rivers gorgeous?!

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  12. I am coming around with gluten-free crepes rolled up with pumpkin butter or lemon curd inside. Also have hot tea with sugar cubes or honey to sweeten.

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  13. I'll have peanut butter blossoms from my end. Yesterday the preacher included a comment about those (what I always make him) in his sermon, I get home and on tv the very commercial of those came on...took it as a sign! The one day I couldn't go to the dump church in Reyosa, MX and I get cookies preached at me!

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    1. LOL Melody--enjoy those cookies! That is so funny. What is the dump church? Is that one of your missions?

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    2. We have a church in the old dump of Reynosa, MX that meets every Sun. Our friends & us go to church on stateside, jump in our donated donut van & head to MX for services then on to Progreso, MX for a night service. We've been there for 5 years. We have 49 kids now besides all the adults. Most everyone has dirt floors, cook on firewood outside, some with pallets for houses, drunks that aren't drunk anymore but get mad at the new drunks & how they act! It's an awesome experience!

      missionwife@hotmail.com

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  14. Ladies,

    I have included an update to the post. A lot of readers ask writers how they come up with their ideas, especially for a series. You may enjoy reading how this came about for me.

    Read 'Evolution of a Novel Series', the story of how the Daughters of the Potomac Series came about. http://ritagerlach.blogspot.com/p/evolution-of-novel-series.html

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  15. would love to win. sounds great. thanks

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    1. Would you like some tea and some of these yummy treats, PAT?

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  16. By jigeroo I didn't follow directions! I'm eating cookies while reading your site!

    missionwife@hotmail.com

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    1. Sounds like a good plan to me! Melody, I can't even eat the sweets today because I am on day four of some kind of upset tummy deal. I think it is from my meds.

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  17. Between Two Rivers kept me thinking throughout the whole book....'how could he think that when he....' and 'she didn't....' and 'you've gotta be kidding....!' HAVE to read this next book but then I suppose you'll leave me hanging again, huh Rita?

    missionwife@hotmail.com

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  18. I LOVE that your romances aren't sugar-coated. Really, I think true romance/love is not! Would love to win one of these books--the covers are just SMASHING (in true British form, there). My email is heatherdaygilbert@gmail.com.

    All the best to you, Rita!

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    1. Great to see you HEATHER and I will add that you are "MA"!!! I bet you want some English breakfast tea then. Coming right up!

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    2. Me too, Heather. And I'm glad you like the covers.

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  19. Wish I could have crepes, Carrie. Diet prevents me. So I'm having a peach Greek yogurt instead. I have to run some errands with hubby, but will be back. He's leaving on Wednesday for a four-day fly fishing trip to the Salmon River in NY.

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  20. Just finished The Rebel's Pledge and loved it. After I finish Before the Scarlet Dawn I'd love to read Beside Two Rivers so sign me up!

    tojoleen-at-gmail-dot-com

    BTW: I'm not sure how I attained a book by Sharon Gerlach, but there it is. Any relation?

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    1. I'm so glad to know you enjoyed The Rebel's Pledge. It was my first full-length novel. Originally I wrote it by hand. I still have the binder it is in.

      I'm not related to Sharon Gerlach. I looked her up and we at opposite ends of the country. I can tell you, I am related to a world famous romance author. She is called the Queen of Romance. Carrie, graciously referred to me as 'the Queen of Scene' the other day...of which I felt so honored to receive such a compliment.

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  21. Hello Ladies!--

    Yes....I believe I will have one of those treats! Thank you so much Carrie! I am come to enjoy the lovely repast near the woodsy area chosen by Rita for the setting of her series. So glad we have a fair day for our dining out-of-doors, or as Lord Chesterfield once put it, a picnic!

    I am looking forward to reading Beyond Two Rivers...will be purchasing it at my Alpha & Omega store that carries your books, Rita, but add me to the giveaway--just in case ;)

    Hope your hubby will enjoy his time in N.Y.--We're getting chilly weather here though.

    Hugs, Rita--and blessings on your further writing endeavors....

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  22. A good day to all of you lovely people! It is such a beautiful day for a tea party. Thank you ever so much for inviting me and my hubby, Jack. We are simply delighted to be here. What is that wonderful aroma wafting this way? Jack, you must fetch me some of whatever that is....go on with you now, I'll be right here waiting.
    Rita, it is so nice to meet you, I am Chaplain Debbie. I must admit that I have not read any of your writings. I recently acquired your writing 'Before the Scarlet Dawn', but I've yet to read it. I am sure I will enjoy it immensely. I would love to own the second book in the series, so please do enter me in the drawing. If it's not one of the choices, I am sure I will enjoy any others that you have written.
    I'd like to introduce my husband to you...now where is he? Oh, there you are....Jack, this is Rita, our lovely hostess. Rita, this is Jack, my husband. He is a sailor, but he is home for a few weeks right now. Well, I am sure you have others to greet, so I will let you go. Come Jack, let's mingle......

    debsbunch5@jesusanswers.com

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    1. I am pleased to meet you, Chaplain Debbie and husband Jack. Thank you so much for coming to our party. It's a little brisk and overcast along the Potomac, but beautiful just the same with the trees turning color.

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    2. Hi DEBBIE!!! So glad to see you came by with Jack and that he got home for a visit! I always love visiting with you here at CQ, too!!

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    1. Oh, that sounds so good right now!

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    2. If either of you need a refill, I'd be glad to do so. And let me see what Mrs. Iacuzzi left for us for a snack tonight.

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    3. And I DO know that ROBIN is a MA member, like Rita and me! Hmmm, must go see who might be getting a little mailer from their zone director soon!!!

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  24. Rita, I am so happy for you. I loved the first book and looking forward to the second.

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    1. You are so kind, Mary. Thank you.

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    2. And MARY, I know you are MA even though you didn't put it on there! Gingerbread with cream sauce for dessert?

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  25. Chaplain Debbie, Robin and Mary--

    Welcome! So good to see you here today! Robin--you've driven right into the past...! And of course, Swabbie Jack...I'm sure he will appreciate the treats too.

    If you are interested in a giveaway--please don't forget to leave your e-mail! And a reminder to become a CQ Follower if you're so inclined. Thanks, and blessings, Ladies!

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    1. Good day, Pat, it is so nice seeing you as well, isn't it lovely to see Pat, Jack? (Jack tips his hat and bows)
      It is a good thing I brought my wrap with me, it is a bit chilly here. But, if I get too cold, I have my husband to keep me warm. (smiles at Jack; Jack smiles back)

      *Jack: If you will excuse me, ladies, I must partake of something to drink. May I get you anything?

      Yes, I would love some lemonade, if you please. Would you care for anything, Pat?

      While Jack gets some drinks, I think I will stroll over and admire the beautiful trees. I do love this time of year!

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    2. I hope Jack tried some of the hot spiced cider. It goes great with the gingerbread that I brought out. It is a tad chilly but the leaves are beginning to change and that warms the heart!

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  26. I have heard so much about this author. Unfortunately, I have not had the chance to read any of her works. It sounds good though.

    ks4readin@yahoo.com

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    1. Another MA (secondary, but it counts!) visitor today. Good to see you Jennifer! If you have room for desert there are chocolate tarts coming out and lovely fresh gingerbread tonight.

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  28. Oh, so happy to see Rita and a tea party in progress! I must say this cover is one of my favorites of the year!! Readers are in for such a treat as the writing is every bit as delicious as the look of the book:)

    I wish I could tarry but duty calls. Sigh. Huge congrats on another great book, Rita, and for the uplifting party here. Bless you all!

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  29. Well, Jack and I have had a marvelous time, Rita. Before we venture home, we will probably take a nice stroll. This weather and view is just too good to pass up. We thank you again for the wonderful invite. We must do this again! Have a pleasant evening and do give my best to one and all! I will leave you with my email once again:
    debsbunch5@jesusanswers.com

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    1. Chaplain Debbie and Jack, so glad you came by!

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    2. Oh, I wish I had been here, instead of at doctor appointments, so that Governor Harry Light Horse Lee and I could have chatted with you, DEBBIE!!!

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  30. Hello Rita. Good to meet you and I love seeing the river and the changing colors of the trees. Beautiful. And, been ages since I've been to a Tea party. Believe I'll take some tea with Honey. All of the books great, and I'd love to win one. Another new author for me. Thanks for the invite. Please put my name in the pit. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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    1. We certainly will, Anon. So glad you stopped by. Such a fun day.

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    2. MAXIE!! Great to see you here! Would you like a refill on your hot tea with honey? Care for gingerbread?

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  31. Sorry for the mistakes. Forgot to edit before sending. All of the books look great, and,,put my name in the pot. Maxie

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    1. Pit was fine too. It's deeper than a pot and maybe that means we have to fill it with a lot more names. But then if we put names in a pot, you have a better chance of winning!

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  32. What a wonderful day for a party! I'm thrilled for you Mistress Rita and am happy to celebrate the launch of your book with a taste of those delicious confections and tea, always tea.

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    1. Thank you, Carla, for your kind words, and for being such an instrumental part of Colonial Quills!

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  33. Oh, a gentleman hasn't bowed and tipped his hat to me in ever so long! So glad you both could make it, Deb; enjoy your tour of the area and journey home.

    Maxie and 4readin --Welcome! You will thoroughly enjoy Rita's books; I have Surrender the Wind and Scarlet Dawn--next up: Beside Two Rivers. (I also need to complete the group with Rebel's Pledge :)

    Jennifer and Laura--it's wonderful to see you here! Thanks for stopping in to CQ-- I know you have very busy writing schedules ladies. Our best to you as well!

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    1. Pat,
      You will love The Rebel's Pledge. Ladies have told me they have enjoyed the hero as the main character...and a chivalrous man Matthew Hale is, too.

      I had never had a man tip his hat to me until in late August my husband Paul and I visited Fort Frederick in western Maryland. A British officer was walking out of the gates, saw me , and tipped his hat. It made me feel like a lady.

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  34. It's been a very busy day here, but I simply had to drop by for a moment to congratulate you, Rita, on your new release and to compliment you on your stunning pink gown! I must say you look as lovely as your book covers! I can only stay a minute, but I'll have a cup of that delicious tea, Carrie, and I believe I will indulge in the crepes with lemon curd. As usual we have a delightful gathering, and what a wonderful setting this is for it!

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    1. Thank you, Joan. I am so honored. You are one of my favorite authors. I wish the pink gown was the real thing and that I could easily pour into it's size. Pat worked a miracle with photoshop.

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    2. I hope you got your tea and crepes, Joan and that you enjoyed them! These parties are so fun!

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  35. Hello! PLEASE enter me!!! I have Before the Scarlet Dawn (book 1, Daughters of the Potomac) and I would LOVE to win Beside Two Rivers (book 2, Daughters of the Potomac) to complete the series so far :)

    Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a) Chavez

    amada_chavez[AT]yahoo{DOT}com

    Acts 16:31 (Read it, Believe it, and Be Saved!!!)

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    1. Amada, Thank you for acquiring Before the Scarlet Dawn. We will certainly put your name in the drawing. There will be a third book in the series coming out in February.

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    2. Wonderful! I will watch for it! :)

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  36. I've never read any of Rita's books, but they look fascinating! Would love to win!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Will put your name in the drawing for sure, Marissa. Thank you so much for coming by and commenting!

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  37. Oh we've gotten more wonderful comments today--thank you ladies! Greetings Carla and Joan--I second Rita's comments, and thank you Carla for your invaluable aid as our resident technical adviser. And Joan as well; hope you enjoy the crepes--Carrie is magical with the lovely treats she has in store for our CQ gatherings. Enjoy!

    Welcome Amada (lovely name :) and Marissa--consider yourselves signed in for the giveaway!

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    1. Pat, thanks for being the regular hostess for this tea party, set on your Monday! Really appreciate your work on this event! Blessings!

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  38. sorry that i am late for the tea party...i hope that i can still enjoy a cup w/ all of you.

    rita, looking forward to reading your latest novel.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Karen, sweetie, good to see you here! I am about to make myself a cup of green tea with ginger and some great cherry honey from Michigan in it. Care to partake?

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  39. i am sorry to say that with all my reading (and i readily admit i am a readaholic) i have not yet read any novels by Rita. i would love to change that by winning one. Thanks for the chance!

    marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

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    1. My wonderful contributors on Overcoming Through Time - With God's Help have been raving about this book and I plan to read it very soon myself. Best wishes, Marianne!

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  40. I have Scarlet Dawn downloaded on Kindle but have yet to read it yet. Have heard great things about Rita's writing!
    Amy C
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Amy, if you read and post a review let me know and we can put a link to the review up top in the header where we do announcements! Blessings!

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  41. I also have Scarlet Dawn downloaded to read on my Kindle, but haven't gotten around to it yet! Would love to ad number two in the series to my collection.

    Patty
    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Patty, I will make the same offer I made Amy (see above.) Blessings!

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  42. thanks for the chance to win one of Rita's books.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  43. Well, it appears I'm terribly late for the party as usual!! I do hope you can forgive me!! I fear I've traveled a long way and could use a piece of chocolate cake to strengthen me again. :-)
    However, let me add my praise to Rita's books! I've read every single one of them and adored them all. She's right in that they aren't your typical sweet romance.. they are more like historic epics that really move you... stories and characters you'll think about long after you turn the final page.
    Well, I'm off to find that cake!!!

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    1. Governor Harry Light Horse Lee is here with me and recalls with great delight how enchanted he was to meet you in Charleston at your soiree, MaryLu. He is also terribly late and requests chocolate cake also, so I shall fetch it forth for both of you! Governor Lee requests fruit punch and I imagine you might enjoy that, too. Governor Lee comments that the setting is "lovely."

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    2. Oh.. please tell the Governor that the pleasure was all mine! And I can't thank you enough for bringing me some cake and punch. What a wonderful hostess.. and yes, indeed, the setting is exquisitely refreshing. I believe I'll sit and stay awhile.

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    3. He has been working on homework...um, er, his paperwork. He SO loves these events and was so disappointed he'd missed day one, yesterday. It is a lovely setting that Rita selected. The governor approved. I believe he traveled through this area when he served during the American Revolution.

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  44. Congratulations, Rita! I need to check this one out; it sounds wonderful. :) Love that area, too - it holds many fond vacation memories for my family and me.

    Thanks so much to CQ for sharing this today!

    Blessings,
    Karen
    klange61AThotmailDOTcom

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  45. Hello Everyone.
    Please forgive me for being so late to day 2 of our tea party. It's been a hectic day, the details of which I shall not bore you with. Now that the day is winding down, I can sit down and have a visit.
    Many thanks to all of you that stopped by and read the post, to all of you that have posted a comment. There has been other authors here as well, like MaryLu, Joan, Carla, Mary, and Laura. I hope you look into their books too.
    If I missed anyone, please chime in.

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  46. Rita, I loved the first book and I can't wait to get this one. I also love that period in history and that area. I am a transplanted New Yorker,(I am now in Florida). I will never tire of the rich history.
    Linda Cacaci
    LinCaca3@aol.com

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    1. Hi Linda,
      New York is also full of history. Hubby is headed up there tomorrow AM to go fly fishing for salmon.

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  47. Wonderful to learn more about you, Rita. You are
    so pretty in your pink dress. I am new to your books but love to read and would love to have a printed copy of Beside Two Rivers.
    godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. The covers for these books are really beautiful! I have the first book on my Kindle I plan to read soon and I'd love to win a copy of the sequel!

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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  49. Hope I made it on time. I would love to win and read these. I love those that are more than romance and characters are flawed. God bless.
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

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  50. Wed Oct 3rd,
    "Thank-you for the tea invite Rita, and, good morning !"
    (Day 3 ... I feel like the rabbit who was late in 'Alice in Wonderland' !)
    Absolutely loved "Before the Scarlet Dawn", which I own. And am most excited to read the newest sequel, "Beside Two Rivers", which I have yet to own. Your story-line is wonderful -- the characters, their lives, the scenery/landscape ... all of it !
    Yes, please enter me for a chance to win "Beside Two Rivers".
    And thank-you for this opportunity.
    Take care, and, God Bless, In Him, Brenda Hurley
    brennie7@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Brenda,
      So glad you liked Before the Scarlet Dawn. Thank you for coming by.

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    2. Brenda Hurley is our WINNER of "Beside Two Rivers" by Rita Gerlach and published by Abingdon Press! Congrats!!!

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  51. Enter me!!!
    Sarah Richmond
    sarahrichmond.12@gmail.com

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    1. I will!!! Drawing is Saturday night and announced Sunday!

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  52. I have not read any of these books yet. I would love the chance to be able start now though!! :D

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    1. SAMANTHA, great to see you here! Yes, we'd love for you to read them, too!

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  53. I have both books 1 and 2 on my wish list. I love Rita's books. Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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    1. That is because you are a discerning reader and know those look great! hope you get to read them soon!

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  54. Sounds like a neat series --great to see lesser used time periods featured in historical fiction!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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    1. Hey! We haven't seen you here for a while! Thanks!

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  55. All the talk about tea makes me really want to drink lots and lots of it!

    I would love to win your book, thanks!

    Becky

    ischu9@aol.com

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    1. Becky, I love tea, too! And colonial books, of course! About to do the drawing.

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