Beyond the Valley: Daughters of the Potomac -, Book 3

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Abingdon Press, Feb 1, 2013 - Fiction
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When Sarah Carr's husband Jamie drowns, her young life is shattered and takes a turn that she never expected. Pregnant and now widowed, she reaches out to Jamie's family for help but they are unwilling. Instead they devise a plan to have her kidnapped and taken to the Colonies to live a life of servitude.

In the wilds of Maryland, Sarah endures the hardships of being indentured and the debasement of being a woman. In despair, she offers up faithful prayers that are answered. But Sarah's new life in the Colonies finds her surrounded by a family's whirlwind of secrets, while she hopes the young doctor she loves will bring her freedom.

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User Review  - Kathleen L. Maher -

Rita is a new author to me. I have heard raves about earlier works,and was eager to delve into her newest, Beyond the Valley. I was enchanted by her imaginative story world, her solid grasp of history ... Read full review

How many pickles can one young woman get into?

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I loved the way Rita wound the thread in Beyond the Valley so skillfully in and around the fabric of the rest of the Daughers of the Potomac Series. Great job! When her husband tries to salvage goods ... Read full review

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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

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