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Dear Readers,

I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone by since I signed the contract with Abingdon Press for this series in 2010. So many of my readers have been in touch with me about this next book, expressing their anticipation to find out what happens next and how I conclude the series. I think Beyond the Valley is my favorite out of the three. Sarah seemed to resonate 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. I hope for those who have read books 1 and 2 in the series will read Beyond the Valley to discover how Sarah came to River Run and the many trials she faced and the love she finds in a compassionate physician, Alex Hutton.



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.


Praise for Beyond the Valley

Beyond the Valley is a delightful escape of adventure and romance and a sweeping saga of tragedy and hope that you won’t want to miss!  (5 Stars)                                                      MaryLu Tyndall, author of the Surrender to Destiny Series

Creating characters with intense realism and compassion is one of Gerlach’s gifts. Her books typically involve dramatic situations, giving her characters a chance to rise above their adversity. Beyond the Valley is a shining example of that, reminding us that we are never forsaken. This is the third in the Daughters of the Potomac series. Sarah’s character was introduced in the first novel, Before the Scarlet Dawn, and now she has her own heart-wrenching story that takes us from England to Virginia and Maryland. The historic setting is vividly descriptive, bringing the story to life, almost becoming a character unto itself. You may shed some tears, but you’ll come away with deep contentment and satisfaction of a story well told.                                           (Review in RT (Romantic Times) Book Reviews Magazine – 4 stars)

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Book 3 in the Daughters of the Potomac series, Beyond the Valley, is available in ebook and paperback in all fine bookstores.



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By |2016-12-20T19:30:01+00:00March 10th, 2013|Easy Writer|6 Comments


  1. Sally Shupe March 10, 2013 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    This sounds like an amazing book!!!

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  2. Jackie Tessnair March 10, 2013 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    I would love to win and read this book.Thanks for the

  3. Krystyna Bellamy March 11, 2013 at 12:09 am - Reply

    Hi Kathi,
    I just read 4 chapters of your latest book ” The Moses Quilt ” and so far both my husband and I love it.
    We read one chapter every night. I would like to win and read this book ‘Beyond the Valley’ as it sounds very interesting. Rita Gerlach sounds like a wonderful writer as well. Thank you for this chance to win it…

  4. Nancee March 11, 2013 at 1:13 am - Reply

    I enjoyed your feature of Rita Gerlach and Beyond The Valley! It sounds like a wonderful story. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  5. Rita Gerlach March 11, 2013 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for featuring my newest release, Beyond the Valley. Your blog looks wonderful, and I’m so honored to be here. God bless all your writing efforts.

  6. Loretta March 12, 2013 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    This looks to be a very good read, would like to know what happens to Sarah.

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