Monday, October 15, 2012


In this series from Revell, three World War II flight nurses discover friendship, love, and peril in the skies and on the shores of the Mediterranean.

book cover: with every letterWith Every Letter, September 2012 — now available at your local bookstore, or on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and

As part of a morale-building program, World War II flight nurse Lt. Mellie Blake begins an anonymous correspondence with Army engineer Lt. Tom MacGilliver in North Africa. As their letters crisscross the Atlantic, they develop a deep friendship. But when they're both transferred to Algeria, will their future be held hostage by the past—or will they reveal their identities?



Historical romance specialist Sundin opens another WWII-era series with a well-researched and absorbing tale…Sundin has such a gift for compelling scenes and details…WWII-era fans won’t be able to put it down. ~ Publishers Weekly

poster: more nurses neededFour and a Half Stars. “Sundin skillfully uses alternating point of view between Mellie and Tom and pulls readers into their lives. The themes of anonymity and growing love linking the two makes this story a romantic read.” ~ RT Book Reviews

On Distant Shores, June 2013 — Lt. Georgie Taylor serves as a flight nurse in Sicily and Italy, while the goals of pharmacist Sgt. John "Hutch" Hutchinson are frustrated at every turn. As Georgie and Hutch care for American soldiers, tragedy brings them together. But will their differences keep them apart?
With Every Beat (working title), June 2014 — Flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, but C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper is immune to her charms. Throughout Italy and southern France, as she evacuates the wounded and he delivers paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them where they don't want to go.

Wings of Glory, a three-book series of historical romances, follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force in World War II.

cover: A Distant Melody 
A Distant Melody: (book 1) available from Revell at your local bookstore or on-line at Amazon,, or Barnes and Noble.
Allie Miller is promised to a man she doesn’t love, but Lt. Walter Novak, a furloughed B-17 bomber pilot, captures her heart. Will she honor her family’s wishes or take a chance on true love?


Sundin’s debut Christian historical romance introduces an emotionally gripping, detail-rich but fast-paced trilogy. Romance readers and military history buffs will find much of interest here. ~Booklist
Editors’ Choice. 

An impressive World War II romance full of courage, sacrifice, and lessons learned. The time Sundin has put into researching aviation during the war is evident, and she does an excellent job weaving those details into the story. Perfectly plotted, dramatic and full of tension, this is an excellent start to the new Wings of Glory series. Highly recommended. ~Historical Novels Review

a memory between us cover 
A Memory Between Us (book 2) available from Revell at your local bookstore or on-line at Amazon,, or Barnes & Noble.
Maj. Jack Novak has never failed to meet a challenge until he meets Lt. Ruth Doherty, a striking nurse with a shameful secret. Can Jack break down her defenses? Or are they destined to go their separate ways?
2011 Finalist in the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Awards
On Booklist's 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction List


Starred Review. Sundin’s second wartime inspirational romance…is an exceptional read. Sundin’s novel features characters living large under emotional and physical stress, while the setting provides invaluable details and insights into the wartime mindset. –Booklist

Four and a Half Stars. Strong historical facts woven together with persuasive characters makes A Memory Between Us…a gripping tale of war, intrigue and love. Tight, skillful writing is an added perk to this must-read romance. –RT Book Reviews.

cover: Blue Skies Tomorrow 
Blue Skies Tomorrow (book 3): available from Revell at your local bookstore or on-line at Amazon,, or Barnes & Noble.
Young widow Helen Carlisle buries her pain in volunteer work, but the sparks of her romance with Lt. Raymond Novak fling them both into peril. Can they find the courage they need to face their trials?


Four and a half stars. With strong historical detail and superb characters, this may be the best yet. A great read for those who love romance, WWII-era settings or just satisfying stories. –RT Book Reviews

In her third WWII-set Christian romance, Sundin skillfully addresses several difficult issues...and invests her protagonists with the resilience of hope born out of faith. –Booklist

(Posted with permission from Sarah's website)

Friday, October 5, 2012

After a long anticipated wait BESIDE TWO RIVERS has been released! Book 2 in the Daughters of the Potomac series.

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 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.
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?
Beside Two Rivers is the sequel to Before the Scarlet Dawn.


"Beside Two Rivers is much more than the sequel to Rita Gerlach’s popular Before the Scarlet Dawn. It’s the heart-rending story of true love threatened by secrets and deceit, of family torn apart by tragedy, and most of all, of the redeeming power of love and faith. Filled with vivid descriptions of life along the Potomac and rural England during the late 18th century, this is a story that will linger in readers’ memories." - Amanda Cabot, author of Summer of Promise and Christmas Roses
"Beside Two Rivers stirred me like no other book has. Rita Gerlach has an epic style to her writing that is guaranteed to sweep you away to another place and time. With a deeply emotional storyline, characters of uncommon depth, heart-throbbing romance, and the boundless love of family lost and regained, this is truly a magnificent novel!" - MaryLu Tyndall, author of the Surrender to Destiny Series and Veil of Pearls
"This is the epitome of romance with a flavor of Persuasion. I definitely had a flavor of regency in the wilderness that touched me like no other. Bring in a mix of Jane Austen with a kick of Laura Frantz and I'm on every page. Goodness, just looking back at my thoughts I feel like Rita Gerlach is presenting the best of all my favorite authors on the page! That and with Darcy's wit she even gives me a humor worthy of Mary Connealy. Could it get any better?” - Margaret Chind,
"What do you get when you combine authentic history, picturesque settings, dynamic characters and a feels-like-you're-there storyline? You get a Rita Gerlach novel, and in Beside Two Rivers, book two in her Daughters of the Potomac series, she delivers all that and more. My advice to readers: Make room for this one on your "keepers shelf." My advice to Rita: save space on your "awards wall," because this tale is sure to earn a bunch!" - Loree Lough, best-selling author of more than 85 award-winning books, including Honor Redeemed, book two in the First Responders series

 Actors Rita would choose if Beside Two Rivers was made into a movie…or her dream of a Masterpiece Theater Series.    
 British actor Dan Stevens as Ethan ~ British actress Imogen Poots as Darcy    
 Beside Two Rivers is available in both ebook and paperback in bookstores everywhere.
 Side Note: Book 3 in the series, ‘Beyond the Valley’, will be released February, 2013, and is available for preorder.
After a long anticipated wait, Beside Two Rivers, by Rita Gerlach, book 2 in The Daughters of the Potomac Series, is now available. Beside Two Rivers is a tale of love won and love lost, and the faith to find it again. Eliza's daughter seeks to unravel a lifetime of memories and the absence of her parents, unaware that the young Englishman who loves her holds the answers. 

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