SURRENDER THE WIND
BY RITA GERLACH
I didn’t think this book would turn out the way it did. I thought it was a historical romance, but was surprised to find it satisfyingly suspenseful, too. I love suspense.
In Surrender the Wind, American Revolutionary, Seth Braxton finds he has inherited his grandfather’s estate in England. He’s not much interested in the property, but looks forward to reuniting with his sister, Caroline, who, motherless, had been taken to live with her grandfather at the onset of the war. Seth arrives in Devonshire to find his sister grieving over the death of her young son. Seth meets Caroline’s best friend, Juleah, who has been a great comfort to his sister. Gentle, yet independent, she captures Seth’s heart. But in the midst of their happiness, a sinister enemy lies in wait to claim not only the ancestral home of Seth’s grandfather, but he means to have Juleah, as well.
At first, I thought I’d have a hard time getting through the book, because it begins with a scene from the war. I’m not so fond of war stuff. But that was only the Prologue. Once Chapter one started, I didn’t want to stop reading. When I did have to stop (or household chores would never get done, and my family would not have eaten meals), I found myself wondering what would happen to those characters. Rita Gerlach very cleverly crafted an intense thrill ride I won’t soon forget. I highly recommend this book to all those who like historicals, romance, and suspense.
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