ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
"Romantic historical fiction that has an inspirational bent, is one way people can escape the cares of life and be transported back to a time of raw courage and ideal love," she says. "The goal of my writing is to give readers a respite, and inspire them to live fully and gratefully."
In many of her stories, she writes about the struggles endured by early colonists, with a sprinkling of both American and English history. Currently she is writing a new historical series for Abingdon Press entitled 'Daughters of the Potomac'. See her 'Novels In Progress' page on her website to learn more.
There are other novels on her list to be published, and a proposal for another book series.
She was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in a large family in the Maryland suburbs. Her family claims that storytelling is their blood, handed down from centuries of Irish storytellers. Rita believes there just may be something to that theory.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Eliza Bloome. Her dark beauty and spirited ways are not enough to win him, due to her station in life.
Circumstances throw Eliza in Hayward’s path, and they flee to America to escape the family conflicts. But as war looms, it's a temporary reprieve. Hayward
joins the revolutionary forces and what follows is a struggle for survival, a test of faith, and the quest to find lasting love in an unforgiving wilderness.
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This was in interesting book. Eliza is a strong girl who knows her mind and wants to marry for love. Hayward is interesting hes had a rough upbringing which explains some of his thinking but at times he annoyed me. Its interesting how sometimes if a person just stepped back and looked at a situation as if it was someone else they would accept it but for themselves they just cant seem to think rationally. This seems to happen with Hayward at times. Eliza and Heyward leave for America around the time the Revolutionary War is about to start and they must decide who to support. I found the story interesting and kept me interested to the end. I have to say there were many surprises in the book that I hadn't expected. An interesting read.