Before the Scarlet Dawn is the first book by Rita Gerlach that I have read.
The story beguns in England in 1775 and moves across the ocean to the new world. Hayward Morgan (English gentleman) and Eliza Bloome (vicar's daughter) had no idea what to expect. This novel ends with many questions unanswered. I can't wait for the next book in this series to find out what has happened to Howard and Eliza.
I really enjoyed learning about what our ancestors may have experienced. We really have no idea how blessed our lives are because of the faith others lived out to endure very difficult times.