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When Sarah's husband, Jamie, drowns, her young life is shattered and takes a turn that she never expected. Pregnant and now widowed, she reaches out to Jamie's family for help, but they are unwilling. Instead they devise a plan to have her kidnapped. She is deceived and taken aboard a ship headed for the Chesapeake to be sold as an indentured servant, bound to unspeakable hardship and forced into the same harsh world she left.

Caught in the talons of servitude, she falls in love with a young, conscientious doctor, Alex Hutton, who has arrived in Virginia to care for his widowed sister-in-law and two young nieces. Called back to serve in Washington's army, he promises he will return for her, gain her freedom, and wed her. Other plans are made for Sarah when her owner finds himself bankrupt and sells her the first chance he gets. She's taken out into the frontier, captured by Indians, and faces unbearable hardship.

When the mistress of River Run along the Potomac encounters Sarah's plight after she has escaped, Eliza Morgan pities her, and a way is made for Sarah to remain with her and for her to care for Eliza's young daughter, Darcy. Revolution has ignited in America, and together they endure many hardships that bring them together in friendship. But when Sarah learns that Zachary Halston, a local landowner, has seduced Eliza, she is troubled about what to do. Grateful for Eliza's kindness, Sarah is forever bound to keep silent. She promises Eliza never to reveal the secret that Ilene is Eliza's child, even at the risk of living a life in shame if her master should ever discover the truth upon his return.

Trapped in Eliza and Hayward's troubled lives, Sarah flees River Run. Will she make her way back to Alex and freedom as he searches the wilderness for her? Or will her hopes be crushed at the hands of the man who deceived her long ago in Cornwall when she faced destitution?

©2013 Rita Gerlach (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Dark and painful

I don’t know how I finished this book. I did have to skip some sections. It was so painful to listen to! I don’t know how Sarah endured so much. I wish she had more back bone and was able to inform the authorities of all the wrongdoings and horrors she went through. It was so unfair and frustrating to listen to. Less is more. Wish we learned the fates of the secondary characters. Needed more closure and attention to time after they found each other.

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This is a beautiful story that I really enjoyed reading

This is a great story I recommend it to those who enjoy good clean reading. It is a nice story that reminds me kind of of the book of Hosea. It is a story of redemption. Human beings are not supposed to be bought or sold. Unfortunately, even in today’s world, they still are.

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Another Great Story!

The third in the Daughter's of the Potomac series was just as great as the first two stories! Rita Gerlach is a wonderfully talented author that, in my opinion, compares to Jane Austin. Looking forward to the next great read !

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Amazing book

Loved the narration ,I just loved the Bible quotations , the plot keeps you on your toes . Great great book overall

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Third wish there was another

I enjoyed these books so much. The mixture of adventure and romance was refreshing and heartwarming.

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Sarah’s Story

I really appreciated the fact that Sarah’s faith brought her through every hardship. It’s wonderful to see a character grow & not lose hope in God. Well written.

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Just Great

I leas so excited over the first book in the series could not wait to hear the next book. With each one it was so good. I thank you so much . Ann from Virgina

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Fantastic book and narration

I loved all three books in this series! The narration is the best I've heard . I look forward to more books by Rita Gerlach.

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I'm so glad to have all the loose ends tied up. Who doesn't love a happy ending?

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Spell binding

I absolutely loved this author l couldn't stop listening. The story never ended the way that l expected. definitely recommend.