About the Book
Returning to Charles Town, Louis faces obstacles surrounding his engagement to Elizabeth and a city questioning its role in a volatile resistance to British rule.
As the dark curtain of the rumors of revolution threatens to descend, Louis Lestarjette pursues his relationship with Elizabeth even as the emotion and physical struggles set the course for a life of changes. Will his commitment to God stay firm or will the tide of change cause fear and flight?
The chance of reconciliation with England moves further out to sea leaving Elizabeth Elliott on the shores of surrender to a greater challenge. Although others of unwavering courage give her strength, she must choose to allow God’s love to surround her. How can she enter into a marriage during a time of uncertainty? Will selfish, safer options take her away from Louis and his love?
About the Author
Marguerite Martin Gray is the author of Hold Me Close—Revolutionary Faith Book One. She enjoys the study of history and writing fiction. An avid traveler and reader, she teaches French and has degrees in French, Spanish, and Journalism from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and a MA in English from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Marguerite is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Abilene Writers Guild, and Daughters of the American Revolution. Originally from Louisiana, she currently lives in Abilene with her husband.
Guest Post from Marguerite Martin Gray
About ten years ago I stood in the front bedroom of my parent’s antebellum house listening to my father tell stories about his ancestors–my ancestors while waving around a silver candlestick–my eight times great-grandfather’s gift to his bride. A story was born and I was off to Charleston, S.C.
Surround Me book two in Marguerite Martin Gray’s Revolutionary Faith series is another beautifully written and richly researched historical novel. Filled with countless historical details and delightful characters, Gray captivates readers, especially history buffs, with this wonderful story taking place during the pre-Revolutionary War in South Carolina; with stirrings from the Sons and Daughters of Liberty and mentioning of Britain’s Tea Act and the colonies rebellions against it. This story revolves around the romance of French-man Louis Lestarjette and colonist and British Elizabeth Elliott during this time of confusion and unrest. Gray beautifully brings to life historical events, as well as the stories of her characters, pulling readers in from the beginning all the way until the very end. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy historical fiction.
Series: Revolutionary Faith
Genre: historical, Christian, Womens
Publisher: WestBow Press
Publication date: September 19, 2016
Number of pages: 228
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 4 stars
Other books in the series:
1-Hold Me Close
A review copy of the book was provided by the author via CelebrateLit. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
To celebrate their tour, Marguerite is giving away a print copy of Hold Me Close and Surround Me, a print copy of A Spy’s Devotion by Melanie Dickerson, a $10 Amazon Card, and a Yorkshire Gold Box of Tea! Click HERE to enter. Be sure to comment on this blog post to claim nine extra entries in the giveaway!
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