Monday, December 5, 2016

Surround Me REVIEW and GIVEAWAY!

About the Book

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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

image5-jpgMarguerite 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.
My Thoughts:  
This is a really good book, especially if you are a history buff, like me. The Revolutionary period is one of my favorites to study. Just sit and imagine the struggle those in that time faced. The nation was just forming, they were faced with mounting uncertainty in the face of breaking away from England and monarchy. Families were torn apart, and friendships severed. Not to mention, the war itself. Spies, allies, enemies, etc...it's all so intriguing to me. Marguerite Martin Gray captures this tumultuous time beautifully in Surround Me, Book two in her Revolutionary Faith series. Her writing style is easy to follow, well researched, and the pacing is flow are both pleasing. The characters are lively, and well fleshed, with personalities that grow and evolve as the book progresses. The settings and plot are well describe, and make you feel like you are truly there. Well done! 

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.

Blog Stops

December 2: A Reader’s Brain
December 3: Moments Dipped in Ink
December 4: Lane Hill House
December 4: Karen Sue Hadley
December 6: A Greater Yes
December 7: Proverbial Reads
December 10: Bigreadersite
December 10: Bibliophile Reviews
December 12: Pause for Tales
December 13: A Path of Joy

Giveaway

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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 the link below to enter. Be sure to comment on this blog post to claim nine extra entries in the giveaway! https://promosimple.com/ps/aa5c

**I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.**

2 comments:

  1. I love historical books. Would love to win!

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  2. Looks like a great book Thanks for sharing this on your blog

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