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Saturday, March 28, 2020

draw me to your side

About the Book

Book:  Draw Me To Your Side
Author: Marguerite Martin Gray
Genre:  Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: February 25, 2020
Draw Me to Your Side frontWarships in the harbor explode with battle cries for freedom in the hearts of Charles Town’s Patriots.
 Charles Town, South Carolina, 1776—With the British war ships threatening his family and livelihood, Louis Lestarjette commits to aid Francis Marion, Christopher Gadsden, Silas Deane and other fiery Patriots with secret correspondences in code and in French. Although not convinced that the colonies can succeed in separation from Britain, he abides by his word—available with funds, his time, and if necessary, even his life.
 Louis’ potential volatile role leaves Elizabeth Lestarjette uncertain of the future. Add to that her impending confinement, the secret missions her friends embark on, and the ever-encroaching danger into her domestic world, and the cost of independence grows steeper with each passing day. How will her family survive the coming turbulence?  How will she survive not being an active part of it?  One thing is certain, she must draw to God’s side or lose heart altogether.
 Draw Me to Your Side… a prayer whispered against the coming destruction.

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I always look forward to reading a book by this author. She is able to capture the time period with precision that makes you feel part of the book. This story is rich in history and allows readers to visualize the uproar going on in the colonies. . It must have been so scary for Elizabeth to know her husband was in danger. I felt compassion for Elizabeth as she sees destruction growing closer to her. She feels left out as her friends engage in secret missions and her husband withholds information from her. 
This time period is especially interesting because it talks about the colonies and the fight to be free.  The secrecy that went on was intriguing as messages were delivered under fierce danger. The closeness of the colonies were apparent and as they come together to fight for freedom, a new chapter in history is written. I could understand the turmoil Elizabeth felt as she worried about the children. What kind of future will they have? I often thought the same thing as my three boys were growing up. Even today we have wars brewing and a future that at times seems hopeless. The faith factor in the story is excellent and I loved the scriptures the author uses. There is heartbreak, danger, secrets and a story that bring some  families together  while others are torn apart. I loved how the author lets us glimpse into Elizabeth and Louis’s lives as they try to keep their family safe. 
Each book in this series has been well written but I think this one has to be my favorite. It delves more into how a war affects relationships and gives an honest look at the struggles each character deals with. We witness a new life coming into the world that for a moment erases the horror going on in the country. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did. 
“These are the times that try men’s souls. Tyranny is not easily conquered.”
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion. 

About the Author

Marguerite GrayMarguerite Martin Gray enjoys history especially when combined with fiction. An avid traveler and reader, she teaches Spanish and French and has degrees in Spanish, French, and Journalism from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She received her MA in English from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Presently, she lives in north Louisiana with her husband and rescue cats.

More from Marguerite

I have always loved history, probably because my father took me to every historical site he could find on our travels. As I listened to him tell the story of our ancestors to a group of tourists at our Antebellum home, I suddenly realized that he was weaving tales about my own blood line. Very soon after that I flew to Charleston, South Carolina and began my research. From that first of many trips, my Revolutionary Faith Series arrived.
Draw Me to Your Side is Book Four of the series. The titles play a very significant role in the series, each having a dual meaning. The human element is obvious. Although the series is more historical than romance, the titles offer a glimpse into a potential romance. The other element is spiritual. God is the one who weaves his love and hope into their lives.
If you love book titles as I do, as you read this series, see if you can determine the dual meanings of Hold Me Close, Surround Me, Bring Me Near, and now Draw Me to Your Side.
Happy Reading!

Blog Stops

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Emily Yager, April 1
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To celebrate her tour, Marguerite is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon Card and a copy of the eBook!!
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  1. I liked the review. Sounds like a good book.

  2. This review is lovely. I too could feel all of the emotions of the characters as they prepared for a war coming to their town. We have watched Louis and Elizabeth grow in their love and Faith, throughout this series, and the setting of book 4 is trying and worrisome. Elizabeth does her best to focus on caring for her child and herself with child, while observing her family and friends risk their lives for the defense of their town.

  3. I enjoy historical fiction and this sounds like a terrific read.

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