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Thursday, October 26, 2023

About the Book

Book: Promise Me Christmas

Author: Marguerite Martin Gray

Genre: Christian Historical Romance, Christmas

Release Date: October 17, 2023

Would Amy ever see him as anything other than a former Loyalist who destroyed her home? 

One more building, one more road, one more disaster reconstructed.

But George Elliot remains trapped in the past, reliving his role in the destruction of Charles Town. Through the support of his family and two Patriot generals, he is allowed to pursue a life among them but struggles to find purpose. Forgiveness lurks but has not quite settled his unsteady heart.

Amy Engle strives to help the men who are alive but hurting through her work at the hospital. Some men fail to grasp God’s forgiveness and struggle to heal mentally from the brutality of war…George Elliot being one of them. These men need a place to heal, and Amy proposes to open a mission to do just that with George at the helm. Amy’s prayer is that this will give George purpose and confidence.

What she didn’t count on was her heart’s commitment to the man.

With the devastation of war that left nothing unscathed, the people of Charles Town could use a dose of Christmas miracles. If there are any that remain after the devastation of war.

Can they determine in their hearts to find comfort in love, promises, and forgiveness?


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About the Author

Marguerite Martin Gray is the author of Hold Me Close, Surround Me, Bring Me Near, Draw Me to Your Side, and Wait for Me– Revolutionary Faith Series Books 1-5, Labor of Love and Promise of Purity, Gardens in Time Series Books 1 and 2, and Room for Love, Suamalie Islands Year One. Besides researching her novels, she enjoys studying history and writing fiction. An avid traveler and reader, she teaches French and Spanish online. She currently lives in North Louisiana with her husband and rescue pets. Her two adult children and t

wo grandsons keep her up to date and young.

More from Marguerite

I have desired to revisit my beloved characters and charming Charles Town. The Lestarjette family and their potential adventures sprout to life in my imagination if not on paper. Marriages, jobs, children, new nation?

In Promise Me Christmas I get a glimpse into the colorful lives of familiar heroes and heroines, villains and enemies, major and minor roles as after war scenarios surface. As minor, supporting characters make their presence known, I realize in life there are no minor roles. Each human being has a purpose and a God-given mission.

Think about all the people who stand in the peripheries of your life. They are as important in the scheme of life as your close family and friends. In this novella, I hope to emphasize God’s promises and hopes through people who are flawed, hurting, healing, and making efforts to exist and prosper in a town devasted by war, death, and poverty.

We might not have gone through a war, siege, and occupation by enemy forces, but we can grasp the hopes and promises of Christmas through the lenses of sickness, death, broken relationships, financial woes, and natural disasters.

I hope you enjoy this Christmas novella from my heart of hope and promises to yours.


Oh how I love this time period and the beautiful way the author helps us travel back in time. With her creativity,  readers feel like they have time traveled to 1783. It sure was a time of rebuilding and rekindling broken relationships. George is so down on himself for things that he did to help out during the war. He had good intentions but he can’t forgive himself. Some people may be partly to blame since they tend to blame him for being a traitor of sorts. Of course he wasn’t but how can he justify himself to everyone? 

I loved how we  see George wanting to rebuild a relationship with someone he cares very deeply for. I was cheering him on as he became bolder at times. I wonder if he realizes that  the  very person he cares for shares the same feelings for him? 

Any has decided that her mission  is  to help George. Now she must get him to see his worth. What a surprise she received when George asks her to go to the ball with him, so “rescue George from himself ,” has begun. I loved this so much because Amy wanted to show George that God  has forgiven him. Now he needs to forgive himself and learn to trust again. The scene at the ball was an unnecessary bash of George. We still see people who don’t trust George  and call him out in the middle  of the ballroom. Thank goodness there were some who stood up for George. Surely he will see that  not everyone thinks he is a bad person.  

I loved how the author slowly gives George a desire to change and accept that he has been forgiven. Old relationships rebuild and redemption is  felt by someone who once was lost. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

“I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” 

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 25

Texas Book-aholic, October 26

Betti Mace, October 27

Bliss, Books & Jewels, October 28 (Author Interview)

Holly’s Book Corner, October 28

Connie’s History Classroom, October 29

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 30

A Reader’s Brain, October 31 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 1

She Lives To Read, November 2

For Him and My Family, November 3

By The Book, November 4 (Author Interview)

Splashes of Joy, November 4

lakesidelivingsite, November 5

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 6

For the Love of Literature, November 7 (Author Interview)


To celebrate her tour, Margeurite is giving away  the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my book today. Happy reading everyone!

  3. This looks like an entertaining read. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  4. I'm ready to go back to 1783 to experience a Christmas ball and enjoy an inspirational romance.