Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Book Review with a Giveaway: Draw Me to Your Side by Marguerite Martin Gray

About the Book

Book: Draw Me To Your Side
Author: Marguerite Martin Gray
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: February 25, 2020

Warships 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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My Review

Draw Me To Your Side is the fourth book in the Revolutionary Faith series.  While it does read well as a stand-alone, I have enjoyed getting to know these characters and following their story through the previous books in the series.  

Louis and Elizabeth are both dedicated to the cause of freedom from England's rule.  They have demonstrated this through their words and actions.  However, as the war looms closer and closer, their commitment to the cause must be reaffirmed.  Louis wants a world free from the tyranny and oppression for his family.  Elizabeth, a mother of a one-year old, with another on the way, fears for the safety and well-being of her family and friends.  The author really delved into the thoughts that these characters were pondering.  It is one thing to declare your allegiance to the cause of freedom when war is still far away.  It is another thing to remain true to the cause and stay the course and do the right thing when the danger is immediate, and these characters did just that.  They also verbalized their commitment to the Lord and their dependence on Him, which was very encouraging.

I think that this book is the best-written of the books I have read by this author, and the cover was beautiful.

Historical romance readers and those with a special interest in the Revolutionary War will certainly enjoy this book.

I received an ARC of this book from the author, through Celebrate Lit, for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

About the Author

Marguerite 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!
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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 great read.

  2. Kathy, thank you for your wonderful review! This series sounds fascinating.