Draw Me to Your Side is Book #4 in author Marguerite Martin Gray’s Revolutionary Faith Series. This Christian Historical Romance is filled with history, adventure, romance, and faith. I have not read the other three books in the series, but after reading this page turning delight, I certainly will.
Author Gray has a beautiful style of writing. History was brought alive on the pages of her novel. I was instantly invested in the story. The characters are well rounded, relatable, and true to life. Their conversations flow easily and sound authentic. Gray has done her research well and it is evident in the details. This is a well planned, organized, and extremely well done novel.
To begin with the cover is mesmerizing. Elizabeth’s emotion is clearly captured on it and vividly on the inside pages. Set in Charles Town, South Carolina in the historic year 1776, the colonies and Britain are at war. It is a time of great unrest and uncertainty. Reading this book made me feel the conflict and trials that were happening. My emotions paralleled Elizabeth’s as I felt her pain and questions.
There are so many issues the author tackles in her novel that are timeless. We see family disputes, secrets, loyalty, hope, love, respect and disrespect, faith, and God woven throughout the pages beautifully. It tells of the many sacrifices to break free and establish this country. At times I teared up thinking how united they were and how divided we are now.
I definitely recommend this book. Since it is book four you would benefit from reading the other three before picking up this one. It is a captivating Christian historical romantic delight. It receives a 4 out of 5 stars from me. I received a copy from Celebrate Lit but these are my honest words.
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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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.
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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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6 thoughts on “Draw Me to Your Side Book Tour and Giveaway by Celebrate Lit”
Thank you so very much for your review! You are an encouragement. Have a great day!
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I agree with your assessment of Mrs. Gray’s writing. She shows such understanding of her characters’ emotions and paints the historical time vividly. It is a joy to read her work.
I wonder how united they really were? I’ve read a few books from a different perspective that indicate that there were a significant number of people who didn’t support the Revolution but didn’t have much choice in what happened.
Thanks so much for sharing your book and for the giveaway also. Greatly appreciated!
Thank you for your wonderful review! This series sounds like a must read. 🙂
I enjoy historical fiction and this sounds like a very good read!