Book Spotlight: Hold Me Close by Margerite Martin Gray + Giveaway

Title:  Hold Me Close
Series: Revolutionary Faith, Book 1
Author: Marguarite Martin Gray
Publisher:  Westbow Press
Release Date:  December 14, 2015
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction

Louis Lestarjette, a Frenchman, arrives in Charles Town, South Carolina, in 1772 without purpose or plans. He encounters a society on the brink of revolution and is forced to make decisions that include finding meaning and direction in his carefree life. Who can he trust in his endeavors to prosper? Will he be able to stay neutral in a battle for independence? When decisive events confront him, will he stay or leave? Running from God and commitment is a constant option.
Elizabeth Elliott, daughter of a prominent British citizen, believes God will hold her close in uncertain and changing times. Faced with making difficult decisions about her loyalties, she finds comfort in close friends, a devout sister, and her music. When the mysterious Frenchman with no commitment to God or Charles Town enters her life, her role in the political battle is challenged. Can she trust her heart in volatile situations?
Set in pre-revolution Charles Town, Hold Me Close takes the reader into the lives of immigrants, ordinary citizens, and prominent historical figures at a time in which decisions are made that will change the world.



Marguerite Martin Gray enjoys the study of history, especially when combined with fiction. An avid traveler and readers, she teaches French and has degrees in French, Spanish, and Journalism from trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Recently, she received a MA in English from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. She has two grown children and currently lives with her husband and Cleo, her cat, in Abilene, Texas.

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  1. I love that this book takes place around the American Revolution. It was such a polarizing time to live in America, probably even moreso than today!

  2. I really enjoy reading Historical Fiction 7 your cover art looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win! Have a Blessed day!

  3. I live in South Carolina , and love historical fiction . I would love to read a book set in CharleS Town!

  4. I enjoy fiction that is set during the Revolutionary Period. Charleston is also a favorite southern city of mine.

  5. Thank you for your comments. FYI Hold Me Close can be purchased through Amazon for around $13. The price listed above is for the hardback.
    Happy reading.

  6. I'm interested in reading this book because it's Christian fiction. I love clean reads!

  7. That it takes place in the south and that the main character is French.


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