Hello reader friends! Welcome to my Spring Into Reading Event! It’s May, and the event is still happening! So, with no end in sight, let the party continue. Just kidding – this will come to an end soon. But for now, I’m going to feature a new release (or will be released) book for you to add to your TBR everyday. There will be guest posts, giveaways, book excerpts, and more! So make sure you come back daily and see what book is in the spotlight next! And if you’ve missed any, be sure to click on the “Spring Into Reading” tab and look at the other posts!
Today I’m happy to feature Draw Me To Your Side by Marguerite Martin Gray. Part of her Revolutionary Faith Series, this story is one that historic fiction fans will love. It’s got a little bit of everything – romance, history, patriotism, and even a little danger. And if you haven’t read this series before, you are in luck. Marguerite has graciously offered to give a copy to one lucky reader!! But first, check out the excerpt. 🙂
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
January 1776, Charles Town, South Carolina
Closing her eyes for a brief respite, Elizabeth dozed in the afternoon sun, peeking through the frosty windowpanes. The image of a coiled, ferocious rattlesnake fought its way behind eyelids seemingly glued together. Coiled and ready to strike, the snake threatened the little girl playing at Elizabeth’s feet. “No, I won’t let you touch her!” As the reptile’s red-forked tongue protruded from its mouth, sliding in and out of its poisonous fangs, the rattles warned Elizabeth of the danger. She clutched her stomach as her baby within reacted to his mother’s stiff, tightening muscles.
Something didn’t ring true. Why am I trapped here, defenseless, yearning to protect my children? Bringing her balled fists to her eyes, she uncurled her fingers and pried her eyelids open. Open to escape from her haunting daydream. Why did it seem so real?
Her daughter, Harriet, tucked in her bed for a nap, couldn’t have been in harm’s way. Elizabeth placed her hand protectively on her round stomach soothing her unborn baby. Sighing, she stood, confused about the vividness of the dream. Leaning her forehead on the windowpane, Elizabeth allowed the damp coolness to calm her nerves.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Marguerite Martin Gray is the author of Hold Me Close, Surround Me, Bring Me Near, and Draw Me to Your Side– Revolutionary Faith Books One, Two, Three, and Four. Besides researching her historical novels, she enjoys studying history and writing fiction. An avid traveler and reader, she teaches French and has degrees in French, Spanish, and Journalism from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and a MA in English from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Marguerite is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Abilene Writers Guild, Daughters of the American Revolution, South Carolina Historical Society, and Preservation Society of Charleston. She currently lives in North Louisiana with her husband and rescue cats.
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