Hold me Close review blast

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Blurb:

 

The leisurely life Louis has intended does not include revolution.

Charles Town, South Carolina, 1772—Louis Lestarjette arrives from France without purpose or plans beyond reconnecting with family and making a profit. Finding the town questioning its alliances, Louis must make decisions about the direction in his life, even as he tries to avoid all political conflict. He wonders if he will be able to stay neutral in a battle for independence. When decisive events confront him, Louis finds himself torn between staying with the woman he loves or escaping the coming conflicts.

Elizabeth Elliott trusts that God will hold her close in uncertain and changing times. Faced with 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, he challenges her role in the political battle. She must decide what actions she can take for the cause, if any at all.

 

My Review:

I loved how the title of the book was based on an bible verse that became a favorite of Elizabeth. She became my favorite character, loved how she really wanted to voice her opinion. At times she did voice her opinion but others time she was able to resist. There was so many other things I loved about her too.
The book is set in 1770’s, which is further back in history than I normally read. Made me want to do some research during that time. I do remember reading in school about the Boston Tea Party. There is the list of References that is author used at the end of the book. I did have a little problem getting into the book, that may been the time period.
Louis comes from France to visit his aunt and uncle. He then meets Elizabeth and also gets involved in a business there. The next book in the series does continue so I look forward to reading it too.
I received an complementary copy of the book from Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write an positive review. This is my own opinion.

 

Bio:

Marguerite Martin Gray is the author of Hold Me Close, Surround Me, and Bring Me Near– Revolutionary Faith Books One, Two and Three. She enjoys studying history and writing fiction. An avid traveler and reader, she teaches high school Spanish 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.

 

 

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“Why are you here?” I can’t tell her I only want to make a huge profit and leave this place soon. Charles Town 1772, Hold Me Close by Marguerite Gray

“Miss Elliott, I’ve stopped comparing places and people to Paris. Things here are new and fresh—not backwards or lacking.” Hold Me Close by Marguerite Gray

Louis was more loyal to his friends than to a king, any king—Louis XV, George III, or King Jesus. Hold Me Close by Marguerite Gray

 

 

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