Surround Me Review Blast

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About the Book:

Battles rage in Elizabeth Elliot’s heart as the threat of war invades her hometown.

Charles Town, South Carolina, 1773—The dark curtain of the rumors of revolution threatens to descend as Louis Lestarjette makes a permanent break from his homeland and pursues his relations with Elizabeth. Somehow, he must find a way to manage all aspects of his life amid the political and financial difficulties this turbulent time throws at him. Never has his heart been at the center of his life decisions, challenging what he really wants, if he cannot have it all.

Elizabeth Elliott must find unwavering courage, choosing to allow God’s love to surround her with strength. A marriage during a time of confusion seems impossible as a Patriot from a Loyalist family who loves a Frenchman. She wonders how a faithful daughter can marry without her father’s permission. After a summer apart from Louis, she begins to fear that the uncertain times might delay their life together.

 

My Review:

 

This is definitely a series you want to read in order. I believe I liked this book better than the first one. Both are good though and I look forward to the next one.

Set during the 1770s, during when the Boston tea party took place. I remember studying about it in school very long ago. I imagine it would take some research to write the book. I love reading historical books.

Louis comes back home to Elizabeth after his visit to France with his parents. Now it is time to plan their wedding. I loved the interaction between the characters. I definitely recommend this book.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write a positive review. This is my own opinion.

 

 

About the Author:

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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