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Review of “Hold Me Close”

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

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.

 

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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 an 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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Hold Me Close takes place in Charles Town, South Carolina on the cusp of the Revolutionary War. At the start of the book, I found Louis, a Frenchman who has just arrived in South Carolina, to be arrogant and obsessed with obtaining wealth, but he gradually took on greater dimensions.

Elizabeth Elliot, on the other hand, delighted me from the start of the book.  I could picture a young lady of her time causing her parents’ great distress by wanting to garden and do other tasks not suited to a young lady of her station.  She demonstrates the characteristics and traits of a true Christian.

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So if you like historical fiction set around the time of the Revolutionary War, check out Hold Me Close for yourself.

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Posted in 2019, Courage or Courageous, Delight, Gratitude or Grateful

My Words of the Year

WORDS OF 2019

Today is day 2 of 2019 and today I want to reveal my words for the year.  My words for the year are:  delight, gratitude, and courageous.  Here are some passages of Scripture to go along with these words.

For Delight:

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Psalm 37:4 –

Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.
In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.

Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.
Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
I will be back tomorrow to give some Scripture passages to go along with gratitude/grateful.