Friday, July 15, 2016

Hold Me Close by Marguerite Martin Gray -- Review + Giveaway


Series: Reeloutionary Faith
Genre: Christian, Fiction, Historical
Publisher: Westbow Press
Publication date: December 28, 2015
Number of pages: 260

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.

I thought this was a great read!!! I enjoyed meeting new characters and I loved the setting in which this story took place. 
Charles Town is struggling to become independent from the British. 
I liked how Louis wanted to feel neutral but he soon realized that it was next to impossible. Lizzy is struggling with emotions of her own. 
I can't imagine living in those times but I think if it weren't for those men fighting for our independence from the British we might have been totally different than what we are today. I admire these characters because they also know that God is in their struggles with them. 
I liked this book for many reasons. I believe the title of the book means that the ppl of the times held God close to their hearts as well as a budding romance is becoming apparent. 
I strongly recommend this book and I would reread it in the near future 
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit in exchange for an honest review 
Thank you for letting me read and review.
Marguerite will be a new author for me to look forward to reading. I do so hope there will be a sequel to this book.

Enter the giveaway HERE.

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