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Hold Me Close Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

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Happy Monday, Reader Friends!! Today I’ve joined bloggers for the Singing Librarians Books’ tour: Hold Me Close by Marguerite Martin Gray. I’ll share my thoughts on the book under the review portion. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!! Let’s get started!
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Series: Revolutionary 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.

Purchase: Amazon   ​Add to: Goodreads   Pinterest Board: HERE
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Author 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.

Connect and follow Ms. Gray at:Website, Facebook, Goodreads, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Amazon Author Page


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Hold Me Close, ​the first book in the Revolutionary Faith series is the story of Louis and Elizabeth. Louis has decided to briefly settled in Charles Town, SC where he meets Elizabeth, a transplant from Boston.

​Right away, Ms. Gray creates intrigue and unrest in her novel. It’s clear that something is going on with Louis and that the citizens of Charles Town are becoming disenfranchised with Parliament.

​But the theme of the novel is “hold me close.” I like how Ms. Gray shows that even in the midst of turmoil, unrest, and confusion, God desires to hold us close through it all. It’s a lesson many of us learn too late. It’s the lesson that Louis must learn. Question is, will he chose to?

​While Louis navigates life in the New World, Elizabeth must decide which side to take. Is the issue black and white? Can she keep her opinions to herself or as her father suggests, “take care of the house?”

​It’s a dilemma but one God sees her through. I liked how Ms. Gray showed how the two lived their lives as they sought to clear up their confusion and seek God for the answers of the heart.

The faith message is strong in this book. Read it to find out if Louis and Elizabeth will allow God to hold them close.

​*I received a free copy via SLB Tours in exchange for an honest review.

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