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.
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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