Sunday, March 3, 2019

Celebrate Lit Presents: Bring Me Near by Marguerite Martin Gray

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About the Book

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Title: Bring Me Near
Author: Marguerite Martin Gray
Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: February, 2019

Publisher: Celebrate Lit Publishing
Louis Lestarjette enters a world of secrets and questionable actions for the Patriot cause.
Charles Town, South Carolina, 1775—Louis Lestarjette ventures beyond the confines of family life as patriotic duty compels him to enter the world of secrecy and clandestine maneuvers. When he leaves Charles Town for Philadelphia, he experiences first-hand the drastic demands of time and finances, and possibly his life. He must keep Elizabeth and his daughter safe while remaining faithful to this cause of liberty. One wrong decision might cost him all he has worked for over the last three years.
A new generation of children in Elizabeth Lestarjette’s life demands the successful and safe fulfillment of her role as a Patriot. She wonders if her husband understands her desire to do her part as an active Daughter of Liberty. Although Louis is willing to move the family to the country, the decision falls to Elizabeth regarding whether to remain in Charles Town or escape its borders.

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About the Author

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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.

More from Marguerite

I am very excited about the release of Bring Me Near. Thank you for joining me in its debut.
My writing journey began with reading as a child in elementary school. I lived in England for a few years where I bought and read loads of books on horses, history, and mystery. While in that unique environment, my parents took us to explore castles, old houses, churches, and cemeteries. The love of history sprouted and grew (I blame it all on my father)!
My love of reading never diminished, but it continued to expand my world. I still devour books (much to my husband’s and my bookcases’ chagrin), mostly historical Christian fiction, though I have some favorite contemporary novels and authors
In my Revolutionary Faith Series, I combine my love of travel, research, history, and writing. I researched my family history originating in Charleston, South Carolina and walked in the footsteps of my 1770s ancestors (I even found my ancestors’ house for sale!) I asked questions about what they would have done during the American Revolution? What did they eat and wear? Were they fearful? Faithful? Courageous? Where did they worship?
My motto in writing is Entertain. Educate. Encourage. I entertain through the elements of fiction by making the characters in my imagination come alive on the page. I educate by presenting an historical period and event after countless hours of research. I encourage by giving a Christian world view where the characters grow and develop through their challenges.
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Blog Stops

Just the Write Escape, February 28
Carpe Diem, March 11
Bigreadersite, March 13


To celebrate her tour, Marguerite is giving away
Grand prize of a $50 Amazon Gift Card
1st place winner will receive eBooks of the entire series
2nd – 4th place winners will receive an eBook copy of Bring Me Near!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My Review

This is the third book in this series and we are back and going on with the lives of the people we learned to care about in the previous reads. There are several new babies to put names to and now the year is 1775 and in the beginning war is imminent, but them we are at war.
We put faces to these strong people willing to risk it all for the good of this fledgling nation. Whether we are at sea or on land, with the absence of loved ones, these patriots, young and older give their everything.
As with the previous books we are going to get some big surprises, and we hope for the best for the innocent.

I received this book through Celebrate Lit, and was not required to give a positive review.


  1. Thank you so much for the review! I hope you continue to enjoy Elizabeth's story.

  2. This sounds like a very interesting story!

  3. Thanks for the review and comments from the author. I am anxiously awaiting reading this intriguing book. Thanks for being on the giveaway list and good luck everyone.

  4. I haven't read an American historical in a while. I think this would do the trick for my next read. Congrats ont he release, MArguerite!

  5. This is a new author for me. I haven't heard of this series before the Celebrate Lit tour.

  6. My husband loves to watch TV shows about the Revolutionary War. I prefer reading about it!

  7. I enjoyed learning of this book and author!


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