Friday, December 9, 2016

"Surround Me " by Marguerite Martin Gray Book Tour and Give Away

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About the Book

Returning to Charles Town, Louis faces obstacles surrounding his engagement to Elizabeth and a city questioning its role in a volatile resistance to British rule.

As the dark curtain of the rumors of revolution threatens to descend, Louis Lestarjette pursues his relationship with Elizabeth even as the emotion and physical struggles set the course for a life of changes. Will his commitment to God stay firm or will the tide of change cause fear and flight?

The chance of reconciliation with England moves further out to sea leaving Elizabeth Elliott on the shores of surrender to a greater challenge. Although others of unwavering courage give her strength, she must choose to allow God’s love to surround her. How can she enter into a marriage during a time of uncertainty? Will selfish, safer options take her away from Louis and his love?


"Surround Me" By Marguerite Martin Gray is the second book in the "Revolutionary Faith Book Series" and is a fiction and love story that is based mostly on history, pre-American Revolution and The Sons Of Liberty.  It picks up when Louis comes back to Charles Town after departing at the end of "Hold Me Close", book one in the series.

The story was interwoven with Biblical truth all through the novel and reminds the reader that God does "Surround" us at all times. 

This story tells the continuing story of Louis and Elizabeth and how they trust their love and their personal future and the future of Charles Town to God. 

I like the fact that despite many obstacles surrounding their engagement, love won out.  I also enjoyed the romance between Samuel and Sarah, friends of Louis and Sarah's.

I think anyone would enjoy this book without reading the first one "Hold Me Close" but I strongly recommend reading them in order to get the complete story.

The ending is a little disappointing because it leaves you hanging, and I found myself wondering if there is going to be a third book in the series. I certainly hope there is another!

I am giving "Surround Me" by Marguerite Martin Gray five stars.

I was  given a complimentary copy Of "Surround Me" by Celebrate Lit and the author. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the Author

Marguerite Martin Gray is the author of Hold Me Close—Revolutionary Faith Book One. She enjoys the study of history and writing fiction. An avid traveler and reader, she teaches French 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, and Daughters of the American Revolution. Originally from Louisiana, she currently lives in Abilene with her husband.

Guest Post from Marguerite Martin Gray

About ten years ago I stood in the front bedroom of my parent’s antebellum house listening to my father tell stories about his ancestors–my ancestors while waving around a silver candlestick–my eight times great-grandfather’s gift to his bride. A story was born and I was off to Charleston, S.C.

                        Blog Stops

                 December 1: Reading Is My SuperPower

December 2: A Reader’s Brain
December 3: Moments Dipped in Ink
December 4: Lane Hill House
December 4: Karen Sue Hadley
December 6: A Greater Yes
December 7: Proverbial Reads
December 10: Bigreadersite
December 10: Bibliophile Reviews 
December 12: Pause for Tales
December 13: A Path of Joy


To celebrate her tour, Marguerite is giving away a print copy of Hold Me Close and Surround Me, a print copy of A Spy’s Devotion by Melanie Dickerson, a $10 Amazon Card, and a Yorkshire Gold Box of Tea! Click the link below to enter. Be sure to comment on this blog post to claim nine extra entries in the giveaway!


  1. Thank you so much! Yes Book Three is being edited as we speak. Sorry about that. I left you hanging in Book One, too. Merry Christmas!

  2. Sounds so interesting!! Would love to win. Definitely on my tbr list!!