Thursday, February 2, 2017

Blog Tour/Review: Surround Me by Marguerite Martin Gray

Series: Revolutionary Faith
Genre: Christian, Fiction, Historical
Publisher: WestBow Press (Author)
Publication date: September 27, 2016
Number of pages: 277

Set in 1773 Charles Town, Surround Me takes the reader into the lives of colonists confronting imminent change and unpredictable circumstances binding them together to become a formidable force.

Marguerite Martin Gray is the author of Hold Me Close, Revolutionary Faith Book One and Surround Me: Revolutionary Faith Book Two. She enjoys studying history and writing fiction. An avid traveler and reader, she teaches French and has degrees in French, Spanish, and Journalism from Trinity Univeristy 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.


I loved the first book in this series and was excited to read more about Elizabeth and Louis! I love them as a couple and enjoyed the different stages of their relationship. There are lots of other great characters as well. Elizabeth and Louis play at matchmakers for two of their friends. There were some interesting developments in Elizabeth's family as her sister, Anne, and brother, George, each shared surprising news. Most of this book was about regular people living their lives during a historic time. There were weddings and babies and they still went to work at their jobs.

I thought the author did a great job portraying the feelings during that time. There was deep division between those who were loyal to the Crown and those who wanted to govern themselves. There were secret meetings, public meetings and protests, the most famous being the Boston Tea Party.

This is a religious based story and shows how much the people relied on God to help them through the difficulties they faced. It's also well-researched and flows well. The ending left an opening for more story to be told and I'm already looking forward to the next book!

My Rating=4 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the author via Singing Librarian Books which did not affect my review in any way

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