About the Book
Book: Wait for Me
Author: Marguerite Martin Gray
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release date: February 9, 2021
A town besieged by the enemy with just one Sovereign order: wait.
Charles Town, South Carolina, 1780
With the inevitable occupation of Charles Town by the British pounding at the gates, Louis Lestarjette braces for possible imprisonment or worse. How can he provide for his growing family with the evil chains of the enemy binding his source of existence? The scenarios of imprisonment and starvation force him to realize he has no control over the outcome of the stronghold of the British. All that remains is a sense of survival at almost any cost.
Elizabeth Lestarjette faces looming confinement with both a drive to protect her children and a desire to do her part to undermine the enemy. They must thwart the British plans to imprison more men, but how? Who can they trust?
Just how long will Elizabeth’s confidence in justice withstand the constant battering of war and circumstance?
Discover the destiny of the Lestarjette family in the final book of the Revolutionary Faith Series as they hope and wait upon deliverance from a world under siege.
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Guest Review from Joni Truex
Wait for Me is an aptly titled book set in the Revolutionary War in South Carolina. The story includes lively, likable characters! Passionate about their liberty and freedom, family and friends, they are willing to risk everything for each other and their new country. I liked the setting of the book on the ocean with ships. The bustling city adds to the background leading up to the invasion of the British. I especially enjoyed the role women played as patriots literally in plain sight. The deep faith exhibited in this story added depth and inspiration. From the book: “I’m waiting, God, for Your timing. Remember us as we face the enemy daily. Unblind my eyes so that I can see my enemy and protect my family. Amen. But they that wait upon the Lord, Isaiah says, shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
This book was provided through Celebrate Lit and the author for me to read. The opinions expressed are my own thoughts.
About the Author
Marguerite enjoys the study of history, especially when combined with fiction. An avid traveler and reader, she teaches French and 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. She has two grown children and currently lives with her husband in north Louisiana. She writes historical fiction.
More from Marguerite
I have always been fascinated with the ordinary—the simple acts from day to day. When an historical event is added, I surround my fascination with questions. What did they wear or eat? Why did they marry? Did they have children? Where did they shop? What is incredible or surprising to me about the historical event or activity was at one time ordinary to the characters whether in fiction or nonfiction.
The ordinary that I like to encounter and write in historical fiction includes how the characters dressed. I even had the dress pictured here made for me just in case I want to present in costume!
The ordinary activities such as going to church or to the market or mercantile make the characters real. Their lives have depth in their interaction with society. My simple faith in God’s provisions and promises flow into the lives of my characters. What makes the story exciting is the historical element linked with the dramatic background of war.
Thank you for continuing the journey with Wait for Me, rooted in the ordinary from two centuries ago.
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To celebrate her tour, Marguerite is giving away the grand prize package of a print copy of all five books in the series and a box of Charleston Plantation Tea!!
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