Freedom Post #3

The lines are solid now in 1775. Citizens are either Loyalists or Patriots. Perhaps not happily but they are seen as sympathizers to one or the other. Bring Me Near brings battles to the forefront as the colonies are in active military pursuit of freedom.    

Meetings of the most political and learned men take place in Boston and Philadelphia. The characters in my book join the debates in Philadelphia still hoping for a compromise. Louis writes Elizabeth a letter from what he has seen at the gatherings: Meeting after meeting pulls us closer to declaring independence. King George has officially rejected the Olive Branch Petition. Therefore, Britain won’t give any concessions or thoughts to granting our petitions. There’s only one way out of this. And Congress is getting ready

What are the citizens thinking? How do they do about their daily lives with embargos and boycotts? It amazes me that people still plan weddings and have babies. What would I have done? What about you? Would you have held out hope in 1775 for a compromise?

Because Fiction links

#BecauseFiction Magazine June Issue is here!

Check out articles from your favorite Christian authors such as Naomi Craig, Marguerite Gray, Kathleen J. Robison, and Jennifer Pierce, and enter a bunch of giveaways for some fun prizes!

Enjoy!

Here are some links to help you explore this month’s articles and giveaways:

Because Fiction Newsletter June: https://mailchi.mp/191ca654b18d/becausefiction-magazine-june-editions-giveaways-more-6203918

Because Fiction June Historical link: https://mailchi.mp/2cec692a650b/becausefiction-magazine-june-historical-fiction-giveaways-6203770

Because Fiction June 2021 Marguerite Gray https://www.becausefiction.com/marguerite-martin-gray/

I’m giving away a print copy of Bring Me Near.

Enjoy the articles from writers in all the genres not just historical.

My June Giveaway

Welcome to my June Giveaway, June 21-27! I chose to give away a copy of Bring Me Near, Book Three in the Revolutionary Faith Series since in takes place at a period leading up to our Independence from Britain. 1775 was a pivotal time of battles and war plans. Charles Town citizens and the Sons of Liberty entered a volatile commitment to the war and separation.

Also, I am giving away a copy of The Green Dress by Liz Tolsma. This is part of a great, creative, interesting series called True Colors, Historical Stories of American Crime. I plan on reading every one of them by many different authors.  

To enter, please leave a comment. As the fourth of July approaches, what plans do you have to celebrate?

December Giveaway

We’ve made it to the joyful Christmas Season. I hope you and yours are counting your blessings as you concentrate on those things that matter most. May God be in the middle of it all, the focus of all your celebrations.

I’m giving away a print copy of Bring Me Near by me and one of All That Glitters by Jennifer Sienes to US residents. Please comment in order to enter for your chance to win one of the books.

What traditions do you plan to include this year in your celebrations? Or perhaps share a favorite recipe or treat? Or a gift idea?

Because Fiction November Article and Giveaway

Time for another Because Fiction article and giveaway. This month I’m giving away a copy of Bring Me Near. Click below and read the article and enter.

Marguerite Martin Gray

#BecauseFiction November Editions!Hello readers, I hope you had a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving. It is so hard to believe that Christmas is here. We are decking our halls (and our yard) just like each year….but Christmas is meaning more to me this year. It is easy to get caught up in the hussle and bussle but this year, with all that has happened. We always try to make Christ the center of our Christmas celebration, but I think this year with all that we have experienced, we are thankful to be able to celebrate Christ. I hope this Christmas is a blessed one for each of you, readers! Speaking of celebrating… We have some fun things coming up at Celebrate Lit. We have our Black Friday Sale going on today…Celebrating with FREE books! That’s what I call a celebration! We also have our Cyber Monday Sale coming up on Monday, Nov 30 with MORE FREE books! WHAAAAAT?????!!!!!  Our 4th Annual 12 Days of Christmas is coming December 13. 12 days of videos featuring a different book each day. Did I mention there will be giveaways? Oh yes. 12 days of giveaways with books, gift cards, and more! If you want to keep up with all the fun, be sure to follow Celebrate Lit on Facebook or join our Celebrate Lit Community Forum. WHEW! Okay. Speaking of fun….. We have a lot of fun for you in this edition. Christmas, Christmas, and more Christmas. Plus giveaways and a free book. YAY! Be sure to visit each authors article to find their latest news and fun.  I hope you have the merriest, the most blessed of Christmases, dear reader friends.Sandy BarelaOwner of Celebrate Lit Ministries
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Stop by and read our #BecauseFiction October Contemporary & Romance Edition with featured authors such as Chautona Havig, Michelle Keener, and Melissa Wardwell!

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Stop by and read our #BecauseFiction October Women’s Fiction & Suspense Edition with featured authors such as Sara Blackard, Susan K. Beatty, and Dana Mentink!

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Stop by and read our #BecauseFiction October Historical Edition with featured authors such as Misty M. Blossom Turner, and Caryl McAdoo!

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Bring on the Fall Multi Author Giveaway

Hello Readers!Fall is officially here! The leaves are turning, the weather is cooling, and it is time to curl up with a book! 


We want you to have a chance to win 40 of books or a $350 Amazon card to buy a ton of books yourself in the Celebrate Lit Bring on the Fall Multi-Author Giveaway!

Click here to enter: https://promosimple.com/ps/1004c/bring-on-the-fall-giveaway

The event and giveaway is going on now through October 18!

Bring Me Near is the book I’m giving away! Please enter and look at all the awesome books!

July 4th Celebration Giveaway

July Giveaway 2020Happy 4th of July! It’s a privilege to celebrate our Independence Day. To add to the celebration, I am giving away to a US resident a copy of one of two novels. They that take place pre American Revolution: Bring Me Near: Revolutionary Faith Book Three (1775) and A Heart Set Free (1770) by Janet S. Grunst.

Leave a comment, perhaps about July 4th or a way that you celebrate, for a chance to win.

Good Luck! 

Multi-Author Giveaway

I’m so excited about Celebrate Lit’s second annual “We love our Readers Multi-Author Giveaway!”
Feb 2020 we love our Readers
Readers, we love you, and we wouldn’t be where we are without you! We are excited to show our appreciation with a giveaway just for you!
Don’t miss your chance to enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card and 40+ books. Click here to enter:  https://promosimple.com/ps/f36d/2020-we-love-our-readers
mutli author giveaway Feb 2020The event and giveaway is going on now through Feb 16! Open to US residents only.
Notice Bring Me Near in the giveaway surrounded by some awesome books!
Leave a comment and tell me what you think about the giveaway!
Feb 2020 #2 We Love Our Readers Graphic 10

End of Year Insights

cup of teaIt has happened again. The end of the year is here, giving me a chance to look back as I look forward. Do you do the same thing? I find it is an opportunity to slow down for a few days, but only a few.  I have deadlines looming, just out of reach. So, I’m taking a few blessed days to contemplate my next moves.

Hold me Close front (1)I’m excited about my next book being released sometime in February or March 2020. But for now, I want to remember how far the Revolutionary Series has come in two years. The characters are close to my heart as are the stories they live through the pages. The titles of each book have a duel meaning and carry through the series. The title of Book One–Hold Me Close, conjures images of a romance. Although that is not the number one theme of the book, a romance is present. The sentimental elements of love and affection appear in the pages of the historical novel. But Hold Me Close has a spiritual significance as God is the one holding the characters close in His plans, in His arms, in His sight.

Surround Me front (1)Book Two–Surround Me has the dual meaning also. The full title could have been Let Your Love Surround Me. Whose love? Well, the love between the couple with all the ends and outs of a romance, but also God’s love, as ultimately the characters need His love and presence to face their future together.

Bring Me Near rough (2)By now the pattern is set for the other novels in the series. Book Three–Bring Me Near carries the dual meaning onward with the human element of longing to be close for protection, support, and love. God’s role is every-present as He is there to provide the answers, comfort, protection outside of the human capabilities.

In the new year, I will pass on the title and information about Book Four. For now, I intend to relax and contemplate how I can allow God to hold me close, surround me, and bring me near.

What insights do you have from 2019?