Release Day and Giveaway of Draw Me to Your Side

IMG_3705It’s here. Release Day for Draw Me to Your Side, Book Four in my Revolutionary Faith series. I received my box of books, and I am finally able to hold the novel in my hands. So excited!

I am giving away a print copy to one lucky winner. Comment on this blog for your chance to win. I’ll draw a name on Wednesday, February 26! Good luck!

You can purchase your copy from Amazon or a signed copy from me at (margueriteg@att.net.)

Also, you can still purchase the eBook for $.99 from this link  

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Siblings in Fiction (and Life)

IMG_0699Do you like reading fiction that has a protagonist with siblings? Well, I do probably because I have three sisters who are now my best friends. I’m sure some people who do not have siblings have friends or cousins who are as close as sisters or brothers. Anyway, I love reading and writing about the dynamics of family. Siblings expand the depth of the characters. I know my siblings have added levels of purpose and blessings to my life.

I have a motto for my siblings–From cradle to grave. I read that somewhere years ago and have found it to be so very true. We shared our nursery years, and we are in this life together until death. Our journey is forever linked. My sisters have added other sayings that appear on my shelves. Here are two: “Back off! I have a sister and I’m not afraid to use her.” “Sister love isn’t made out of cupcakes and glitter. More like steel and a set of snow tires. It went the extra mile a long while back, and it’s not going to quit. Not tomorrow, not ever.”

IMG_3691Therefore, in my novels I like to throw in a few siblings to spice things up a bit. In the Revolutionary Faith series, Elizabeth has an older sister Anne and a younger brother George. Can you guess which one gives her more trouble? I won’t tell. She also has a best friend Sarah who steps in as a sister, sharing the bond as sisters do.

Louis, in the same series, has two brothers in France. Being the middle child, he finds an ocean apart is the best way to exist with his brothers. Only through time will the rifts begin to mend.

little womenIn fiction my favorite sisters are the March girls from Little Women–four sisters facing the world. I can relate. And I wouldn’t change a thing about my own sisters! True darlings with extremely loving and forgiving hearts.

Join my characters on a journey with their families–siblings, parents, children, friends. The four books continue to emphasize the importance of the bonds of love. Hold Me Close, Surround Me, Bring Me Near, and now Draw Me to Your Side.

Do you have siblings or friends as close as siblings?

 

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Characters Revisited!

IMG_0688As the release of Draw Me to Your Side draws near (February 25), I want to revisit the characters introduced in the first three books of the Revolutionary Faith series and share a few images of the historic characters and possible actors and faces to give more insight.

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Louis Lestarjette portrait

Let’s start with the dashing Frenchman, Louis Lestarjette. Well, of course the hero would be dashing and handsome. He is twenty-six, five-foot-eleven, with olive skin, dark hair, and blue eyes. And did I mention French! Straight off the ship, he lands in Charles Town with no other purpose than to make a profit. Confident, self-motivated, unattached, wandering, unsettled, educated, fashionable. A man of ideas, fleeing the strings of family and an older brother. Oops, he lands in a city of unrest which is definitely not part of his plans, neither is Elizabeth Elliott.

outlandercast-1559057083Why not choose Jamie to portray Louis! It’s fine with me to have this handsome man play a Frenchman!

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The historical Elizabeth

So, Elizabeth Elliott is the daughter of a Loyalist family originally from Boston and now of Charles Town. A beautiful eighteen-year-old finds herself with beliefs contradicting her father. What’s a girl to do?  She is an elegant five-foot-five with light brown curly hair and blue-gray eyes. Schooled in music and the education of young society girls, she has her heart set on a family of her own with a love-match if possible. Not a revolution, nor a Frenchman, existing far from a believer’s purpose. I ask again, what’s a girl to do? Now, if the image above of Jamie faced me every day…it makes it even harder.

outlander image of claireEvery Jamie needs a Claire. They’d make a fine Louis and Elizabeth, don’t you think?

outlander image actorsFollow the lives of these two delightful, adventurous characters in Book Four, Draw Me to Your Side. Available for e-Book pre-order NOW!

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I am so excited about the release of Draw Me to Your Side, Revolutionary Faith Book Four on February 25, 2020. Please take advantage of this eBook pre-order opportunity for $.99! Tell all of your friends too. Now until February 26!

Included is a short story, only available with this offer.

Following is the back cover for Draw Me to Your Side:

Warships in the harbor explode with battle cries for freedom in the hearts of Charles Town’s Patriots.

Charles Town, South Carolina, 1776—With the British war ships threatening his family and livelihood, Louis Lestarjette commits to aid Francis Marion, Christopher Gadsden, Silas Deane and other fiery Patriots with secret correspondences in code and in French. Although not convinced that the colonies can succeed in separation from Britain, he abides by his word—available with funds, his time, and if necessary, even his life.

Louis’ potential volatile role leaves Elizabeth Lestarjette uncertain of the future. Add to that her impending confinement, the secret missions her friends embark on, and the ever-encroaching danger into her domestic world, and the cost of independence grows steeper with each passing day. How will her family survive the coming turbulence? How will she survive not being an active part of it? One thing is certain, she must draw to God’s side or lose heart altogether.

Draw Me to Your Side… a prayer whispered against the coming destruction.

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Revolutionary Faith

IMG_0336Oh, to have revolutionary faith! As I wrote my Revolutionary Faith series, I often asked myself if I have that kind of faith. The faith to see me through a major war. The faith to protect my family at all costs. The faith that does not waver in the face of the darkest hours. I must admit my answers to the question varied depending on my circumstances. But should it have?

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things to come.”

“Faith the size of a mustard seed”

IMG_3354Revolutionary faith sounds huge. But the participants in the American Revolution were humans with human weaknesses and flaws and faith that had to face the British Army–the greatest army on earth. How did they do it? One day at a time. One obstacle at a time.

My characters lived during a war with battles outside the walls of the city and later in their harbor with a siege and occupation. What would that faith look like? I think the citizens had lots of questions about where God was during the chaos of their lives. Had He deserted them? What did He expect them to do?

I always ask God questions.  Maybe my faith is no less revolutionary than ones who go through a major war. These people wondered from where their food, clothing, and shelter would come. Add to this actual physical fighting, death, disease, and maimed bodies. There really was no one to trust except God. He knew all the answers, and He still does.

IMG_3349I’d like to think I could have existed through this war and kept my faith. Even in this modern world, I face those circumstances that I cannot conquer or solve. When my children are hurting. When someone I love faces illness. When financial woes break a family’s spirit. When someone loses a job. When death invades a family.

Do you have revolutionary faith? I think we all do if we put our trust and belief in God. Our circumstances are different, but faith is equal to the task.

Release date for Draw Me to Your Side

Ready for a new installment of the Revolutionary Faith Series? Hope so. The release date for Draw Me to Your Side is February 25, 2020.

Draw Me to Your Side cover (2)There is still enough time to read the first three books:

Hold Me CloseAmazon link to purchase

Surround MeAmazon link to Purchase Surround Me

Bring Me NearAmazon link to purchase Bring Me Near

Please read the back cover for Draw Me to Your Side.

Draw Me to Your Side mock 1 (2)Warships in the harbor explode with battle cries for freedom in the hearts of Charles Town’s Patriots.

Charles Town, South Carolina, 1776—With the British war ships threatening his family and livelihood, Louis Lestarjette commits to aid Francis Marion, Christopher Gadsden, Silas Deane and other fiery Patriots with secret correspondences in code and in French. Although not convinced that the colonies can succeed in separation from Britain, he abides by his word—available with funds, his time, and if necessary, even his life.

Louis’ potential volatile role leaves Elizabeth Lestarjette uncertain of the future. Add to that her impending confinement, the secret missions her friends embark on, and the ever-encroaching danger into her domestic world, and the cost of independence grows steeper with each passing day. How will her family survive the coming turbulence? How will she survive not being an active part of it? One thing is certain, she must draw to God’s side or lose heart altogether.

Draw Me to Your Side… a prayer whispered against the coming destruction.

Here is a link to pre-order the e-book copy of Draw Me to Your Side, which includes a free story about Jeannette Wilson.

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Have you read any of this series?

Happy Reading!!!

 

 

A New Cover to reveal

A New Year, a new cover to reveal for a new book. How excited I am to show you the cover for my new novel Draw Me to Your Side. This is book four in my Revolutionary Faith Series. The release date is not set, so you will have to be satisfied with the cover reveal. I’ll give more information later.

Happy New Year! Anything new for you in 2020?

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