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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Book Review and Giveaway - Wait for Me Author: Marguerite Martin Gray On Tour with Celebrate Lit


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.


Click here to get your copy!


About the Author

margueriteMarguerite 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

Thank you for stopping by the Wait for Me tour. I’m so excited about the release of this novel, the finale of the Revolutionary Faith series,

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!

Also, I like to explore the food my characters ate. I found a wonderful recipe for a beefsteak pie in an American Girl cookbook. I’ve made it several times. Yummy!

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.

My Thoughts

Wait for Me By: Marguerite Martin Gray is a Christian Historical  Romance. I have read several books by this author, and have enjoyed each and every one of them.  This is book 5 in the revolutionary series. I have not read the entire series, but I did read the first two - and would recommend it . You will meet the characters in the beginning and watch them grow. In this story, we are transported to Charles Town, South Carolina in the year 1780. Louis and Elizabeth Lestarjette are facing the fear of the unknown. Louis can possibly go to prison while Elizabeth is pregnant with their 3rd child. So much has happened since we last visited with the Lestarjettes. Elizabeth will realize how much her friendships with other women and how important her faith will be to get her through this. 

I have enjoyed the books that I have read in this series. I love the characters and seeing their growth. I love the historical research that went into this book. This is not a time period I read a lot about - but I feel like I learned so much. 

I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher and the Celebrate Lit blogging program - all thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

Connie’s History Classroom, March 26

Artistic Nobody, March 27 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Locks, Hooks and Books, March 28

For the Love of Literature, March 29 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, March 29

deb’s Book Review, March 30

She Lives To Read, March 31

Betti Mace, March 31

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, April 1

Splashes of Joy, April 2 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 3

Texas Book-aholic, April 4

Inklings and notions, April 5

For Him and My Family, April 6

Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, April 7 (Author Interview)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, April 7

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 8


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!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. I enjoyed reading your review and look forward to the book.

    1. I hope you get a chance to read the book. I appreciate your comment.

  2. This book Series I would just love to win so I could read and review it myself. I love books like this and really like the author. Love book covers and excerpts.
    I look forward to getting to know the author and their books a lot better.
    Hope I Win

  3. Hey Crystal! I do hope you find a way to read one or all of the books. They were a joy to write.

  4. Thank you Connie for your kind words. I wish the series could continue. It will in my thoughts and heart!

  5. I appreciate how much research Marguerite puts into her books. I can’t wait to read this one.

    1. You are awesome. Thank you Roxanne! Enjoy the journey and finale!

  6. Thank so much for sharing the information about Marguerite's books. She is a fabulous author and person. God bless you.

  7. I love this time period. Can’t wait to start reading these.

    1. I love this time too. The research was fascinating. It's hard to imagine living through it. Happy reading!

  8. Wonderful review, Connie! Sounds like an epic adventure.

  9. I sure would love to win this book.