Draw Me to Your Side

Book Four of Revolutionary Faith

Time: 1776

Setting: Charles Town, South Carolina

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

Charles Town, South Carolina, 1775—With the British warships threatening his family and livelihood, Louis Lestarjette commits to aid the fiery Patriots like Francis Marion, Christopher Gadsden, and Silas Deane with secret correspondences in code and in French. With an expanding family, Louis values their lives and safety over his. Not convinced that the colonies can succeed in separation from Britain, he abides by his word—available with funds, his life, and his possible absence from Elizabeth, an unpleasant sacrifice.

As Elizabeth faces the birth of her second child, she wonders at the wisdom of bringing new life into this war zone. While cannons are aimed at the city and she’s confined to her home, she watches other women continue in their secret mission. Knowing her activity can eventually begin again, she considers where and how her little family can survive in the turbulence of pending independence. Louis’ impending volatile role leaves her questioning the possibility of being in a war alone. To survive she must draw to God’s side as all else is changing.

The War Begins! Draw Closer to God!

5.0 out of 5 stars

I was excited to receive this latest in the Revolutionary Faith series! There are many things I appreciate about this novel. First is unmistakable faith, as seen in prayers, scripture references, and the recurrent theme of being drawn to the Lord’s side. I am invested in the characters, especially Elizabeth and Louis, Jeannette, Sarah, and Anne and their families. Since I haven’t read much about the Revolutionary War, I continue to learn about it through the author’s extensive research. It is written with excellence by an author who puts herself into the circumstances to anticipate the feelings and reactions of each person, including a wife whose husband is leaving for battle without phones or internet, only occasional letters.

History-Rich, Captivating Novel!

5.0 out of 5 stars

It is fun to read more of Louis and Elizabeth Lestarjette’s story. Each time I read a book by this author, I am amazed at her attention to historical detail, as well as continually reminded of the great faith and tremendous sacrifice of our country’s forefathers in establishing America.

Freedom isn't Free

5.0 out of 5 stars

Oh my! With DRAW ME TO YOUR SIDE REVOLUTIONARY FAITH SERIES BOOK 4, Mrs. Gray has plopped you right in the middle of our country’s birth. Freedom isn’t free. She uses her characters’ belief in God to carry them through the uncertainties of war.

Author Tammy Kirby

The fight is for independence!

5.0 out of 5 stars

Another fabulous installment in the life of Louis and Elizabeth. The author has obviously done a great deal of research into what life was like in this turbulent time. I must admit I could feel the fear that continued to resurface in Charles Town, SC. When Elizabeth stated she felt that she wasn’t strong enough for this, Louis’ response was that we are strong enough with God’s help. Imagine standing on the water’s edge and seeing warships. I’m quite sure it would be very difficult to continue on but for knowing that God is here.

 

Draw Me to Your Side Quotes

“The image of a coiled, ferocious rattlesnake fought its way behind eyelids seemingly glued together. ”

DMYS, Elizabeth

“It’s not something we can drape across the mantel.”

DMYS, Elizabeth

“But don’t be surprised if this poisonous viper is flown outside the Exchange Building and some businesses.”

DMYS, Louis

“I try not to imagine anyone else attempting to embrace you. If so, she’d have a war of another kind on her hands.”

DMYS, Elizabeth

“I’d rather confront the reality than live behind an ornamental curtain.”

DMYS, Elizabeth

“The answers to why and how we arrived at this point.”

DMYS, Christopher

“She flipped the book closed. Ha! All this fictional family has to worry about is finding husbands for the two daughters. If only that were the extent of my concerns.”

DMYS, Elizabeth

“The words begged to be whispered and slow, then shouted and rapid.”

DMYS, Louis

Common Sense by Thomas Paine. “What’s this?”

DMYS, Louis

“After reading Common Sense, she questioned whether any side had any sense at all.”

DMYS, Elizabeth

“Goodbye, George.” She raised her hand to her lips and motioned a kiss to his retreating back. Gone, a stranger again. And an enemy. ”

DMYS, Elizabeth

“Nature couldn’t stop her course just because the outside world planned ways to prevent harmony.”

DMYS, Elizabeth

“Our new nation requires this sacrifice.”

DMYS, Samuel

“He said three faint words that make no sense to me: Library. Key. Kate.”

DMYS, Elizabeth

“Did they really need him overseas? Say “no,” Louis. No!”

DMYS, Elizabeth

“Those ships out there are not going to remain inert forever. We must be ready!”

DMYS, Christopher

Research for Draw Me to Your Side:

For Draw Me to Your Side, I spent another week in Charleston researching the war efforts. This involved a tour of Fort Moultrie, the Exchange Building, and the beaches. I found more maps and documentation about Louis Lestarjette’s contribution to the war. As more and more documents surfaced, the more I understood why the war bankrupted him and many other prominent business men. They gave everything from their businesses to help the new country succeed.

 

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