Wait for Me

Book Five of the Revolutionary Faith Series.

Time: 1777-1782

Setting: Charles Town, South Carolina 

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?

A One-More-Chapter Kind of Book

5.0 out of 5 stars

Marguerite Martin Gray’s Wait for Me, which is the fifth in the Revolutionary Faith Series, is the best yet of this group of historical novels. Those of us who have read all of the other books in Marguerite’s series already know the main characters and much of what they have endured. Now we want to know what happens next. As a result, the plot keeps us reading while we lose sleep and allow dust bunnies to collect in our homes.

Mary Lou Cheatham, author

Captivating

5.0 out of 5 stars

Wait For Me is the last of a five-book series about a town and its people during the revolutionary war. Set in Charles Town. It is historically written and makes you feel as though you are there with them. You will love the characters and come to love them.

My Soul Waiteth Upon God

5.0 out of 5 stars

I eagerly looked forward to this novel after reading the rest of the series. The author’s research and gift for writing are evident. She reflects the faith and character of people who lived and were active in Patriot events leading to and during the Revolutionary War. I strongly suggest reading the series in order as it follows the lives of characters in historical sequence.

Beautiful Ending to a Series

5.0 out of 5 stars

This story is so well written that I felt I was back in the 1780s witnessing a town fighting for freedom. The author has done an astounding job of depicting this time period with facts that paint a picture of a war that took so many. I loved reading how a town banded together to stand up to their enemy. The faith in the story flows so gracefully as we see characters trusting God to keep them safe.

Wait for Me Quotes

“His roots ran deep in this French soil, yet his heart and allegiance belonged to America, to Charles Town, and to Elizabeth.”

WM, Louis

“Man got himself into this mess. And as far as Louis could predict, God would have to show them the way out.”

WM, Louis

“Our dream remains. My part is to wait and hope.”

WM, Elizabeth

“Major and minor, sharp and flat, hope and despair.”

WM, Elizabeth

“This all-loving, all-powerful God is not about to forgive me.”

WM, George

The liberty tree might have been cut down, but the tree of liberty is still living and growing in our hearts.”

WM, Louis

“I used my skills to heal the enemy.”

WM, Amy

“Could love bring them through whatever lurked on the other side of the door?”

WM, Elizabeth

“The world, at this moment, held all that she desired. Perhaps for one day, she could set aside the realities lurking in other parts.”

WM, Elizabeth

“God gave them a role as wives and mothers, then He decided to expand their worth to include a war, a siege, and an occupation. ”

WM, Elizabeth

“The baby is the most important commodity this town has. This boy will renew hope and faith that life is worth continuing.”

WM, Amy

“The day we hoped would not arrive is here.”

WM, Louis

“Free in our hearts, yet not in our physical realm.”

WM, Mr. Elliott

“Shoes and a summer pregnancy were not friends.”

WM, Elizabeth

Research for Wait for Me:

My research expanded for this last novel. I spent four days with my sisters touring and eating our way around Charleston. Then, I stayed an additional four days to research. I spent hours in the South Carolina Land Archives. The wonderful people let me into the archives where I searched huge volumes of records dating back to the early 1700s. I found all the records of Louis Lestarjette’s bill of sales, property deeds, “donations” to the military including money and items. Wow! I will definitely go again and see what else I can find.

Then I went to Orangeburg to explore where the family lived years after the war. In exchange for all that Louis gave to the new nation, he received eight plantations as well as property in Charles Town, mainly on King Street. He is buried next to Elizabeth in an Orangeburg Cemetery.

Charleston has not seen the last of me.

 

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