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Thursday, January 25, 2018

A Fabulous New Book by Caryl McAdoo! Don't forget to enter the author's fantastic giveaway!!!

                       "Son of Promise"
                        By Caryl McAdoo

About the Book:

Genre: Woman’s Fiction
Be it known, your sins will find you out, but God’s mercy endureth forever!
Can a wife find the grace to forgive when her husband’s withheld the truth?
Travis Buckmeyer has a secret son, and the morning’s come to tell his sweet wife. He hates breaking Emma Lee’s heart. She promised him one ten years ago, but hasn’t been blessed to carry a baby to term. Every miscarriage made the telling harder, but now his clock’s run out. He’s going for his son, praying he won’t lose her.
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My Thoughts:

I absolutely LOVED this book!! As this is the first novel that I have read by this author, as usual, I was a bit nervous wondering if her book would meet my expectations of a good book, one that can grab my attention in the first chapter and keep me totally engaged until the last page is read. Happily, I can honestly say it did that and more!! It is a story of redemption, faith and forgiveness , and new beginnings, which will leave a lasting impression within, long after the book is read. 

The characters are so realistically and vividly described that the reader quickly identifies with each, making one walk alongside them in their troubled life journey. Each heartache, problem and challenge was deeply felt as they became my good friends.  Unconditional love became a very important part of these individuals. 

The plot moves quickly, with totally unexpected twists and turns at every corner. I was  so engrossed within this tale, that the world passed me !  I could NOT put this book down!!  The overall message of God's power shone throughout the story. Without Him, who could ever live through such challenging , heartbreaking situations. Finding peace and forgiveness in the most intense situations can only be a work of the Lord. 

This is definitely a five star book!! I highly recommend this book to all readers! A story of love, faith and forgiveness, a message we all need to be reminded of!

This book was received as a gift. The thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author:

Caryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory, and a quick scroll through her novels’ rankings by Christian readers attests to the Father’s faithfulness. She loves writing almost as much as singing the new songs He gives her—look her up on YouTube to hear a few. Her high school sweetheart husband won her heart fifty-two years ago, and now they share four children and seventeen grandsugars. Ron and Caryl live in the woods south of Clarksville, seat of Red River County in far Northeast Texas, waiting expectantly for God to open the next door.

Guest Post from Caryl McAdoo

SON OF PROMISE—a companion story to my Texas Romance Family Saga’s book ten CHIEF OF SINNERS—features Travis and Emma Lee Buckmeyer, who readers first meet in CHIEF. She’s the sister of its heroine Sandy Harris, and he is a friend of its hero Buddy Nightingale; he’s also the son of Crockett Buckmeyer (from book eight COVERING LOVE) and grandson of Patrick Henry Buckmeyer (hero of book one VOW UNBROKEN).
A standalone, it isn’t necessary for readers to know all these ancestors to enjoy SON OF PROMISE, but those who do will surely love it all the more. What I know is that this couple won a chunk of my heart. Their faith is outstanding and their love inspiring. In the ’40s, Emma Lee didn’t have the fertility options young women do today, and miscarriage after miscarriage left her hurting. That’s why he hadn’t told her.
He didn’t want to hurt her, but circumstances had changed, and time was up. She had to be told that morning he already had a son born from a one night liaison thirteen years before because he was leaving to claim his Cody from a reform school and bring him home.
The boy had never known real love, but I loved him from the first. Forced to grow up way too fast—lying, stealing, and participating in most any other rebellious act—he’s missed so much. He’s overwhelmed with Travis and Emma Lee—their home, their partnership and love for each other, and their generosity toward him.
He planned to light out from the start, but days piled on top each other, and he never pulled the trigger.
In VOW UNBROKEN, there was an awesome canine named Blue Dog, and I went into his POV (Point Of View—got into his head) a couple of times. My Simon & Schuster editor ‘requested’ that I lose those segments, and so I did. But in this novel, I get into a canine’s head again . . . I’m hoping readers will find that fun.
In years past, I owned, managed, and milked a herd of eighty-plus dwarf goats and loved their Great Pyrenees guardians, so it was fun to include them in the story. I love how Emma Lee was able to sell her paintings for exorbitant prices, but remained so humble and unassuming. And that she and Travis opened their home (they’re so much like my husband and me) to total strangers. We’ve had so many people live with us over the years, to help them, be blessings—the hands and feet of God in the earth.
I pray my story gives God glory and that its readers will be drawn closer to Him through it. He blesses me and highly favors me daily. I can’t thank or praise Him enough!

Blog Stops

Splashes of JoyJanuary 19
Karen Sue Hadley , January 20
Maureen’s Musings, January 20
Bibliophile Reviews, January 21
Reading is My SuperPower, January 22 (Interview)
A Greater YesJanuary 22
Texas Book-aholic, January 23
Baker kella, January 24
Janices book reviewsJanuary 24
Jeanette’s ThoughtsJanuary 25
Quiet Quilter, January 26
Carpe Diem, January 26
C Jane Read, January 27
Simple Harvest Reads, January 28 (Guest post from Mindy Houng)
Pursuing StacieJanuary 28
cherylbbookblog, January 30
BigreadersiteJanuary 30


To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away
GRAND PRIZE : $50 Amazon Gift Card
1st Prize: Choice-of-Caryl’s Titles (print or ebook)
2nd-4th: ebook of SON OF PROMISE!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/c511


  1. I love how this story talks about trust, second chances and forgiveness
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    1. Hello Lori! So glad you're following my New Release Celebration Blog Tour! Blessings!

  2. Karla, I'm so glad you decided to participate in the Celebrate Lit SON OF PROMISE blog tour! I LOVE finding new readers! Probably as you love to find new authors to enjoy!, so ♪♫•*We!¨*•.¸¸belong!.•*¨*•♫♪ to a mu-tu-al ♪♫•*¨*•.admiration society!•*¨*•♫♪ New readers and me! ♪♫•*¨*•♫♪!!! Thank you for your great review, too. I'm thrilled you loved the story! BLESSINGS

  3. Thank you for the information and review on "Son of Promise" by Caryl McAdoo. I'd love the chance to read this book. Appreciate your being part of the book tour.
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