Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Blog Tour: Guest Post, Review and Giveaway: Son of Promise by Caryl McAdoo

About the Book

Title: Son of Promise  
Author: Caryl McAdoo  
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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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!

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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!

My Review

Son of Promise is another wonderful read that Caryl McAdoo. She really has the talent to write fabulous stories that keeps her readers engaged and wants to continue turning the pages. Son of Promise is no exception. I love Travis and Emma Lee‘s story. I understand Emily‘s sorrow from having miscarriages and being betrayed from someone she trusts and loves. I, also, admire Travis for doing what is right, finding truth, and going after his son, Cody.

Son of Promise is a powerful book that shows what our actions and emotions could lead to but yet it, also, shows with the beauty of forgiveness and faith can lead one too. This is most definitely a book full of inspiration and lessons that any reader could learn from. I highly recommend it for those who love historical fiction centered around faith.

I give Son of Promise 5+ stars and is among one of my favorites by Caryl McAdoo.

I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

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  1. Replies
    1. Hi, Jodi and thanks! I'm glad to have whet your appetite for this story! Thanks for coming by and commenting! Blessings!

  2. Thank you for your wonderful review on "SON OF PROMISE" and being part of the book tour!
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    1. Hello Kay! Thank YOU for following my blog tour and celebrating with me! Blessings

  3. this book sounds good. sounds like a lot of feelings. also sounds like trust and forgiveness.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

  4. Excellent review! I enjoy family sagas!