Saturday, January 12, 2019
Texas My Texas Review and Giveaway!
He who puts his trust in God will possess the land and inherit the blessings.
Scripture tells a husband to love his wife, but what if she loves the memory of a dead man? Lured to the Texas frontier by more free land than they could ever buy, four families struggle to carve a home and a living out of the wilderness. And though love isn’t always easy coming, like bees to sweet flowers, a neighbor and his partner swoop in hoping to steal the hearts of the clan’s two young beauties. Will their infants spoil the ointment? Wild animals, Indians on the warpath, and living hand-to-mouth never make it easy, but my oh my—Texas my Texas! What a land!
Having enjoyed the first book in this series, I was thrilled to get a copy of this one to continue the story! I would of loved a list of characters with this story, to refresh my memory on who all is related. That didn't keep me from enjoying the story and jumping right in. The families settle in Texas in this book, after a long journey, and begin to put down roots. I loved the historical aspect and also really appreciate that Caryl develops so many of her characters. This is an enjoyable series!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
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About the Author:
Caryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory which is what she lives to do. Her award-winning, best-selling novels enjoy a lion’s share of 5-Star ratings from Christian readers around the world. With thirty-eight titles, it’s obvious she loves writing almost as much as singing the new songs the Lord gives her—listen to a few at YouTube. She and high school sweetheart Ron celebrated fifty years of marriage in June 2018; they share four children and eighteen grandsugars. The McAdoos 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:
It’s always good to give thanks. And I’m thankful for you! I appreciate you stopping by my awesome Celebrate Lit Blog Tour! I’m thankful for each of the bloggers who signed up to participate in the tour for my January release Texas My Texas, book two in my new Cross Timbers Romance Family Saga series! And I’m so thankful the Lord is blessing Celebrate Lit as Sandy Barela blesses so many Christian authors! She is deserving of all God’s best!
In Book One, Gone to Texas, I got seventeen souls to their new home in the Republic. Texas My Texas has all the same pioneers with a few new added as they establish hearth and home in the wooly, untamed Trinity River Bottoms of North Central Texas—which later in history, becomes the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. They’re settling in what now is Irving—my home for fifty-plus years.
Only a few months has passed for my characters, Book One ends in November, Book Two picks up in March, 1841. In real life, it’s been just that long since Book One launched, too! It debuted in September and Book Two launching now is also four months! Isn’t that fun? Originally, I’d planned a different January title but pushed it back a couple of months to release Texas My Texas on the heels of Gone to Texas.
In this new story, the two young women—Gabrielle and Isabel Harrell—elicit the attention of suiters who come calling even in the wild west territory. Thomas Baldwin (a neighbor introduced in Gone To Texas) has an eye for Gabrielle and uses many excuses to visit, including taking his friend Monroe Humble to the clan’s little settlement to meet the lovey, hardworking Isabel.
But Gabrielle is pining hard for her love back home and deals with pretty severe melancholy—what they called depression back in those days. In Texas My Texas, readers will spend time with the characters they came to love in Gone To Texas. As always, I pray my story gives God glory! And that readers will enjoy the new even better than the old! BLESSINGS!
For a complete list of the blog stops, go here.
To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away
Grand Prize – $50 Gift Amazon Card,
1st Prize – Signed, Paperback copy of CHOICE of all my books,
2nd Prize – Signed copy of Texas my Texas,
3rd Prize – eBook copy of Texas My Texas,
4th Prize – eBook copy of CHOICE of all my books,
5th Prize $5 Amazon Gift Card!!
Go here to enter!
Posted by Inklings and Notions at 8:35 PM
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This story sounds complicated! I enjoy books like that.ReplyDelete
Just know that there IS a list of characters and who's in whose family :) It's listed in table of contents right in the front, Emma! :) Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comment! I appreciate it! BLESSINGS!Delete
Thanks for letting me know, Caryl! I must of missed it on my Kindle copy, since sometimes it starts the books on the first page of the book.Delete
Amanda, thank you so much for participating in my Celebrate Lit Blog Tour! I'm so glad you enjoyed GONE TO TEXAS and TEXAS MY TEXAS, too! :) HEART OF TEXAS will debut (God willing) in September and then two more stories in 2020 for the Saga! Blessed be the name of the Lord, and may He bless you! HUGS!ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to it!Delete
Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by, James!Delete
This sounds like an amazing book! The cover is gorgeousReplyDelete
I enjoy Caryl's stories! I'm excited to read this one!ReplyDelete