Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Bitter Honey

With God, all things are possible.
But can lost love be found again or two wounded hearts knitted together?
Young love, sweeter than honey, is separated by a natural disaster and turns bitter. After five years, a miracle reunites Samantha Adams and Silas Mercier, but it seems it’s too late. Will love prevail?

My thoughts: I love that Caryl brings the story back to Samantha and Silas, after having them meet and fall in love in another book. After writing letters to keep in touch, the two are separated when a tornado turns Silas' life upside down and causes him to lose Samantha's address. When they meet up again after 5 years, there is a lot of assumptions to work through as they take the chance to get to know one another again. I love that Caryl brings both the main characters to life as well as some of the side characters, having another romance along with Silas and Samantha. This is an excellent historical book to pick up!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review.

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About the Author:
Praying her story gives God glory, award-winning author Caryl McAdoo continues prolificity with her new Cross Timbers Romance Family Saga series. Readers around the world enjoy her best-selling novels and shower them with 5-Star ratings galore. With forty-eight titles—and counting—her love for writing is obvious; the lady loves singing the new songs the Lord gives her as well! (Check out YouTube). Caryl gave Ron four children and the couple shares eighteen grandsugars. The McAdoos live in the woods south of Clarksville, the seat of Red River County, in far Northeast Texas, waiting expectantly for God to open the next door.

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Are you ready to revisit the Adams and Corbin families (from UNIQUELY COMMON and REMI)? Five years have passed, so it’s 1853, and life has gone on.

Samantha, only fourteen back then, wrote faithfully to Silas back in New Orleans as she traveled west on the Oregon/California Trail. She expected a tall stack of letters waiting on her at the General Store in Napa, but alas there were none.

BITTER HONEY is a story of puppy love time tries to dissipate, but Samantha never forgot Silas—or forgave him either! Though she had no way of knowing what tragic events had kept him from mailing the return missives, he never quit thinking of the beautiful girl who’d written of her love for him.

However, each day that passed only made it harder for him to write. Until he decided only a face-to-face talk would suffice, he worked with the man who’d always loved his mother, Claude, to rebuild his family’s vineyard, catching gators on the side.

This story has a second love story, that of Claude and the prostitute he rescues Odette, so there’s plenty of action to keep readers flipping pages. A story of first love and late, second-chance love with a taste of the Cajun life in Louisiana, BITTER HONEY is about restoration and following God’s will.

I hope you enjoy BITTER HONEY and all the other Lockets and Lace stories!

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  1. I enjoy Caryl's stories. I'm looking forward to reading "Bitter Honey". Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you Caryl Kane for the shout out and for coming by! I love you, my sister from the South <3

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    1. Hey Rita! Hope you get to read BITTER HONEY! It was a fun book to write! Blessings!

  3. This sounds like a really great book.

    1. Thank you Debbie P for coming by and your comment! I hope you'll enjoy my story! <3 Blessings

  4. This sounds like a story with a lot of threads in it!

    1. I love to weave the lives of my characters together just as they are in real life! I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy BITTER HONEY! :) Blessings

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  6. Amanda, I want to thank you so much for being a faithful follower of my writing! I appreciate you inviting my BITTER HONEY to be spotlighted at your blog during my Celebrate Lit Tour! I pray you will be blessed as you have blessed me! Hugs!