Christian Fiction

Son of Promise + GIVEAWAY!

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About the Book

Son of Promise

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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My Review: This is my first time reading work by Caryl McAdoo and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My understanding is that Son of Promise is part of a series, but I thought it worked perfectly as a stand-alone.

Travis and Emma have a sweet, Christ-filled marriage. They have been married for ten years, and while those years have seen love and joy, they’ve also seen their fair-share of heartache; namely in the miscarriages suffered by Emma. While they wish to expand their family, Emma knows that Travis wishes for a son. What she doesn’t know is that Travis already has a son, who is now twelve-years old and needing his father. What follows is a story of grace, mercy and forgiveness.

I found myself swept up in the story, and head-over-heels for Emma’s sweet heart. Travis’ son drove me crazy bonkers at first, but I loved watching God’s hand in his life as the story progressed. A beautiful story about God’s redemptive love and the heart’s ability to expand beyond itself for the tenderness we feel towards others.

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About the Author

Caryl McAdoo

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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Giveaway

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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! https://promosimple.com/ps/c511

7 thoughts on “Son of Promise + GIVEAWAY!

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review on “Son of Promise”, which reaffirms my desire to read this book, and for being on the book tour!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Good morning, Lori! I so hope you have the opportunity to read SON OF PROMISE! Thank you for celebrating its launch with me! Blessings!

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  2. Stacie, I want to let you know I appreciate you participating in my SON OF PROMISE Launch Tour. Celebrate Lit is tops! I love Love LOVE to find readers new to my writing! I hope you’ve enjoyed this story enough to go back to 1832 and meet Travis’s grandfather Patrick ‘Henry’ Buckmeyer in VOW UNBROKEN ! also thank you for your wonderful review! Hope to see it on Amazon and GoodReads! I’m sharing your blog post on my author’s page! Blessings!

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    1. I thank you so much for the joy of being on your Tour! I am officially a forever fan of yours, lol ❤ I most definitely would LOVE to head back to 1832 to read Vow Unbroken!! I have posted my review on Amazon and will do so on Goodreads, too. And I get to be a part of your scavenger hunt with Celebrate Lit! Woohoo!

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