Caryl McAdoo – Real Life Romance – Part 2 of 3

Shannon here: Historical romance author, Caryl McAdoo shares insight into her real life romance plus a chance to win her latest release, Vow Unbroken. Comment on any post dated March 17 – 21 to enter the drawing. Deadline: March 29th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Caryl:

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Caryl McAdoo initialsVow Unbroken by Caryl McAdoo A Special Gift – My Love & My Rock

Once upon a time, when we were in the throes of rearing our four children, my best friend and high school sweetheart husband wanted to get me a gift to show how much I meant to him, but funds were limited. It was so long ago, but I was confident of his love and didn’t need a gift.

Well, that day when he came home, he presented me with a gift I have loved and treasured every day since. He brought me a rock.

He had gone out and found a rock, gone to a friend’s house who had a Dremmel tool and carved a heart onto the rock with our initials on it. How awesome is that, I ask you? SO I’ve had my Love Rock almost thirty years now. Sometimes it has graced our hearth, sometimes it lives in our garden, but wherever it is, every time I see it, I know my Ron loves me! Our theme comes from a Latin pendant he gave me when we were sixteen that said ‘I love you more than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow’.

About Caryl: With nine titles released by four publishers, Caryl McAdoo now enjoys a thirty-year, overnight success with her historical Christian romance VOW UNBROKEN set in 1832 Texas from Simon and Schuster’s Howard Books. The novelist also edits, paints, and writes new songs. In 2008, she and her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved from the Dallas / Ft. Worth Metroplex to the woods of Red River County. For more than ten years, four grandsons have lived with Grami—as Caryl is also known—and O’Pa. The couple counts four children and fourteen grandchildren life’s biggest blessings believing all good things come from God. She hopes that her books will minister His love, mercy, and grace to all their readers. Caryl and Ron live in Clarksville, the county seat, in the far northeast corner of the Lone Star State.

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About the book – Vow Unbroken: A spunky young widow hires a veteran with a bad reputation to help her get her cotton to market in Jefferson, and sparks fly—but can she marry a man without the blessing of her estranged father?

Susannah Baylor believes her cotton crop is sold to a local business mand and waves goodbye to her neighbors’ wagon train. Four days later, the charlatan buyer tries to bilk her offering only half what he originally agreed to pay. Left with few choices, she reluctantly hires Henry Buckmeyer to help get both her wagons along the Jefferson Trace, the hard trail between her Northeast Texas farm and the cotton buyers at the port. It won’t matter that it’s her best crop ever if she doesn’t get a good price; she’ll be forced to sell off the land her husband and his brother left to her and the children.

Henry’s reputation as a drunken lay-about is well known, and she’s prepared for insolence, but not for his irresistible good looks or gentle manner. Romance soon entwines her heart with his, but she’s made a vow to marry only with her father’s blessing, and learning Henry doesn’t really know God further complicates everything. Plenty of dangers arise on the trace—but none so difficult as the desires of her heart.

Will love overcome all? Can she get her crop safely to market and sell it for enough? In this heartening and adventurous tale, Susannah’s family, fortitude, and faith are put to the ultimate test.

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Come back March 21st for an excerpt from Caryl’s book!

11 Responses to “Caryl McAdoo – Real Life Romance – Part 2 of 3”

  • Bonnie Traher says:

    A must read.

  • Heather O says:

    Awwww! How awesome! What a wonderful memory.

  • Aw, I love the story about your “love rock.” That is too sweet!
    Thanks for the chance to win your book!

  • Elizabeth Dent says:

    Your book sounds so good . Have not read anything by you yet , but always love to try new authors . Thanks for a chance to win .

  • shelia hall says:

    your book sounds so good! Love to win it!

  • Melanie Backus says:

    Caryl, I love your stories about you and Ron.

  • Caryl McAdoo says:

    Bonnie, thank you so much! I’m glad you liked my story! I hope you’ll have time to click over to Amazon and leave a quick ‘why I like it’ review! I’m so impressed with the reviewers who write a synopsis (writers hate them, but reviewers are so good at it!) but there’s already a lot of those! Just go for the what you liked about it and it’ll take only a minute or two! 🙂

    Thanks Heather, Jennifer, and Melanie! I loved being on Shannon’s blog because it’s all about LOVE, and love never fails!

    I do hope you get a book, Elizabeth and Shelia! I love getting a free book, too! It’s a GOOD thing, and ALL good things come from the Lord!

  • chris granville says:

    Your book sounds great….
    God bless u

  • That was such a sweet, aha, story…Thanks for sharing! Now I’d love to share that book from you!

  • Janet Estridge says:

    I would love to win this book to give to the church library. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to do so.

  • Sherry Wardlow says:

    When your next books comes out, I’ll be glad to buy from you, looking forward tp start reading about your life

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