I am so excited to have Caryl McAdoo on the blog today as part of the Celebrate Lit Blog Tour for Might To Save! Caryl is such a great author. But you know what I love the most about her? She is so sweet and has a heart for the Lord. It shows in her writing, and it shows in her life. Please help me in welcoming Caryl today!
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About the Book
Book: Mighty to Save
Author: Caryl McAdoo
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: May 15, 2017
Contrary to her parents’ wishes, Evelyn married a nonbeliever, but it all works out . . . or does it? Not only did the love of her life accept Christ, Nathaniel got baptized by fire and became a minister of the gospel. Woven into the breathtaking tale of love and redemption are two additional stories, Evelyn’s novels of faith, family, and forgiveness.
This was such a heartwarming story. I loved reading about the life of Evelyn and Nathaniel. Evelyn really does remind me of what a minister’s wife should be: caring, warm, and always leaning on the Lord. Be warned – there are a few moments in this book that really tugged at my heart and made me a little weepy. There is one scene in particular near the end (can’t give away the details) that was just so beautifully written, and inspired me to have the same reaction as Evelyn if I were faced with a similar situation.
Although it was wonderful reading about Evelyn and Nathaniel, my favorite part of the book was when Pearl spoke of her past and her journey with Jules. It was so moving to me how she tried to break free from slavery, and the Romeo and Juliet like love affair she had with Jules. I will warn you that during these scenes there is some language that I do not like (the n word for instance, which really bothers me). However, in writing this way the author was simply depicting the time period and how they spoke, so I certainly understand why it was included. I just chose to skip over those words. But back to the important part. Jules and Pearl reminded me that there are people out there that truly love someone for who they are. I felt like I was sitting right there with Evelyn listening to Pearl reminisce about her life. I just needed my own cup of coffee!
This story will make you smile, give you hope, and yes make you cry. But it offers a powerful message and has a clear picture of God’s love through the writing and the characters. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Caryl McAdoo loves writing stories for all ages that glorify God and is thrilled Christian fiction fits her life purpose so well. Bold not bashful, she’s quick to share the Bible principles she lives by through her characters and hopes each title ministers His love, mercy, and grace. Known as the “Singing Pray-er”—with a YouTube channel to prove it—the prolific hybrid author also loves praising Him with new songs He gives her. Her high-school-sweetheart-husband moved the family from the DFW area—home for fifty-plus years—to the woods and seat of Red River County. After Ron, Caryl counts four children and sixteen grandsugars life’s biggest blessings. The McAdoos live a few miles south of Clarksville in the far northeast corner of the Lone Star State with two grandsons.
Guest Post from Caryl McAdoo
Mighty to Save, book nine, is unlike all the other stories in the Texas Romance family saga as the heroine, Evelyn Eversole—you’ll remember her as little Evie in book eight, Covering Love—and hero, Nathaniel Nightingale, are already married in Chapter One. Where’s the romance, Caryl? You may ask. But I think you’ll see that Mighty to Save is brimming with all the stuff love is made of!
The depth of the Nightingales’ love is revealed and tested, and because Evelyn is a novelist like her MayMee (May Meriwether), we are privileged to experience the love of another couple whose progeny is intertwined with the Nightingales’ lineage. (knowing the characters of the next novel Chief of Sinners that was written over twenty years ago and served as the foundation of the Texas Romance series, it’s been a labor of love, tying all these characters together.)
And while a very few have remarked that it’s a little hard jumping back and forth in time, the majority of readers have expressed their satisfaction and appreciation for getting to know the backstories in such a fun way. This tale deals with imperfect people—as we all are. I hope my characters come across as real, someone in your family or who might live next door.
In this world, we will have tribulation . . . but being of good cheer isn’t always so easy. Sometime those trials knock us off our foundation, and we find ourselves in an ocean of mire, like trying to swim through jello . . . weary of it to the point where only God can save us. And so we cry out to Him. And He does.
Should that mean what waylaid us no longer has any effect on our lives? Not every time.
I pray that you will enjoy Mighty to Save. This story is another reason why I’m so blessed that God led me to publish independently of the traditional houses, as I’m most certain it would definitely not fit their pigeon hole titled Christian Romance. Life offers hills and valleys. Could we truly appreciate one without the other?
Fair warning, don’t be expecting same-O same-O!
Thank you so much for being a part of my Celebrate Lit Blog Tour Launch! Bloggers, readers, reviewers, and visitors all—everyone at the awesome Celebrate Lit Tour Company, too—y’all are such blessings to me! So much so, I could never repay your kindnesses, encouragement, and support. But my Father can, And I pray He will send every blessing back to you a hundred fold!
May 16: Inklings and notions
May 17: Carpe Diem
May 18: Christian Bookaholic
May 19: Captive Dreams Window
May 20: A Greater Yes
May 20: The Power of Words (Spotlight)
May 21: Radiant Light
May 21: Connie’s History Classroom
May 22: cherylbbookblog
May 23: Bigreadersite
May 23: Daysong Reflections
May 24: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS
May 25: A Baker’s Perspective
May 26: Karen Sue Hadley
May 27: Mary Hake
May 28: Bibliophile Reviews
May 29: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away:
Grand Prize: ALL NINE books in the Texas Romance series!
1st Prize: Four first books in four of Caryl’s series
2nd-6th Prize: Print Copy Vow Unbroken