Son of Promise Review and Giveaway

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About the Book
00 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 Perspective

I think this is my favorite book to date by Caryl McAdoo! I like that she always writes about real people. People who sin, people who aren’t perfect, and people that try their best to rely on God. Let’s just say that she is not a “Christian fluff” author, and I am okay with that. This story was no exception, and I thought the main storyline was great. My heart went out to Emma Lee. I mean, if I found out my husband had fathered a child years ago, I cannot say that I would react with as much poise and grace as she did.

There’s one thing that stood out to me, that really makes me think about so many children in need. At first, you think Cody is going to be a punk. His mother had given up on him, he was in reform school, and it seemed as though life handed him a bad deck. I had already made up my mind not to like him. Apparently Caryl McAdoo had a different idea for his character. I think at the end of the day, Cody just needed someone to love him, and if that doesn’t mirror troubled kids today, I don’t know what does. By the middle of the book, I grew to love Cody and his character. I actually had to keep reminding myself that he was only twelve. He just acted so much more mature!

This is an easy story to like. It has adventure, tenderness, forgiveness, hardship, family, and love. I hope that Cody’s story doesn’t end here. I’d like to see what lies in his future! 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

Lunch(1)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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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!

13 thoughts on “Son of Promise Review and Giveaway

  1. Thank you so much for the review on “Son of Promise” by Caryl McAdoo and being part of the book tour!

    I’d very much love to read this book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. Good morning, Kay! I’d love to have you read SON OF PROMISE, too! So much fun to hear it was Jessica’s favorite of my 32 titles published! 🙂 I love reviews like that of course! Blessings!

  2. I like the “real” aspect of this book. None of us are perfect – that’s the honest truth! Thank you for your book and generous giveaway!

    1. It’s my pleasure, Janice! I do try to create characters who are real, that are relatable. It’s true that no one is perfect! One reader said the other day in her review that she wanted to put Travis and Emma Lee and Cody on her prayer list. What a marvelous compliment! Still makes my eyes tear! 🙂 <3 I'm so appreciative of you, participating in my Tour and love your review! BLESSINGS!

    1. I, too, thank Janice for her review! I hope you have the opportunity to read SON OF PROMISE, Phyllis! Blessings!

    1. Good morning, Charlette! Your mama spelled your name a bit different, too, I see. Did you enjoy it? I love my ‘Y’ though it does throw lots of people. I get Carly a lot but also Cheryl and Carolyn 🙂 Daryl is automatically Darrell, but . . . I love reading paperbacks, too. I have a kindle, but . . . . Thanks for coming by and commenting! Blessings!

    1. Hello, Sherry! I had my first baby at 19 in 1969, a year to the month after Ron and I married right out of high school! 🙂 I want to thank you for coming by and celebrating the launch of SON OF PROMISE! Hope you have the opportunity to read it soon! Blessings!

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