Saturday, June 2, 2018

About the Book

I am my beloved
Title: I Am My Beloved
Author: Caryl McAdoo
Genre: Biblical Fiction
Release Date: April, 2018
The wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. How could the wisest man ever to live turn away from following God? The key is in Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs that King Solomon wrote after his return to the Lord. Who was the Shulamite? And why did he call her his sister spouse? Only God knows all the answers, but the King Solomon left clues. You will never forget reading this anointed story of love and may find yourself setting it down to wipe tears away or simply worship the great I AM.
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About the Author

Caryl McAdooCaryl 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

I AM My Beloved is a story unlike any I’ve ever written in that it moved me so. Not saying all my stories don’t move me, they do—to tears and laughter. Just today I got all teary writing a scene in my WIP for next September. But I AM My Beloved moved me to worship. I literally would stop typing, bask in God’s presence, and worship.
I believe that it is anointed and of course, as always, pray it will give God glory. I pray that His children will be blessed and drawn closer to the Father reading it. It’s a romance, yes, but nothing like any proverbial historical romances you’ve ever read.
It’s the story of Abishag. Have you ever heard of her? Her name is mentioned only five times in the Bible, all in 1Kings. “So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.” Kings 1:3 They brought her to King David. To keep him warm during his dying days.
Scripture tells us the she cherished David, and also that he never knew her—his virgin queen. You’ll love her heart, creativity, attitudes, intelligence, and spirit of submission. It’s like all God’s beloved daughters can identify with her. Writing her story was akin to writing a love letter to Jesus. So often, it was Him and me, not these characters of olden days brought to life in I AM My Beloved.
This love story of what happens to Abishag after David’s death when Solomon, heir to the Throne becomes King of Israel. And perhaps, you’ll get a whole new take on the wisest man ever to live, as he takes on building the Temple of God, foreign wives, follows after their gods, then returns to serve the One True God and write Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon.
At its end, is a section I call “Search the Scriptures” that point out and explain the clues that led to its writing. I hope you’ll enjoy it!


If you are not familiar with Caryl McAdoo's writing, let me introduce you to a gifted author. She writes with compassion and tells a story that captures beauty and grace. This story is an example of purity and how an author can reach deep into your soul by the stroke of words. You feel as though you are transported into the story and are watching as it unfolds before your eyes.

I loved reading about Abishag and how her life unfolded. Her beauty was  breathtaking and everyone was amazed at her innocence. What would you do if one day you were called to be with King David? I could sense the excitement as she prepared for her life as Queen. Her love for the King is evident as she stays with him. They have a good relationship but it is not  all she had hoped for. She desires a child, but the King will not be intimate with her. When he passes she feels  heavy with grief. I liked how Bathsheba came to her and took her in. Their friendship grew and it was so nice to see how Abishag began to think of Bathsheba as a mother.

Abishag is soon called upon by the new King. King Solomon is wise and is taken with Abishag's beauty. The author writes such a beautiful story of how their relationship slowly matured. Through the years  though, Abishag is still a virgin. I can't imagine the sorrow she feels as she patiently waits for the time she will be called to be with the King. I loved reading how the Song of Solomon was written. It is pure love and devotion written for the one who holds the King's heart. As I read it, I began to cry with joy to see such unconditional love bestowed on a woman who is cherished. What kind of relationship do you have with your spouse? Can you share your feelings with words that reach into the soul?

What I liked most about the story was how Abishag obeyed God's direction and became content with her life. She was highly favored and was loved by many. It must have been difficult for her to be with the King and still have no intimacy. Would we be willing to do whatever the Lord asked of us? I think knowing how much Abishag followed God and His purpose for her life showed me that she sacrificed things, but God always took care of her. She never lacked for a home or love." She was destined to lay with Kings but stay a virgin."

The story is so well written and once again I feel a deeper relationship with God after reading it. The author writes a story that flows like sweet music. She allows the characters to reach you with their actions and emotions. I loved reading a biblical story through the eyes of an author who exemplifies elegance and beauty as the story unfolded.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

Novels Corner, June 3
Mary Hake, June 4
Carpe Diem, June 11
Bigreadersite, June 14


To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away
GRAND PRIZE : $50 Amazon Gift Card
1st Prize: TWO novels–Choice-of-Caryl’s Titles (print or ebook)
2nd-4th: (three winners) ebook of I AM My Beloved
5th-7th: print copy VOW UNBROKEN!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!


  1. thank you for the post, this book looks so good!

    1. Hi, Lacey! Of my 34 published titles, this story may be my favorite! I hope you have the opportunity to read it :) I have a Lacey in my Texas ROMance Family Saga series. She's born in book two (1844) and you see her as she grows up until book six (1866) where she becomes the heroine, young and in love with all her hopes and plans dashed! Blessings

  2. This sounds like a book that would really teach as well as entertain.

  3. Thanks for stopping by, Dianna :) In the back, I include a "Search the Scriptures" which many readers say they love :) Blessings!

  4. Deana, thank you for participating in my Celebrate Lit tour! I'm thrilled you liked this story so well. It bowled me over :) Hugs and Blessings!

  5. Thank you for sharing about this book from Caryl. It sounds like a great read.

  6. Nice review, Deana! I'm excited to read this one!