About the Book
Book: Texas Timbers
Author: Caryl McAdoo
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
Release date: September 3, 2021
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains the Lord’s favor . . . is the reverse true?
Can a romance born of prophesy thrive? Autumn Hope knows for a fact that the man she’s to marry cuts timber in the Sulphur River bottoms. She’s seen him in her dreams—exactly where he’s working and goes so far as to buy that block. Of course, she convinces her father she must travel the hundred and fifty miles to meet the man of her dreams. If he isn’t to be her husband, why would she kiss him in her night vision?
The lady’s sudden appearance baffles Sean. Craziness needs a keeper, but how did she ever find him or know his crosscut saw would break? Wounded by a lost love, he cannot believe the tall tale the pretty lady is spinning. It has to be a scam, right? God doesn’t work that way. Or Does He?
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About the Author
Award-winning author Caryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory, and her best-selling stories—over sixty published—delight Christian readers around the world. The prolific writer also enjoys singing the new songs the Lord gives her; you may listen at YouTube. Sharing four children and nineteen grandsugars (three greats), Caryl and Ron, her high-school-sweetheart-husband of fifty-three years, live in the woods south of Clarksville, seat of Red River County in far Northeast Texas. The McAdoos wait expectantly for God to open the next door.
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In 1870, my TEXAS TIMBERS heroine Autumn Hope found herself practically an old maid. She’d spent those years when most would be courting taking care of her mother, who was ill and dying. It hadn’t been long since Liberty’s death when the story opens, but Autumn had one of her prophetic dreams—God had shown her a man and assured her He would answer her prayers for a husband.
Readers first met Autumn at her birth in book two, TEXAS MY TEXAS. She had her first prophetic dream in book four, LEAVING TEXAS, at the age of nine. Distraught over her older sister Charity leaving to live in California, the Lord gave her reassurance that her sister would be back to live in Texas, and that she and her new husband would build a hotel in Dallas!
All my readers love Morgan and Charity Lowell and all the adventures they have at the Lowell House Hotel! This is the first time though that God has given her a dream about herself. She knows what the man looks like and exactly where he’s working, but not his name. Still, she is determined to go and find him!
Can you imagine this man . . . a lady hunting him down in the woods while he’s working then telling him he’s going to be her husband? That she’s going to be his wife? Because God said so!
Poor Sean O’Farrell! He was so perplexed by the crazy lady! Oh, his mother prayed plenty and spouted God’s Word at him all the time, but he and the Big Guy . . . they hadn’t been tight in years.
TEXAS TIMBERS is a fun story and not like any I’ve written before! Readers will enjoy reuniting with Morgan and Charity, Henry and May Buckmeyer (from my first family saga), Corbin—Autumn’s father, and so many more of these great characters who so easily worm their way right into your heart . . . at least they did mine! I hope you’ll enjoy it! As always, I pray my story gives God glory!
There is something about this author’s writing style that always transport me into the story. Her talent for describing the setting is beautiful and I began to imagine myself on the journey with Autumn Hope. I embraced the faith that Autumn Hope had and how she was gifted with prophecy. Now some may not believe in her gift, but her gift is directly from God. I did get a little laugh as she explained her dream. Would you believe her if she told you that she has seen who God has chosen as her husband? I loved Autumn Hope and her sweet attitude and determination to follow what God has shown her to be true.
Sean is a hardworking man who is honest, faithful and protective. I would love to have seen the look on his face when Autumn Hope tells him why she is there on his place. He was a little impressed with her hard work but he still was hesitant about her. Trust is a big word for all these characters and I understand why Sean needed to be a little cautious. He doesn’t give his heart away freely. I enjoyed reading how their relationship developed slowly as they came to know each other better. Now the next step is to get a blessing from his soon to be father-in law.
When the author talked about all of them going to church together it was nice to see them gathering together to worship God. After service they prepared for dinner-on-the-ground. Oh my did that bring back memories for me. My dad was a preacher and I so looked forward to dinner-on-the-ground on Sunday’s. It was a time of fellowship, good food and relaxing in God’s presence. The author describes the scene so well that I was taken back in time to a nice memory when I was a happy child at one time.
I enjoyed reading about Corbin and Riona. Their relationship was very special and I liked how Corbin never judged Riona because of her past. What a shame his church didn’t feel the shame. Oh how jealousy rears it’s ugly head as finger pointing and tongues start wagging . This part of the story was a great lesson about “he without sin cast the first stone .” I was shocked by what some of the members of the church called Riona. It made me think of Jesus weeping as one of His children were being hurt. I can’t explain why, but this part of the story really spoke to me. When Corbin stands up to speak, I felt God’s presence in that room. I think we all need to be reminded that we have all sinned. God forgives us of our sin and forgets them. Why can’t we forgive and forget?
The story is filled with scriptures and I loved how the author wove them into our hearts with grace and hope. I really didn’t wasn’t this journey to end but I’m happy with the ending. As with each book I read from this author I grow closer to God. The lessons in this beautiful story reminds us that God forgives us for our sins. We should always be mindful of not judging and most importantly that forgiveness will set you free. This book will be going on my best reads for 2021.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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Another awesome book added to my tbr! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Great review, thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of this story, this sounds like a must read for meReplyDelete
This sounds like a good story!ReplyDelete
Texas Timbers sounds like a great read for me and I enjoyed following the tour and learning about it! Thanks for sharing it and I hope the tour was a success! Good luck with your book, Caryl! Thanks Texas Book-aholic for sharing your review! Have a wonderful holidays season!ReplyDelete