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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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About the Book

Book: Bipartisan Love
Author: Caryl MacAdoo
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
Release date: June 20, 2019
Bipartisan_LoveDon’t lean to your own understanding. Acknowledge God in all your ways, and He will direct your path.
Does time truly heal a broken heart?
Cody thought it had until she walked into the diner like she owned the world and back into his life as if she owned him.
Can betrayal ever be completely forgiven?
Cindy thought it could until she saw him with the bleached blonde. Her Cody!
Separated eighteen years, Cody Wayne Buckmeyer and Cindy think they can put the past behind them and work toward a common goal, a congressional seat . . . but is that possible?

About the Author

Caryl McAdooPraying her story gives God glory, award-winning, best-selling author Caryl McAdoo loves revisiting beloved characters in her novels. And her readers are glad she does! She’s blessed that her titles earned over fifty-percent 5-Star ratings and eighty-five to ninety percent 4 & 5-Stars! With forty-four novels (thirty-four in the last four-and-a-half years), it’s obvious she loves writing, but singing the new songs the Lord gives her also rates high. (Listen to a few at YouTube.)
Married to Ron, her high school sweetheart, she counts their four children and eighteen grandsugars life’s best blessings. The McAdoos 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.

More from Caryl

I totally enjoy revisiting characters from previous stories! That’s one reason I love writing ‘Family Sagas” like the Texas Romances that has ten full length novels and Cross Timbers Romances with two books and counting! The third launches this coming September.
In BIPARTISAN LOVE, we get to spend time again with the Buckmeyers—Travis and Emma Lee from Texas Romance Book Ten CHIEF OF SINNERS. My heart could barely leave these dear people after book ten, so I’ve written a few “Companion Books” (five and counting 😊) that go with the Texas Romance series—either going back to meet ancestors or forward for their descendants or just more stories with the characters you already love.
Readers first met Cody Buckmeyer and his kissing cousin (by marriage) best friend Cynthia Kramer as pre-teens in SON OF PROMISE. In that story, Emma Lee, so longing to be a mom, gets her heart’s desire in Cody, her husband’s son she’s never known about. The two youngsters became fast friends, but Cindy went overseas when LBJ gave her father an ambassadorship.
It’s been eighteen years, and Cody’s engaged to another. After her letters stopped, he gave up all hope. A liberal Democrat, Cynthia comes home after working in Hubert Humphries’ losing bid for the presidency, and wants Cody, a conservative Republican, to run for a Congressional seat with her as his campaign manager!
How’s this supposed to work?

It is 1969 and the world is really changing. There is a war going in Vietnam and many people are not happy with politicians. Cynthia has been in love with Cody for as long as she could remember. They haven't seen each other in a very long time, but that is all about to change. Cynthia has decided that Cody would be perfect as a Congressman and she believes she can help him win.  I wonder how Cody is going to react to this news. First, he hasn't seen Cynthia in ages, second she broke his heart and third he is engaged to be married to Amy. I think that is called a complicated mess.

I have to say how much I loved Cynthia and her enthusiasm to get Cody elected. Of course she is still in love with him, but right now her focus is on him winning. The girl can sure talk someone into doing something with her smile and brains. Her credentials are impressive in the political field and she just might be the right person to get him elected.

Cody is one of those guys you can't help but like. He is a true gentleman and his morals are impeccable. I loved how he would not be intimate with a woman until they were married. Seeing Cynthia again has stirred up old feelings, but he is engaged and has to stop thinking about her. It was hilarious to see those ugly jealous eyes coming out when Cynthia meets Cody's fiancee. Her nickname for her is hysterical and I laughed every time she called her "Bleachy." Amy is not completely honest with Cody and I didn't really care for her at all. I felt like she was looking for someone with money. She is well written and there are a few times I felt like she was a lost soul who needed guidance.

There is a lot going on in the story that needs to be mentioned. This story is written in the late 60s when marijuana was becoming very popular as was other drugs. I liked how the author held true to this time period and didn't hold back on subjects that may be sensitive to some. There is a definite faith element throughout the story which is very important as some decisions were made. The story is not only about politics but secrets, forgiveness and hope for a future. I am always impressed with the author's books and this one is especially good because it tackles tough issues with compassion and teaches us about waiting on God.

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

Blog Stops

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To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away
Grand Prize – $50 Gift Amazon Card
1st Prize – Signed, Paperback copy of CHOICE of all my books
2nd Prize – Signed copy of Bipartisan Love
3rd Prize – eBook copy of Bipartisan Love
4th Prize – eBook copy of CHOICE of all my books!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. I really enjoyed it as well. :)

  2. What a great review. Thanks for sharing today. I love reading her books.

  3. This book sounds like another fantastic book from Caryl.

  4. Deana, Thank you for the wonderful review and being part of the tour.

  5. This sounds really interesting!

  6. Thank you for taking the time to share your terrific book with us. I enjoyed reading about it.

  7. Thank you for sharing. You write such great reviews.