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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

About the Book

Book:  Lilah
Author: Caryl McAdoo
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: May 3, 2020
How can death, betrayal, a rash proposal, and revenge lead to romance?
An abusive controller compels reluctant travelers westward. To flee her foul stepfather, Lilah proposes marriage to the wagon train scout, which only leaves Padraig thinking she’s a bit soft in the head. It’s 1855. Come join the journey along the Oregon Trail with Captain Cumby. Wagon Ho!

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I absolutely love this author’s books simply because they are each filled with God’s love, wonderful characters and adventures that roll across the pages. This story is  very dear to me for several reasons. The first one is because it reminds me so much of my grandmother and grandfather. They were young and traveled by covered wagon to homestead their land. Lilah is much like my grandmother who was fierce, determined and in love. 
The second reason this story is dear to me is because the author goes into detail about the land and how difficult it was to travel in those days. The trails were hot, dusty and treacherous. The people on the trail helped each other out and I loved how they became like a family. I laughed when Lilah so boldly told Padraig that she wanted to marry him. He was not expecting that I’m sure. Someone like Lilah grows on you with her thirst for life and her unconditional love. I couldn’t wait to read about their adventure and where God would have them call home.
The third reason this story is so dear to me is because of Lilah’s ma. Oh how my heart ached for her being married to someone she hated. Her sacrifice to stay with this man reminds me of the scripture about laying your life down for another. There is a part in the story where Lilah defends her daughter with no thought for her own safety. There are some hard subjects in the book which the author handles  with honesty and grace. I know Lilah is the main focus of the story but I can’t overlook the bravery her mother showed. 
The last reason this story is so dear to me is the author has reminded me to let go of the past, hatred is not of God and forgiveness sets you free. I loved the illustration used about revenge. Lilah’s continued prayers for her husband gives readers a look at what a Godly helpmate she is. She never gave up hope that her husband would turn to God. I’m thankful that every time I read a story from this author I draw a little closer to God.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.  

About the Author

Award-winning author Caryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory, and her best-selling novels—over fifty published—delight Christian readers around the world. The prolific writer also enjoys singing the new songs the Lord gives her—listen to a few at YouTube. Sharing four children and eighteen grandsugars with Ron, her high-school-sweetheart-husband of over fifty years, she lives 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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Writing Lilah wasn’t as easy as some of the past stories because of dealing with such an evil man—her uncle then stepfather, forcing himself on her mother after Papa passed. But my young heroine’s courage, spunk, and daunting outspokenness had me grinning in no time.
Straight off the bat, the fifteen-year-old proposes to the first single man she runs into! It almost reminds me of my own romance, when on the second night of our life together (we’d had our first date the evening before) my husband Ron told me, “I know it doesn’t mean much now, but I love you.”
Later I learned he’d told his mother that same night that he’d met the girl he was going to marry. She didn’t share that until after we were an old married couple with two little boys.

We all have our own love stories, and I’d love to hear yours! This is the reason I so love writing romance! And historical romance is even better because I loved the way women were so honored back then. For the most part, they stayed home and reared their own children and worked hard as the helpmate of their husbands.
Plus, I love the research for the era of the novels and once written, a historical is never out of date! Contemporary romance will be outdated almost as soon as it’s written these days due to the technology. In my lifetime—the first twenty years of such is now considered as “history” by the publishing industry!—things have changed extraordinarily!
I don’t know if any generation has seen such advances as my own. My parents’ watched the first televisions, but that can’t begin to compare with computers in every home. I believe we truly are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, and a holy nation—a peculiar people who will show forth the praises of Him Who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light!
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord with me and be blessed!
This Texas author hopes readers will love Lilah as I always am, “Praying my story gives God glory!”

Blog Stops

By The Book, June 9 (Author Interview)
Library Lady’s Kid Lit, June 12 (Author Interview)
Betti Mace, June 13
A Baker’s Perspective, June 15 (Author Interview)
Artistic Nobody, June 17 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)
My Devotional Thoughts, June 18 (Author Interview)


To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. I also enjoy Caryl's stories! I'm looking forward to reading Lilah. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hey there, Caryl! I'm so glad you enjoy my stories! That's a blessing to me! HUGS and BLESSINGS!

  2. Hello Debbie P! Thank you for taking the time to comment! BLESSINGS!

  3. Deana, First I want to thank you for choosing to take part in my Celebrate Lit Blog Tour! I'm so grateful for you. And next, I want to thank you for all your kind words of affirmation and encouragement. It is so wonderful to know that readers are recognizing God and His principles for living through my characters. To put words on the page and give God glory through them is such a blessing. It's what I pray to do through my writing and my life. I thank you. I appreciate you. You are a blessing. Love and Hugs!