About the Book
Book: Texas Wildflowers
Author: Caryl McAdoo
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
Release date: September 3, 2022
Raise up your children in the way they should go, and when they are old, they will will not depart from it.
Getting them old is the key! Maisie Lowell and Rayne St. Laurent, both as beautiful as a wild Texas prairie rose, were born to privilege, reared in the fanciest hotel west of the Mississippi, and used to having their ways. In 1875 Dallas, Texas, the best friends determine to choose their own life paths to peace, love, and joy regardless of what their parents consider right or wrong. Do their choices and what their parents consider right or wrong. Do their choices and what their parents think have to be so different?
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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 to a few on YouTube. Sharing four children and twenty-four grandsugars (six are greats), Caryl and her high-school-sweetheart-husband of fifty-three years Ron 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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As I write this, Texas wildflowers adorn hills and pastures and create beautiful ribbons along highways and byways! I love flowers! I love Texas! And I love Texas wildflowers! In my new novel by that name, the dear best friends, Maisie Lowell (Morgan and Charity’s third child and only daughter) and Rayne St. Laurent (daughter of Quincy, and stepdaughter of Priscilla, both of QUINCY & PRISCILLA fame) are growing up and becoming intensely interested in boys—or men as they see it.
It’s so fun when I think of it, because they are seventeen, and Ron and I were sixteen when we met and fell in love. Things are so different today. My oldest grandsugar-daughter married last year at the age of 30, and a grandsugar-son at the age of twenty-six. By then Ron and I had three children and eight years of marriage under our belts!
Isn’t it fun to think that only a hundred years ago, daughters were treasured and when men were ready to find a wife, they came courting, never spending any unchaperoned time alone with the young woman he wanted to get to know. My how things have changed as the Spirit of Anti-Christ is loosed in our world, and love, romance, and families have certainly suffered for it.
This is one reason why I love writing historical Christian Romance, telling tales of sweet and modest young girls with parents who watched and ruled over them until they married. At twenty-four or five, a young lady loomed close to being a spinster! I had so much fun with Maisie and Rayne in TEXAS WILDFLOWERS!
I think you will love them, too! TEXAS WILDFLOWERS is book eight in the Cross Timbers Romance Family Saga, and I believe you’ll enjoy books one through seven just as much! In all my books God is highly praised and ways for us to live abundant lives as He promises are included for readers.
My author’s motto is “Praying my story gives God glory!” If that doesn’t happen, I’ve failed my Father, but do I worry about that? I do not! God is on the throne and in control. He’s the one who gives me such wonderful, fun stories to share with you all! Enjoy TEXAS WILDFLOWERS and be blessed!
Anyway, we have been talking about writing this book for years, coming across little clues for the story in Scripture studies now and again over that time. At last, God released us to write THEN JUDGEMENT based on the twenty-seventh verse of Hebrews, nineth chapter: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”
I love searching the scriptures and telling a story that strictly adheres to God’s Book, His Living Word, the Holy Bible. I love His stories and so understand that His Word is bread to our souls, feeding us wisdom and knowledge of our Creator and His everlasting, never-ending love for us!
Creating Biblical fiction tales carries a lot of responsibility that I truly enjoy taking on, being a guardian of the Truth. I love to bring characters from those days gone by so long ago to life on the pages of my books! I do feel a bit like John when he said this, writing of our Savior.
“And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.” John 21:27
Biblical fiction could easily become my favorite genre—if it isn’t already. I do write more historical romance stories set in the 1800s (a favorite time period) in Texas (my favorite state)! And as much as I love that research . . . nothing compares to digging into the Word!
I pray you will enjoy living through the three days that Jesus did not spend in the tomb! May my story cause you to dig a little yourself, checking out our theory! I know this to be Truth: “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11
Hallelujah! Glory be to His Holy Name! The righteous run into it and are saved! There is no one like unto Him! He alone it the Great King over all the earth! Worthy to receive glory and praise!
As always, I’m ‘Praying my story gives God glory!’
Maisie and Rayne are the best of friends and I love following them on their adventure. It seems like these two young ladies have marriage on their minds. Rayne has been in love with Maisie’s brother Baxter for probably forever. With his recent return home maybe he will realize that Rayne only has eyes for him.
Rayne can feel her heart pounding as Baxter shares how he feels. Did he just say he wants to court her? Will marriage be the next step? I think we are going to be in for a few surprises before this story is over. I adore the setting of this story and how the author transports readers back in time to Dallas, Texas, 1875. I admire how courting was a very serious business. There were rules Rayne and Baxter must follow and if they didn’t take it seriously then consequences would follow.
Oh how I love the faith that is beautifully written in this story as Baxter opens up about the two years he has been gone. His past is not pretty and having to confess what he did is painful for Rayne to hear. The good news is that Baxter has turned his life around and follows God’s direction now. It is important to note that even though Baxter sinned, God forgave him. Some people think they their sin is too big and God would never forgive them. I pray that if you feel this way, you seek out a pastor or a godly friend and let them share Jesus with you. He forgives and loves unconditionally.
Maisie is a sweet young woman who is thrilled that her brother is now courting her best friend. She is happy for them, yet she wants to be courted by someone herself. Maybe her brother’s friend is a possibility. Zach seems like a nice person and steps in when a man is becoming not so nice around Maisie. The aftermath is a very seriously injured Zach. I loved the little twist with Maisie suddenly having two men who wanted to court her. How will she be able to chose between Zach the man who defended her honor or Bart who has adorable children that she loves being around?
The story is filled with so many wonderful moments with young children who want a mother so bad to a very important lesson in learning to listen to God. I know sometimes I hear God but think I know better and find out the hard way that listening to Him is better. I loved Maisie so much and how she never wavered from making a decision until she clearly heard from God. As always when I read a book by this author my faith is deepened as I grow closer to God.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away the prize of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!
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I liked the review.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your release of Texas Wildflowers, Caryl, your book sounds like a wonderful romance for my mom and me! Good luck with your book and the tour! Thanks for sharing it with me!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Texas Book-aholic, for sharing your review!
Have an amazing day!
Good book for Fall reading.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the contest.
This sounds like a wonderful book.ReplyDelete
I enjoy stories that have very close friends as main characters, and Texas Wildflowers has that plus two romances and more. It will be a wonderful read.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great book.ReplyDelete
This sounds really good! I want that kind of courtship for my daughters.ReplyDelete
I hope everyone had a relaxing weekendReplyDelete
The bluebonnets remind me of home. I was born in Texas but we moved to Ohio when I was 23ReplyDelete
Deana, Thank you for sharing your excellent review. Caryl McAdoo is an amazing author.ReplyDelete