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Caryl McAdoo

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From Simon & Schuster to independent publisher, this hybrid author, Caryl McAdoo enjoys writing four series: her historical Christian Texas Romances Family Saga includes VOW UNBROKEN (1832), book two HEARTS STOLEN (1844), book three HOPE REBORN (1850)and book four SINS OF THE MOTHERS (1851) book five DAUGHTERS OF THE HEART (1854), book six JUST KIN (1861), book seven AT LIBERTY TO LOVE (1866), and book eight COVERING LOVE (1885) Also a companion book THE BEDWARMER'S SON (1860 and 1928); her contemporary Red River Romances with ONE AND DONE, THE PREACHER'S FAITH and SING A NEW SONG; The Generations Biblical fiction that has volume one A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS, volume two THEN THE DELUGE COMES, and volume three REPLENISH THE EARTH, and volume four CHILDREN OF EBER; and the new Days of Dread Trilogy for mid-grade readers with THE KING'S HIGHWAY. The novelist also edits, paints, and writes new songs that can be heard on YouTube by searching her name there. In 2008, she and her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved from the DFW area—home for fifty-five years—to the woods of Red River County. Caryl counts four children and sixteen grandsugars life’s biggest blessings believing all good things come from God. She hopes that her books will minister His love, mercy, and grace to all their readers, and that each story gives God glory. The McAdoos live in Clarksville, the county seat, in the far northeast corner of the Lone Star State.

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Son of Promise

Can a wife find the grace to forgive when her husband’s withheld the truth? Travis Buckmeyer has a secret son, and the morning’s come to tell his sweet wife. He hates breaking Emma Lee’s heart. She promised him one ten years ago, but hasn’t been blessed to carry a baby to term. Every miscarriage…

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Chief of Sinners

Set in the afterglow of the Azusa Street Revival, this epic addition to the Texas Romance family saga sweeps through three decades of triumphs and tragedies—from the Texas Hill Country to the beaches of Normandy and beyond. The faithful flock to his father’s revival tent where Buddy Nightingale…

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Mighty to Save

Contrary to her parents’ wishes, Evelyn married a nonbeliever, but it all works out . . . or does it? Not only did the love of her life accept Christ, Nathaniel got baptized by fire and became a minister of the gospel. Woven into the breathtaking tale of love and redemption are two additional stories,…

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Covering Love

A family calamity gathers the clan, then a dying request tests loyalties and changes lives. New York City’s posh society, living on a rugged Texas hill country ranch, and the isolation of Alaska’s frozen tundra share little commonality and make going from one to another difficult at best. Still,…

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The Bedwarmer's Son

In 1928 Georgia, a black man who kills a white man is automatically guilty, but the bedwarmer’s son, an ex-slave, is no normal black man. And the dead white man is his half-brother. Once his lily-white lawyer lady learns the truth, everything changes. Can she save him from swinging? Will the bedwarmer…

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At Liberty to Love (Texas Romance) (Volume 7)

Profound loneliness propels a childless widow west with the idea of choosing an orphan to share her life. On the way, a fellow traveler takes her by surprise. She never dreams, is unprepared, doesn’t need another man, but can’t get him out of her head…or heart. He’s so perfect—every bit the…

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Just Kin

Love covers a multitude of sin. A stolen kiss ignites a fire that burns all the way from Texas to New York City. Torn apart by war, rejection, and a letter with news she never wanted, Lacey Rose takes her shredded heart and runs. Charley figures something isn’t right, but is duty-bound to the Confederacy…

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Children of Eber

At the time Abram is called to a strange, pagan land by the God of his fathers, Shem still walks the earth. At his death, his great-grandson Eber becomes the patriarch. Abraham, never the oldest living firstborn, is rewarded with power and riches for his obedience to leave his home and sojourn. Still—though…

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The King's Highway (Days of Dread) (Volume 1)

With airplanes falling out of the sky and all things electric rendered useless after a mysterious flash, skills instilled by Jackson’s Marine father move front and center. With a fierce determination to keep his thirteen-year-old sister McKenzie and nine-year-old brother Cooper safe, the high school…

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Daughters of the Heart (Texas Romance) (Volume 5)

God’s perfect plan is oft so hard to determine. In his life, Henry Buckmeyer has never been so beside himself. His little girls are so young, just babies, too young. He hates the whole idea of men coming to take them away and is inclined to shoot every one of them, but praise God for a level-headed,…

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Replenish the Earth

Sin fills the world with violence, but faith carries Noah and his family above the flood through the storm. In the harshness of Mount Ararat where they disembark, nothing compares to the lushness of Adam’s Valley—their home left behind. And troubles surviving the thirteen months on the Ark can’t…

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One and Done (Red River Romance) (Volume 3)

Faith trumps cynicism and unbelief in ONE AND DONE, a gender-crossing love story with its baseball backdrop and strong pitcher/batter hero. Samantha Danielle, cutest weather girl on Dallas TV, only dreams of sports reporting when an opportunity to scoop an interview with a pitcher Rangers’ management…

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Sins Of The Mothers (Texas Romances) (Volume 4)

Persistent faith brings redemption and reconciliation. Propelled by blind love, Mary Rachel Buckmeyer defies her father to elope with Caleb Wheeler. The newlyweds run off to California then partner with his cousin in his dry goods business. Unbeknownst to the young bride, her new husband sends his kissing…

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Sing a New Song

The untimely death of her father shatters Mary Esther Robbins’ heart and separates her from her grade school best friend, Samuel Levi Baylor. During their twenty years apart, she fulfills her life’s dream of penning new songs and singing God’s praise with a Christian band, while he tends his growing…

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Then The Deluge Comes (The Generations) (Volume 2)

Since Adam, nine hundred and thirty years have passed. Evil has overtaken the sons of Cain and fills the earth with lasciviousness and violence. God declares He will not contend forever with man. Eight generations surround Adam's deathbed. Sixth generation Jared fathered Enoch who begat Methuselah.…

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The Preacher's Faith (Red River Romance) (Volume 1)

Can the orphaned preacher and the heartbroken rodeo queen navigate the path to true love with a lie and an ex-beau blocking their way? Learning of Faith Johnson’s rash promise to her father, New Hope Baptist’s interim preacher Asa Davidson shows up to apply for the position—of husband. The cowgirl…

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Hope Reborn

New York novelist May Meriwether decides a heroic Texas Ranger will make a great love interest for her new novel’s heroine. Bored to tears and loving adventure—keeps her mind off her solitude—she sets out to the Lone Star State with her constant companion and confidant Chester in tow. Dreams for…

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A Little Lower Than the Angels

Seduced by evil, Cain kills Abel then flees with his sister to the land of Nod. Bereaved of all their children in one day, Adam and Eve are heartbroken, but not until they both see a vision of Abel in Paradise with their childhood pets Lion and Lamb does Eve find the strength to wait upon the Lord for…

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Hearts Stolen (A Texas Romance) (Volume 2)

Unbeknownst to loved ones, a headstrong young wife is snatched off the prairie by two Comanche braves, carried north of the Red River, and traded to their war chief for ponies. After five years, a small detail of Texas Rangers rides into camp, and she determines that day will bring freedom or death.…

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Lady Luck's a Loser (The Apple Orchard Series) (Volume 1)

Wealthy recluse W. G. Preston is looking to choose a wife and devises a Survivor-style game where the winner gets possibly the love of her life. The rules are never simple and one lady is sent home each month until only Mrs. Right re- mains. Will Lady Luck choose practical Audrey, who lied on her application;…

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Vow Unbroken: A Novel

Susannah Baylor, a spunky young widow with a young daughter and teenage nephew in her care, raises cotton on a small farm in northeast Texas. When a local buyer reneges on his offer to purchase her crop, she finds herself with only one option: cart her cotton to market in Jefferson herself. Convinced…

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