Thursday, January 26, 2017

COVERING LOVE - Caryl McAdoo - One Free Book

Welcome back, Caryl. Why did you become an author?
I’ve loved writing, expressing myself with words on paper, since I was a little girl. I became an author when the small, regional Republic of Texas Press determined I did that with some modicum of style and grace. I figure the favor of the Lord went ahead of that first manuscript to soften hearts and open doors. So why then? Because my Father in Heaven called me to it.

If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?
Singing! I’ve said a thousand times in my life that I would LOVE to make a living singing. And that would be the most special if I could sing praise and worship songs. That’s by far my favorite thing to do in the world.

And I love that you share some of your songs with others. I’ve loved the ones I’ve seen. If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?
Ha! I could say the mid-eighteen hundreds, the historical times of my Texas Romance family saga series, and I WOULD love so many things about those times, but living in Texas, I really enjoy air conditioning and all the modern conveniences, so I’d never “choose” another period over the one God placed me in. What I love about those days of yore is the simplicity of life, the modesty and femininity of women’s dress, and horses being an everyday part of transportation.

Before dresses were lengthened and called maxis, I made myself a few long dresses that I only wore at home. I love long dresses. Now I like them even more, because they cover the brace I wear below the knee on one foot and leg. What place in the United States have you not visited that you would like to?
I’ve never been to the New England states, and I’d love to get to drive around them all, visiting historical sites and its beauty.

If you go, do it in autumn. The colors of the trees are especially vibrant there. How about a foreign country you hope to visit?
Oh Israel! Israel! A thousand times, Israel! My heart longs to visit the places I’ve read about in the Bible all my life. I’ve pictured stepping off the airplane in my mind’s eye and see myself falling to the ground of the Holy City and kissing it. God knows that desire of my heart, and so I wait!

What lesson has the Lord taught you recently?
He teaches me new Truths daily. Yesterday’s lesson came from my sweet niece known online around the world as The Bread Believer. She posted : Could our thoughts possibly prevent OR promote a healthy body weight? “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 MEV

For every thought we think, our body produces a physical, chemical reaction. That’s Biblical. I by no means buy into the world’s twisted interpretation and new-age persuasion that “what you think about, you bring about.” I don’t endorse Karma, and I don’t endorse mind-over-mattering your addictions to habit, thought or substance. Those ideas are perversions of the Truth.
There is only one Truth that enables us to conquer (NOT manage or co-exist with) our thought problems. And so, in our application of weight issues, there is only one Truth we can apply to overcome weight battles.

I’ve known the truth about how we think, but never put it in a perspective of battling with weight. Here’s the link for the whole article:

I’ll have to check out that article. Tell us about the featured book.
Covering Love is the eighth book in the Texas Romance series. The family saga has covered five decades so far and this book completes the romances of the second generation, children of Henry Buckmeyer, Houston, Crockett, and Charlotte. It has scenes in Texas, of course, but also carries my readers to Alaska, Hawaii, and New York City!

I also introduce six-year-old Evelyn May Eversole, his favorite granddaughter (he tells them all that) who loves to write like her grandmother and is wise beyond her years. She will be the heroine of book nine Mighty To Save coming in May. She’s the most little girl like me in the series, loving horses and having a way with dogs. I was an only child for eight years, so know that independence and responsibility that goes with it.

As its name suggests, the theme is how Love covers a multitude of sins.

Please give us the first page of the book.
A sob sounded; something akin to a kitten crying for its mama. Evie cocked her head and closed one eye just like the captain, but she still couldn’t tell what made the noise. She returned to her story.

How she loved this part! It would always be her favorite adventure of Red Rooster, the Gentleman Pirate.

Someone rapped lightly on her door, then it creaked open. “Baby doll?”

“Up here, Daddy.” She closed her book then hurried to the slide and slid into his waiting arms. As always, he caught her, and twirled her around three times. She kissed his cheek. “I’m so glad that you’re home early. I missed you.”

“Well, I’ve got some sad news. Your grandfather got bucked off a new horse, so we’re going to Texas.”

“No! That couldn’t be!” She pushed out of his arms and wiggled to the floor. “Why, everyone says PawPaw is the best horseman ever. And Mama said there’s not a horse he can’t ride. You’ve heard her say it a million times. Are you teasing me? Because if you are, this isn’t very funny.”

“Not this time, baby. I wouldn’t tease about this. He did get thrown and hurt himself bad. I’ve come to assist you getting packed.” He bowed. “I’m at your service, young miss. We leave for the train in two hours.”

Wow, to Texas! And she’d get to ride the train! She’d not been to the Lone Star State in two years and could only remember bits and pieces of that trip.

In her prayers, she told God she couldn’t wait until next year to meet her new pony that PawPaw bought especially for her. But she never meant for him to get hurt.

That made her so sad.

“He’ll get better right, Daddy? Him and MayMee are still coming for Thanksgiving. Isn’t that right? Because in her letter, she promised she’d bring me her new Red Rooster book. And we’re still going back to Texas after the New Year, right? Just like we already planned?”

“We’ll have to see, Evie.”

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Caryl McAdoo said...

Lena, I just want to thank you for having me again at A Christian Writer's World for a visit! I always enjoy your company! Just in case some of your readers have missed my posts, DAUGHTER'S OF THE HEART, book five in the series, is FREE today, but this is the last day 💚

Melanie Backus said...

Hi Miss Caryl! This book sounds like a winner, for sure! Your books are such wonderful stories. Thank you and Miss Lena for sharing!

Melanie Backus, TX

Susan Johnson said...

I have really enjoyed reading this series and would love to win a copy of this book.
Susan in Texas

Kim hansen said...

Love caryl's books. north platte nebraska.

Abigail Mitchell said...

Another great looking book by Caryl! Can't wait to read it!
Abigail in VA

apple blossom said...

thanks for the chance to win
live in ND

Cathy said...

Enjoyed learning more about Caryl and her books! Thanks. Cathy - TX

Connie said...

So excited to read Caryl's new book!
Connie from KY

Caryl Kane said...

I'm so excited for the release of Covering Love!

Caryl K in TX

ablst nlki I said...

Thanks for a chance to win. Brenda in TN

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Conway SC.

Caryl McAdoo said...

I have been having trouble commenting . I write responses to the visitors and click publish, and they disappear. If this one does post, and anyone might know why it's happening or what I can do to 'fix' it, please PM me! :) I want to thank Lena again for the opportunity to visit with y'all, and thank each one of you for your comments! I'm so blessed that you're enjoying the stories Melanie, Susan, Kim, Abigail, Connie, and Caryl K! And to Sharon, Brenda, Cathy, and Apple Blossom--I pray you have the opportunity to read my stories! :) Hugs and Blessings to all!