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Son of Promise by Caryl McAdoo

Posted by [email protected] on January 19, 2018 at 12:05 AM

About the Book

Title: Son of Promise
Author: Caryl McAdoo
Genre: Woman’s Fiction

Be it known, your sins will find you out, but God’s mercy endureth forever!
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 made the telling harder, but now his clock’s run out. He’s going for his son, praying he won’t lose her.
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About the Author

Caryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory, and a quick scroll through her novels’ rankings by Christian readers attests to the Father’s faithfulness. She loves writing almost as much as singing the new songs He gives her—look her up on YouTube to hear a few. Her high school sweetheart husband won her heart fifty-two years ago, and now they share four children and seventeen grandsugars. Ron and Caryl 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.

Guest Post from Caryl McAdoo

SON OF PROMISE—a companion story to my Texas Romance Family Saga’s book ten CHIEF OF SINNERS—features Travis and Emma Lee Buckmeyer, who readers first meet in CHIEF. She’s the sister of its heroine Sandy Harris, and he is a friend of its hero Buddy Nightingale; he’s also the son of Crockett Buckmeyer (from book eight COVERING LOVE) and grandson of Patrick Henry Buckmeyer (hero of book one VOW UNBROKEN).

A standalone, it isn’t necessary for readers to know all these ancestors to enjoy SON OF PROMISE, but those who do will surely love it all the more. What I know is that this couple won a chunk of my heart. Their faith is outstanding and their love inspiring. In the ’40s, Emma Lee didn’t have the fertility options young women do today, and miscarriage after miscarriage left her hurting. That’s why he hadn’t told her.

He didn’t want to hurt her, but circumstances had changed, and time was up. She had to be told that morning he already had a son born from a one night liaison thirteen years before because he was leaving to claim his Cody from a reform school and bring him home.

The boy had never known real love, but I loved him from the first. Forced to grow up way too fast—lying, stealing, and participating in most any other rebellious act—he’s missed so much. He’s overwhelmed with Travis and Emma Lee—their home, their partnership and love for each other, and their generosity toward him.

He planned to light out from the start, but days piled on top each other, and he never pulled the trigger.

In VOW UNBROKEN, there was an awesome canine named Blue Dog, and I went into his POV (Point Of View—got into his head) a couple of times. My Simon & Schuster editor ‘requested’ that I lose those segments, and so I did. But in this novel, I get into a canine’s head again . . . I’m hoping readers will find that fun.

In years past, I owned, managed, and milked a herd of eighty-plus dwarf goats and loved their Great Pyrenees guardians, so it was fun to include them in the story. I love how Emma Lee was able to sell her paintings for exorbitant prices, but remained so humble and unassuming. And that she and Travis opened their home (they’re so much like my husband and me) to total strangers. We’ve had so many people live with us over the years, to help them, be blessings—the hands and feet of God in the earth.

I pray my story gives God glory and that its readers will be drawn closer to Him through it. He blesses me and highly favors me daily. I can’t thank or praise Him enough!

My Review

I absolutely loved this book. The characters were amazingly well developed. I enjoyed following Cody's growth being with his father and step-mother and accepting their love. This is a book about relationships, forgiveness and the true healing of the Lord and I was hooked from the first chapter.


I was amazed at the depth of feeling and emotion wrapped up in the story. The book would give anyone who is at a place in their life where they feel lost, an inspirational sense of faith and hope.There were many lessons learned from the pages. Ones of unconditional love, acceptance, joy, and knowing that with God nothing is impossible.

There were parts of the book that created surprise and others that deeply moved me to tears. Son of Promise is one of the best-written books I've read and is definitely my favorite for the new year. Highly recommended.

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To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away

GRAND PRIZE : $50 Amazon Gift Card 1st Prize: Choice-of-Caryl’s Titles (print or ebook) 2nd-4th: ebook of SON OF PROMISE!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/c511

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Reply Caryl McAdoo
8:02 PM on January 19, 2018 
Thank you so much, Elaine, for participating in the blog tour! I'm very blessed with your review and that you enjoyed my story so much. I appreciate you. Blessings from Texas!
Reply Caryl McAdoo
10:28 PM on January 19, 2018 
Thank you so very much for participating in my Celebrate Lit Blog Tour celebrating the release of SON OF PROMISE! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :) And absolutely appreciate your great review! Love and hugs and blessings! Caryl
Reply Emma
11:17 PM on January 19, 2018 
This sounds like a good story!
Reply Melissa
6:36 PM on January 24, 2018 
It's always hard on women who bare the shame of not being able to provide children to the one you love. This is great story for those who can identify with such loss I imagine.