“I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.”- Psalm 138:2

Monday, June 8, 2020

Lilah ~ Caryl McAdoo

This is book 5 of the Prairie Roses Collection.   The book takes place in 1855 and is about a family that has been torn with tragedy and hardship, while traveling in the wagon train along the Oregon Trail.  Lilah and her mom are forced to travel across the country, from her mean step-father also her uncle.  While her mother was forced to marry the uncle after her father's death, they are then forced to go on this wagon train and leave their home.  During the journey, Lilah meets and proposes to Padraig a young assistant to the Captain of the wagon train.  Their friendship and relationship grows over the days and Padraig protects Lilah and her mother.  Will they end up together?  Can her mother survive the awful relationship she is in or will she stand up and take action?  When making her decision can she find happiness after?

I would recommend this to anyone that likes to read a light romance with love, family, faith and forgiveness all wrapped up into the story.  It was a good afternoon read, however, I felt it ended abruptly and I thought there was another chapter in the book, when I realized the end of the chapter was also the end of the book, it should have a little more closure.  But overall, it was a good read that moved along and left you cheering for the characters.  It is part of a collection, but each book is a different story so this is meant to a stand alone read.

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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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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.

 More from Caryl

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!”


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