My portion of the scavenger hunt is Hope Reborn which is the third book in the Texas Romance. I really enjoyed this series so far. The characters are fun and there is romance and some action. I received this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
My word for the scavenger hunt is COPIOUS. Remember to go to each stop to get the complete sentence to enter the giveaway.
Here is the link to the giveaway: https://promosimple. com/ps/ca82
Here is the link to the HTML for the giveaway: https://promosimple. com/public/embed-codes/id/ca82
Here is the link to the landing page: http://www. celebratelit.com/mcadoo-hunt/
And, here is a list of the blog stops:
proud to be an autism mom, April 14 / HISTORICAL
Bibliophile Reviews, April 15 / FAMILY
A Greater Yes, April 16 / SAGAS
Texas Book-aholic, April 17 / CARYL’S
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 18 / MOST
Janices book reviews, April 19 / POPULAR
Jeanette’s Thoughts, April 20 / SERIES
Carpe Diem, April 21 / UNDOUBTEDLY’LL
A Baker’s Perspective, April 22 / OFFER
Simple Harvest Reads, April 23 (Guest post from Mindy Houng) / OFFER
Pursuing Stacie, April 24 / READERS
Bigreadersite, April 25 / COPIOUS
Quiet Quilter, April 26 / GIGGLING
margaret kazmierczak, April 27 / AND TEARIES
Blurb – Dime novelist May Meriwether decides a Texas Ranger will make a great love interest for her new heroine and sets out to the Lone Star State with her companion Chester in tow; dreams of a family relegated to the recesses of her heart. But a widower resurrects a smidgen of hope. Only his superstitious beliefs stand in the way, and his love for his dead wife. Would there ever be room for her in his heart? Would he give up his God?
Hampered by writer’s block, novelist May Meriwether heads to Texas for inspiration. She gets more than she bargained for when she meets devout Christian and single father Henry Buckmeyer. Will Henry’s unwavering faith be enough to sway May’s heart?
Her two-room suite on the third deck practically took her breath away, much fancier than her own bedroom and the parlor back home. Dinner, served almost as she boarded, tasted divine.
After putting away the rest of her things, he placed her valise on the writing table, took out the manuscript, ink well and quill pen. “Anything else, ma’am?”
“Yes, please. I need another forty thousand words. Have any idea where I might pick some up?”
“May I suggest the same place you obtained all the others?”
“Oh Chester, Chester, Chester. I was afraid you might say something completely and dreadfully useless like that. Why can’t you ever tell me what I want to hear?”
He grinned, bowed, then backed out like a real butler, and like she was a real lady.
“Where’s your room?”
He stopped at her door. “Directly across the hall. Supper’s at eight, ma’am. A warning bell will sound.” He bowed his head. “You should be able to cut that forty by a third before reclining for the night.”
She curled her lip. “Work, work, work. You’re such a slave driver.”
He smiled again and closed her door.
No way could she write that fast, much less think of that much for her arrogant, mindless heroes and her whiny coy heroines to do or say. That’s it.
She’d have them marry, say I do, and be done with the lot of them. Too bad the contract she’d signed clearly spelled out one hundred thousand hard-won words.
Why, oh why, had she accepted the advance?
She slipped out of her skirt and bustle then plopped into the chair. It didn’t even swivel, and the seat cushion wasn’t soft enough, and…now who was being whiny? She smiled.
After all, weren’t all the well-rounded characters she created at least a tad like her? She hefted her hiney to the back of the seat cushion and straightened the blank pages.
No time for complaining and whining.
She stared at the last page she’d worked on, reread it, and picked up the pen. She carefully opened the ink well then tickled her chin with the feather. The tickle never failed.
An idea emerged, and she dipped the quill in the offending black liquid. Soon flowing phrases filled the page. Like soldiers marching to a sure death, the letters formed their lines and hurried to their boring demise.
Doing what paid so well, she started mussing the next pristine white paper page.
Two wrong turns and five hundred decent words later, the supper bell rang and set her loose from the chains of her imagined dungeon. Shortly, Chester followed her down to the grand dining hall.
He located then held her chair out. Once seated, he scooted her closer to the table then backed away.
She nodded at the woman to her right. “Good evening, ma’am.” Then bent her wrist and extended her hand to the gentleman on her left. “Hello, May Meriwether, sir. Good evening.”
He took her fingers ever so gently. “The same May Meriwether who killed her husband last year?”
Review – Ms. McAdoo once again has gripped me from page one. (I read this book in almost one sitting. I quit reading around 2/3 one morning and resumed later in the day after I got caught up on sleep.) These Texas Romance/Christian Romantic Historical Western Adventures are certainly full of all of the aspects of each genre individually and meshed into a wonderful story that is very unique and unforgettable. – Rachelle Williams, a Mississippi reader
Bio – Christian, Simon & Schuster, hybrid author Caryl McAdoo is currently writing three series, all from a perspective of faith: her historical Texas Romances; the contemporary Red River Romances; and The Generations, her Biblical fiction. The novelist loves singing new songs the Lord gives her, and she paints. 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 fourteen grandsugars life’s biggest blessings believing all good things come from God. Praying each story gives God glory, she hopes it will also minister His love, mercy, and grace to its readers. Caryl and Ron live in Clarksville, the county seat, in the far northeast corner of the Lone Star State.
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