Two In One
Covering Love by Caryl McAdoo is a Christian historical romance. It is the eighth book in the Texas Romance series but can be read as a stand-alone. As with all Caryl McAdoo’s novels, it is beautifully written.
The epic story of the Buckmeyer family continues. Much of the novel is written through the eyes of six year old Evie. She seems much older and wiser than her years.
The novel is cleverly written. It is almost a two in one as Evie proof reads a story penned by the famous May Merryweather. The tale is cemented by letters passing between the two.
There is both a maturity and an innocence in the character of Evie. This endears her to the reader.
Love Conquers All
The Bedwarmer’s Son by Caryl McAdoo is a Christian historical romance. The action is split between 1928 and the middle of the nineteenth century, as the reader uncovers an old man’s childhood.
The novel covers several topics including that of being a slave or free, and the divide between black and white America. Inspite of the Civil War giving slaves their freedom, racial prejudice continued. The novel shows how wrong this is.
God is of utmost importance. Belief in Him can sustain people through the most horrendous circumstances. There is a peace of God that can calm a person who has a close relationship with God. It can get them through life.
God Still Speaks Through Dreams
At Liberty To Love by Caryl McAdoo is the seventh book in the Texas Romance series. It is a Christian historical romance set in 1865-66.
There are many themes within the novel but a major one is being unequally yoked to an unbeliever. Rebecca trusts God and knows He will always have her best interests at heart. She puts God’s Word above everything, even above her heart. “Stubborn woman, putting her religion above him.” For the Christian, it is never about religion, but always about relationship with God.
The novel concentrates on the command to take care of the widows and orphans. Newly widowed Rebecca longs to adopt two children. Her sisters run an orphanage, so Rebecca travels there, in the hope of realising her dream. She knows that being a lone woman will count against her, but trusting in God, she makes the journey.
Just Kin by Caryl McAdoo is the sixth book in the Texas Romance series. It is a historical romance and this book follows the fortunes of Lacey Rose and Charley. It can be read as a stand-alone, however characters and events from previous novels are mentioned so for maximum enjoyment, reading the series is best.
Lacey Rose is just sixteen years old when her best friend and the love of her life, Charley goes off to fight in the American civil war. In a letter Charley writes that they are ‘just kin’. This upsets Lacey who decides to set off to find her Comanche father.
The theme of running away is prevalent in the novel. Lacey runs away, not only from her home but from her situations. She even seems to run away from God as she chooses some rather dubious lifestyles. In an attempt to hide, she changes her name. She cannot hide from God who loves her.