Friday, July 17, 2020

Kentucky Bride Blog Tour & Giveaway by Caryl McAdoo


About the Book



Book:  Kentucky Bride
Author: Caryl McAdoo
Genre:  Historical Christian Romance
Release Date: June 9, 2020

A Country Divided…And so is her heart.

Some might say you can’t be too fussy when almost every unattached young man is off fighting for Southern freedom, but that shouldn’t mean a rebel’s daughter has any business with a Union soldier. Forbidden love never created greater battles than Gigi’s unexpected love for a Union soldier.


A dashing Rebel Soldier. The daughter of a Federal Soldier. How will they overcome the odds and a war to be together? Find out in this twist on Romeo and Juliet.


Click here to get your copy!

About the Author


Award-winning author Caryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory and her best-selling stories—over fifty published—delight Christian readers around the world. The prolific writer also enjoys singing the new songs the Lord gives her; you may listen to YouTube. 

Sharing four children and eighteen grand sugars with Ron, her high-school-sweetheart-husband of over fifty years, she lives in the woods south of Clarksville, the seat of Red River County in far Northeast Texas. The McAdoo's wait expectantly for God to open the next door.





More from Caryl

It thrilled me to be a part of the North and South Collection series, thirty-seven titles by seventeen authors project headed up by Christine Sterling Bortner. One reason is that my husband and co-writer has always been a Civil War buff, and the other because it’s such a huge undertaking. I’m actually writing two titles, Kentucky in 1861 and Nevada in 1865.

The stories are broken up by the years (1861-1865) and then the years divided into the states or territories (37 in all) as to when its most major event happened. So, if a reader stays with the series, one releases every other week, they will enjoy a chronological overview of the Civil War.

This story, Kentucky Bride is set near Bowling Green where the Confederates first set up their area headquarters. Twenty-thousand men descended on the city of seven hundred. Nearby, General Hindman with fifteen hundred men that included the 8th Cavalry Regiment from Texas, a group of Texas Rangers who’d joined the effort. Of course, I had to have a Texan as a hero! 😊

My heroine is eighteen-year-old Gardenia Gladiola Garland who helps her grandfather in the family business as her papa, brother, and uncle were gone. They’d joined the Union Army several weeks before. She hates the flowery name her mother pinned on her almost as much as the war and insists on being called Gigi.

My Texas Ranger hero, Ephraim Edward Kerns is sent to meet a supply wagon and it surprises to find such a lovely young woman mule skinning. He ties his horse to the back of the wagon and takes over for her, falling in love with her intelligence, beauty, and determination practically at first sight.

This Texas author hopes readers will love these two young ones, and I’m always “Praying my story gives God glory!”


My Review
Set in 1861, Bowling Green, Kentucky, the storyline was kept in character with the Civil War and the hard times surrounding it.

Due to her grandfather becoming ill on the trip running supplies to the confederates, Gardenia Gladiola meets Ephraim Kerns who is a Texas Ranger. There is a sweet romance blooming, but can it sustain even during wartime and through her mother's disapproval?

A heart-warming story of trust, faith, hope, and courage.
I received a copy of the book from the author and voluntarily choose to review it.




                              


                             Blog Stops

Novels Corner, July 12
Pause for Tales, July 14
Bizwings Blog, July 18
Betti Mace, July 20
KarenSueHadley, July 21
Artistic Nobody, July 22 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)


To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon Gift Card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.






4 comments:

  1. This sounds like a book I would enjoy too just by reading your review. :-)

    Thank you for participating in the blog tour A Kentucky Bride!

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  2. Caryl is an exceptional author! I'm looking forward to reading the Kentucky Bride.

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  3. This sounds like a really good read.

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  4. This sounds like a fun story!

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