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Jan 20: Christian Bookaholic
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Jan 23: Through the Open Window
Jan 25: Debbie’s Dust Deliberations
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Jan 27: Texas Book-aholic
Jan 28: Cassandra M’s Place
Jan 29: A Greater Yes
Jan 30: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS
About the Book
Love covers a multitude of sin.
A stolen kiss ignites a fire that burns all the way from Texas to New York City. Torn apart by war, rejection, and a letter with news she never wanted, Lacey Rose takes her shredded heart and runs. Charley figures out something isn’t right, but is duty-bound to the Confederacy until a deathbed order sets in motion a series of events that tests his love, honor, and commitment to the breaking point.
Can the two lifelong friends see past the pain to finally realize God’s plan for them to be more than just kin?
Here is an excerpt from the book:
About the Author
Caryl, praying her story gives God glory, loves writing for Christian genres–historical and contemporary romance, Biblical fiction, and mid-grade especially. In 2014, Simon and Schuster debuted VOW UNBROKEN, a historical Christian romance set in 1832 Texas, and Caryl followed with three additional novels. In April, LADY LUCK’S A LOSER (contemporary, mature, inspirational romance); September’s debut, HEARTS STOLEN (set in 1839-1844), book two of her historical Christian Texas Romances–a #1 Amazon Best-seller; and in November, A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS, volume one of her new Biblical fiction series, The Generations–also an Amazon #1 Best-seller.
In 2008, her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved her to the woods of Red River County. Caryl counts four children and sixteen grandsugars life’s biggest blessings believing all good things come from God. Praying her story gives God glory, she hopes each one ministers His love, mercy, and grace to its readers. She and Ron live in Clarksville, Texas with two grandsons, Christian and Benjamen.
Guest Post from Caryl McAdoo
Love Covers in JUST KIN
What a blessed theme for the sixth book of my Texas Romance series, JUST KIN. It’s also my twenty-fifth book to be published! If we Christians could only get ‘Love covers’ into our heads, what a difference it would make in the world! I know the Lord has given me TWO songs to help me with this issue, not covering…talking about situations or things that have happened that are not pure or lovely or worthy of a good report; putting others in a bad light.
That is not love. God is Love. And He says Love covers a multitude of sins.
This causes me to immediately think of the Truth in 1 Corinthians Chapter 13—the LOVE chapter—right? Though we do find out a lot about love there, summed up in “Love never fails”, it is in 1 Peter that the ‘Love covers’ scripture is found, fourth chapter, eighth verse: “And above all things have fervent charity [love] among yourselves: for charity [love] shall cover the multitude of sins.”KJV
Read it twice. Notice the word ‘the’ used to modify ‘multitude of sins’. Doesn’t that lend itself to the assumption that there WILL BE sins? What about ‘among yourselves’? That definitely indicates HIS PEOPLE. And this charity—this love—is touted of the greatest importance… above ‘all things,’ not some…or most…but ALL.
In JUST KIN, both my hero and heroine are plagued by tempting situations and bad choices. They don’t always act as Christians should. Do we? Wouldn’t you love to answer yes, but most can’t. So then, they both move away from God walking outside His will. They know right from wrong, but the devil is wily.
If these two ever meet again, will each be able to forgive the other? Will their love for one another ‘cover’ their sins?
Set in the Civil War days, from its start in 1861 to its end in 1865, Charley Nightingale and Lacey Rose both grow up fast in a country gone crazy all around them. I cannot imagine war between the states happening today. Wouldn’t that be horrendous? And though Charley and his whole family do not condone one human being owning another, they join the Confederacy to fight for their beloved Texas.
I want to shout out a BIG THANK YOU to Sandy Barela at CelebrateLit.com for setting this blog tour up and also to each blogger who chose to read and review my newest novel. Thank you all for your encouragement and support. I hope you all have enjoyed JUST KIN! And that new readers who discover it here will, too. As always, I pray my story gives God glory!
Oh, yes, I wanted to share the lyrics of the two songs on this ‘Love Covers’ theme.
Whatsoever Things goes: ♥✞ ♪♫•✫Whatsoever things are lovely ♥✞♥♪*•♫♪ Whatsoever are things are pure ♫•✫♥ *♪ Whatsoever things are worthy of a good report,♥✞ ♪♫•✫♥ I will think on these things! ♥✞ ♪♫•✫♥♫♪ I will meditate on the goodness of my God! ♥✞ ♪♫•✫♥ I will gravitate to His Holy Word! ♥✞ ♪♫•✫I will celebrate His everlasting love for me♥ *♪•.♪ and bring glory to the name of the Lord! ♫•*♥♪ Yes, I will glorify the name of the Lord!*•♫♪♥✞♪♫
And I Will Not Dwell: ♫♪*`!♪•*♥¨I will not dwell on any thoughts that are evil; ♪♫•*¨♪ I will resist every word that’s negative. ♪¨*♥•♪♫ I refuse to gossip and complain ♫♪*`!♪♫•*♥¨ And I won’t look for someone to blame, ♪♫•*♥ when the devil starts to play that rotten game….♫♪* ♪ I choose to think on things that are lovely! ♫•*♥ I’ll concentrate on whatsoever’s pure. ♪♫•*♥¨♪*• It’s by our love that we’ll be known. *♥¨♪*•.¸♪♫• I choose to laugh instead of moan ♪♫•.•*♪¸•*♪ and thereby honor Him Who waters seeds I’ve sown.*♪♫♪
I intend to put these songs and other new songs God has given me on my new YouTube Channel so you can hear them soon. I should start uploading them within a month or two. Be watching my page and my newsletter The Caryler to be sure and know when that’s done! Not that I have a beautiful voice, but God does give me beautiful songs.