Debut Day — Caryl McAdoo ( + Giveaway )

Today I’m happy to welcome author Caryl McAdoo as she shares about her new book, Lilah. Read through to the end to find out how you can enter her giveaway.


So, how could a body be so mad at someone she loved so much?

Lilah kicked a rock onto the grave, then hurried over, kneeled beside it, and lifted the stone from the bare mound. She thought to toss it far away then changed her mind and slipped it into her skirt pocket where she rubbed its cool smoothness.

Tears welled, but she didn’t want to cry.

Lord knew she’d cried a bucketful the past six months. She swiped her cheeks.

“Why did you have to die?”

“It’s time, baby. Come on; we’re ready.”

Ready? Ready for what? To ruin her life? She turned. Her mother walked toward her, looking as happy as a simpleton to be leaving.

How could she be so callous? So unconcerned?

“Please, Lilah, let’s not rile him. He’s hoping to make twenty miles today. Come on, baby. I’ve loaded your carpet bag into the wagon.”

If only she had a choice. She filled her lungs.
One glorious day not so far into the future, she would. But on that most horrible of days, destiny forced her to do what they wanted—leave the only home she’d ever known and head off for a place none of them knew much about.


. . . And thus begins the passage of fifteen-year-old Lilah, a daddy’s girl who daddy just died; and his evil brother has already forced her mother to marry! She hated him! Stupid Uncle Stepfather! The girl’s whole purpose focuses on getting away from the man.

My reader’s Journey has only just begun, too. In 2018, my husband Ron and I decided to pack a bag and go drive the Oregon / California Trail. It was an amazing trip as we stopped at most every museum along the way and traveled the same terrain as the thousands who made the trek almost two hundred years ago to settle the west.

I believe that research makes this story all the more awesome as it takes readers along on the historic trek to the Pacific Northwest. I hope you’ll all enjoy LILAH, and as always, I’m praying my story gives God glory!


Jacket Copy for LILAH :
How can death, betrayal, a rash proposal, and revenge lead to romance?

An abusive controller compels reluctant travelers westward. To flee her abusive 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!

Oh, and I’m the one turning SEVENTY today! I came into the world on May 3, 1950. Oh, how the world has changed in my lifetime! It would seem like more than any other generation before with practically all knowledge at my fingertips! But it’s been wisdom I’ve sought above knowledge!

I’m glad to be living my golden years with a complete trust in God which ends all fear and worry, providing perfect peace. If you don’t know such peace, if you haven’t met the Way, the Truth, and the Life, please contact me and let me introduce you to the only One Who can fill the emptiness in your heart.

GIVEAWAY: I’d like to bless one of Donna’s readers today by offering REMI, another Prairie Roses story, book 2, as my gift. Please comment with whether you would like to go on a wagon train for over two thousand miles? Like Remi did? Like Lilah did?



Award-winning hybrid author Caryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory. Her best-selling novels have garnered over 1000 5-Star reviews, attesting to the Father’s favor. Readers love her Historical Christian romance family sagas best, but she also writes Christian contemporary romance, Biblical fiction, and for young adults and mid-grade booklovers. They count Caryl’s characters as family or very close friends. The prolific writer loves singing the new songs He gives her almost as much as penning tales—hear a few at YouTube! Married to Ron over fifty years, she shares four children and nineteen grandsugars. The McAdoos live in the woods south of Clarksville, seat of Red River County in far Northeast Texas, waiting expectantly for God to open the next door.

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About historythrutheages

I write stories of His Story Through The Ages that offer tales of hope and redemption.

Posted on May 3, 2020, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Linda Palmer

    Going on a wagon train when I was younger sounded like a great adventure. I read a lot of books about the Oregon Trail when I was younger. And where I live now, there’s ruts from the Oregon Trail a few miles away.

    • How cool is that, Linda! I was so surprised when I finally got to see some.I thought they looked amazingly like tracks that run through our ranch! 🙂

  2. Rebekah Miller

    I’ve always been fascinated with the history of the Wagon Trains & pioneers settling the West. I think I would enjoy the wagon train for the first 200 miles it so but 2,000 would be a very long and harrowing journey and would probably make me grateful for modern conveyances. Haha!
    Happy Birthday Caryl! I hope you enjoy your day.

    • Yes, Rebekah! Those first couple of hundred miles across Nebraska went pretty easy too. It’s like the farther they went, the worse it got, but by then . . . there’s wasn’t any changing your mind and going back . . . tsk tsk tsk BRAVE people!

  3. Barbara Raymond

    I have always wanted to take a wagon train trip. From the first time I read a historical book by Jeanette Oke I have imagined it.

  4. Dawn Renee Psik

    What a fantastic and interesting adventure that would be! Ever since I read the “Little House on the Prairie” books , I have been fascinated with everything from that period in history! From wagon trains to surviving harsh winters and trying times.

  5. I wish I could say that I am adventurous, but l would rather stay in the comfort of my home and read about adventures. That wagon-training was rough living!

    • It was, Dawn! We have sort of romanticized it, but ut was nothing but struggles from can to cain’t, and when they got there . . . They had to build a house! Clear the land! Plant a crop and a garden . . . an amazing life!

  6. donna holder


    • Donna! My granddaddy came in a covered wagon, but just his parents and little sister. Then both the parents died when he was 12 and she was 8. He talked on corners and raised money for food then finally found a lady to take her in, but not him.

  7. Alicia Haney

    Congratulations on your New Release Caryl, and Happy Birthday! Your book sounds like avery good read, I love, love the cover , it is Beautiful! I think I would like to ride on a wagon train, it sounds exciting and very adventurous. Have a Great day. Stay safe. God Bless you and your family.

  8. Donna, thank you so much for inviting me to be your guest today! It’s been a spectacular day start to now! Still have a few hours left! ❤ Blessings!

  9. I think I would try it especially if it meant a better life.

    • We can understand why ‘family’ was so all important back then, especially for the ones who moved so far away . . . why they were so close—all they had was each other! Right, Debra?

  10. I love the names you’ve picked for your characters and the books sound so exciting. When I was younger I thought a wagon train would have been a great adventure but not so much anymore. I’m more of a homebody as I get older. Happy Birthday!

  11. Hello My Sista to the North! I think I’d rather ride in the wagon than on horseback for 2,000 miles. Congratulations on your release! ((((HUGS))))

  12. Natalya Lakhno

    I think I’d love too – great adventure! Congratulations Caryl!

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