Welcome to my stop on Celebrate Lit’s tour for “Uniquely Common” by Author Caryl McAdoo. We will talk about the Book, learn about the author, and hear her thoughts on the book. She has a generous giveaway so be sure to enter it at the end. Let’s get started.
The first thing I noticed was the beautiful cover on Uniquely Common by Caryl McAdoo. The next thing was that it was part of the Lockets and Lace Collection. The title of the book “Uniquely Uncommon” struck me as intriguing, also. All that being said, I was ready to dive in.
From page one this book had my interest. I became invested in the characters lives quickly. Poor Asher, a widower with two daughters and a younger sister tagging along on his journey out West. Christine (Chrissy), his sister, had just been jilted by her scoundrel of a boyfriend. The girls, her adorable nieces, decide to become matchmakers for their beloved auntie.
Wow, what a delightful book. I giggled my way through it. Author McAdoo has a knack for combining inspiration, faith, humor, history, and romance into one entertaining book that keeps readers on their toes. Plenty of twists and turns are added to maintain interest throughout the story. For me, the faith element was not as strong as in some of her books, but it is still woven from beginning to end. There is no question that this is a Christian Fiction novel. This books lives up to its Christian Fiction categorization.
Set in 1851, this book takes readers on a train ride and then boat journey to California. It has many fun historical facts about the time period and pioneers. I love books that leave me with information. It is a fun way to learn.
Author McAdoo scoops readers right up and plops them down in the middle of her setting and storyline. Her characters become friends as I “live” each book. This brilliant offering was well thought, researched, and exquisitely written.
Whether you are a seasoned fan of Caryl McAdoo or this will be your first time to experience one of her books, you will no doubt love it. I certainly did. She brings characters, settings, and situations to live with her lovely engaging writing style.
I highly recommend this book. It is a fast paced one so be prepared to call out for dinner or eat left overs. You won’t want to stop reading to cook dinner! I didn’t. There are no discussion questions at the end, but there are sneak previews for upcoming books. “Uniquely Common” gets a 5 out of 5 stars from me. It was a page-turning delight for me. I think a book club would love reading and discussing this book. A copy was provided by Celebrate Lit but these are my own thoughts and opinions.
About the Book
Book: Uniquely Common
Author: Caryl McAdoo
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: April 4, 2019
Steel sharpens steel, but will its sparks ignite unfailing love?
Instead of living a pampered life on the civilized east coast with a new husband, rejection compels Christina Adams westward with her widowed brother and his two daughters. Harboring ulterior motives, Ethan Cord, the man her brother hires to accompany the family, is more a match for her, and he appears almost perfect, but how could she possibly trust her instincts about him when she’d been so wrong about her previous fiancé? Will her past ruin her future?
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About the Author
Award-winning author Caryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory, and her best-selling novels—over forty published—delight Christian readers around the world. The prolific writer also enjoys singing the new songs the Lord gives her—listen to a few at YouTube. Sharing four children and eighteen grandsugars with Ron, her high-school-sweetheart-husband of fifty years, she lives in the woods south of Clarksville, seat of Red River County in far Northeast Texas. The McAdoos wait expectantly for God to open the next door.
One thing I love about this book is that as it draws to its end in Saint Joseph, Missouri, a new young woman is introduced, Remi, and her book—my May ‘Prairie Roses Collection’ story REMI—continues with the Adams family and segues into a new romance!
I hope readers will love that as well, praying my story gives God glory!
More from Caryl
I’m so excited about this year’s Lockets and Lace story! I’ve fallen in love with its characters. Asher and his sister Christina, his girls Samantha and Patricia, and his friend, Ethan Cord is certainly a man’s man though he has a checkered past to overcome.
His wife dies in childbirth, leaving him with two little girls, then when his parents pass, too, what’s to tie Asher Adams to New York?
His younger sister Christina is about to be settled into her new life, married and well cared for, so there’s nothing holding the wine merchant back from his dreams of owning a vineyard in the Napa Valley. He decides a new life in the west is the best thing for him and his daughters.
Then at the last minute, the family is turned upside down when the rogue engaged to Christina dumps her and calls the wedding off. Asher’s already sold the brownstone. She suddenly has nowhere to go and no one to watch over her if he leaves.
She never wanted to, but he insists her only choice is to go with them, accompany him and her nieces and make her new life in California . . . and he knows the perfect man for her, too!
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KarenSueHadley, May 4
Inklings and notions, May 5
The Becca Files, May 6
To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away
Grand Prize $50 Amazon Gift Card
1st Place – Print copy of UNIQUELY COMMON
2nd place – eBook copy of UNIQUELY COMMON
3rd place – Choice eBook of Caryl’s FORTY+ titles!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/de84/uniquely-common-celebration-tour-giveaway
10 thoughts on ““Uniquely Common” by Author Caryl McAdoo Celebrate Lit Book Tour”
Thank you, Nyla Kay, for your wonderful interview and kind words! I’m so glad you enjoyed the story! Every time an author writes a new story . . . there’s a bit of doubt as to is it is as good as all the others . . . if it will be well received by its readers! THANK YOU for settling those doubts! BLESSINGS!
Your books are always inspiring.
I really like this unusual title, as well! Pioneer stories are always a winner.
I love Oxymorons! My other book from last year’s Lockets & Lace stories is SILENT HARMONY, so I figured I’d stick with the unusual seemingly contradictory titles! ) Glad you liked it! Blessings, Emma!
I agree, Emma. Love the pioneer stories.
Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I appreciate it and thank you also for the giveaway.
Hey there, James! So glad you stopped by and left a comment! Be blessed!
Thanks for stopping by! Good luck!
This book sounds like a really great read.
Hello Debbie! Good to see you here! I hope you have the opportunity to read UNIQUELY COMMON and May’s release, too–REMI! That picks right up in Saint Joseph, Missouri! Blessings!