Texas Tears Celebrate Lit Book Tour and Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on Celebrate Lit’s Book Tour for Texas Tears by author Caryl McAdoo.  You will find information on this wonderful book and exquisite author.  She has a generous giveaway so be sure to sign up.  Grand prize is $50 gift card.  There are four other prizes, too.

My Thoughts

Texas Tears is the second book in the Thanksgiving Books and Blessings Series featuring multiple authors.  It is written by award winning, best selling author Caryl McAdoo.  In this Christian Historical Western Romance, she again delivers a page turning novel.

In this story we meet Charity and Arlene, best friends.  They both are interested in  “Hart” Eberhart.  Hart has an interfering mother.  She tries to sway him in his decision about the girls.  They begin the book a bit immature and bratty, but they are still sweet.  There is also Landry from Louisiana as well as a cast of parents.

All of the characters are unique, well rounded, and realistic.  Author McAdoo has a way of bringing her people to life on the pages.  They become friends.  I wanted to have a chat with the girls and their parents.  Even Hart was someone with whom I wanted to have a conversation.

There are lovely inspirational messages in this novel.  That is one of my favorite things about McAdoo’s writing.  She writes to bring glory to God and to inspire her readers.  Messages of trusting the future to God, forgiveness, redemption, respecting parents, living in unity and peace, and being unequally yoked are just a few packed into this delightful Christian sweet romance.

It did take me a few pages to get invested in this story.  If you find that you start reading it and aren’t quite interested, please keep reading.  It turns into a fascinating story that you will not want to put down.

I highly recommend this book.  It is appropriate for teenagers and adults.  Everyone will enjoy it and glean inspiration from the messages it holds.  Caryl McAdoo is an exceptionally gifted writer, and this book is another great labor of love.  It gets a 5 out of 5 stars from me.  A copy was provided by Celebrate Lit, but this is my honest opinion.


About the Book

Book: Texas Tears

Author: Caryl McAdoo

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release Date: September 2, 2019

Texas TearsJust like Mexico and the U.S. wanted the Republic of Texas; best friends Charity and Arlene want the same man. Who will Texas choose? Who will the man? Will Eberhart de Priest, the object of the young ladies’ desires, follow his heart or his mother’s advice? And what of the interloper from New Orleans who knows exactly whom he loves? Can a Christian find happiness with a non-believer? Only the Lord knows the future, but He does give the desires of the heart to those who delight in Him.


Click here to grab your copy.

About the Author

Caryl McAdooCaryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory—what she lives to do. Her award-winning, best-selling novels enjoy a lion’s share of 5-Star ratings from Christian readers around the world. With forty-five titles, it’s obvious she loves writing almost as much as singing the new songs the Lord gives her—listen to a few at YouTube. ‘Golden husband Ron shares four children and eighteen 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.


More from Caryl

TEXAS TEARS includes the vote to enter the Union or remain a Republic in 1845. Though it ended in an overwhelming approval to become a state, believe you me, tears fell all over Texas and have been falling since for some.

As a semi-closet secessionist, it wouldn’t bother me if the Texas Legislature voted tomorrow to become the Second Republic of Texas! There are plenty of true radicals living today in the Lone Star State who work diligently daily toward that end!


Anyway, tears also fell in the new Texas community where the four families first met in GONE TO TEXAS—the O’Neals, Van Zandts, Worleys, and Harrells—have been settling in five years. One of their own, Thomas Baldwin (introduced in book two, TEXAS MY TEXAS) represented them in the Texas Congress, going to Washington on the Brazos to vote!

Not all the tears that fell in that growing community were over the vote, but rather a man who came riding in on a magnificent black stallion. Eberhart de Vecchi was tall, handsome, and a perfect Prince Charming who swept the two young coming-of-age women there right off their high-topped shoes!

Friends their whole lives, the older, Charity O’Neal, claimed him right off, but Arlene Van Zandt the younger—only by six months and three days—who’s always given in before isn’t ready to acquiesce so quickly in this instance, smitten as she is.


And so, thar’s trouble in them thar hills! To thicken the sludge, enters the hard-working Landry Humble, Monroe’s (also introduced in book two TEXAS MY TEXAS) nephew. This young man, able to pick more than twice his weight in cotton in a day, knows immediately which lovely he wants.

My, my, my . . . the tears do fall in Texas, and not everyone can have a happy ending. Or can they?

Blog Stops

For Him and My Family, September 16

D’S QUILTS & BOOKS, September 17

Moments With Mercy, September 18

Sara Jane Jacobs – Blog, September 19

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, September 20

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, September 21

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, September 21

KarenSueHadley, September 22

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, September 23

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, September 24

Texas Book-aholic, September 25

janicesbookreviews, September 26

Emily Yager, September 27

A Reader’s Brain, September 28

Inklings and notions, September 29


To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away the grand prize of a $50 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 thoughts on “Texas Tears Celebrate Lit Book Tour and Giveaway

  1. I’m so glad you enjoyed TEXAS TEARS, Nyla Kay! I loved doing the research to this story when Texicans voted to give up their sovereignty and become a part of the Union! Thank you for the review! Hugs and Blessings!


  2. You are so right about her writing. I just love to read her books. I look forward to reading this book also. Thank you so much for your review. It was great


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