Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Bitter Honey by Caryl McAdoo Celebrate Lit tour

Author Interview

1. Who has been your favorite character to write?
I’ve loved so many, but I’m going to say Jasmine in THE BEDWARMER’S STORY. She’s such a strong character, sweet and intelligent, but naïve. And she steps into a fairytale where Prince Charming falls in love and carrys her away to live her dream.
2. Has a real person inspired a character?
Most of my heroines are a good part me, and most my heroes, a good part Ron. When writing a child, I use my grandsugars, how they act, things they’ve said. Sometimes I think of Mama or my best friend Elaine when writing a new character. So yes, most of my characters are inspired by real people.

3. Is there a scene you wish you could rewrite?
I can’t think of one, but if I could, then I would. Just rewrite it. If there was a scene I wanted to rewrite, I would rewrite it and upload the new rendition to Amazon! Isn’t that amazing? I absolutely love being an Independent publisher! My first ten titles were published traditionally, the tenth by Simon and Schuster—those scenes I cannot change, but as an Indie, I have that ability. I think that’s awesome!

4. Is there a setting/time period you'd love to write about?
But of course! It’s the mid-nineteenth century in Texas! And further points west. And I do write about it! Because it’s a wonderful time when neighbors knew each other and helped one another. When men provided and women helped as they could and kept his home and his children. That doesn’t make a woman weak; that takes a strong woman.

Think of your grandmother or the stories you heard about her mother, your great-grandmother. We aren’t that far from a society who for the most part loved God and followed His teachings. They were moral and modest and love always prevailed.

5. Who is your favorite fictional villian?
I’ll say Darth Vadar since he redeemed himself in the end. Praise God that He provides a redeemer for us!

Thanks so much again for having me, Elizabeth. I appreciate you taking part in my BITTER HONEY Celebrate Lit Blog Tour! Blessings to you and your readers!

About the Book

Book:  Bitter Honey
Author: Caryl McAdoo
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
Release Date: March 23, 2020
With God, all things are possible.
But can lost love be found again or two wounded hearts knitted together?
Young love, sweeter than honey, is separated by a natural disaster and turns bitter. After five years, a miracle reunites Samantha Adams and Silas Mercier, but it seems it’s too late. Will love prevail?

Click here for your copy!

About the Author

Praying her story gives God glory, award-winning author Caryl McAdoo continues prolificity with her new Cross Timbers Romance Family Saga series. Readers around the world enjoy her best-selling novels and shower them with 5-Star ratings galore. With forty-eight titles—and counting—her love for writing is obvious; the lady loves singing the new songs the Lord gives her as well! (Check out YouTube). Caryl gave Ron four children and the couple shares eighteen grandsugars. The McAdoos live in the woods south of Clarksville, the seat of Red River County, in far Northeast Texas, waiting expectantly for God to open the next door.

More from Caryl

Are you ready to revisit the Adams and Corbin families (from UNIQUELY COMMON and REMI)? Five years have passed, so it’s 1853, and life has gone on.
Samantha, only fourteen back then, wrote faithfully to Silas back in New Orleans as she traveled west on the Oregon/California Trail. She expected a tall stack of letters waiting on her at the General Store in Napa, but alas there were none.
BITTER HONEY is a story of puppy love time tries to dissipate, but Samantha never forgot Silas—or forgave him either! Though she had no way of knowing what tragic events had kept him from mailing the return missives, he never quit thinking of the beautiful girl who’d written of her love for him.
However, each day that passed only made it harder for him to write. Until he decided only a face-to-face talk would suffice, he worked with the man who’d always loved his mother, Claude, to rebuild his family’s vineyard, catching gators on the side.
This story has a second love story, that of Claude and the prostitute he rescues Odette, so there’s plenty of action to keep readers flipping pages. A story of first love and late, second-chance love with a taste of the Cajun life in Louisiana, BITTER HONEY is about restoration and following God’s will.
I hope you enjoy BITTER HONEY and all the other Lockets and Lace stories!

Blog Stops

Simple Harvest Reads, April 27 (Author Interview)
Betti Mace, April 30
For the Love of Literature, May 2 (Author Interview)
Artistic Nobody, May 4 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)
Lukewarm Tea, May 6 (Author Interview)


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.


Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

Debbie P said...

This book sounds like a really great read.

Caryl Kane said...

I enjoy Caryl's stories! I looking forward to reading "Bitter Honey". Thank you for sharing.

Tighefan42 said...

This sounds like a great read I love the cover.


Tighefan42 said...

Sounds like a great read I love the cover.