Giveaway and Tour for Texas Troubles by Caryl McAdoo

About the Book

Book: Texas Troubles

Author: Caryl McAdoo

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release Date: September 2, 2020

Brothers are for conflict; and he who finds a wife has found a good thing.

Through the first battle to the end of the Civil war, partners Aaron Van Zandt and Rich Worley fought on opposite sides. The women who loved them lived in prayer and learned to trust God even more to maintain sanity. While their men battled each other, best friends Josie Jo Worley and Cass Andrews struggle with jealousy, worry, and regret. Experience the war as one left behind in this epic romance. See how they cope . . . and if you’re able to stop turning the pages.

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This is the first book in the Thanksgiving Books & Blessings Collections that I have read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. In this story, Aaron and Rich have been friends for a long time, but are now fighting opposite each other. Their good friends Cass and JoJo are left behind praying for the two at war.

I love Caryl McAdoo’s books and this one is no different. Even with the sadness of the war and with friends fighting opposite each other, she manages to weave an intriguing tale that will warm your heart. As always, I love and appreciate the way Ms. McAdoo shows the element of faith throughout the lives of her characters. I had fun reading this one. And friends Aaron and Rich and Cass and Aron quickly felt like family. My heart did go out to Aaron and Rich as they tried to deal with the situations thrown at them. The author clearly shows that we can trust God when our hearts are heavy, when we are in situations that are beyond our control. If you enjoy Civil War with an inspirational twist, you will enjoy this one. Why not give it a try! Another 5 star read from my for this author.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

About the Author

Award-winning author Caryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory, and her best-selling stories—over fifty published—delight Christian readers around the world. The prolific writer also enjoys singing the new songs the Lord gives her; you may listen at YouTube. Sharing four children and nineteen grandsugars with Ron, her high-school-sweetheart-husband of over 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.

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The families in the Cross Timbers Romance Family Saga have embedded themselves into my heart. This story takes them through the Civil War, and not everyone comes home to Texas. Josie Jo, born in book one of the series is ready to confess her love because he’s leaving . . . and she may never see him again.

Her best friend Cassandra shouts her love for the same man and her brother loves her friend! I love to see how God untangles our messes! He walks with them through every trial, all their pain, and the waiting, waiting, waiting for the end of the war, news of their beaus, and to be married.

The title TEXAS TROUBLES came from an incident that occurred in North Texas just prior to the Days of Aggression. In the scorching July heat, reported one hundred and ten degrees on that fateful day, three downtowns—Dallas, Denton a little to the north, and Pilot Point, more of a hamlet—went up in flames.

Immediately word spread that slaves and pro-union abolitionists were responsible, and justice came swiftly at the hands of the vigilante committee. Three slaves, one a preacher, hanged the following day on the banks of the Trinity River which then was nearest the land now known as Dealy Plaza, made famous by President Kennedy’s assignation there.

Though it proved to be an extraordinarily hot summer—water wells dried up and crops withered in the fields as the hundred-degree days went on and on. On the 8th of July, 1860, many residents of Dallas sought refuge at Wallace Peak’s downtown drugstore; that’s where the fire started.

Flames spread quickly from one business to another, blown by the hot winds from one to the next. By the time the fire was extinguished half of Dallas’ business district was gone. Now, phosphorous matches are said to be the culprit through spontaneous combustion for the fires as they all started in establishments carrying the highly flammable fire-lighting sticks.

Many say the incident called the Texas Troubles precipitated the Southern States’ cessation and even the Civil War itself. Mainly because of the FAKE NEWS spread by a young editor at the Dallas Herald. He sent letters to newspapers in Houston, Austin, and others across the state blaming a slave up rise for the fires and warning that the slaves were rising up.

Guess we aren’t the first Americans to deal with fake new! Before it was all over, at least a hundred men had hanged, slaves and their white abolitionist advocates. The panic never truly abated because too soon, the war between the states that pit brothers against brothers began.

This is where TEXAS TROUBLES, book five in the Cross Timbers Romance Family Saga begins. One brother went the way of the vigilantes, the other traveled north to join the Federalists. I think you’ll love this story of love and the most terrible times our country has ever experienced.

Blog Stops

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 3

Inklings and notions, October 4

Betti Mace, October 5

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, October 6

Splashes of Joy, October 7

Pause for Tales, October 7

For Him and My Family, October 8

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 9

Connie’s History Classroom, October 10

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 11

Sara Jane Jacobs, October 11

Ashley’s Bookshelf, October 12

Texas Book-aholic, October 13

lakesidelivingsite, October 14

Artistic Nobody, October 14 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

deb’s Book Review, October 15

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 16


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.

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rita Wray
    Oct 07, 2020 @ 11:01:13

    Sounds like a good book.


  2. carylkane
    Oct 07, 2020 @ 15:36:24

    Wonderful review! Caryl is one of my favorite authors. Thank you for sharing.


    • Splashes of Joy
      Oct 08, 2020 @ 08:06:23

      Thank you much. This is wonderful. I haven’t read very many of Caryl’s books but I love the ones I have read!


    • Caryl McAdoo
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 13:21:03

      Hey! It’s my sister from the South! I hope you have the opportunity to read TEXAS TROUBLES soon! Are you back in your house–no damage from last Hurricane–was it Laura? Hugs and Blessings!


  3. Emma
    Oct 07, 2020 @ 23:39:30

    This sounds like a good story!


  4. Melissa W
    Oct 08, 2020 @ 07:26:41

    I don’t read a lot of historical fiction but I’m putting this on my TBR.


  5. Caryl McAdoo
    Oct 20, 2020 @ 13:24:51

    Joy, you are such a blessing, and I want to thank you for reading my books and choosing to participate in my Celebrate Lit Blog Tours! I’m so glad you enjoy my stories! I’ve shared your review! BLESSINGS!


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