Tour and Giveaway for Duplicity at the Lowell House by Caryl McAdoo


About the Book

Book:  Duplicity at the Lowell House

Author: Caryl McAdoo

Genre: Christian Historical Mystery

Release date: January 20, 2021

Duplicity, At The Lowell House Ebook Cover Large

There’s nothing covered that won’t be revealed.
Greed weaves a tangled web at the Lowell House in downtown Dallas, 1866, but a murderer must get up pretty early in the morning to outfox the hotel’s proprietor. With the help of his friend and former sergeant, Morgan Lowell sees through the duplicity . . . but can he prove it? And will Charity, the love of his life, ever give up her matchmaking web? Enjoy an exciting mystery.

Click here to get your copy!

It’s always fun to solve a mystery along with the characters and that what we get to do in Duplicity at the Lowell House where someone is found murdered in their room. It was total chaos because it’s never been a murder there before. Morgan is beside himself and Charity is excited about solving this mystery. I haven’t read a lot of Caryl McAdoo’s books but that needs to change for me because I am really loving this series. I also need to go back and read Texas Romance Family Saga series to be up to date with the characters brought from this earlier series from McAdoo.

I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait for the next book from Caryl McAdoo. I love her realistic characters and the way she writes them straight into the readers hearts. I enjoyed watching these characters grow as they strive to find the mystery person who pulled this murder off without no one knowing. If you love historical fiction with a mystery flair to it, Duplicity at the Lowell House is a great book for you to read. This one gets Five Stars from me. Wish I could give it more!

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

leopard 5

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 twenty-to-be grandsugars with Ron, high-school-sweetheart-husband of over fifty years, Caryl and Ron live 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.

More from Caryl

Something new for this author! I call it a historical, romantic mystery! If you’ve read QUINCY & PRISCILLA At The Lowell House, then you know a favorite couple–Morgan and Charity Lowell (book four, LEAVING TEXAS) own the hotel.

In the twelve years since they opened the Dallas hotel, there had never been a murder until—of all people—a Mister John Smith is found dead in room three-thirteen, and his clandestine demise needs to be solved posthaste.

The chief deputy sheriff in town, Tatum McCarthy, served as sergeant alongside Captain Lowell under General Henry Buckmeyer during the war, and the men remain good friends. So guess who comes to Dallas as a character witness . . . Henry! Along with his beautiful wife May Meriwether (book three HOPE REBORN) Buckmeyer!

That’s right! The patriarch of my Texas Romance Family Saga series!

What fun to discover the wonderful connection of these Texas heroes! I’ve never enjoyed anything more in my writing career than to link these two series! Cross Timbers and Texas Romances make DUPLICUITY At The Lowell House a rip-roaring good time as Charity pulls out all the stops entertaining her favorite author—other than Morgan, that is!

This first mystery will be followed by others that Morgan and Charity will work on together. I’ll promise you now, there’s no telling who might pop up when there’s a murder to be unraveled! I pray you will all enjoy the fun and seeing these characters, natural friends in early Texas, come together for new stories!

Blog Stops

Connie’s History Classroom, February 10

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, February 11

Splashes of Joy, February 12

Sara Jane Jacobs, February 12

Texas Book-aholic, February 13

Inklings and notions, February 14

Adventures of a Travelers Wife, February 15 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, February 15

For Him and My Family, February 16

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, February 17

deb’s Book Review, February 18

Locks, Hooks and Books, February 19

Artistic Nobody, February 20 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 21

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 22

Pause for Tales, February 23


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.

Spotlight and Giveaway for THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF JIMMY CRIKEY by Wallace E. Briggs

Join us for this tour from Feb 1to Feb 19, 2021!

Book Details:
Book Title:  THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF JIMMY CRIKEY: Worlds Beneath And Above The Stars by Wallace E. Briggs
Category:  Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  302 pages
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Publisher:  Independent
Release date:   June 2020
Tour dates: Feb 1 to Feb 19, 2021
Content Rating:  G.

Book Description:

Do you want to know a secret? Beneath the very ground on which you walk and beyond the stars above your head, are more worlds than you could ever dream of. There are monsters. Be afraid. Magic, wielded by witches and sorcerers. Epic adventures in worlds far across the ocean. And fearsome weapons which threaten to destroy everything. Jimmy Crikey is a brave soul who faces some pretty scary challenges. Solving mysteries and averting mayhem, his incredible courage allows him to free up his abilities to shine and rise above every challenge in his path, on his way to discovering why he looks so very strange. With a bright red mop of unruly hair, big blue eyes, a small snub nose, pointed ears and enormous feet, poor Jimmy is ridiculed by the neighborhood children and runs away in search of a world where he fits in. Following a midnight flight through the forest, he stumbles into a lost, underground world called Roombelow and magic, adventure, danger and excitement await. From the little lady who lives at the bottom of a well, a starship that wants to take him home, trolls, little people, traders and diamonite stealers to water sprites, witches, helpful dolphins, and interplanetary warfare, Jimmy learns the biggest lessons of his life.

A Special Thanks to Wallace E. Briggs for stopping by for an interview

Where do you come from?

Born on the outskirts of Durham City, in NE England, my family never moved as much as 5 miles away from the beautiful cathedral city – until I reached my early 40’s.

 I married my childhood sweetheart who I first met at the age of 11, walking the same route homeward after attending different schools. We had to wait until we were 21 yrs old (then the age of majority) before we were married. 

What do you do for a living?

I Started off as a lab technician in the chemistry dept. of Durham University. I left aged 23 to become a Technical Sales Rep for a scientific instrument manufacturer. After a very happy decade during which out two sons were born, I was offered a job in S.Africa. Our house was sold, furniture was in storage, we were awaiting air tickets but three weeks prior to travel my employer promoted me to UK Sales Manager and moved the family to Sussex, on the south coast of England.

In my last job I was Export Sales Manager and latterly Business Support Manager -i selling toxic gas analysers.

Where do you live now?

Work was responsible for a move along the south coast to Hampshire before ending up here in the beautiful rural landscape of Lancashire in NW England.

Why do you write children’s stories in particular?

When I was a youngster, being brought up in a loving family environment, books were in short supply. Minds, including those of my siblings, were not broadened by international travel, nor indeed by local travel, to visit new horizons. Television programmes to show a glimpse of the wonders of the world hardly existed. TV sets were rarities.

I yearned to be transported into a world where cash was not a limiting factor.
Escapism? Yes, but also a release of pent up emotions being able to enjoy the fruits of life on equal terms as other children.

So, when I began to write it was to satisfy a desire to entertain children in alternative worlds. Stories that would transport a child into another world where the presence of physical limitations did not limit the flights of imagination.

When imagination roams free wonderful worlds can come into existence and boundaries to vision are destroyed.

Give young minds the freedom to soar then there are no limits to what an active mind can achieve.

Who are your favourite Authors?

Tolkien, JK Rowling, Dan Smith, Kathy Reichs, Karen Slaughter and even Jim Patterson – for a light holiday read 

If truth be told my wife is the reader in our house – she probably gets through four or even five books a week. It may take me a week or more to get through one.

Name your favourite book/s?

Lord of the Rings, When the Lion Roars, and fav children’s book Enid Blighton’s The Magical Faraway Tree ( a regular bed time request from my sons)

Dune by Frank Herbert ranks alongside the very best. in my opinion.

Tell me three interesting facts about yourself?

I was Producer Director of a Junior Operatic Society in Spennymoor, Durham producing light entertainment like: Wiz of Oz, Sound of Music and West Side Story.

I play an electronic Hammond organ. I used to be more than proficient but last year or so writing has taken over and my music making is a little less musical.

My current hobby is painting scenes/.animals/ fairies and Heinrich Schlitt gnome reproductions on plates- firing the paints onto china in a kiln.

What tips/advice would you give to any new writers

Be sure. If you are not driven it can be a thankless task and the writer must develop a thick skin to absorb the pain of rejection after rejection. Persevere. If you give up after the first attempt you are not and never will be a writer. Don’t expect to earn a fortune or even a living. But there is nothing in the world better than seeing your words in print and even one reader saying, ‘I enjoyed that’ fills your heart with pride. 

What genre do you write under and what are you writing at the moment?

Because my original stories were written to entertain children I haven’t strayed far from the orginal middle grade fantasy adventure. I am more than half way through writing the second book in the series of Jimmy Crikey stories.

I have an unfinished YA novel and am close to finishing a memoir about how my life developed out of poverty into a comfortable retirement with the lady I still love.

Please give me the titles of any books you have published/are due to publish 

‘Romney Hole’ is a MG/YA fantasy about two Yorkshire Dales siblings who disover the remnant of an ancient colonising probe buried deep in caves they go pot-holing in.

The Last Footsies is short  children’s story about a boy attempting to preserve the lives of the last living specimens of an unusual life form being driven to extinction by human activity

Where can people buy your books from

My books are self published on Kindle via Amazon;

Do you have a WEB site 

My Web site, for further information and a free short, children’s story ‘And the Cow…’ visit

(the middle e stands for Eddy – a family surname)

Love to all.


Buy the Book:Amazon
Add to Goodreads

Author Wallace E. Briggs

Meet the Author:

My formative years were experienced in and around Durham City. Married in 1964 to a girl I first met at the age of eleven, Pat and I spent many happy years in the North East before employment almost took us off to emigrate to Jo’berg, South Africa but plans were changed in the final weeks and instead the company moved me to Sussex.After more than twenty years in Sussex, then Hampshire, employment was again responsible for the move to beautiful rural Lancashire. Jimmy Crikey was born one rainy day, many years ago, during a family holiday in Great Yarmouth, to entertain my son and his new found friends for an hour or so. The story expanded over the following wet afternoons in the cramped confines of a beach tent, and more and more adventures were required to keep the children entertained. Many years later I decided to commit to the written word. Now retired I look forward to sharing The Amazing Adventures of Jimmy Crikey with a wider audience. These began as several short, twenty minute duration, stories but after an encouraging review from a major Publisher I brought them together in this offering and hope they will bring a sense of wonder and enjoyment to another generation.

Connect with the author:  website

Tour Schedule:

Feb 1 –Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 1 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 2 – Character Madness and Musings – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 3 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 5 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 8 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 10 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 11 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Feb 12 –Splashes of Joy  – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 15 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 16 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 17 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 18 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 19 – Laura’s Interests – book spotlight / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:

Tour and Giveaway for A Rendezvous to Remember by Terry Marshall, Ann Garretson Marshall

Join us for this tour from Feb 9to Mar 1, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  A Rendezvous to Remember: A Memoir of Joy and Heartache at the Dawn of the Sixties by Terry Marshall, Ann Garretson Marshall
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18 +), 378 pages
Genre:  Memoir, Romance
Publisher:  Sandra Jonas Publishing
Release date:   Feb 2021
Tour dates: Feb 9 to Mar 1, 2021

Book Description:

In June 1964, Ann Garretson skips her college commencement to tour Europe with Lieutenant Jack Sigg, a tank commander on the German-Czech border, with the hope of returning as his fiancée. A month into their rendezvous, her best friend, Terry, proposes marriage—by mail—throwing all their lives into turmoil.

Jack offers the military life Ann grew up with. Terry, a conscientious objector, will leave for the Peace Corps at the end of the summer—unless the draft board intervenes and sends him to jail. Her dilemma: she loves them both. Caught between the old mores and winds of change, Ann must make an agonizing choice. 

In alternating voices, A Rendezvous to Remember presents firsthand accounts by the two who eventually married, enriched by letters from the rival, whose path led him elsewhere. Provocative and delightfully uncensored, this coming-of-age memoir, anchored in the tumult of the sixties, is a tribute to the enduring power of love and family.

Buy the Book:
Amazon BAM ~ B&N ~ IndieBound
add to Goodreads

Meet the Authors:

Terry Marshall and Ann Garretson Marshall taught English in the Philippines as Peace Corps volunteers and later served as Peace Corps country co-directors in the Solomon Islands, Kiribati, and Tuvalu. Back in the States, they worked side by side as community organizers and activists in Colorado. Terry went on to write fiction and nonfiction works on discrimination, poverty, rural development, and intercultural conflict. Ann has thirty years of experience as a writer, editor, and community-government go-between for issues related to nuclear and hazardous waste cleanup. Always seeking adventure, Terry and Ann have traveled to forty-three countries. They live in Las Vegas, Nevada.

connect with the authors:  website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram

Tour Schedule:

Feb 9 –
Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 9 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 10 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 11 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 12 – Splashes of Joy – books spotlight / giveaway
Feb 12 – Laura’s Interests – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 15 – Read and Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 16 – Lisa’s Everyday Reads – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 17 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 17 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 18 – Pine Enshrined Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 19 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 19 – Books for Books – book spotlight / author interview
Feb 22 – Kam’s Place – book spotlight / author interview
Feb 22 – Bookish Ramblings – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 23 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 24 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 24 – I’m All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 25 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 25 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight
Feb 26 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 1 – High Society Book Club & Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 1 – BookishKelly2020 – book spotlight

Enter the Giveaway:

Read Books!

Read the Printed Word!

Goodreads Challenge

2011 Reading Challenge

2011 Reading Challenge
Ibjoy1953 has

completed a goal of reading 100 books in 2011!



Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,614 other followers


Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,614 other followers

%d bloggers like this: