Shannon here: Caryl McAdoo shares insight into her latest Historical Romance, Uniquely Common – Book 12 in the Lockets and Lace Collection series. Comment or answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing for a print copy of Vow Unbroken – Book one of her historical Family Saga series, the Texas Romances and an ebook copy of Uniquely Common, book twelve in the Lockets and Lace Collection series. Deadline: March 30th, 11:59 pm central. Tomorrow, on Saturday the 23rd, her 2018 Lockets and Lace story SILENT HARMONY will be FREE for five days! Use the link in this post to get your copy to enjoy and let your reading friends know! Here’s Caryl:
Second Guessing Love by Caryl McAdoo
It’s only human nature to be wary of the hive after getting stung, right? Dear Christina Adams had her future life with her fiancé all planned out . . . until he dumped her for royalty, leaving her feeling so . . . common!
And then when true love does come around in the form of her brother’s good friend Ethan Cord, she can only keep ‘second-guessing’ her inclinations.
It happens so often in life. I’ve certainly experienced it. Trusting in God, believing He’s leading you to do something . . . then it fails, and we think we missed Him. Maybe we did, but sometimes the experience turns into a wonderful can be a lesson. We know God uses ALL things to our good.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
It’s akin to getting bucked off a horse, tradition says get right back on. But it hurts! I broke my arm getting bucked off my Quarter horse mare Bliss at the age of fifty-two and spent New Year’s Eve in the ER, later needing surgery. I still have an metal plate inside near my wrist seventeen years later.
But I did get back up on Bliss again, though it took a while. A west Texas rancher friend gave me this advice, “Caryl, old people need old horses.” Bliss was green, only two and a half and I’d only ridden her six times total. While I think that was great advice, I loved my horse.
Getting hurt, whether physically or emotionally can be the devil’s tool to keep us from God’s good plan for our lives. His thoughts for us are always for our good.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11
Though my heroine in UNIQUELY COMMON doubts her leanings at first, she comes around to understand that her ex-fiancé breaking up with her right before the wedding is a blessing, a huge blessing in her life! For out of that fiasco, she is given the opportunity for true love with the perfect man.
We’re all only human, and mistakes will be made. But let’s keep our hearts open to God’s Word and His plans for us—to love for we know God is Love. Christina Adams did, and look what God had in store for her!
“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” 1 John 4:8
Excerpt from Uniquely Common (Christina’s Point of View) by Caryl McAdoo:
The twelve-year-old put her hands on her hips. “If I say no, then you’ll just quote the Bible about seventy times seven, so yes, I must forgive you.” She looked to her little sister. “And yes, I am able to forgive.”
“Good. Want to hear some truly wonderful news?”
“Of course. Has Father changed his mind about California and those stupid grapes?”
“No, we still leave day after tomorrow, but listen to this. The Countess of Who-Cares has gone and accepted the proposal of a fancy schmancy duke! She’s engaged to another!” She couldn’t help but giggle. “Isn’t that just rosy?”
“Wow. What about Reggie?”
“Deluded! Devastated! Dumped, my dear!” She laughed again. “Hopefully, the cad is in some pub, crying in his beer! Ha! That’s if he has two nickels to rub together.”
Patricia grabbed her hand and pulled. “Come on, Auntie. I’ve already put out a clean pot to catch the snow. Let’s go and gather it.”
She looked at the little one’s bare feet. “Where are your socks, young lady?”
“Oh, I forgot my shoes, so the socks got very damp while I was putting the pot out. I took them off at the door.”
“Outside with no shoes? Oh, Patricia Annabelle Adams! What am I ever going to do with you?”
About Caryl: Award-winning author Caryl McAdoo loves the Lord and prays her story gives God glory! Her Christian faith is beautifully woven into her best-selling historical Family Saga Romances. She also loves praising Him with new songs the Lord gives her (she sings on YouTube) and counts four children and eighteen grandsugars life’s best blessings. She and high school sweetheart-husband Ron live in the woods of Red River County’s seat, Clarksville in the far northeast corner of the Lone Star State. Learn more and connect:
Caryl’s Youtube (Hear Caryl sing her New Songs!)
About the book – Uniquely Common:
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. 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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Question for Readers: Have you been second-guessing a path you’ve taken in your life?