Hello everyone and welcome back. A lot has happened over the past few months. But I’m back and delighted to have Caryl McAdoo as a guest today. Welcome!
Caryl: I’m blessed to be with Renee-Ann to tell you about SING A NEW SONG, Book Two in my contemporary Red River Romance series.
The untimely death of her father shatters Mary Esther Robbins’ heart, and her mom moves, separating the twelve-year-old and her best friend. Samuel Baylor writes her without one response in twenty years. She sings God’s praise; he tends cows and shares the Good News. Then the Lord brings her home…
Here’s a sneak peek of Chapter One:
Mary Esther waved her key card then turned around and extended her hand. He took it and pulled her toward him, leaned in. The desire to close her eyes and surrender, let him kiss her, washed over her like a sweet summer rain. She should pull away, but instead, at the last heartbeat, turned her cheek instead.
He smelled of summer pomegranates carried on ocean breezes, crisp and clean, though he’d been on the go with her all day. His lips brushed her burning skin. He kissed her then moved on to her ear. “I don’t want to leave. Can I come in?”
She pushed him back and smiled. “No, you may not. But you can write me. I love long letters.”
“How about I call instead? Where’s the band headed next?”
He nodded then seemed to study her shoes a moment. When he looked back up, a troubled expression wrinkled his forehead. Staring into her eyes, he reached up and tapped the tip of her nose. “There’s something I need to tell you before you go.”
“Okay. What is it?”
“I’m, uh…” He grimaced, showing his perfect teeth clenched, then offered her a weak smile. “See? Uh, I’m married. Well, separated. I mean she’s gone, left me. No one’s –”
“Legally, yes—for now—and you’re beautiful.”
She pushed him back hard. The urge to slap his face burned her hand as though she had, but a long time ago, she learned not to go around hitting guys. “Married? What was the last week all about, you jerk? Get away from me, Richard. Go home. I cannot believe you… You… You’re nothing but a…” The only words that came to mind weren’t worth speaking. She shook her head to make them go away. “Mercy, man, you’re an associate pastor. And you’d be an adulterer, too?”
This book is a special favorite story because it contains many of the ‘new songs’ God has given me over the years. A writer must be careful about using lyrics of songs because of copyright laws, but these I could! And I hope to have a YouTube link where readers can go and hear the new songs!
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Renee-Ann, thank you again for having me. It’s been a pleasure!
A little About the Author: Christian ‘hybrid’ author, Caryl McAdoo currently has three series: historical ‘Texas Romance’; contemporary ‘Red River Romance’; and ‘The Generations’ Biblical fiction. She loves singing new songs the Lord gives and painting. In 2008, she and her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved from DFW—home for fifty-five years—to the woods of Red River County. She counts four children and fifteen grandsugars life’s biggest blessings, believing all good things come from God. She prays her story gives God glory and minister His love, mercy, and grace. She lives in Clarksville, Texas with her husband and two grandsons.
Thank you so much, Caryl.
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