Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Jo by Caryl McAdoo


Book: Jo

Author: Caryl McAdoo

Genre: Historical Christian Romance

Release date: May 3, 2022

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your path!
An evil tragedy upends Jo’s young life. Sickness propels the young lady and her grandfather from the thick, moisture-laden air of the Mississippi to drier desert land at the end of the Santa Fe Trail. Her life-long beau professes his love from the banks of the muddy river, but Papa is her whole life, and she’s determined to keep him alive. Along the way, suitors and adventures are aplenty. How is a stubborn girl who always knows what’s best supposed to choose when the one she likes best is constantly rubbing her the wrong way? Could things be any more difficult? Has she made a huge mistake?


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Caryl McAdoo is one of my ultimate favorite authors. I am always ready to read her new books as they are released. Jo is Book 23 of the Prairie Roses Collection, a collection of standalone novels by Various authors.

Jo has been raised by her grandfather since she was 6yrs old. Her Papa means so much to her and she will do anything for him. Jo and other family members decided to travel the Santa Fe Trail via wagon train. The climate in Mississippi is making Papa very sick and Jo hopes by moving to a drier climate that Papa's health would greatly improve. Keegan comes along to help care for Papa and any other help that is needed along the way. Keegan and Jo have a good relationship. Jo has many men approach her during the Wagon Train travels, but she always turns them down. Jo is stubborn and her first priority is her Papa. She does want love and she knows who is best for her, but her stubbornness seems to be winning. Will the Wagon Train make it to a drier climate and help Papa get better? Will there be a romantic connection between Jo and Keegan?

WOW, another GREAT book by Caryl McAdoo.  Jo is such a LOVING and Caring girl, who wants what is best for her Grandfather. Keegan is a wonderful and charming man. He also knows how to "rile up" Jo and rub her the wrong way. I really enjoyed watching Jo and Keegan as they both help Jo's Papa along the Trail. Jo's stubbornness can sometimes be good quality, but it seems to be working against her, especially with Keegan. The 2 of them constantly butt heads, but I LOVE how great of a couple they make. I LOVED this book from beginning to end! FANTASTIC BOOK!


Award-winning author Caryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory, and her best-selling novels—over fifty published—delight Christian readers around the world. The prolific writer also enjoys singing the new songs the Lord gives her—listen to a few at YouTube. Sharing four children and eighteen 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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Writing Jo had a special meaning to me as Ron and I reared four of our grandsons. Right off the bat in Chapter One of JO, tragedy befalls her family when she was only six years old. The incident results in her being raised by her grandfather, and she adores him!

So many grandparents today are called on to rear their grandsugars—and even great-grandsugars—that I believed if would afford the opportunity for a really great and different story. Though it didn’t happen nearly as often back then, it did happen. But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. 1 Timothy 5:8


Several years ago, a poll was taken in one of the groups I belong to. It asked readers what kind of western historical romance they wanted to read about, and covered wagon stories won the day, so I organized the multi-author project and called it the Prairie Roses Collection.
That was back in 2018—and that inaugural collection launched in early May of 2019 in time for Mothers’ Day! Each year we have new authors—and some returning ones—and new standalone stories with the covered wagon conmnection. We have a Facebook group:


This year, the Fourth Annual Prairie Roses Collection, we have twelve authors offering a wagon train story of a strong and brave ‘prairie rose’ making an arduous journey in a covered wagon. I’m so excited to have so many great authors writing a wagon train story for 2022!

Back in the day, Ron and I drove the Oregon/California Trail for some awesome research. All my other roses took that route, but this year, we traveled the Santa Fe Trail! It was great fin seeing the new landscape and going to the hot dry air of New Mexico’s desert.


Jo convinced her grandfather to go for his health’s sake, not realizing how hard it would be on him to start over. She keeps goats and is a calligrapher of some renown, creating beautiful legal documents on parchment made from the goat skins. I once had a herd of 80 dwarf Nigerian goats, so knew all about the critters!


I love the era for novels and how once written, a historical never goes out-of-date! Contemporary romance will be outdated almost as soon as it’s written these days due to all the amazing technology. I love the time when people knew their neighbors, life was slower, families ate together at the table, and women were modest and considered treasures.

I don’t know if any generation has seen such advances as my own. My parents watched the first televisions, but that can’t begin to compare with computers in every home. I believe we truly are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, and a holy nation—a peculiar people who will show forth the praises of Him Who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light!

Hallelujah! Praise the Lord with me and be blessed!
This Texas author hopes readers will love Lilah as I always am, “Praying my story gives God glory!”

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To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away the prize of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of Remi!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Debbie P said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a book that I am really going to like!

slehan said... Best Blogger Tips

Good book for Summer reading.
Thanks for the contest.

marisela zuniga said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this cover, it's very pretty

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

I am eager to read about Jo. I think that when someone is stubborn in a positive way, it is perseverance.

Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

Jo sounds like a captivating read that I really want to read, thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks for sharing your review, Happily Managing a Household of Boys! Have a wonderful day!

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