Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Settlers and Toffs by Caryl McAdoo

Book: Settlers & Toffs

Author: Caryl McAdoo

Genre: Historical Romance

Release Date: August 23, 2023

New and old collide in SETTLERS & TOFFS as Ambrose Lee and Blaire build a hotel and a new life together with a remnant from the wagon train he captained in ’49. Settling in Auburn, California, they deal with the gold rush boom town’s growing pangs while the next Earl of Farnsworth, William Cromwell, voyages home to England with his intended Clara and her family. Though separated by a country and an ocean, troubles and trials plague them all. Revisit old friends from Book One WAGONS WEST and meet new ones in this second novel of the New Beginnings Family Saga! This story has been previously published on Kindle Vella with the same title as episodes for Season Two. Season Three, ANSWERING THE CALL episodes are now available at Kindle Vella now.


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Caryl McAdoo is one of my favorite authors. I started reading her books a few years ago and have LOVED every book that I have read by her. Settlers and Toffs is Book 2 in the New Beginnings Family Saga Series. I had the joy of reading Book 1 and have anxiously anticipating Book 2. 

The book gives us familiar characters from Book 1, including Ambrose Lee and Blaire. They have settled in Auburn, California and they are building a new hotel and a life together. They are excited about their future as Auburn, CA is booming still from the Gold Rush and remember the Wagon Train from '49.  William Cromwell is headed home to England to be with Clara, whom he intends to marry, and her family. He is also destined to become the next Earl of Farnsworth. Will the 2 families find contentment in life, even through the trials of life?

I was captivated by the Storyline from the very first chapter. I enjoyed that Ambrose Lee and Blaire are settled into their town in California and making a new life for themselves.  William and Clara are a wonderful new addition to the Family Saga series. I enjoyed their story in this book. The book is filled with Adventure, Romance, Trials and Family Life! I am already looking forward to the next book in this series. Caryl McAdoo really knows how to keep the reader intrigued and interested in the storyline! I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Fiction. WONDERFUL Book!

Award-winning author Caryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory, and her best-selling tales—coming up on seventy titles now published—delight readers all around the world. The prolific writer also enjoys singing the new songs the Lord gives her; you may listen to those at her YouTube channel.

She loves working in the yard at The Peaceable, her home tucked away on twenty acres, mowing and planting flowers. She lives there with Ron, her high school sweetheart and husband of fifty-five years, five dogs, two dairy goats she milks daily, a flock of chickens, and a plethora of barn cats.

The couple shares four children and twenty-seven grandsugars, six are greats. Caryl and Ron love their quiet, country life in the woods south of Clarksville, seat of Red River County in far Northeast Texas and wait expectantly for God to open the next door so they may do His will.


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I started writing “episodes” for Kindle Vella the first month they opened the new format with WAGONS WEST, season one in the New Beginnings Family Saga Season One. For those who don’t read at Kindle Vella, after the ”season” has been up thirty days, the author can create a book!

The episodes become chapters and WAGONS WEST debuted last November 2022! The SETTLERS & TOFFS story is “Season Two” and I’m tickled pink with it! Book One in the series was an epic wagon train story that ended when they got to the gold fields around Auburn California.

In Book Two, the characters spread out across the globe, and we follow them all. Some of those who arrived in covered wagons began to build the pioneer town of Auburn, making a new home for themselves. Some panning for gold and others building hotels and businesses the miners need.

Some travel to merry old England where one of the wagon train sojourners has been called home after his older brother’s death to be the future Earl of Farnsworth. Having fallen in love, he couldn’t bear to leave Clara behind, so arranges for her family to accompany him. So many of the main characters sail away cross the seas.

The third storyline in SETTLERS & TOFFS becomes another wagon train when the scout in book one decides with his wife to go and bring another group of settlers to the new land—a very lucrative business venture for the captains who knew the way.

There are plenty of characters who come in and out as the story progresses. I’ve come to love the primary ones. There are struggles at every turn. Trials and tribulations fill many of their days, but there are those joyous ones as well!

Through it all, the Lord—still on the throne and in control in 1850—helps His children overcome and blesses them beyond measure . . . just as He does today. He is the Rewarder of those who diligently seek him and obey His commandments—then and now.

My author’s motto is “Praying my story gives God glory!” I also pray that its readers will be drawn into a closer walk with the Almighty as they walk alongside these awesome, stalwart folks who settled the West! They had it rough, but God . . . PRAISE HIM!

They sure do! And so do I!

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The Lit Lady, November 11

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For the Love of Literature, November 13 (Author Inteview)

Exploring the Written Word, November 13

Holly’s Book Corner, November 14

Cover Lover Book Review, November 15

Pause for Tales, November 16

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

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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Cindi Knowles said... Best Blogger Tips

Looking forward to reading this ❤️

Michael Law said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks very interesting indeed. Thanks for hosting.

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the fact that family, not just romance, is featured in this saga.

marisela zuniga said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the cover, looks nice.

Susan said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the setting! Good review, thank you!

Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your review of Settlers & Toffs, this sounds like a wonderful story and I am looking forward to reading it myself

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