Review and Giveaway–Bitter Honey

by | May 5, 2020 | Uncategorized | 14 comments

Tour page on Celebrate Lit

About the Book

Book:  Bitter Honey

Author: Caryl McAdoo

Genre: Historical Christian Romance

Release Date: March 23, 2020

With God, all things are possible.
But can lost love be found again or two wounded hearts knitted together?
Young love, sweeter than honey, is separated by a natural disaster and turns bitter. After five years, a miracle reunites Samantha Adams and Silas Mercier, but it seems it’s too late. Will love prevail?


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My Review

The novel presents the generational element that exists in families. Even though any one generation or age group wants to believe the world revolves around it, real life proves different. In a time when travel from one part of the United States to the other—Louisiana to California—took many weeks and a lot of money that was hard to part with just for a visit, plans had to be made well in advance and hold great importance.

The family ties pull on the heartstrings of the characters. How hard to leave a family you cherish! But when the love a man or a woman is at stake, the decision, though difficult, crosses the line of comfort to accomplish a greater purpose.

Caryl brings the themes of family, dreams, forgiveness, and purpose to the pages to stand as truths in God’s plan.

About the Author


Praying her story gives God glory, award-winning author Caryl McAdoo continues prolificity with her new Cross Timbers Romance Family Saga series. Readers around the world enjoy her best-selling novels and shower them with 5-Star ratings galore. With forty-eight titles—and counting—her love for writing is obvious; the lady loves singing the new songs the Lord gives her as well! (Check out YouTube). Caryl gave Ron four children and the couple shares eighteen grandsugars. The McAdoos live in the woods south of Clarksville, the seat of Red River County, in far Northeast Texas, waiting expectantly for God to open the next door.

More from Caryl

Are you ready to revisit the Adams and Corbin families (from UNIQUELY COMMON and REMI)? Five years have passed, so it’s 1853, and life has gone on.

Samantha, only fourteen back then, wrote faithfully to Silas back in New Orleans as she traveled west on the Oregon/California Trail. She expected a tall stack of letters waiting on her at the General Store in Napa, but alas there were none.

BITTER HONEY is a story of puppy love time tries to dissipate, but Samantha never forgot Silas—or forgave him either! Though she had no way of knowing what tragic events had kept him from mailing the return missives, he never quit thinking of the beautiful girl who’d written of her love for him.

However, each day that passed only made it harder for him to write. Until he decided only a face-to-face talk would suffice, he worked with the man who’d always loved his mother, Claude, to rebuild his family’s vineyard, catching gators on the side.

This story has a second love story, that of Claude and the prostitute he rescues Odette, so there’s plenty of action to keep readers flipping pages. A story of first love and late, second-chance love with a taste of the Cajun life in Louisiana, BITTER HONEY is about restoration and following God’s will.

I hope you enjoy BITTER HONEY and all the other Lockets and Lace stories!

Blog Stops

Artistic Nobody, May 4 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Connect in Fiction, May 5

Lukewarm Tea, May 6 (Author Interview)


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.


Leave any comments here! Happy Reading!


  1. Rita Wray

    Thank you for sharing a review. The book sounds good.

    • Caryl McAdoo

      I love the reviews, too, Rita! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. Debbie P

    This book sounds like a great read.

    • Caryl McAdoo

      Debbie, if you’ve ever thought about going alligator fishing . . . you’ll like this story! I’m teasing, but it’s in there! 🙂 <3

  3. Crystal

    Thank You for your review. Also Thank You for the giveaway. Maybe I’ll win.
    Love the book cover and excerpt. Would love to read and review paperback/print format of the book.

    • Caryl McAdoo

      Hey there, Crystal! <3 I sure appreciate those reviews as well! Thank you for your kind words. I loved the cover, too. So paperback is your favorite format or the only one you read? 🙂

  4. Roxanne C.

    Second chance love stories are one my favorites, especially those in the historical inspirational genre. Thank you for the great review.

    • Caryl McAdoo

      Hey, Roxanne! You’ll love this story AND my May release LILAH as well! Both have second-chance romances! Thank you for visiting Connect in Fiction!

  5. Emma

    I like the generational aspect of this story.

    • Caryl McAdoo

      Hello, Emma! I love to read Family Sagas where we get to revisit characters and see the babies grow up and start their own families! I have two Family Saga series! You’d love them! Blessings

  6. Caryl McAdoo

    Marguerite, you are such a blessing! Thank you for choosing to read my books from all the great ones Celebrate Lit offers! I love their Blog Tours, and it is an honor for you to have me at your blog, highlighting my book! I pray God blesses you with all His best! Love and hugs and Blessings!

  7. carylkane

    Caryl is an exceptional author! I’m looking forward to reading “Bitter Honey”. 🙂

  8. Lynn Brown

    sounds good


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