06 May 2014

Teresa Mathews Reviews Vow Unbroken by Caryl McAdoo

Vow Unbroken by Caryl McAdoo
Howard Books March 4, 2014
Reviewed by Teresa S. Mathews
5 Stars*****

Caryl McAdoo has penned a beautifully flowing story that introduces us to Susannah Abbot Baylor, a young spirited widow. Susannah is mother to her beautiful, precocious, nine year old daughter Rebecca and her orphaned nephew, Levi. Susannah has taken care of the children since that fateful day nearly ten years ago when both her husband and his brother were killed in a logging accident. Now it seems like this may be the year she fails to make ends meet and she could lose the land that is her children's inheritance.

When Susannah goes to sell her cotton crop to a local man he reneges on the price he promised her, so in anger Susannah decides to take her cotton to market herself. When Sue's friend tries to talk her out of going, she agrees to ask a local man, Henry Buckmeyer to go along as her paid worker. Susannah is sure he won't agree to go because it's rumored he is a lazy mama's boy!

When the beautiful Baylor widow shows up at his place, astride a horse in trousers Henry is a little shocked; especially when she half-heartedly asks him to accompany her on a trip along the Jefferson Trace to take her cotton to market. Thinking it will be a good opportunity to sell his furs and seeds too, Henry agrees to go with her. Besides it will be a good opportunity to get to know the woman he has been thinking about for years. He has heard a few rumors about her too and how every man that has come calling leaves when they learn of her vow and what it will require on their part. 

Even though she doesn't want to admit it right away Susannah comes to the conclusion it was a good decision to ask Henry to come along on this trip. She can't wait to get back home and set those old ladies in the community straight that judged him as a ne'er-do-well. Henry literally becomes a lifesaver on more than one occasion and if Sue isn't careful this handsome man just might turn out to be more than a hired hand!

Caryl McAdoo has certainly written a wonderful tale that will find it's way into your heart. You couldn't ask for more endearing characters; Henry, a man with a past that could have made him into a monster but instead it made him a sensitive man with a heart of gold and Susannah, a strong beautiful woman that has fought hard to provide a living for her family without the help of a husband. Caryl's sweet storytelling made me feel like I was enjoying this adventure up close and personal and by the time I had finished I felt like part of this precious family! Thanks Caryl for a truly satisfying read!

***Thanks To Howard Books and NetGalley for providing me a copy 
of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.***

You may purchase this great book at AmazonBarnes and Noble and BAM.

GIVEAWAY: We are giving away two copies of Caryl's book this week! Like Caryl's Amazon Page to enter, just add "A" to your comment to let me know you have liked the page. 

30 comments:

  1. What a fabulous review, TERESA! Gotta find some time for this one...I've just heard too many wonderful things about it!

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    1. DIANA it was so good I was able to breeze right through it! :)

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    2. Dianan, I can't wait to hear from you after you read it : ) Teresa, thank you SO much for the fantastic review :) I'm blessed you enjoyed it so :)

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  2. A really beautiful review TERESA, thanks! This is one that is definitely going on my TBR list too. I do love a satisfying story and this sounds like it fits the bill perfectly! :)

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    1. NOELA I couldn't even begin to describe how much I loved this book. It was SOOO good!! :-)

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    2. Hey, Noela :) I know it sounds silly, but I cry at the end of VOW UNBROKEN every time I read it :) And at a couple of other places, too. I think because I so love Sue and Henry :) I hope you enjoy it as much! :) Hugs and blessings from Texas!

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  3. Great review, I would love to read this book!

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    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi PATTY thanks for coming by and for liking Caryl's Amazon page! :-)

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    2. Hello, Patty! Am I so blessed and highly favored to receive such an awesome review from Teresa? I say yes! :) I hope you get to read it and enjoy it as much! Blessings!

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  4. I love your great review, Teresa. This sounds like a wonderful book. thank you for offering a copy.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot) com

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    1. Thank you KAY, hopefully you are one of our blessed winners!

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    2. Hello, Kay! Teresa is such a blessing! A great review is awesome to every author! Blessings!

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  5. Teresa! Thank you so much for your great review! It just thrills my heart to know I did a good job for God! Thank you, thank you, thank you! May our Father bless you a hundred fold for your blessings to me! Being here at Overcoming With God has been such an awesome experience. I have so many new wonderful sister-friends! Hugs from Texas!

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    1. CARYL thank you for allowing the Lord to use you to write this wonderful book! Big ole Southern Hug back to ya!! :-)

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  6. I've read some great reviews for this book, yours included, Teresa.. It's definitely on my list of books to pick up.
    The cover is so inviting too!
    A
    cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. CINDI here's hoping you win a copy from OWG! Thank you for your sweet words!

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    2. Cindi, I hope you enjoy it as much as Teresa!! I'm so very blessed by our God! Pray you are, too!

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  7. Teresa, very good interview. You make us want to know more. A I would love to be a winner of one of Caryl's books.
    Thanks to my OWG girls for asking Caryl here to visit. I like her. GOD bless you each. (((Hugs)))
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Hi Dear MAXIE so glad the review caught your attention! Hopefully you'll be a winner! :-)

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  8. Wow, this sounds like an awesome book and is definitely going on my to be read list! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a copy!
    A
    kcrouse1950 at verizon dot net

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    1. KATHI thanks for coming by and hopefully you'll be a winner!! :-)

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  9. Great interview! Thanks for introducing me to a new-to-me author! Another one for my TBR list! :-) Thanks for the giveaway! A

    cyndilou83(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. CYNDI Caryl was a new-to-me author also; I am so glad I was introduced to her and her work!! Thanks for coming by!! :-)

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  10. A lovely review thank you. Very helpful.

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    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thanks you so much MARY! I'm so glad you dropped in! :-)

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  11. The cover of this book is beautiful!! I would love to win this book and also be able to read it.

    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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    1. DANIE it would be great if you are one of our blessed winners!! Thanks for coming by! :-)

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  13. A * This book sounds really interesting! Caryl is a new author to me and I look forward to reading this book. That model really reminds me of Amy Adams. Is Susannah supposed to resemble her or someone else?

    nina4sm/gmail/dot/com

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  14. I would love to read this. I so love the cover and have not read any of her books yet.

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    Linda Finn
    Faithful Acres Books
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    www.faithfulacres.net

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