Daughters of the Heart

Daughters of the Heart by Caryl McAdoo is a 310 page novel in the Christian historical fiction genre. It is the fifth book in the Texas Romance series but can be read as a standalone.  Daughters of the Heart is an indie publication and was released on August 28, 2015.  To purchase your copy, click here.

Daughters of the Heart


God’s perfect plan is oft so hard to determine. In his life, Henry Buckmeyer has never been so beside himself. His little girls are so young, just babies, too young. He hates the whole idea of men coming to take them away and is inclined to shoot every one of them, but praise God for a level-headed, loving wife and step-mother! She helps keep him sane amidst the female chaos. Packed with fun, romance, deception, action, heartbreak and tears, this delightful Christian novel keeps the twists and turns coming. Gwendolyn, Cecelia, and the youngest, Bonnie, make a pact never to break their father’s heart like their big sister did. Then their determination is sorely tried when suitors show up, and he gets so pigheaded with his rules. Will Henry survive his daughters coming of age? Will they endure and keep their promises to each other? From one man asking to court her—who Daddy sends packing—Gwen goes to three! How can she ever decide? Cecelia knows exactly who she wants, but she’s still a year away from Daddy’s acceptable courting age. What if her beau doesn’t know or won’t wait? And Bonnie hates being the baby and wants to be grown-up more than just about anything…except her man. She is for sure and for certain in love. Will the Buckmeyer home ever be settled and peaceful again? Will any of his daughters find true love…a man he’ll approve and to whom he can give his blessing?

My Two Cents

I thoroughly enjoyed Daughters of the Heart by Caryl McAdoo.  She has a way of writing that feels authentic and reflects her love of the Lord.  I loved the quirky sayings she included and the added humor made the book light-hearted and fun.

There were several characters in Daughters of the Heart, but the storyline was easy to follow.  The characters are well written and had depth.  There was tension, love, heartache, and the conflict of honoring your parents while staying true to yourself.  

I loved following the drama of the Buckmeyer sisters. It kept my attention throughout because I wanted to see what the girls did and if their father finally approved of a suitor. Having teenagers myself, I could relate to the Buckmeyer parents. However, at times I also felt bad for the girls.  Loving and being frustrated with characters make for a good story! Caryl did not disappoint!  

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. If you love historical romance that is God centered, you won’t want to miss this book!

Thank you to Celebrate Lit (celebratelit.com) and Caryl McAdoo for a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  No monetary compensation was received and all opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author


Award winning, bestselling author Caryl McAdoo currently writes four series: the historical Christian ‘Texas Romance’; a contemporary ‘Red River Romance’; The Generations, her Biblical fiction and a mid-grade The King’s Highway. The prolific novelist loves singing new songs the Lord gives her and painting. In 2008, she and her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved from the DFW area—home for fifty+ years—to the woods of Red River County. Caryl counts four children and sixteen grandsugars life’s biggest blessings believing all good things come from God. Praying her story gives God glory, she hopes each one will also minister His love, mercy, and grace to its readers. Caryl and Ron live in Clarksville, the county seat, in the far northeast corner of the Lone Star State with two grandsons, Christian and Benjamen.


Caryl is giving away some great prizes:

  • Grand Prize: Set of Texas Romance books #1 thru 5 (Vow Unbroken, Hearts Stolen, Hope Reborn, Sins of the Mother, and Daughters of the Heart)
  • First Prize:  Set of The Generations Biblical fiction series (A Little Lower Than the Angels, Then the Deluge Comes, and Replenish the Earth)
  • Second Prize:  Your choice of the Texas Romances
  • Third Prize:  A Texas Surprise!

Click the word “Form” below to enter the giveaway. This giveaway ends on Sept 30 at 11:50 pm PDT.

21 thoughts on “Daughters of the Heart”

  1. New author for me! I would like to read Daughters of the Heart ~ hope I win and thank you for the drawing through the giveaway offer. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

    1. Hello Kathleen! Thanks for coming by and checking out the new book! Now I’m all curious about Lane Hill House and will go investigate 🙂 Blessings to you!

      1. Hey Nancy, thank you for coming by and commenting! I do hope you’ll get to read one of these books soon! I pray my stories give God glory! Blessings!

  2. What a very generous giveaway, thank you for the chance! I have some of Caryl’s books on my Kindle yet to be read, but from what I’ve seen, they are not to be missed! And I love the Historical romance with God in the center! My kind of book 🙂

    1. Hey Trixi! Good to see you here! Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! I know what you mean about having books “TBR” – it’s a list we’ll never catch up with because I add twice as many as I’m able to read in any period of time! But isn’t it wonderful! 🙂 Just knowing you have all those wonderful stories to get to! 🙂 Blessings!

    1. Hi Linda! And you are so welcome! Thank YOU for stopping by and commenting and entering to win! Blessings to you!

    1. Awwww, thank you, Norma! Maybe you’ll win a new one here, or a whole lot of new ones! I appreciate your participation! Hugs and blessings! 🙂

  3. Great giveaway, I haven’t read any of these but I would love the chance to read some of these!!! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!!!


    1. Oh Sarah, I hope it doesn’t sound like I’m braggin’ to say you’re in for a treat–does it? I guess because it’s like you’ll get to know some wonderful folks, good friends of mine! And I think they’re neat people 🙂 And I’m so funny, because I can read my own books after a while and enjoy them all over again, spending time with the characters 🙂 They make me laugh and cry 🙂 Blessings to you!

    1. It’s Robby! Hello there! I’m so glad you love my stories! Of course, you’re welcome for the giveaway! I sure appreciate your continued support! I’m so excited over what God’s doing! Blessings right back to you!

  4. I have read book #2 and enjoyed every bit of it. Caryl books are inspirational and uplifting. Looking forward to the entire series. Thank you for your insights and stories.

  5. I have one book by Caryl. I haven’t read it yet because I’m hoping to get the others in the series.

  6. I I love Caryl’s books, and look forward to reading all about Henry’s daughters . I have not had a chance to read some of these yet, but hope to soon.
    Thank you for offering the giveaway. Congratulations on all of your books !

  7. Caryl is a new author to me! I’m always on the look out for new Christian Fiction Authors! Thanks for sharing with us!
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