Book Review

Sins of Mothers by Carly McAdoo

Disclosure; I downloaded this book for free from an email I received from Book Bub. All opinions are 100% my own.


About the book

Propelled by blind love, Mary Rachel Buckmeyer defies her father to elope with Caleb Wheeler. The newlyweds run off to California then partner with his cousin in his dry goods business.

Unbeknownst to the young bride, her new husband sends his kissing cousin ahead. He wants his love and his new wife’s money, too. Betrayal and murder drive Mary, soon a young mother, to the depths of despair. But she hates the man who loves her enough to cover her sins and deliver her out of the horrible pit she’s dug for herself in. Or does she?

Mary Rachel travels from frontier Texas to the raw bone boomtown of 1850’s San Francisco gold rush days, then all the way to genteel New York to find redemption for the sins of her mothers.

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My Thoughts

I downloaded this book for free through an email I received from Book Bub announcing free or extremely cheap books, and I have to say I didn’t much care for this one. I’m glad I didn’t pay for it. I couldn’t get past Cousins being together sexually and having a baby together. It just… gross. I didn’t even finish the book & couldn’t get past chapter 3..

About the Author

Caryl, praying her story gives God glory, loves writing for Christian genres–historical and contemporary romance, Biblical fiction, and mid-grade especially. In 2014, Simon and Schuster debuted VOW UNBROKEN, a historical Christian romance set in 1832 Texas, and Caryl followed with three additional novels. In April, LADY LUCK’S A LOSER (contemporary, mature, inspirational romance); September’s debut, HEARTS STOLEN (set in 1839-1844), book two of her historical Christian Texas Romances–a #1 Amazon Best-seller; and in November, A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS, volume one of her new Biblical fiction series, The Generations–also an Amazon #1 Best-seller.

In an exciting 2015–with God’s help–she’s planned eleven new releases! Three for her historical Texas Romances, three for The Generations Biblical fiction series, three for the contemporary Red River Romances Romances, a non-fiction book on writing, and book one of a new mid-grade series The King’s Highway Trilogy.
January 9, HOPE REBORN (1850-1851) debuted, book three of Texas Romances–a #1 Amazon Best-seller.
February 10, THE PREACHER’S FAITH, the first contemporary Red River Romance launched; March 6th saw the release of THEN THE DELUGE COMES, volume 2 of The Generations.
April 17th, SING A NEW SONG, another contemporary Red River Romance launched.
May 3rd, Book 4 SINS OF THE MOTHERS of her Texas Romances debuted.
June brought a handbook for writers, STORY & STYLE, The Craft of Writing Creative Fiction.
July’s debut: ONE AND DONE, the third Red River Romance, for Baseball’s All Star Break.
August 8th, a third Biblical fiction, REPLENISH THE EARTH in The Generations series
September 1st brought DAUGHTERS OF THE HEART, Book 5 of the historical Texas Romances
October begins the start of a new series with the mid-grade STARFISH PRIME, book one of the King’s Highway series.
November’s launch is volume four CHILDREN OF EDEN of The Generations series.

For every good blessing – including ten children (four by birth, six by marriage) and sixteen grandsugars – she gives God the glory. Caryl lives a country-life with Ron, her high school sweetheart husband of forty-seven years and two grandsons, in the woods a few miles south of Clarksville, Red River County seat, located in far Northeast Texas with two grandsons Christian (16) and Benjamen (13).


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