The Preacher’s Faith by Caryl McAdoo

February 4, 2015


From the back cover:

Can the orphaned preacher and the heartbroken rodeo queen navigate the path to true love with a lie and an ex-beau blocking their way?

Learning of Faith Johnson’s rash promise to her father, New Hope Baptist’s interim preacher Asa Davidson shows up to apply for the position—of husband.

The cowgirl was only trying to give her dying father hope promising to marry the first thirty-something-year-old Christian virgin to ask. Who’d ever dream one existed in all of Texas, much less Red River County? But sure enough, one comes a’courting the very next day thanks to the Lord and Daddy’s baby sister, loud mouth Aunt Iris.

Faith is appalled, but a promise is a promise. She only needs to figure a way out.


My take:

I have come to love Caryl McAdoo’s writing style and her fresh, quirky characters and well crafted settings. This book is Caryl’s free e-book for the February “The Caryler” newsletter/email subscription. She is giving away a free ebook every quarter of 2015.

This is Caryl’s first attempt at a novella and was a delightful read that I finished in a day of reading, a couple of hours at a time. This is also my first read of a Contemporary Christian Romance by Caryl.

Faith is a hardworking horse trainer who’s father has fallen ill. She made a promise to him that she would marry the person who fit her qualifications before he dies, so that he can walk her down the aisle.

Dad (Johnson) is a caring and loving father who has a terminal illness. He loves to play Scrabble and has many qualities that Faith can identify in Asa.

Aunt Iris is Dad’s younger sister and is somewhat of a matchmaker and dearly loves both Dad and Faith, and soon enough Asa Davidson.

Asa Davidson is a very interesting character to say the least and is a person that you wouldn’t necessarily expect to chose the ministry, but very much relies heavily on the Lord and does not shy away from his faith.

This cast of characters are very interesting and you learn more about the Red River Valley in this first novella of Mrs. McAdoo’s. I look forward to reading more of Faith and Asa’s story and hope for a sequel or prequel!

*I recieved a copy of The Preacher’s Faith by Caryl McAdoo for review purposes as part of the Christian EVALUators group. I was not required to provide a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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Have you read any of Caryl’s books? What are you reading right now? (I really want to know! I can always add to my TBR pile…)

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