Vow Unbroken 

a Historical Christian Texas Romance Novel

Set in 1832 on the Texas prairie, VOW UNBROKEN debuted March 4th, 2014 by Howard Books, a division of Simon and Schuster.

Love and determination conquer all on the Jefferson Trace.

Desperate young widow Susannah Baylor recruits War of 1812 veteran Patrick Henry Buckmeyer to help transport her cotton from the Red River Valley to market in Jefferson, Texas. Along the trace, snakes, drunks, wolves, thieves, black bear, and nature thwart her efforts at every turn. With her daughter, nephew, unsaved hireling and his dog, Sue overcomes each obstacle.

a Historical Christian Texas Romance Novel

Book One

Set in 1832 on the Texas prairie, VOW UNBROKEN debuted March 4th, 2014 by Howard Books, a division of Simon and Schuster.

Love and determination conquer all on the Jefferson Trace.

Desperate young widow Susannah Baylor recruits War of 1812 veteran Patrick Henry Buckmeyer to help transport her cotton from the Red River Valley to market in Jefferson, Texas. Along the trace, snakes, drunks, wolves, thieves, black bear, and nature thwart her efforts at every turn. With her daughter, nephew, unsaved hireling and his dog, Sue overcomes each obstacle.

What have others said:

With an intriguing plot line and well-developed characters, McAdoo, who’s written nonfiction and children’s fiction, delivers an engaging read for her first adult historical romance.

Publishers Weekly

A few 5-Star Reviews:

After reading Caryl McAdoo’s story of Henry and Susannah in “VOW UNBROKEN,” I felt like I’d had another adventure with Tom Sawyer and Becky, this time as young adults.

Alan Daugherty

Columnist, The News-Banner

Caryl McAdoo is a new unique voice in historical Christian fiction. I fell in love with the characters from the very first page. They pulled me into their lives and kept me there through the whole interesting storyline. I found the setting authentic, and Caryl kept me turning pages. I know you’ll love this book as well as I did.

Lena Nelson Dooley

Award winning, best-selling author Of Maggie’s Journey, Mary’s Blessing, Catherine’s Pursuit & many more

Loved this story! Fresh, strong voice from Caryl McAdoo…most memorable character [heroine Sue Baylor] I’ve encountered in some time. Well plotted and nicely paced. There’s a Louis L’Amour and All-American feel to Caryl’s writing. Beautiful romance, one of the nicest I’ve seen in a while. 

Carrie Fancett Pagels

Author, Return to Shirley Plantation, a Civil War romance

A Really “Wow” Debut Novel! I loved this book–fast paced, adventurous, and satisfyingly wholesome. Oh, you are going to love this book. 

Anne Baxter Campbell

Author, The Truth Trilogy The Roman’s Quest, Marcus Varitor, Centurion, and What Is Truth

Caryl McAdoo’s fiction hooks fast and reads like a seasoned author’s historical adventure. I soon felt intricate participation with the pieced family group. Fast paced story… typical of rugged pioneer struggle in Mexican Texas era… with period jargon, scenery, and historical facts… complete with spiritual bliss and a rainbow’s end. Christian Romantic Historical Adventure Fiction–a BIG genre for a whole lot of novel for all ages, men and girls. 

Howard “Doc” Wolfe

top Amazon reviewer

Outstanding! Caryl did an excellent job of creating flawed but endearing characters—even Blue Dog—who steal your heart. It lifts your soul and sticks with you long after you turn the last page. Can’t wait to r hope she’s a fast writer because I want more! Vow Unbroken taps into every human emotion in the characters and in the reader. Simply one of the best!

Holly Michael

Author, Crooked Lines

Caryl McAdoo has penned a beautifully flowing story… a wonderful tale that will find its way into your heart. You couldn’t ask for more endearing characters. Caryl’s sweet storytelling made me feel like I was enjoying this adventure up close and personal, and by the time I finished, I felt like a part of this precious family! …a truly satisfying read!

Teresa Matthews

Reviewer, Overcoming With God (blog)

Vow Unbroken is a delightful historical fiction novel with clean romance of life in the 1800’s. Ms. McAdoo does a splendid job of developing the characters you really can care about and putting together an interesting plot with excellent pacing. I loved this truth in this book. – Kathryn Svendsen, reviewer Shelf Full of Books (blog)

Kathryn Svendsen

Reviewer, Shelf Full of Books (blog)

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