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Daughters of the Heart Review

Daughters of the Heart by Caryl McAdoo is a 310 page novel in the Western Christian Romance genre. It is an Indie Publication and was released on September 1, 2015.  This book is the fifth in the Texas Romance series.To purchase your copy, click here.


God’s perfect plan is sometimes so hard to determine.

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.

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.

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

Daughters of the Heart follows the journey of the three youngest Buckmeyer daughters as they try to convince their dad to let them marry. This is a fun novel that is full of humor, romance, and the tight bonds of family. I loved reading the interactions between the sisters as the story progressed. The love Henry Buckmeyer has for his daughters is touching; it reminded me of my own relationship with my father and how much he looks out for me. The unfolding romances were cute and left me wanting to know what would happen next.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.  It was a wonderful story of family and love; the only reason I cannot give this book five stars is because of some awkward sentences.

Thank you to Caryl McAdoo and Celebrate Lit ( for a free copy of Daughters of the Heart in exchange for my honest review.  No monetary compensation was received and all views expressed are my own.

About the Author

Caryl McAdoo, 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.

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). Find out more about Caryl McAdoo and her books at her website.


CelebrateLit and Caryl McAdoo are having a great giveaway. Here is a list of the 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!

The giveaway begins September 3 and ends September 30 at 11:59 pm PDT. Please be sure to click on the word “Form” to enter into the giveaway. If you click on the other part of the link you’ll get a lot of weird computer language, so you don’t want to click on that!

One reply on “Daughters of the Heart Review”

Hey! Thanks so much for the review and for featuring DAUGHTERS OF THE HEART! Readers seem very excited about it! Blessings!

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