Just Kin Review and GIVEAWAY

Romas 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. When you read this book you will repeat this verse over and over and over again. That is the essence of this novel. We ALL sin, but we can be forgiven for our sins, and God loves us no matter what. One character turns to an unsavory life and poor choices, another realizes the wrong in pre-marital intercourse. There's nothing overtly sexual or graphic, and it remains a Christian novel. The lessons to be learned are powerful indeed. This novel is not a stiff, drama filled book full of stress and tension. The author shines with her witty talent! I found myself truly laughing out loud! Lacey is "escorted" to NYC by way of gambler, and her knight in not so shining armor Charlie is tasked with finding her, and makes one wrong move after another. While I do feel this book can be a solo read, I wish I had read books 1-5 first so that I could have seen the character development from the beginning. I would have felt more included I think. 

Just Kin by Caryl McAdoo is a 322 page novel in the Christian historical fiction genre.  It is self-published and was released on January 2, 2016.  To purchase your copy, click here.

About the Book

Love covers a multitude of sin. A stolen kiss ignites a fire that burns all the way from Texas to New York City. Torn apart by war, rejection, and a letter with news she never wanted, Lacey Rose takes her shredded heart and runs. Charley figures out something isn’t right, but is duty-bound to the Confederacy until a deathbed order sets in motion a series of events that tests his love, honor, and commitment to the breaking point. Can the two lifelong friends see past the pain to finally realize God’s plan for them to be more than just kin?

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 2008, her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved her 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 ministers His love, mercy, and grace to its readers. She and Ron live in Clarksville, Texas with two grandsons, Christian and Benjamen.

Blog Tour Stops

Jan 22: Bukwurmzzz
Jan 26: Bigreadersite
Jan 28: Henry Happens
Jan 29: A Greater Yes


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**I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I wasn't compensated in another or way, and all opinions expressed are my own.**


  1. Missica, I'm so glad you enjoyed Just Kin!I'm grateful that you participated in the blog tour --which is a delight-- and appreciate your kind words :) Thank you for featuring Just Kin. It's one of my favorites :) Blessings!

    1. Thank YOU for the opportunity to review this gem! I was laughing so hard at time, and gasping at others! A GREAT read for sure! Thanks!

  2. You really didn't have to read all the books to totally understand this one, but Hearts Stolen would have been nice to read since Charley was a precious little boy in it. It was my favorite book until Just Kin came out. Now,both of those books are my favorites. I will say that all the books are great so reading them is a pleasure and an education. Caryl is very good at helping readers understand the main points of the series in a subtle way in each book, though. I did not read them in order and never felt like I missed anything, but each one I read made me want to read the others because she's such a great writer and this is a great series.

    1. Yes, I didn't feel confused or anything like that. I think reading the others would only enhance the experience for this one. And if they are as good as this one, then it will be a pleasure to read them! Thanks!

  3. BTW, when I pushed the Rafflecopter button, it told me the page could not be found.

  4. I enjoyed this and would love to be a winner. Thanks for a chance.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <


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