Thursday, June 7, 2018

I am my Beloved

What a wonderful gift that Ms. McAdoo gave me in this book.  A treasure.  

As I turned one page after another, I thought of this Bible passage:

Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Abishag questioned why she was childless and why she was the Virgin Queen.  But GOD had plans.  Abishag had so much to give and she loved with everything she had.  She gave all of herself to King David and King David treasured this gift.  He, in turn, gifted his son, Solomon, with Abishag upon his death.

Her role to both Kings was much more valuable than sharing their beds. Her grace and beauty impacted all that knew her.  Her knowledge and intelligence was appreciated.

GOD had plans for Abishag.  God has plans for each one of us. 

I received this free to review.

About the Book

I am my beloved
Title: I Am My Beloved
Author: Caryl McAdoo
Genre: Biblical Fiction
Release Date: April, 2018
The wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. How could the wisest man ever to live turn away from following God? The key is in Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs that King Solomon wrote after his return to the Lord. Who was the Shulamite? And why did he call her his sister spouse? Only God knows all the answers, but the King Solomon left clues. You will never forget reading this anointed story of love and may find yourself setting it down to wipe tears away or simply worship the great I AM.
Click here to purchase your copy!

About the Author

Caryl McAdooCaryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory, and a quick scroll through her novels’ rankings by Christian readers attests to the Father’s faithfulness. She loves writing almost as much as singing the new songs He gives her—look her up on YouTube to hear a few. Her high school sweetheart husband won her heart fifty-two years ago, and now they share four children and seventeen grandsugars. Ron and Caryl live in the woods south of Clarksville, seat of Red River County in far Northeast Texas, waiting expectantly for God to open the next door.

Guest Post from Caryl McAdoo

I AM My Beloved is a story unlike any I’ve ever written in that it moved me so. Not saying all my stories don’t move me, they do—to tears and laughter. Just today I got all teary writing a scene in my WIP for next September. But I AM My Beloved moved me to worship. I literally would stop typing, bask in God’s presence, and worship.
I believe that it is anointed and of course, as always, pray it will give God glory. I pray that His children will be blessed and drawn closer to the Father reading it. It’s a romance, yes, but nothing like any proverbial historical romances you’ve ever read.
It’s the story of Abishag. Have you ever heard of her? Her name is mentioned only five times in the Bible, all in 1Kings. “So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.” Kings 1:3 They brought her to King David. To keep him warm during his dying days.
Scripture tells us the she cherished David, and also that he never knew her—his virgin queen. You’ll love her heart, creativity, attitudes, intelligence, and spirit of submission. It’s like all God’s beloved daughters can identify with her. Writing her story was akin to writing a love letter to Jesus. So often, it was Him and me, not these characters of olden days brought to life in I AM My Beloved.
This love story of what happens to Abishag after David’s death when Solomon, heir to the Throne becomes King of Israel. And perhaps, you’ll get a whole new take on the wisest man ever to live, as he takes on building the Temple of God, foreign wives, follows after their gods, then returns to serve the One True God and write Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon.
At its end, is a section I call “Search the Scriptures” that point out and explain the clues that led to its writing. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

Blog Stops

Novels Corner, June 3
Mary Hake, June 4
Carpe Diem, June 11
Bigreadersite, June 14


To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away
GRAND PRIZE : $50 Amazon Gift Card
1st Prize: TWO novels–Choice-of-Caryl’s Titles (print or ebook)
2nd-4th: (three winners) ebook of I AM My Beloved
5th-7th: print copy VOW UNBROKEN!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!


  1. Thank you for your review and the information on "I am my Beloved" as well as for being part of the book tour.

    I'd love the opportunity to read this book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. Kay, I appreciate you stopping by Jeanette's post! I, too, hope you have the opportunity to read this story--for me, it was an amazing ride! <3

  2. Jeanette, thank you so much for participating in my Celebrate Lit Blog Tour! Your description of I AM My Beloved would be much like my own talking about God giving me a wonderful treasure in this story. I can't imagine why He blesses me so much! Hugs and blessings to you!

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    1. Hey Rita! Thanks for coming by! I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy this story! Blessings!

  4. Great review! Caryl's books are a blessing!

    1. Hello my friend! Hugs and blessings to you! I think you'll be LOVING this story!


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