Monday, April 1, 2019

Hannah Claire's Wilderness by Caryl McAdoo

About the Book

Book: Hannah Claire’s Wilderness  
Author: Caryl McAdoo  
Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction

Right after she marries in 1970, love carries Hannah Claire to Nigeria, following her husband David to the mission field—for only two years, she thinks. Miracle upon miracle brings five-year-old African orphan Adaolisa into the young wife’s life and she becomes a mother. Can the love for a child keep her where she doesn’t want to be? The children of wickedness threaten to make her a widow; they threaten everything, and danger abounds! Only by obedience can Hannah and her revivalist husband survive and prosper in a land torn by violence.

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My Review

The life of an African missionary is a backdrop I have yet to read in Christian fiction outside of biographies based off of real missionaries of the past. I have to admit this was a very unique spiritually charged book that really opened your eyes to spiritual warfare among a very different culture than we are used to. The book's plot really moves quickly and the emotion is very relatable. I know that in other cultures especially where Christianity is suppressed the Lord uses different means sometimes than we are used to in which to speak such as dreams- I have heard missionaries speak of this. I felt it was really a needed book to give us a glimpse into missionary work in this area especially, what challenges missionaries face on a daily basis, and how they truly have to live moment to moment listening to the Lord's voice. It reminded me how many blessings and opportunities I miss out on by not listening for that voice on a moment to moment basis. I liked how the author portrayed the characters that had human struggles like all of us because as we know, God can use anyone to do anything if they will just simply obey. I would suggest this for those who are interested in missions or those looking for a unique Christian fiction read. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own. 

About the Author

Caryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory which is what she lives to do. Her award-winning, best-selling novels enjoy a lion’s share of 5-Star ratings from Christian readers around the world. With forty titles, it’s obvious she loves writing almost as much as singing the new songs the Lord gives her—listen to a few at YouTube. She and high school sweetheart Ron celebrated fifty years of marriage June 22, 2018 and share four children and eighteen grandsugars. The McAdoos 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

Have you ever thought you heard from God, and acted on that in obedience—oft at great sacrifice—only to doubt that you heard Him at all when things don’t go as you’d planned? Actually, everything almost goes just the opposite, and your world is turned upside down. Did you really hear Him?

That’s what my heroine Hannah Claire faces, when a two-year stint looks like it’s turning into a lifetime commitment. Though I’ve never been abroad to the mission field, I’ve faced much the same thing as Hannah, believing I heard Him and then nothing happening as expected!

Personally, I’ve been waiting over thirty years, but have found great peace in that waiting and trusting God—knowing that He is on the throne and in control. I will never doubt that the vision He’s given, the call He’s placed on mine and Ron’s lives WILL come to pass, just as it did for Abraham.

Hannah doesn’t have to wait that long, but her experience takes her to the depths of fear and depression before she comes to know her Heavenly Father is altogether trustworthy. The Shepherd walks her through the valley of the shadow of death and makes her to lie down in green pastures. He stills the raging waters and leads her beside them.

Book three, King David’s Tabernacle, coming sometime in 2020, will bring the reward and give you glory bumps every step of the way as God makes Himself known in a mighty way, but first . . . there’s the refining. Gold is passed through the fire seven times to be purified. Silver as well, until the smith can see his reflection. Followers of Christ are all being made into the image of God’s Beloved Son, and we can rest in the fact that He who began that good work in us at salvation will be faithful to complete it until His coming again.

I pray you will enjoy your journey through Hannah Claire’s Wilderness.

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To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away:

Grand Prize – $50 Gift Amazon Card

1st Prize – Signed, Paperback copy of CHOICE of all my books

2nd Prize – Signed copy of Hannah Claire’s Wilderness

3rd Prize – eBook copy of Hannah Claire’s Wilderness

4th Prize – eBook copy of CHOICE of all my books

5th Prize $5 Amazon Gift Card!!

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  1. Fantastic post! I really enjoyed reading the detailed review and the guest post! Looking forward to checking this book out!

  2. I can see my sister loving this read. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.