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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Book Review and Giveaway - Quincy & Priscilla at the Lowell House Author: Caryl McAdoo On Tour with Celebrate Lit


About the Book

Book:  Quincy & Priscilla at the Lowell House

Author: Caryl McAdoo

Genre: Christian historical fiction

And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts . . .

Is Quincy even interested in a wife? Can the middle-aged chef cook up a romance with a beautiful, but spoiled, young woman? Priscilla definitely wanted no part of the arrangement. At the point though, what options did she have? Thrown together due only to friends’ and family’s unbeknownst interference, the widower and bereaved socialite make an unlikely pair, But God . . .


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About the Author

Award-winning author Caryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory, and her best-selling stories—over fifty published—delight Christian readers around the world. The prolific writer also enjoys singing the new songs the Lord gives her; you may listen at YouTube. Sharing four children and twenty-to-be grandsugars with Ron, high-school-sweetheart-husband of over fifty years, Caryl and Ron live in the woods south of Clarksville, seat of Red River County in far Northeast Texas. The McAdoos wait expectantly for God to open the next door.


More from Caryl

Well, what’s better or more fun than a story with an improbable hero-heroine match! Neither ever even thought about hiring someone to find them a spouse! But a newly-widowed mother wanted a husband for her daughter, and a dear daughter wanted a wife for her widowed father.


The two believed they knew exactly what Quincy and Priscilla needed—to marry!


I love reading stories with connecting characters, so this one relates to my Cross Timbers Romance Family Saga. Downtown Dallas is the setting for QUINCY & PRISCILLA At The Lowell House, a hotel Morgan and Charity Lowell built . . . just as her little sister dreamed in book four, LEAVING TEXAS.


Once Charity ate Quincy’s cuisine, there was nothing to do but hire him away from the New York restaurant and sway him to come to Texas—no easy task. Morgan’s offer of partial ownership tipped the scales, and as time passed, Charity and his wife became fast friends, even going through pregnancies together.


Her Maisie came first, then when the second baby girl was born, the mother passed, leaving the chef a widower with a tiny daughter. Now eight years old, Rayne and Maisie pester the girl’s mother, her honorary Aunt Charity, into going in cahoots with them to find Quincy a wife—whether he wanted one or not.

Meanwhile, back in Chicago, Priscilla’s papa died suddenly, leaving her mother practically penniless. Behind her socialite daughter’s back, Mama schemed to get her daughter a husband. Men were scarce in 1866 after the war. Knowing her hard-headed girl would refuse any such proposition, she hired a matchmaker behind her back.

The match had been made, and she had to tell Priscilla! Mama tried at least fifty times and failed, but time was up. The family home had been sold, a new year was dawning, and she had train tickets in hand for the girl’s soon departure to Texas.

That’s where my story begins! Mama can’t force Priscilla to go, so what’s it going to take to get on that train? Then when she arrives at the Lowell House and her intended knows nothing of her . . .

I believe the journey will take the readers on a rollercoaster ride!

My Thoughts

Quincy & Priscilla at the Lowell House by: Caryl McAdoo is a fun Christian Historical Fiction book. I have read a lot of books by this author - and I have always enjoyed every single one. In This book, Priscilla finds herself on a train to Texas to get a husband. After Priscilla's father died leaving is family destitute. Her mother wants to find a suitable match for her daughter and a better life. Her mother uses a match making service to find one. Quincy is the head chef at Lowell House. A fictional hotel set in Dallas Texas. Quincy is middle aged - and is content with his life. However those around him, decide to find him a wife. When Priscilla shows up - Quincy is unaware of what is going on. 

It was fun to watch this pair together. They develop a friendship first. Quincy shows Priscilla how to cook - which I thought was completely adorable. Quincy also has a daughter, Rayne. Rayne who has wanted a mother for so long is so adorable in trying to find her way with the new found arrangement. 

As always, The author has written some unique entertaining characters. I loved the story line. The descriptions of Lowell House make you feel like you are there. I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit blogging program - all thoughts are my own.  

Blog Stops

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Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 21

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Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 23

Locks, Hooks and Books, January 24

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, January 25

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, January 25

Texas Book-aholic, January 26

Inklings and notions, January 27

As He Leads is Joy, January 27

For Him and My Family, January 28

deb’s Book Review, January 29

Splashes of Joy, January 30

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, January 30

Connie’s History Classroom, January 31

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 1

Pause for Tales, February 2


To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Great review, thank you for sharing.

  2. Wonderful review, Connie! Caryl is one of my favorite authors.

  3. I love reading a book with characters that are loveable and relatable! I think I would love this one!

  4. Enjoyed your review! I have read this book and yes, Quincy's daughter is quite the character.

  5. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book, it sounds like a wonderful read