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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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


About the Book

Book:  Duplicity at the Lowell House

Author: Caryl McAdoo

Genre: Christian Historical Mystery

Release date: January 20, 2021

There’s nothing covered that won’t be revealed.
Greed weaves a tangled web at the Lowell House in downtown Dallas, 1866, but a murderer must get up pretty early in the morning to outfox the hotel’s proprietor. With the help of his friend and former sergeant, Morgan Lowell sees through the duplicity . . . but can he prove it? And will Charity, the love of his life, ever give up her matchmaking web? Enjoy an exciting mystery.


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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

Something new for this author! I call it a historical, romantic mystery! If you’ve read QUINCY & PRISCILLA At The Lowell House, then you know a favorite couple–Morgan and Charity Lowell (book four, LEAVING TEXAS) own the hotel.

In the twelve years since they opened the Dallas hotel, there had never been a murder until—of all people—a Mister John Smith is found dead in room three-thirteen, and his clandestine demise needs to be solved posthaste.


The chief deputy sheriff in town, Tatum McCarthy, served as sergeant alongside Captain Lowell under General Henry Buckmeyer during the war, and the men remain good friends. So guess who comes to Dallas as a character witness . . . Henry! Along with his beautiful wife May Meriwether (book three HOPE REBORN) Buckmeyer!


That’s right! The patriarch of my Texas Romance Family Saga series!

What fun to discover the wonderful connection of these Texas heroes! I’ve never enjoyed anything more in my writing career than to link these two series! Cross Timbers and Texas Romances make DUPLICUITY At The Lowell House a rip-roaring good time as Charity pulls out all the stops entertaining her favorite author—other than Morgan, that is!

This first mystery will be followed by others that Morgan and Charity will work on together. I’ll promise you now, there’s no telling who might pop up when there’s a murder to be unraveled! I pray you will all enjoy the fun and seeing these characters, natural friends in early Texas, come together for new stories!

My Thoughts

 Duplicity at the Lowell House By:  Caryl McAdoo is a Christian Historical Mystery. Caryl is one of my most favorite authors. I met her through a Facebook Book party a few years ago, and I have read almost everything she has written since. She can write across multiple genres. This is a blend between romance and mystery. This takes place at Lowell House - whose owners are Morgan and Charity. We have met them in a previous book - but no worries if you have not read any of the Lowell house  or Cross Timbers Romances Family books - the author has done a great job filling in any  background. In this book, a patron of the Lowell house has been murdered. Morgan tells his wife to leave the mystery alone - and let the police solve it. Does Charity listen? NO. I liked that Charity worked the case to try and see who would murder someone at their establishment. I loved how the author dropped lots of little breadcrumbs along the way so that the readers could try and make their guesses. 

I loved seeing a mystery come from Caryl McAdoo. She always writes such wonderful characters you feel like you are settling in with an old friend. I wish the Lowell house existed, I just want to go and visit it. I enjoyed this quick romance/mystery. 

I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging Program - All thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

Connie’s History Classroom, February 10

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, February 11

Splashes of Joy, February 12

Sara Jane Jacobs, February 12

Texas Book-aholic, February 13

Inklings and notions, February 14

Adventures of a Travelers Wife, February 15 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, February 15

For Him and My Family, February 16

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, February 17

deb’s Book Review, February 18

Locks, Hooks and Books, February 19

Artistic Nobody, February 20 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 21

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 22

Pause for Tales, February 23


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. I enjoy her writing too. This sounds so good! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you for the review, sounds good.

  3. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book, it sounds like an excellent read

  4. Thank you for your review on "“Duplicity at the Lowell House” by Caryl McAdoo and for being part of the Celebrate Lit book tour.

    Always enjoy reading this author’s books. Love being able to read a Christian based book and with this author I know her books are safe to read and share. Enjoy historical mysteries and this one is on my TBR list. I can’t wait for the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  5. I'm intrigued!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Excellent review, Connie! I enjoy Caryl's books. Thank you for hosting.