Quincy & Priscilla at the Lowell House ~ Book Review + Giveaway

January 25, 2021


About the Book

Quincy & Priscilla at the Lowell House
Author: Caryl McAdoo
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Pages: 133

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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My Thoughts

In this story we meet  young Priscilla who has lost her father and in the process also her home. Her mother has hired a matchmaker. The matchmaker matches with a more mature prospect, the problem is that he has no idea she is coming. It was a sweet story although somewhat short. I love how the author interweaved the message of Christianity throughout the story.

This book is part of a series so you do see other characters from the previous books that being said this reads as a stand alone book. The only thing that was hard to get past for me was the cover of the book. I am very visual and on this cover you can tell that Priscilla is very young. I mean by this picture he could be her father and honestly that's what I thought before I read the summary of the book. In reading it definitely the description of Quincy doesn't fit the photo on the cover. 

My Rating: 3.5 - It was a cute story and a quick read

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!

Blog Stops

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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. Hello Kelly-Ann! Thank you for choosing QUINCY & PRISCILLA to read and review! :) I love hearing others opinion about my books! Other than readers saying how much they love my covers, you're the first to mention the character portrayed wasn't right. :) I am pretty careful not to describe my characters in my writing because I want the readers to have their own 'vision' of the characters . . . of course, then there's the cover :) I loved the picture of Quincy :) Sorry he didn't work for you :) I also must say how much I love your website . . . Wow, it's so soothing and pretty and I love how you feature the books and all! I hope you'll read more of my novels. Thank you for your review and blessings to you!

    1. Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by! I definitely had a different vision of Quincy in my head as I read the story and I definitely kept reading to see if you would describe them but like you mentioned you don't and that somewhat threw me off. However my depiction of him is mature but not as older as the cover! LOL! That being said it did not deter me from enjoying the story. I do have lots of your books on my Kindle ready to be read.

      Thank you for your kind words regarding my website. I have worked at getting that exact vibe you are feeling when you step into it!

  2. This looks really good! Adding to my tbr!

  3. Kelly-Ann, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Caryl is an exceptional author. I'm looking forward to reading this one.