Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Review + Tour GIVEAWAY: Falling for the Cowgirl by Tina Radcliffe

Welcome to my stop on the JustRead Publicity Tour's BLOG TOUR for Falling for the Cowgirl by Tina Radcliffe.


Title: Falling for the Cowgirl
Series: Big Heart Ranch, Book 2
Author: Tina Radcliffe
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: June 19, 2018 (Print) July 1, 2018 (Ebook)
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Western
Links: Goodreads l Book Bub

She won the job… Can he win her heart?

Hiring Amanda “AJ” McAlester as his assistant at the Big Heart Ranch isn’t foreman Travis Maxwell’s first choice—but his sisters insist she’s perfect for the job. And AJ’s determined to prove she’s just as qualified as any man. But with money on the line, AJ and her innovative ideas could put him at risk of losing everything…including his heart.

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My Thoughts

     “You’re mad,” she said as though she fully expected the push-back.
     “Mad isn’t the word I’m looking for. Annoyed is somewhat accurate.”
     “Annoyed because you put me in charge and I’m doing things differently than you would have?”
     Travis paused and met her questioning gaze head-on. She was right. That was exactly why he was annoyed. He wouldn’t have had such a big breakfast if he’d known he was going to eat crow today.


Falling for the Cowgirl is a highly entertaining, well-paced story with humor, snappy dialogue, character depth, and a great sense of place. How delightful to discover this gem in the Love Inspired line and Tina Radcliffe is a talented author to watch!

The setting – Big Heart Ranch in the fictional town of Timber, Oklahoma – couldn’t be more appealing. This is no ordinary ranch, for its purpose is to minister to orphaned, abused, and neglected children – a place “where love and the Lord reign.” Travis, one of three siblings who own the ranch, feels that he has to prove himself and is working to secure a grant to start a self-sustaining cattle program. From the many glimpses into all that goes into running a ranch, to the benefits of raising bison, I learned a lot about the complexities of this successful operation.

American Bison
Travis and AJ are strong lead characters, easy to connect with and enjoyable to be around. In the beginning, Travis is prideful and controlling, “highly allergic to relationships,” and AJ is the perfect catalyst for change – to the ranch and him personally. AJ is a born rancher who struggles to succeed long-term in a male-dominated industry. She’s smart, innovative, and felt like she was part of something bigger than herself at Big Heart Ranch. The relationship between these two that begins as friendship and mutual respect is pure joy to watch.

Strong supporting characters add even more richness to this story, such as Dutch and Tripp, the horse whisperer. And I adored AJ’s bunkhouse roommate, Rue, a physician, retired Army general, and woman of faith. The overall spiritual theme of surrendering self will and trusting God’s perfect plan was beautifully reflected throughout the story.

Falling for the Cowgirl is a wonderfully entertaining story and I’m eager to read more of Tina Radcliffe’s stories. And I can’t wait to return to Big Heart Ranch!

Highly recommended.

I received a copy of this book through Just Read Publicity Tours and Tina Radcliffe. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.


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Originally from Western, N.Y., Tina Radcliffe left home for a tour of duty with the Army Security Agency stationed in Augsburg, Germany and ended up in Tulsa Oklahoma. While living in Tulsa she spent ten years as a Certified Oncology R.N. Her move to Colorado led to a career as a library cataloger. A freelance writer for over twenty years, Tina is a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist, two-time Carol Award finalist, and a 2014 ACFW Carol Award winner. She currently resides in Arizona where she writes fun, heartwarming romance.

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Tina has graciously offered (1) winner an awesome Falling for the Cowgirl prize pack that includes:

  • An autographed copy of Falling for the Cowgirl
  • Corkcicle Canteen Classic Collection-Water Bottle & Thermos-Triple Insulated Shatterproof Stainless Steel, 9 oz, Gloss Pink
  • ESVAN Original Floral Tote Bag Shoulder Bag for Gym Hiking Picnic Travel Beach
  • 20.00 Amazon Gift Card

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below.  Complete prize open to US mailing addresses only. If international winner, winner will win the gift card only.

ENTER HERE or use the Entry Form below

Giveaway will begin at midnight June 25, 2018 and last through 11:59 PM on July 4, 2018. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

Be sure to stop at a stop each day for extra entries!


For the full tour schedule, click on either of the launch pages below.

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  1. Thanks for having me, Carole! And so glad you enjoyed Falling for the Cowgirl.

  2. YAY!! So happy you enjoyed this. I'm a big fan of Tina's and this series. What not to love? Everything you said here, ditto! Thank you for joining the tour!

  3. Great review, this book sounds interesting and something I would enjoy.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  4. Great review! If you enjoyed it I know I will too! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  5. Great review for a great book! Love it ❤️

  6. Great review! I love that this story is well balanced and features a strong cast of characters that are easy to love and/or relate to. Can't wait to read!

  7. Hi, Carole! Thank you for having me.