Monday, September 24, 2018

Review + Tour GIVEAWAY: Christmas with the Cowboy by Tina Radcliffe

Welcome to CHRISTMAS WITH THE COWBOY Blog Tour with JustRead Publicity Tours.


Title: Christmas with the Cowboy
Series: Big Heart Ranch, Book 3
Author: Tina Radcliffe
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: September 18, 2018

Home for the holidays

A second chance at love on Big Heart Ranch

Former Navy SEAL Zach Norman has been avoiding his ranching roots—and the woman he couldn’t have. Back to visit his brother’s widow, Emma Maxwell Norman, and her adorable toddler twins, the bah-humbug cowboy is roped into helping prepare the ranch for the holidays. 

Working side by side, can Emma and Zach overcome their troubled past…and receive the greatest Christmas gift of all—love?

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Christmas with the Cowboy is the total package – humor, romance, inspiration, and emotion. Tina Radcliffe brings a lot of depth to a story that would just be a light romance by any other author. The Maxwell family of Big Heart Ranch returns in this sequel that features the youngest sibling, Emma, widowed mom with the most precious twin girls.

First of all, Christmas with the Cowboy is truly a Christmas story. It doesn’t merely hint at the Christmas theme, but starts with the day after Thanksgiving and goes on from there. Emma and Zach are opposites in a way that is guaranteed to create tension – one filled with Christmas spirit and excitement, the other’s joy blocked by painful memories. Zach carries both physical and emotional scars, and the way he opens up under Emma’s influence is like watching a slow thaw.

The narrative is infused with delightful humor, snappy and witty conversation – and great chemistry between Zach and Emma. Then there’s the themes that hooked me emotionally, from parents grieving the loss of their son in combat, to children who need the love and security that Big Heart Ranch provides. I especially enjoyed Zach’s mentoring of two young boys.

Christmas with the Cowboy is a wonderful story for any time of year; but if you’re looking for an enjoyable and fulfilling Christmas read, look no further. If you haven’t tried any of Tina Radcliffe’s books yet, I highly recommend the Big Heart Ranch series.

Highly recommended.

I received a copy of this book from the author and JustRead Tours. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.


Tina March 2018 2Originally from Western, N.Y., Tina Radcliffe left home for a tour of duty with the Army Security Agency (a branch of the NSA) 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, Tinamanages Seekerville, 13 author blog which is starting its tenth year. Seekerville is a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers award winner.

Tina is a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist, a 2012 ACFW Carol Award finalist, a 2014 ACFW Mentor of the Year finalist, a 2014 Golden Quill finalist and a 2014 ACFW Carol Award winner. In 2016 Safe in the Fireman's Arms was a Holt Medallion Merit Award finalist and a Detroit Bookseller's Best finalist and a NERFA finalist. She has won first place in over twenty RWA chapter affiliated contests in her career. Tina is also a short story writer and has sold over twenty short stories to Woman’s World Magazine. She currently resides in Arizona where she writes fun, heartwarming romance.

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Tina has graciously offered (1) winner an awesome Christmas with the Cowboy prize pack that includes:
  • An autographed copy of Christmas with the Cowboy
  • LED Christmas Bulb Necklace
  • $50 Amazon gift card.
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  1. Love how you added "snappy" and witty dialogue! LOL. Thank you so much for being a part of the tour!

  2. Thank you for your review on "Christmas with the Cowboy" by Tina Radcliffe. Appreciate your being part of the book tour.

    Agree with you - talk about total package! I mean former SEAL, handsome cowboy, adorable twins, Christmas time - what's not too love. I have this book on my TBR list and can't wait for the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Thanks for hosting this tour and giveaway. Such a great book in a great series!

  4. this sounds so good, makes me excited for Christmas!

  5. ha! My editor said, I want this to be really CHRISTMASSY! The book has the theme from the movie A Christmas Carol running through it. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!

  6. I haven't read any of Tina's books yet, but this book sounds so good. I hope to check out this entire series!

  7. Christmas in September!!!! Hi Tina ;) Congratulations!!!

  8. Yes! i'm looking forward to reading this , I absolutely love Christmas stories.

  9. I love when a book has depth as well as humor and romance! It really helps me connect to the characters! Great review!

  10. Great review! Thank you for sharing Tina's book!

  11. Fantastic review! It sounds like a great read.

  12. The book, Christmas With the Cowboy sounds like a great book!