#TuesdayTea with #COFFEE and Rocky Mountain Cowboy

 

Rocky Mountain Cowboy by Tina Radcliffe

Welcome to my Tuesday TEA …make that COFFEE blog. (In just a bit, I’ll explain about the switch in drinks.) We’re chatting about Tina Radcliffe’s newest Love Inspired book, Rocky Mountain Cowboy. To enjoy with the coffee, I brought blueberry muffins from Patti Jo’s Café and Bakery….Rocky Mountain Cowboy hero Joe Gallagher’s favorite.

Not only is Tina Radcliffe an amazing author, she is also the queen of coffee. Caffeine fuels her production of quality inspirational romance stories, so I’m pouring large mugs of quality Seattle coffee in Tina’s honor. I was fortunate to read Rocky Mountain Cowboy as I flew to Seattle to visit family. When I arrived, I savored amazing coffee selections from the City of Caffeine. Seattle knows how to roast coffee! Now on to this amazing book….with a personal note at the end of the review.

MY REVIEW

Rocky Mountain CowboyRocky Mountain Cowboy by Tina Radcliffe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an excellent romance…..set in Paradise Valley, Colorado!

I simply LOVED Rocky Mountain Cowboy, a perfect romance of forgiveness and second chances…of putting the past behind. I smiled from the first page until the end, delighting in all the characters who sparkled with heart-felt emotion. What a treat to spend time with therapist Rebecca and cowboy Joe on his ranch in Paradise Valley, Colorado. Through this book, I experienced life on the beautiful Gallagher Ranch while Rebecca helps Joe adapt to a different routine using his new prosthetic hand. Joe’s gentle encouragement helps Rebecca move beyond her complex past. I particularly delighted in the engaging conversations between the characters. Tina Radcliffe, one of my favorite authors, knows how to write fast-paced, engaging dialogue…some witty and some quite touching. The various friends and family members were fun additions, as well as the mention of treats from Patti Jo’s Cafe and Bakery. Life just can’t get any sweeter than a romance in beautiful Paradise Valley!

Favorite quotes:
“Not worried. I’ve tried to banish that word from my vocabulary and turn things over to God.”
“You can’t be afraid to ask for help and you can’t be afraid to accept it.”
“The Lord brought you back here for a reason, Rebecca. Don’t throw away your second chance.”

*I was given a copy of this book. I’m delighted to provide my honest review.

PERSONAL NOTE

In this book, hero Joe Gallagher is an amputee adjusting to his prosthetic hand. Author Tina Radcliffe presents this situation very realistically. My father, a forward observer in the Army during World War II, was injured during fighting in Europe and was captured by the German Army. While he was a prisoner of war, his left leg was amputated. He was twenty years old at the time, so he spent most of his life with an artificial leg. As his daughter, I saw the various improvements in the technology of prosthetics to help amputees live active lives. As Tina reflects in Rocky Mountain Cowboy, amputees are not defined by their injuries, but by the lives they live. Though Rocky Mountain Cowboy is based on valuable research dealing with the situation of losing a limb, Tina’s story really focuses on the romance between the hero and heroine. I’m thankful for authors who include disabled characters in their books. My father was not defined by his amputation, but by the very loving and faith-filled life he enjoyed for 92 years.

TREATS
To celebrate Tina and her book, I’m serving large mugs of coffee today instead of our usual tea. Our sons know my husband and I enjoy coffee as well as tea, so take a look at these intriguing coffees we received as gifts from our sons and their families.

Bean Box coffee

Our older son introduced us to Bean Box Coffee which provides a selection of coffees from various Seattle roasters. If you’re interest in trying some special coffee, check out this link:  BEAN BOX

Our younger son traveled to Nicaragua a couple of times as part of a health mission with H.O.L.A. He enjoyed the coffee grown in that country and gave us a bag of Vermont roasted and Nicaraguan grown coffee.

Coffee from Nicaragua and roasted in Vermont

AUTHOR TINA RADCLIFFE

Get to know Tina at her website:  TINA RADCLIFFE  (TIP: sign up for her newsletter)

For writers of all levels, she contributes to the Seekerville blog:  SEEKERVILLE     (I highly recommend you stop by for a visit. Readers have fun as well.)

BIBLE VERSE

Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.   Isaiah 43:18-19 (KJV)

PRAYER

Dear Lord,

Today we lift up author Tina Radcliffe. Thank you for blessing her with amazing talent as a writer of inspiring stories filled the message of Your grace. She blesses others as she encourages other writers with uplifting advice. Please continue to grant her great success in all areas of her life.

We ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Thank you for joining me for coffee today as we talked about Rocky Mountain Cowboy. I hope you enjoy the book and another visit to Paradise, Colorado, as much as I did. Do you have a drink of choice at Starbucks? Or do you have another favorite coffee? Please leave a comment. I’ll end with a couple of photos of beautiful Seattle.

May your life be filled with God’s treasured blessings.

Sherida

View as we flew into Seattle.

Mount Rainier glowing in the afternoon sun.

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11 Responses to “#TuesdayTea with #COFFEE and Rocky Mountain Cowboy”

  1. Sandra Leesmith Says:

    Sherida, What a great review and I was surprised to see you were serving coffee. But for good reason, I’m discovering from your post. And what a blessing to arrive in Seattle on a clear day. That is rare. The coffees sound delicious.

    And thank you for the lovely review of Tina’s novel. She is a fantastic author and I enjoyed this book as well.

    How interesting about your father being an amputee also.

    Again, thanks for the terrific review.

  2. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Good morning, Sandra! I’ll pour another cup of coffee for you. I know you love your special Chocolate Velvet. Hope you’ve found it again.

    You are another favorite author who writes about overcoming emotional difficulties caused by experiences, such as PTSD in your book Love’s Miracles. Thank you for shining light on these life-altering events…sharing understanding and compassion. God bless you!

    Thank you for stopping by for coffee. Glad you enjoyed Tina’s newest Love Inspired book as well.

  3. Tina Radcliffe Says:

    WOW! Seattle and coffee. #jealous. My hub is from Seattle so we get there occasionally.

    Thank you for the kind comments on Rocky Mountain Cowboy. It was certainly one of my absolute favorite Paradise books to write!

    Someone emailed me yesterday (slight spoiler alert) and asked me when we would know for sure if the twins were boys.

    Next book, coming in Spring will be Sam and Abi’s story and you will know. Epublished in Spring but the cover reveal is next month in my newsletter. You can sign up on my web page http://www.tinaradcliffe.com

    Thanks again, Sherida for such a great array of coffee and sharing your kind thoughts!

  4. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Welcome to our coffee party, Tina! I knew you’d love the Seattle coffee. Thanks for the peek into the next Paradise book. I feel so at home in Paradise, Colorado…one of my favorite places to spend reading time. Here’s another cup of caffeine to keep you writing on! Blessings!

  5. Sally Shupe Says:

    Great post, Sherida! I love the pictures of Mount Rainier. My mom was born in Washington, but I’ve never been there. Love that Bible verse. I will do a new thing. So true!

  6. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Thanks for stopping by, Sally! I hope you get to visit Seattle and Washington state one day….so beautiful!

    Our older son climbed Mt. Rainier one summer with his father-in-law. I shiver when I see that mountain thinking of him being on top….but it is amazing to look at it.

    Isn’t that verse appropriate as we look to the future. Blessings to you!

  7. Tracey Hagwood Says:

    Hi Sherida,
    It’s after six here on the East coast, so I’ll have a decaf caramel machiatto please. I enjoyed your review of Rocky Mountain Cowboy and totally agree with every thing you said. I loved Joe and Becca’s story!

    I was very touched by your dad’s story. What a hero, we owe him and so many others all our appreciation for their sacrifices. My father-in-law was in Germany too and shot in the arm. He passed away last year at the age of 91 and still told story’s about his time in the war.

    I’m joining you in those prayers of blessing over Tina, she’s a wonderful encouraged to writers and readers alike.

    Thanks for the coffee and the pictures. I’ve never been to the west coast…sigh. Maybe some day…

  8. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Thank you for stopping by, Tracey! Decaf it is for you. I love those caramel macchiatos, too.

    I hope you are feeling better….and the storms haven’t been bad in your area.

    I hope your father-in-law’s experiences were written down. I’m thankful my father had some of his stories down.

    I’m sure you are excited as I am for the next Paradise story!

    Blessings to you!

  9. Tracey Hagwood Says:

    Oh yes I’m much better now. I’m trying to keep up with some of the strengthening exercises I learned. Thanks for asking, so nice of you!

    I can’t wait for Sam and Abi’s story and an update on the babies! Waiting….waiting…lol

    No bad storms here, only rain, but the temp are mild so I’m thankful for that.

  10. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Good to know, Tracey.

    And yes, the twins will be fun!

  11. Tina Radcliffe Says:

    Hey, there hop along Hagwood. Let hop together. Oh, those babies. So excited to share that news. Thanks for the kind words. A VENTI skinny caramel macchiato for Moi! (with an extra shot of expresso!)

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