Can a woman do a cowboy’s job? #TuesdayTea

Welcome to #TuesdayTea! I’m so glad you’ve stopped in because I’m reviewing the newest book by a favorite author, Tina Radcliffe, Falling for the Cowgirl.

Falling for the Cowgirl by Tina Radcliffe

Hold onto your saddle as you read Falling for the Cowgirl! You’ll find out if cowgirl AJ has what it takes to do a traditionally man’s job on my favorite ranch, Big Heart Ranch in Oklahoma.

AJ can also whip up yummy pies! So before I review this newest novel by Tina Radcliffe, take a slice of Three Berry Pie, fresh from the Timber Diner. I’ll pour you a cup of blackberry tea or a tall glass of iced tea with lemon if you prefer.

TRIPLE BERRY PIE-photo by Irina on Unsplash

BLURB

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.

My review of Falling for the Cowgirl by Tina Radcliffe

I LOVE this book….and everything about Big Heart Ranch!

While reading Falling for the Cowgirl, I laughed, I cried, and I delighted in every page!

At Big Heart Ranch, newly hired AJ McAlester finds working for her boss, foreman Travis Maxwell, to be challenging…in many ways. Watching these two strong-headed people clash provides for great entertainment as unexpected twists in their lives occur.

I like the strength AJ demonstrates as she strives to prove her abilities. I found grumpy Travis to be quite swoon-worthy as his true heart begins to shine. All the folks on the ranch are warm and welcoming, feeling like real friends, family and co-workers. The addition of various animals adds more feel-good fun to the story.

And what an inspiring place for the setting of this series! Big Heart Ranch is based on a real ranch that provides family-style homes for children who need second chances and plenty of love. Each book tugs at my heart.

Tina Radcliffe does sparky humor, tender romance and faith-weaving so well in all her novels. This story, with the touching surprises, just may be my favorite Tina Radcliffe book….and I’d love a slice of blackberry pie…and a pair of turquoise boots!

Favorite quote: “Love and the good Lord reign here.”

*I received a copy of this book from the author with no requirement to write a review. I’m delighted to offer my honest opinion about this story.

MY THOUGHTS

As I said in my review, I love the concept of Big Heart Ranch which offers hope and love to neglected children by using family-style homes. In the acknowledgements, Tina Radcliffe mentions her Big Heart Ranch was inspired by Big Oak Ranch, a home program for kids in Alabama.

Here in New Mexico is another organization helping children, Navajo Ministries. The children are grouped into three homes, each with a set of parents. Read more about the Navajo Ministries program HERE.

I’m grateful to those groups working to make life better for our children. I appreciate author Tina Radcliffe for bringing these efforts to our attention through her writing.

For more information about Tina Radcliffe, CLICK HERE. You can sign up for her fun newsletter and, if you’re a writer, don’t miss the “Inside Edition” tab where you can sign up for the (no-charge) writer information newsletter. I highly recommend both newsletters.

MY PRAYER FOR YOU

May you be touched by the treasured blessing of compassionate people, such as those who help suffering children and those who spread the word about these programs of God’s love in action.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)

Thanks to Susan Snodgrass for creating this meme for Falling for the Cowgirl.

Blessings and prayers always,

Sherida Stewart

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7 Responses to “Can a woman do a cowboy’s job? #TuesdayTea”

  1. Sandra Leesmith Says:

    Wow, another great review Sherida that makes me want to run to the store and grab this book. Tina Radcliffe is one of my favorite authors so I’m delighted to hear another super read is going to be on my TBR pile. I also love the reference to the homes for neglected children. Novels are wonderful ways to make people aware of the needs of society’s needs. Thanks to both you and Tina for bringing awareness. I love your tea time. I’ll have some of that blackberry tea with a slice of that yummy pie.

  2. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Hi Sandra! Thank you for stopping by. Tina’s Big Heart Ranch series definitely touches my heart. Hope your summer is going well….and, yes, you have some enjoyable reading ahead! Blessings always!

  3. Patti Jo Moore Says:

    Wow, Sherida! You’ve echoed my exact thoughts about Tina’s book, and your post is so lovely (and yummy—with all that talk of pies!). 🙂 If I hadn’t already gotten a copy of Falling for the Cowgirl, I’d plan to order one soon! Thank you for so faithfully posting—even when I don’t leave a comment I *do* enjoy your posts!
    Sending hugs from very warm (and humid) Georgia, Patti Jo

  4. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Patti Jo, you are so sweet to stop by for Tuesday Tea. Tina’s books are always filled with great characters. And this one is delicious! Blessings to you!

  5. Tina Radcliffe Says:

    How did I miss this??? Love it. Thank you!! I have a pie recipe on my website (blog) for that pie.

  6. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Hi, Tina! And how did I miss AJ’s blackberry pie recipe? June has been a busy month for us all! (That’s my excuse.) That pie sounds delicious, so I’ll serve up some more deliciousness! We can NEVER have too much pie! I like your suggestion to bake TWO…one to eat and one to give away.

  7. Tina Radcliffe Says:

    Loved the link to Navajo Ministries, thank you. And love Susan’s meme. Thanks Susan Snodgrass.

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