Welcome to my #TuesdayTea review of Finding the Road Home by Tina Radcliffe!

WELCOME TO MY TUESDAY TEA CELEBRATION! I’m serving pie and chatting about a fun new book. Please settle in with a cup of cinnamon spice tea while I serve you a slice of Poor Man’s Pecan Pie. (I’ll tell you about that later.)

Finding the Road Home by Tina Radcliffe
FINDING THE ROAD HOME by Tina Radcliffe.
“Some paths need courage to follow….”

Tina Radcliffe, one of my favorite authors, is starting a new Love Inspired series, Hearts of Oklahoma, set in the fictional small town of Rebel, a community of charming characters where everyone is treated like family. I simply love the first book in the series, Finding the Road Home, which releases February 18 in paperback and March 1 for Kindle.

ABOUT THE BOOK

To care for her orphaned nieces and nephews, Daisy Anderson moved to a small town for a new deputy position— but now her job could be eliminated. With potential budget cuts looming, her only hope is to work with police chief Mitch Rainbolt to save their department’s funds. But can their fight for her job lead to something neither dared wish for: a future together?

MY REVIEW

Welcome to Rebel, Oklahoma, where hearts fall in love and everyone is treated like family!

Daisy Anderson arrives in town with her five orphaned nieces and nephews to begin her new job with the police department. Her heart-throb boss, Chief Mitch Rainbolt, is ready to offer her protection and help, but this is not what this self-sufficient woman wants.

With the story’s theme of facing the challenges encountered along the road of life, it’s encouraging to see how Mitch and Daisy embrace their trials with faith and learn to accept help from others. A great hope filled book accented with endearing children and humorous pages.

And the romance! I melted at the sweet dance scene, followed by a tender first kiss. Daisy and Mitch have obstacles to face on the way to their happily-ever-after, but it’s such fun to watch their love grow. And the charming epilogue is the perfect ending!

I was definitely anticipating author Tina Radcliffe’s newest series, Hearts of Oklahoma. In each of her books, she brings small towns to life. You feel wrapped in the warmth of a cozy community as you turn the pages. I fell in love with the town of Rebel with its lovable citizens, cute shops and nearby guest ranch. Did I mention there’s a bakery? Yep, my kind of story! I can’t wait for more books featuring Rebel, Oklahoma!

Favorite quote: “Sometimes you just have to step up to the plate and trust the good Lord will teach you how to bat.”

*I was given a copy of this book with no requirement to write a review. I’m happy to offer my honest opinion.

TEATIME TREATS AT A STOP ON ROUTE 66

The title of the book is Finding the Road Home, Oklahoma is the setting of the new series and heroine Daisy’s specialty is pie, so I’m taking you on an excursion along the Mother Road, to the Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma, where the dessert special is Oatmeal Pie….“the poor man’s pecan pie”… at this historic Route 66 eatery we visited on a trip to Tulsa.

The Rock Cafe along Route 66 in Stroud, Oklahoma

The Rock Cafe was built in 1936 using stone left over from the construction of Route 66 which came through Stroud in 1926. The restaurant opened in 1939, becoming a popular stop for Greyhound bus travelers and long-distance truckers. In 2001, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and benefited from restoration work. After John Lasseter, the creator of the Pixar movie Cars, visited the cafe, he modeled the character Sally after the owner of the restaurant. The decor features memorabilia from the movie producers. For more information, visit http://www.rockcafert66.com.

Inside the historic Rock Cafe
On the menu…Oatmeal Pie—“the poor man’s pecan pie”
The Rock Cafe along Route 66 in Stroud, Oklahoma ….note Lightning McQueen and the Sheriff waiting outside.

SCRIPTURE

But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before. ~~Philippians 3:13 (KJV)

Thank you for stopping by for pie and my review of Finding the Road Home. Visit the author at her webpage, http://www.TinaRadcliffe.com to find out more about her books.
With prayers and blessings always, Sherida

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8 Responses to “Welcome to my #TuesdayTea review of Finding the Road Home by Tina Radcliffe!”

  1. Tina Radcliffe Says:

    I loved this! ❤️Thank you so much! And wow do I want that pie now!!!

  2. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Hi Tina! Sending you plenty of virtual pie. Love your romance story set in Oklahoma! We found the state quite interesting when we visited for a Santa Fe Railroad Historical Society convention…plus the fun of traveling a bit of the Mother Road. Congratulations on the start of a great new series!

  3. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    Thanks for the great review, Sherida! Finding the Road Home sounds like a wonderful story. Congratulations to Tina! Thank you also for the “poor man’s” pecan pie, Sherida! It tastes pretty rich to me! Yum!

  4. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Jill! Yes, the pie is very “rich” even without the pecans! Hope all is well over in your part of the country….and hope you get to read Tina’s book soon. Blessings to you, my friend!

  5. Laura Conner Kestner Says:

    Love this! Great review. Can’t wait to read Finding the Road Home (Tina Radcliffe is one of my favorite authors, too). And I love the pics of the Rock Cafe – what a wonderful bit of history! Thanks, Sherida!

  6. Sherida Stewart Says:

    You will love Tina’s new series, Laura. I’m glad you enjoyed the Oklahoma history tidbit….as I like reading your Texas history posts. Thank you for your comment. Hope you like the…as Jill said….”rich” pie!

  7. Patti Jo Moore Says:

    Wonderful post and review of Tina’s book, Sherida! I was already excited about reading this, but now I’m even more excited! Tina is an amazing author and I’ve loved all of her books, so I have no doubt I’ll enjoy this one. *Side note* That red-haired heroine on the cover could be one of my daughters, LOL! 😉

    That pie looks SO yummy! You’re so kind to share your travel photos with us—I always enjoy seeing the places you visit. Thank you for this great post, Sherida! Hugs! 🙂

  8. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Hi Patti Jo! Isn’t the cover perfect? Yes, the heroine’s beautiful hair reminds me of your daughters….and my youngest granddaughter with her ginger curls. Fun! So glad you enjoy my travelogue photos ….and the pie. Thank you, my dear friend, for stopping by!

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