Posts Tagged ‘Colorado’

#TuesdayTea review of Rocky Mountain Reunion by Tina Radcliffe

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Please join me for a #TuesdayTea review of Rocky Mountain Reunion by Tina Radcliffe….including a special treat from Patti Jo’s Café and Bakery….a favorite place to stop in Paradise, Colorado.

Rocky Mountain Reunion by Tina Radcliffe

Rocky Mountain Reunion by Tina Radcliffe

Rocky Mountain Reunion is small town romance at its best!

Having lived in many small towns, I appreciate the strength of friendship and faith found in these communities…..and this book highlights these qualities. Located in a beautiful valley surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, Paradise, Colorado, is a special place. With its mix of loveable town characters, complete with failings and quirky behaviors, you feel you are among friends as you read this story.  I’ve loved each of the books in this series….and I’m hoping for more. There is just something about the hard work, wisdom and values of small town folk which bring hope and contentment to my heart. If you haven’t read this series yet, you should know each book is definitely a stand alone. This fourth book adds a charming Victorian house, a sweet black lab and a young girl who needs comforting. Hero Matt is honorable….trying to do his best…as he deals with many difficult issues. Anne makes me smile with her kind and giving personality. Their tender story is about understanding and forgiving….and trusting God and His perfect timing. I just love visiting Paradise, Colorado…..where I feel at home.

Here is my review as posted on Goodreads:
Rocky Mountain ReunionRocky Mountain Reunion by Tina Radcliffe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love rekindled in Paradise, Colorado….small town romance at its BEST!

If you like romance stories filled with endearing characters, special places and inspiring love, I suggest you visit Paradise, Colorado, a perfect small town, complete with beloved townsfolk who value friendship and faith…….a place for a beautiful romance to bloom.

In Tina Radcliffe’s Rocky Mountain Reunion, ER nurse Anne Matson has centered her life around her demanding job and caring for her aging aunt…..the aunt who years earlier coerced her to leave the man she loved. Construction company owner Matt Clark returns to Paradise Valley with a nine-year-old daughter who just recently entered his life.

I loved this story! The looming problem is certainly compelling with the decisions that must be made….and the deadline is fast approaching. Waiting……and forgiving is hard.

I absolutely loved all the characters…..dedicated Anne, feisty Aunt Lily, hurting Claire, steadfast Marta, fun Juanita, faithful Stanley and, most of all, Matt, the handsome hero who has waited patiently, trying to be an honorable man. Though this book is definitely a stand-alone story, I enjoyed the glimpses of characters from earlier in the series.

With the backdrop of a beautiful mountain valley and the charm of a Victorian century-old house, Rocky Mountain Reunion brings you home…..to a place of faith, hope and love, with a picturesque conclusion.

If this is a return visit to Paradise or your first, be sure to stop in at Patti Jo’s Cafe and Bakery for a chocolate chip cookie or a cinnamon roll. You won’t be disappointed!

Examples of small town wisdom expressed in a few favorite lines from Rocky Mountain Reunion:

“I’m your friend and friends are there for each other no matter what.”

“Forgiveness is a decision. A step of faith. I’ve forgiven. The hard part is the pride.”

“We’ve all got a mountain of pride that stands between us and happiness.”

*I purchased and was given a copy of this book. I was not required to write a review. I love giving my enthusiastic opinion of this novel.

 

TEA AND TREAT TIME

One of the reasons I like to visit Paradise is the story always includes a stop at Patti Jo’s Café and Bakery…..so for a foodie like me….this adds to the story. This visit, I selected the chocolate chip cookies…..made with extra chocolate chips just the way Aunt Lily prefers them. Perhaps this time, you’d like your tea sweetened with honey from a favorite honey shop located in the San Luis Valley of Colorado.

Chocolate Chip Cookies from Patti Jo’s Café and Bakery

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Honey

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Honey

I used a recipe from All Recipes for this treat.

Chocolate Chip Honey Cookies

This recipe uses a bit of honey, which I thought was a good addition. We like to stop at a sweet little honey shop located in the Colorado San Luis Valley, which is very similar to Paradise Valley. Haefeli’s Honey in Del Norte, Colorado

 

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN REUNION by Tina Radcliffe

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REUNION by Tina Radcliffe

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PRAYER

Dear Lord,

Please continue to bless author Tina Radcliffe in all she does as she gives to others. Help her stories of faith reach the readers who need to hear the message of your love…..that we wait on you and your perfect timing.  We ask that you give all Christian writers strength and encouragement as they write from their hearts, spreading grace and hope. May the readers of these books and this blog be encouraged and blessed. Thank you!

We ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

BIBLE VERSE

Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.

Psalm 31:24 (KJV)

Thank you so much for joining me for #TuesdayTea in Paradise, Colorado. May your days be filled with God’s treasured blessings!

Sherida

TUESDAY TEA-Reviewing STRANDED WITH THE RANCHER by Tina Radcliffe

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

I just finished reading Stranded with the Rancher by Tina Radcliffe and wanted to share my review with you. Yes, a perfect inspirational romance! While reading this book you can feel the Colorado snow and the warmth of the small town community of Paradise, Colorado!

Be sure to take a few oatmeal cinnamon raisin cookies from Patti Jo’s Café and Bakery! Mmmmm! I’m serving Colorado-based Celestial Seasonings’ Country Peach Passion Tea. Appropriate! 🙂

Here is a picture I took of the Colorado mountains covered with SNOW!

Colorado snow

Colorado snow

 

 The cover blurb from Stranded with the Rancher:

THE DOCTOR AND THE COWBOY

Stranded at single father Dan Gallagher’s ranch during a Colorado Blizzard, Dr. Beth Rogers is counting the days till the roads are clear. She can’t wait to leave for her new life in New York. But suddenly the big-city doctor is delivering babies in log cabins, helping to fee newborn calves and teaching Dan’s little girl to play hymns on the piano. No-nonsense Beth even throws a snowball or two at the handsome, love-sky cowboy. She thought she had her heart set on leaving, so why does she dream of Dan asking her to stay forever?

 

Stranded with the RancherStranded with the Rancher by Tina Radcliffe

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A perfect inspirational romance story!
Paradise, Colorado, is a place I like to visit….a charming little community filled with heart-warming folks I like getting acquainted with through their stories of faith and love. Hero Dan and heroine Beth are both strong, self-sacrificing people who each have trust issues. The development of their attraction felt so real as they learned how to trust their feelings, trust God, and make second chances possible. All the entertaining secondary characters touch the book with humor and smiles. Author Radcliffe infuses her writing with just the right amount of detail so that you feel like you are stranded in a Colorado blizzard or sitting in the popular town café munching on an oatmeal cinnamon raisin cookie. My favorite quote: “This has all the earmarks of being a God thing.” Yes, perfect!

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Tina Radcliffe is a finalist for the 2014 ACFW Carol award for her romance Mending the Doctor’s Heart. Your can reach her at www.TinaRadcilffe.com or www.Seekerville.net.

Thank you for joining me for TUESDAY TEA. Please have another cup of tea before you go. And maybe a couple of salted caramels…Dan’s favorite candy!

Celestial Seasonings-Country Peach Passion Tea

Celestial Seasonings-Country Peach Passion Tea