Thursday, August 13, 2020

Review of Ready to Trust by Tina Radcliffe

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Welcome to the book tour for Ready to Trust, the second book in Tina Radcliffe's Hearts of Oklahoma series! It's another one of those inspirational, second chance romances that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Find out more about the book as well as more of my thoughts. And be sure to enter the giveaway at the end!

Ready to Trust
(Hearts of Oklahoma #2)
By Tina Radcliffe
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
July 21, 2020 by Love Inspired

Proving he’s a changed man could be his biggest challenge yet.

Rancher Reece Rainbolt’s shocked to learn he’s inherited half of Claire Ballard’s family farm—and that he’s a father. Now Claire’s determined to break ties with the man who once left her behind. But Reece will buy her half only on one condition: she must stay in town to help with the harvest…and let him get to know his little girl.

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**My thoughts**
This story was so familiar to me for some reason. Then again, I have been reading a lot of these inspirational, second chance and rancher romances lately. I'd say that you have the same general formula as a lot of those books, but Tina makes this story her own and you'll love follow Claire and Reece along their journey.

The two of them knew each other a little bit when they were younger, as their family homesteads were next door to each other. But then after devastating losses in their lives, they ran into each other in a different city and things happened. They broke up and lost touch and Claire never told Reece that she had given birth to their daughter. But now that her father has passed away and left each of them one-half of his farm, they have no choice but get to know each other. And that is going to include telling the truth about Zoe's parentage not only to Zoe, but also the rest of the town. 

Both of them have deep-seeded issues from all of the pain in their past. The difference between them is that Reece has learned to deal with his pain and has put it to productive use. Claire still has her barriers up, which makes sense in a lot of ways, but is also preventing her from following her true heart's desires. 

The two of them have to work it out in their own time and ways. And they have the whole town quietly rooting them on. I was also mentally pushing them to figure it out. They just need to have faith. Reece already has it. Claire is still learning how to trust.

Note that while this book is the second book in the series, it very easily works as a standalone. I need to check out some of the other books now!

Thank you to the author and to Prism Book Tours for fulfilling my review request. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Other Books in the Series

Finding the Road Home
(Hearts of Oklahoma #1)
By Tina Radcliffe
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
February 18, 2020 by Love Inspired

Some paths need courage to follow…

Can they find their fresh startwith roadblocks around every corner?

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?

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And coming in December...

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About the Author

Tina Radcliffe is the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award-winning author of inspirational romance. She is an ACFW and Romance Writers of America Honor Roll member, and a four time ACFW Carol Award finalist. Tina is the author of fifteen inspirational romances for Harlequin HarperCollins.

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Tour Giveaway

One winner will receive a Lily Queen Canvas Totebag (retail value $21.99), a $25 Amazon gift card and a print copy of READY TO TRUST (US/CAN only)

Ends August 19, 2020

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1 comment:

  1. Andi, thanks for your thoughtful comments on Ready to Trust and thank you for hosting me!