Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Review and GIVEAWAY: Falling for the Cowgirl by Tina Radcliffe

Welcome to my stop on the JustRead Publicity Tour's BLOG TOUR for Falling for the Cowgirl by Tina Radcliffe.


Title: Falling for the Cowgirl
Series: Big Heart Ranch, Book 2
Author: Tina Radcliffe
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: June 19, 2018 (Print) July 1, 2018 (Ebook)
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Western
Links: Goodreads l Book Bub

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.


I really enjoyed this book! I am a fan of the Love Inspired line and this book was no exception. I loved the romantic dynamics between Travis and AJ and I enjoyed the family dynamics between Travis and his sisters.

I liked the opening scene where Travis's sisters were pushing to hire a female assistant foreman. I liked watching Travis's pre-conceived notions about that female foreman turn to admiration and respect. I also liked that this book was set on a ranch which is run to help children of abuse, abandonment, and neglect rather than just a normal ranch setting. 

The romantic tension between Travis and AJ was great! I liked that AJ held her ground and was true to herself and that Travis came to appreciate those things about her. It was so fun to see when the realization hit both Travis and AJ that they had feelings for each other. I liked that the ranch employees liked AJ and had her back. At one point one of the employees said to AJ "I am certain that there is a man out there who will appreciate you for who you are, inside and out." I LOVE that line! Someone once told me that same thing when I had a boyfriend who was critical of a quality that is integral to who I am. Ironically, that is one of the qualities that my husband finds most attractive about me.

This is the second book in the Big Heart Ranch series but can easily be read as a stand alone novel. I am looking forward to the next book in the series! If you like contemporary Christian fiction, I highly recommend this book!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


I liked that this book had a theme of letting God love you for who you are. Travis felt like he had to earn people's approval and was concerned with what others thought of him and AJ continually challenged that notion. I was reminded that we only need to be concerned with doing what's right in God's eyes.


Tina March 2018 2

Originally from Western, N.Y., Tina Radcliffe left home for a tour of duty with the Army Security Agency stationed in Augsburg, Germany and ended up in Tulsa Oklahoma. While living in Tulsa she spent ten years as a Certified Oncology R.N. Her move to Colorado led to a career as a library cataloger. A freelance writer for over twenty years, Tina is a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist, two-time Carol Award finalist, and a 2014 ACFW Carol Award winner. She currently resides in Arizona where she writes fun, heartwarming romance.

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Tina has graciously offered (1) winner an awesome Falling for the Cowgirl prize pack that includes:

  • An autographed copy of Falling for the Cowgirl

  • Corkcicle Canteen Classic Collection-Water Bottle & Thermos-Triple Insulated Shatterproof Stainless Steel, 9 oz, Gloss Pink

  • ESVAN Original Floral Tote Bag Shoulder Bag for Gym Hiking Picnic Travel Beach

  • 20.00 Amazon Gift Card

  • Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below.  Complete prize open to US mailing addresses only. If international winner, winner will win the gift card only.

    ENTER HERE or use the Entry Form below

    Giveaway will begin at midnight June 25, 2018 and last through 11:59 PM on July 4, 2018. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

    Be sure to stop at a stop each day for extra entries!


    For the full tour schedule, click on either of the launch pages below.

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    1. How can you not like a place called Sprinkles and Pink! Thanks for having me!

    2. Thank you for your review and telling what inspired you about "Falling for the Cowgirl" by Tina Radcliffe and for being part of the blog tour. Love this cover and would be thrilled with the opportunity to read the book.
      2clowns at arkansas dot net

      1. I hope you get to read it - it's very good!

    3. Thank you for joining the tour. I LOVE the Big Heart Ranch! I'm so glad you enjoyed this. AJ & Travis, yay!

      1. Thanks for having me on the tour! I'm looking forward to the next book in the Big Heart Ranch series. :)

    4. I admit, I just stopped by to shout out hey to one of my favorite authors, but do you mind if I stay awhile? I'm adding this blog to my daily list and after browsing, have already added a couple of books to my must read pile. And Tina, I'm not entering the contest because I already have your book and loved it!

      1. Isn't this adorable. Waving to LeAnne!

      2. Thanks for the kind words, LeAnne! I'm so glad you like the and have found a couple of new books. :) I'm glad you liked Falling for the Cowgirl, too!

    5. Great review, this book sounds interesting and something I would enjoy.
      Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

      1. I hope you get to read the book! Thanks for stopping by!

      2. Maria, thanks for keeping me company on this blog tour. Good to have an entourage.

    6. Hi Maria! Good luck in the giveaway!

    7. I enjoy Love Inspired books too! I'm looking forward to picking this one up!

    8. Happy to hear this was a great read. I can't wait to check this book out, too!