Ready to Trust by Tina Radcliffe – Book Review

Posted August 4, 2020 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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Ready to Trust by Tina Radcliffe – Book Review

Ready to Trust

by Tina Radcliffe

Series: Hearts of Oklahoma #2
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Published by Love Inspired
Publication Date August 1, 2020
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Oklahoma Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 35-60, 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 224


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.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

Also in this series: Finding the Road Home , His Holiday Prayer , The Cowgirl's Sacrifice

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It’s so refreshing the way Tina Radcilffe integrates faith with everyday life so beautifully in this sweet romance.

In Ready to Trust, Claire has had her share of family difficulties. She has a hard time trusting people and a hard time trusting God. And because of this she’s a bit of a control freak. And of all people, she trusts Reese the least!

Reese had been quite a mess six years earlier. But he was a changed man – now if only Claire would believe him. I loved the way that in his struggle to do the right thing he still chose to do what was best instead of giving in to his natural reactions.

One of my favorite aspects of this story was the instant love Reese felt for Zoe. Their interactions and the sweet way he poured his heart out to this little girl was amazing! And though he had every right to be angry at Claire for not telling him five years ago that he had a daughter, he showed her so much kindness and grace instead.

I really enjoyed the imagery as well. I felt like I could see the orchards and the market stand. My favorite place was the creek he loved to go to for spending time dreaming. It sounds like the kind of place I would love to relax and read!

Ready to Trust is full of memorable characters, many of whom were introduced in Finding the Road Home. Willard was one of my favorite secondary characters here, full of wisdom and wit. He was so funny with the cow! I was glad Daisy had a prominent role again. What an amazing woman she was!

The Hearts of Oklahoma series is about the Rainbolt family. Though the family members are in each of these stories, the books do stand alone. I am excited to learn more about this family and can’t wait to see how Tucker overcomes his grief! I wonder if his story will be next…

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About Tina Radcliffe

Originally from Western, N.Y., Tina Radcliffe left home for a tour of duty with the Army Security Agency (a branch of the NSA) 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 manages Seekerville, a 13 author blog which is starting its tenth year. Seekerville is a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers award winner.

Tina is a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist, a 2012 ACFW Carol Award finalist, a 2014 ACFW Mentor of the Year finalist, a 2014 Golden Quill finalist and a 2014 ACFW Carol Award winner. In 2016 Safe in the Fireman’s Arms was a Holt Medallion Merit Award finalist and a Detroit Bookseller’s Best finalist and a NERFA finalist. She has won first place in over twenty RWA chapter affiliated contests in her career. Tina is also a short story writer and has sold over twenty short stories to Woman’s World Magazine. She currently resides in Arizona where she writes fun, heartwarming romance.

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