About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Finding the Road Home by Tina Radcliffe

Finding the Road HomeABOUT THE BOOK

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?


Finding the Road Home is the first book of a new series by Tina Radcliffe and it introduces readers to Mitchell Rainbolt, one of four siblings who live in Rebel, Oklahoma. Mitch is the police chief and an all-around good guy but he is carrying a load of guilt that he just can't let go. A new gal in town, Daisy Anderson, is also carrying a load---she is now the guardian of her five nieces and nephews and she's hoping that she and her own grandmother can make a home for these children who've recently been orphaned by the deaths of their parents.

The characters in this story are amazing. Daisy is determined, positive (most of the time), and a real go-getter! Mitch proves to be the a man that small children can love and look up to and he has known the challenge of providing a stable environment for his younger siblings. There are also great secondary characters that I hope to see in future books. Deputy Roscoe can't help but offer advice and Grandma Alice is both practical and encouraging!! She also has great vision because she recognizes the spark and connection between Mitch and Daisy long before they do.

Finding the Road Home has moments of laughter but it also touched my heart. As Daisy relishes her life in small-town Rebel and gets to know Chief Mitch, she realizes that 'Every day her life became more and more tangled in his, and she wasn't sure it was a good thing to put all of her trust in this one man.' (p. 161) Then, in a moment of clarity, Daisy knows that she must walk away because 'She was a mother of five, in love with a man who didn't have room in his heart for her or her family.' Is it possible for Mitch to let go of his past and somehow convince Daisy that they might have a future?

If you enjoy lovable children, wise grandmothers, steadfast friends, and two people who seem to be perfect for each other, you will enjoy Finding the Road Home. Tina Radcliffe has once again given readers great Christian contemporary romance and I can't wait to meet another Rainbolt sibling in the next book of the Hearts of Oklahoma series.

I received a copy of this book from the author. A positive review wasn't requied and I was not compensated in any way. These are my own opinions.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Originally from Western, N.Y., author 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. A freelance writer for over twenty years, Tina was a founding member and the manager of Seekerville, a 13 author blog, from 2008-2017. Seekerville has been a Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers award winner 2013-2017.

An RWA and ACFW Honor Roll member, Tina is also a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist. She is a four-time ACFW Carol Award finalist and a three-time ACFW Mentor of the year finalist.
In 2014 she won the ACFW Carol Award and in 2018 she won the ACFW Mentor of the Year Award. In 2019 she is a Holt Winner and an ACFW Carol Award finalist and an ACFW Mentor of the Year finalist.

She has finaled/or won over thirty RWA chapter affiliated contests in her career. As a short story writer, she has sold over three dozen short stories to Woman’s World Magazine.

Tina is a member of Romance Writers of America, including the Kiss of Death Chapter, Faith, Hope & Love Chapter, Desert Rose Romance Writers,  Valley of the Sun Romance Writers, Contemporary Romance Writers and Greater Seattle RWA. She is also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, their local affiliate, Christian Writers of the West. A popular workshop speaker, she currently resides in Arizona where she writes fun, heartwarming romance.

To learn more, visit Tina's : Website    Facebook     Twitter     Pinterest 

Tina also has a blog and she has shared two recipes from Daisy's Pies and Baked Goods.  The Peach Cake.is below and  if you would like the recipe for Aunt Jay's Fresh Peach Pie, you can find it on this blog post.

Peach Cake
2 eggs
3/4 c. oil
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 c Ballard Farm peaches mashed
1/2 tsp salt
2 c flour

Mix and bake in a 9 x 13-inch cake pan at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

1 stick butter
2 Tbsp flour
3/4 c evaporated canned milk
1 egg yolk
1 c sugar
Boil until thick, stirring constantly. Cool 2-3 minutes and mix. May add 1/2 cup nuts. Pour over cake. 

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  1. Great review, Connie! You chose perfect quotes. Like you, I’m anticipating stories about each of the Rainbolt siblings....and more visits to Rebel, Oklahoma. Thanks for including the peach cake recipe. Yum!