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!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Ready to Trust (Hearts of Oklahoma, #2) by Tina Radcliffe

Ready to Trust (Hearts of Oklahoma, #2)ABOUT THE BOOK

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.


Ready to Trust proves once again why I enjoy Tina Radcliffe's books so much. The very handsome rancher on the cover turns out to be even more special on the inside and even though he's made mistakes, he certainly isn't the person he was six years ago. Reece Rainbolt is now a hardworking man dedicated to his family but what he doesn't know is that his family has increased by one. Yes, Reece is shocked to learn that he has a five-year-old daughter and the fact that her mother kept Zoe a secret from him makes it clear that Claire Ballard won't readily accept him back in her life. Could there be trouble in the making?

"Maybe eventually they'd get to a place where she trusted him. Maybe even more than simply trusted him, though he wasn't sure what that meant." (p. 127)

Claire and Reece's history is filled with misunderstandings and raw emotions and now, they must try to find the best solution for their daughter. Claire's trust issues and Reece's efforts to prove her wrong remind us that we all deserve forgiveness and second chances. Radcliffe shows the hurt that Claire Ballard has carried for six years and she vividly portrays Reece's agony over missing out on the first five years of his daughter's life! Will Claire be able to accept that he may have changed? Is her pride stronger than her desire to do what's best for Zoe? And finally, can Reece prove that he deserves the chance to be a true father to this precious little girl?

Ready to Trust is proof positive of Radcliffe's skill in writing contemporary Christian fiction and I recommend it to all who enjoy this genre. It is a heartwarming story with a faith message that brightly shines throughout and I'm eager to see what's in store for Reece's brother Tucker in the next book of this Hearts of Oklahoma series.

I received a copy of this book from the author. I was under no obligation to write a favorable review and these are my own thoughts.

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.
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