This cowgirl has wandered back home…
Will she choose her past or her future?
Needing time to heal after a rodeo injury, Kate Rainbolt heads to her family ranch to accept the foreman job her brothers offered her months ago. But the position’s already been filled by her ex-boyfriend, Jess McNally, and the only open job reports to him. With Jess as her temporary boss—and turning into something more—might he finally convince Kate to put down roots?
In My Opinion
Reading a book written by Tina Radcliffe is always a treat, and the final book in her Heart’s of Oklahoma series hits all the right notes. For those who are new to Radcliffe’s books, The Cowgirl’s Sacrifice stands on its own, but be warned you will want to read the rest of the series once you meet the Rainbolt family.
I liked Kate from the get-go. She’s independent, courageous, and spirited, but she has spent the last ten years chasing something from her past. Her connection to her brothers is sweet even though she hasn’t seen them a lot since leaving home for the rodeo. And then there’s Jess. He’s the opposite in Kate in a few ways—he’s serious to her humorous, settled to her wanderlust—but he also struggles with some past decisions.
The secondary characters enhanced the story—Willard is his usual self, inserting his wisdom in just the right places and it was fun to see how the Rainbolt men are getting along. The setting has lots of charm and if Rebel, Oklahoma was a real place, I’d want to visit for the pies, pottery, and views at the ranch. But what really makes this story shine is the connection between Jess and Kate that’s even there while they’re avoiding each other.
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About the Author
A freelance writer for over twenty years, Tina Radcliffe is a Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers Honor Roll member, and a four-time ACFW Carol Award finalist. Her Harlequin novels have won the ACFW Carol Award, the Holt Medallion and appeared on the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list. Besides her novel-length fiction, and her independent publishing releases, Tina has sold over three dozen short stories to Woman’s World Magazine. A US Army Veteran, a former registered nurse, and library cataloger, Tina resides in Arizona, where she writes fun, heartwarming romance and cozy mysteries. Visit her on the web at https://www.tinaradcliffe.com/