Book Review: Rocky Mountain Cowboy by Tina Radcliffe

Title:  Rocky Mountain Cowboy
Author: Tina Radcliffe
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date:  December 20, 2016
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction 

A Cowboy's Second Chance 

The last person cowboy Joe Gallagher thought he'd see on his ranch was high school sweetheart Rebecca Anshaw Simpson. Twelve years after she married another man, she's back as his physical therapist. But healing his body is nothing compared to guarding his heart from the woman he never forgot. 

There's much the single mom would rather forget, but Becca won't let regret and a surly rancher get in the way of her job and the chance to start over with her little girl. She has only a few weeks to make peace with her past. But Becca never expected she'd fall all over again for her first love.

Rocky Mountain Cowboy by Tina Radcliffe is simply REAL.  What do I mean by that? I mean the themes, the relationships and the authenticity of dealing with loss. Our cowboy in the story Joe, lost an arm in a farming accident that he blamed himself for, and continues to find the loss of a limb humiliating. He's self conscious of it, and doesn't think he's worth two ounce of love because of it.  He thinks his "bionic arm" defines him. Does it? What do you think?

"The integral person inside is what people imprint in their minds when they define who you are..." (34)

How many of us can relate to that? How many of us find one flaw in ourselves and believe that's all anyone will see in us? Rocky Mountain Cowboy is real. 

I love this story, this book and this cover. The story isn't just about a cowboy's second chance in life and in love, but also for a former cowgirl to find home. It's her second chance too, as long as their equally stubborn selves don't get in the way. 

I love the simple truths scattered throughout, as well as the typical humor we've come to expect from the author. When life hits you hard, will you close up, resent or will you try to look past and move on? Sometimes a book will open your mind, and make you reflect. Rocky Mountain Cowboy is that kind of book. 

"I have made a commitment to the Lord to stop looking at how far I have to go.  I need to focus on how far I've come instead." (27)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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Tina Radcliffe 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. Find her at where you can sign up for her newsletter so you don’t miss her fun giveaways and bad jokes.

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  1. I just love your graphic!!! Gorgeously and so made me laugh. Thanks for the awesome spotlight!!

    1. Lol. You're welcome Tina. Thanks for dropping by! See you later today! 😉


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