I’m delighted (as always) to welcome the fabulous Tina Radcliffe back to the blog today to chat about her new contemporary romance, The Cowgirl’s Sacrifice! (You can see my recent review HERE)
THE COWGIRL’S SACRIFICE
SERIES: Hearts of Oklahoma #4
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired
RELEASE DATE: July 27, 2021
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?
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by Tina Radcliffe, author of The Cowgirl’s Sacrifice
I grew up a-dreamin’ of bein’ a cowboy
And lovin’ the cowboy ways
Pursuin’ the life of my high ridin’ heroes
Cowboys are wonderful. They represent the American dream, and the American work ethic with a side order of happily ever after. Their passion and integrity to complete the job is equaled by few other hero types. They’re three-dimensional heroes who we can envision as the hero in our books. They love God and country. They save the day and work side-by-side with a heroine just as tough as they are.
And speaking of tough heroines. What are your thoughts on cowgirls?
Though I’ve written several strong cowgirls in my books, Kate Rainbolt from my upcoming release, The Cowgirl’s Sacrifice, stands as one of the bravest and the toughest. Writing cowgirls, it turns out, is even more fun than writing cowboys. They’re sassy and funny, just like me.
And like the cowboy heroes portrayed in inspirational romance novels, the fictional cowgirl must battle her demons and overcome them with the help of her faith before she gets her happily ever after.
I’m also a fan of Cowgirl magazine, which features cowgirls in roles I thought were reserved for her male counterpart. I’ve learned about things like the All Women’s Ranch Rodeo, The Retired Racehorse Project, and female-managed Bison ranches. Each issue features iconic cowgirl’s from the past, such as Wild West performer Mamie Francis, bulldogger Fox Hastings, roper Florence Ladue, and bronco rider Goldie St. Clair.
My heroine, Kate Rainbolt, evolved from an article about barrel racers. On the professional level, this event is women only and involves a horse and rider attempting to run a cloverleaf pattern around preset barrels in the fastest time.
Kate went from barrel racing to only one of a few female rodeo clowns. I loved making her stand toe-to-toe with the cowboy fellas. Clowns and barrelmen and bullfighters are serious jobs. While they do entertain the crowds, they also protect riders thrown from bulls. My heroine went to clown school and has a full Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) membership.
On a side note, I lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma for over seventeen years, and in Denver, Colorado for twenty years. The only time I ever saw a cowgirl or a cowboy was at the Denver Stock Show and a Garth Brooks concert. I recently moved to a small town in Northern Arizona. Not a day goes by that I don’t see a cowgirl pulling into the grocery store parking lot with her pickup truck, often towing a horse trailer. Interestingly enough, just the other day, I had the pleasure of seeing a cowgirl jump down from her truck, strap her gun to her waist, and head into the store. You can bet that this writer found time to chat her up in the produce department.
I grew up a-dreamin’ of bein’ a cowgirls
And lovin’ the cowgirl ways
Pursuin’ the life of my high ridin’ heroes
Yes, my heroes will ALWAYS be cowgirls, and as you can tell, I’m a bit of a fangirl too.
What about you? Are you a fan of cowgirls?
I hope you’ll pick up Kate’s story when it releases on July 27 or preorder it at your favorite online retailer. Be sure to leave a comment and enter the fun giveaway to celebrate the launch of The Cowgirl’s Sacrifice.
A freelance writer for over twenty years, Tina Radcliffe is a Romance Writers of America Honor Roll member, and an American Christian Fiction Writers Honor Roll member. She is also a four-time nominee of the ACFW Carol Award and a three-time ACFW Mentor of the Year Finalist. In 2014 she won the ACFW Carol Award and in 2018 she was an ACFW Mentor of the Year recipient. Besides her novel-length fiction for Love Inspired, Tina has sold over three dozen short stories to Woman’s World Magazine. A former registered nurse and library cataloger, Tina is a frequent workshop presenter. She currently resides in Arizona, where she writes fun, heartwarming romance.
Tina Radcliffe is offering a print copy of The Cowgirl’s Sacrifice, a $25 Amazon Gift Card, and an Out of Print Teal Library Tote Bag to one of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
What about you? What makes you want to read The Cowgirl’s Sacrifice by Tina Radcliffe? Are you a fan of cowgirls?