Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Tina Radcliffe & The Cowgirl’s Sacrifice

Posted July 19, 2021 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, romance, Tina Radcliffe / 135 Comments

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)

SERIES: Hearts of Oklahoma #4
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired
RELEASE DATE: July 27, 2021
PAGES: 224

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

-Willie Nelson

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.

Did you know there’s a National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas? Check it out on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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.

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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.

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What about you? What makes you want to read The Cowgirl’s Sacrifice by Tina Radcliffe? Are you a fan of cowgirls?

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135 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Tina Radcliffe & The Cowgirl’s Sacrifice

  1. MS Barb

    I enjoy reading about horses, but in real life, I’m afraid of them. (When I was 16, a horse used a tree & tried to scrape me off her back! I feel safer on a motorcycle than a horse! (At least on a motorcycle, my feet can touch the ground!)

      • Angel Moore

        I have always wanted to be a cowgirl! While everyone in my classes in high school were following the latest fashion I was wearing my cowgirl boots my blue jeans and my shirt my cowgirl shirts and I still wear my cowgirl boots every single day my husband says that’s why I wear them out so fast cuz I wear them everyday but it’s just less comfortable to me and I love them.

        I can’t wait to read this book and I love Tina!

  2. Anne

    This book sounds captivating and lovely. I would love to be a cowgirl. Riding horses on a ranch and learning the ropes. What could be a better life than that?

  3. Roxanne C.

    Tina Radcliffe’s books never disappoint. I like the Rainbolt men, and I believe I will like Kate even more.

      • Pam Lunsford

        I love books with cowgirls because when a book is about a cowgirl there will be a cowboy in the book too.
        Also I think cowgirls are amazing. I know a young lady who got into college with a rodeo scholarship! She will have to work very hard, school and going to different rodeos.
        I didn’t even know there was a rodeo scholarship.

  4. Debi Smith

    Sounds like a good book. Always have liked Cowgirl stuff. My Dad called me his Annie Oakley.

  5. Hi Tina and Carrie! Kate’s story is absolutely worth the wait! I do love those Rainbolt cowboys, but their sister is fascinating. I’ve lived in a few small western towns where the county fair had rodeos. I envied the sparkling outfits the cowgirls wore as they rode their horses around the arena before the events began. Congratulations on your newest release, Tina!

  6. Winnie Thomas

    Yes, I love cowgirls, but I have my very own cowboy to love! My husband grew up riding horses and still loves going when the weather’s good.

    Congratulations on your new release, Tina! Your book is fantastic! I love Kate and Jess! Thanks for the fun post, Tina and Carrie! Hugs!!

  7. Cathy French

    I like cowgirls and cowboys. The culture they are in fascinate me because I could never make the cut myself. Bravery might be the one word I could use to describe their “superpower”. Looking forward to reading.

  8. Ann Fantom

    I’d like to read The Cowgirl’s Sacrifice because it sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    Sure, cowgirls are great!

  9. paige chandler

    I want to read because this Texas girl fancies herself a Cowgirl too. A cowgirl who loves love.

  10. Bernice Kennedy

    I grew up going to rodeos. I always wanted to be a barrel racer but my family lived in towm and no money for a horse. I would pretend to be one of the best barrel racers I would see at the rodeo. I am adding this book to my tbr list. Thanks for the chance!

  11. Sarah L

    Looks like an interesting book. I live in Colorado. I like cowgirls.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  12. Kay Garrett

    Love this series and loved Kate in “The Cowgirl’s Sacrifice”! Enjoyed that the emphasis is on a cowgirl for a change. I think there needs to be more on them to equal out the cowboys (which I also love).

  13. Shanna Johnson

    I have really become hooked on these books lately and I always enjoy cowgirl and cowboy type books.

  14. Katie Andersen

    I definitely a fan of cowgirls! My oldest started riding lessons this year and my youngest daughter wants to be a barrel racer! She puts many many laps in on her toy horses for now!

  15. Cynthia Chow

    This sounds like an interesting story. I haven’t read a story about cowgirls yet, but do like one with cowboys for sure.

  16. Donamae Kutska

    Love the cover! I’m so excited to have discovered this series. Thank you for the chance Cowgirls are going to be my favorite!

  17. Donamae Kutska

    Love the cover! I’m so excited to have discovered this series. Thank you for the chance Cowgirls are going to be my favorite! Thank you for the chance

  18. Connie Saunders

    Cowboys and cowgirls, I just love westerns! I grew up watching them with my Daddy and I also was an Annie Oakley fan. Thanks for sharing Tina with us!

  19. Laurel Milam

    I’ve never wanted to be a cowgirl–not that fond of cows, though I DO enjoy a good burger! And I enjoy reading–a lot! Thanks for the chance at winning the givewaway.

  20. Alicia Haney

    I love reading about cowgirls and cowboys, and I love horses. Growing up we had a horse and we would ride him, his name was Big Red. Your book sounds like a great read and I love your book cover. Thank you for the chance.

  21. wen budro

    I would love to read this because the plot is intriguing. I have wanted to be a cowgirl and appreciate strong female characters.

  22. Betty Curran

    Sounds like a great story. I always wanted to be a cowgirl but had to settle for being a farm girl without a horse.

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