Claiming Her Cowboy

Claiming Her Cowboy

by Tina Radcliffe

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ISBN-13: 9781335509246
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 12/19/2017
Series: Big Heart Ranch
Edition description: Original
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 368,919
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Tina Radcliffe has been dreaming and scribbling for years. Originally from Western NY, she left home for a tour of duty with the Army Security Agency stationed in Augsburg, Germany, and ended up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her past careers include: Certified Oncology R.N. and library cataloger. She recently moved from Denver, Colorado, to the Phoenix, Arizona area, where she writes heartwarming and fun inspirational romance.

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Claiming Her Cowboy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
swissgranny More than 1 year ago
This story pulled me in from the moment I first glimpsed the swoony cowboy on the cover. What an awesome sight! And my interest didn’t wane at all from the first paragraph to the last word on the last page. Tina Radcliffe knows how to create endearing, charming, and layered characters and infuse them with personalities that invite laughs, snorts, and chuckles with their amusing banter. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will definitely be reading more from this author.
thall5 More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved it!!! If you have never read Tina Radcliffe, you are missing out! This story caught me from the first page with laughter, two very stubborn main characters and the sweetest little 5-year-old orphan named Dub. Tina Radcliffe has an incredible gift for writing! She had me laughing one minute, ready to shake some since into Lucy and and Jack the next, and then teary eyed. She has woven an incredibly heart warming story of love and second chances with some amazing characters. I can't wait to read the rest of the books in this series! I received a copy of this book from the author, but was not required to give a positive review.
Jackie117 More than 1 year ago
I loved every word of Claiming Her Cowboy: Big Heart Ranch Book 1. The swoon-worthy cowboy in the story matches the picture on the cover. Lucy Maxwell runs Big Heart Ranch a place where orphans can spend the summer. It's never easy to raise money for the kids. When Jackson Harris stops a big donation opportunity, he's officially on Lucy's bad list. The story is warm, fun and lovely. If you enjoy romances, you'll enjoy this story. I received a free copy of Claiming Her Cowboy but was not asked to write a review. However, my review is my honest assessment of this story.
TrixiO More than 1 year ago
Highfalutin attorney Jackson Harris stirs up a hornets’ nest when he messes with director Lucy Maxwell’s funding for the Big Heart Ranch orphanage. Challenged with stepping into her hand-tooled red cowboy boots for six weeks (so to speak), he doesn’t know what hit him! Better yet, even a lil’ cowboy named “Dub” one ups him with his sweet ways and little boy charm. Determined not to be stampeded over by either a pretty woman or a cute kid, he takes the bull by the horns to prove he’s right in his financial assessment of the ranch. When Lucy faces him with her steel-backed grit, this is one challenge where the winner isn’t as clear as the Oklahoma skies! Jackson is one determined and stubborn character! OY…he got my gander up more than once. Aside from the fact he’s tall, dark, and handsome, he also bowls right over Lucy without so much as howdy do! I loved seeing her buck his authority on more than one occasion, she’s one tough lady. For her part, she also must learn to loosen the reins a bit when it comes to her business and that God is the one in control. Seeing the character & spiritual growth in both Jackson and Lucy was fun to watch. They both have past issues that must be overcome to move on in life. Witty banter anyone? Yeah, these two got plenty of that kind of spark! There were lots of laugh-out-loud moments for me. Can’t neglect to mention Dub, oh he was cute with his lisp and little boy wisdom. How he dug deep in Jackson’s heart when he’s not a kid person, I do believe God has a sense of humor, don’t you? This has got it all; character depth, humor, lessons learned, plenty of faith, love and learning to give control to the One who has it all in His hands! Can’t wait for future books in the Big Heart Ranch series. *I received a complimentary copy from the author and was under no obligation to leave a favorable review. *
ksucindy More than 1 year ago
Tina Radcliffe has penned another winner. If you like cowboys, or even wanna-be cowboys, you will love Claiming Her Cowboy. Lucy works as the director of Big Heart Ranch, very appropriate with her big, generous heart for orphan children. Having been orphaned herself at a young age, Lucy's lifelong ambition is to make life better however she can for children who find themselves in the same situation. She's successful, good at what she does and loves her work, but can she see past her Plan B long enough to make Plan A work? Jack is a big city lawyer carrying a burden since childhood too large for anyone to shoulder. He finds himself signing on as a volunteer with Big Heart Ranch at the insistence of his aunt, the wealthy benefactress of the ranch. Will time spent with the children who need love so much enable Jack to drop the shields from his own heart long enough to find the love he craves? In Claiming Her Cowboy, Ms. Radcliffe weaves a tale that will pull at your heartstrings as you hold your breath wondering if Lucy can make her dreams for the ranch into reality, hoping the children at Big Heart Ranch find the love they need, and turning pages in search of the elusive HEA you will so want Lucy and Jack to find together. It's a book to read and reread to believe in the power of hope and proof that true love conquers all.
Proudmom508 More than 1 year ago
I received a preview copy of this book from the author before Christmas. I was not required to submit any reviews. All opinions are my own. That being said this was an awesome book. Definitely a great gift but one I would buy for myself too! This is not a holiday book as the storyline takes place over a summer. In the cold New England weather, it's good to read about a hot Oklahoma summer. This storyline of a ranch where neglected or orphaned kids could come and live or visit for the summer grabbed my heart. I'm very glad this is the beginning of a series because I loved the main characters - ranch owner Lucy , the big city attorney turned cowboy Jack, and one of the children Dub who was a delight. I'm looking forward to subsequent books to get to know Lucy's brother and sister who help her run the ranch. I really loved these characters and how real they were. Author Tina Radcliffe did a great job creating both a setting and characters that you want to read about. I have read many of her books before but I think this may become my favorite series.
SusanSnodgrassBookworm More than 1 year ago
"You shouldn't rule out the possibility that God has a hand in all our lives." This was the first book I'd read by Tina Radcliffe and I loved it! Completely delightful in every way. I read it in less than a day. Lucy Maxwell and her two siblings run Big Heart Ranch, a place for neglected and abused children. They rely on private funding mostly and their main contributor has a fancy attorney for a nephew, Jackson Harris, who seems to think that the ranch funding should be reduced. A lot. A deal is struck that Jackson will spend the summer at the ranch and evaluate how they do business. Lucy is determined to keep the ranch and not give one ounce of control to the city slicker attorney, even if he is good looking. Jack and Lucy continually butt heads about the ranch. Will they allow God to help them on each of their agendas? I was completely captivated by this book and its characters. Radcliffe has populated her book with wonderful folks and I enjoyed every minute of it. The banter between Jackson and Lucy was so much fun. One child character, Dub, just stole my heart away. The spiritual them of allowing God control of our lives is one that I'm sure many believers can relate to. We like to hold onto everything in our lives, sometimes with an iron fist, not realizing that if we let go, God has better plans. I highly recommend this book. *My thanks to the author and publisher for a preview copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own. (less)
JustCommonly More than 1 year ago
"If I was looking for a man in my life, it certainly would not be another temporary cowboy." (20) So I'm kind of in love with Tina Radcliffe's books. Her latest, Claiming Her Cowboy, the first of the Big Heart Ranch series is funny and downright adorable. Not only, there's substance. Know what I mean? A story is as good as it can be when it give us a plot that works, characters that makes an impact, along with touching our hearts, and teaches us something along the way. "Cowboys wear hats. It keeps your head cool, keeps the sun off your face and keeps the dirt out of your eyes. A cowboy without a hat just ain't right." (185) Claiming Her Cowboy promises on delivering an adorable 5-year old that will just melt your heart, and a message that goes in line with the mission statement of the Big Heart Ranch. "First Corinthians thirteen. Faith, hope and love. Faith in God, hope for tomorrow, and unconditional love." (22) Tina Radcliffe fit a story that seems to want to jump off the pages and spread the faith, hope and love it radiates for our characters. A place like Big Heart Ranch (the idea from the Big Oak Ranch, a Christian home located in Alabama for children needing a chance, as noted in the author's dedication) is so beautiful and humbling. To read about such love and devotion, it just touches those heartstrings like it's a musical instrument, itching to share the music within. In all, Claiming Her Cowboy isn't just romance as the title suggest, but a story that holds more than the mere 221 pages can keep up with. I look forward to the next books in this series for sure! "Falling in love with a child has nothing to do with biology. It's a choice." (166) 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.
SBMC More than 1 year ago
Sigh. What a heart-warming Love Inspired book by Tina Radcliffe. I’ve always enjoyed Tina’s books and this one is another winner. If you’ve never read Tina’s books, definitely try this one! Anyone who enjoys well-written contemporary romance with cowboys and lovable children would love this book. The story has a great plot that sucks you in from the first page. Lucy, as the co-owner and manager of her ranch for orphaned children, needs her annual funding from the Brisbane Foundation to keep the ranch going. Jack, the newly appointed counselor for Brisbane Foundation, opposes the funding and creates instant drama and tension. The story unfolds as Jack spends a summer on the ranch and discovers how the ranch operates and what it really means. Lucy is fiercely protective, loyal, loving, stubborn, and oh-so-lovable. She works hard to keep the ranch going and wants to be self-sufficient. She’s been burned by a fiancé in the past and don’t want to repeat the mistake. Jack is a suave, sophisticated corporate law attorney, hiding from his glitzy New York City life after being devastated by his ex-fiancée. He’s determined, resourceful, but also tender-hearted and loving. These two sure butt heads and sparks fly like crazy as they battle each other in words and wit. Their banter is funny, sometimes spiteful, and overall quite enjoyable. The themes of spiritual maturity and forgiveness are woven into the plot well. I am hoping for future books featuring Lucy’s single-mom sister and cattle-loving brother. They are such great secondary characters who deserve their own stories! I received a copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a favorable review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.
Wilani More than 1 year ago
This is a swoon worthy book. I loved Jackson and Lucy but really fell in love with Dub. I hope I will get to read more of precious Dub. In addition to the awesome characters, I loved the whole plot and the humorous moments that abounded in this book. It also has a wonderful Inspirational thread throughout the book. This book would make a great movie. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
Becky_B More than 1 year ago
Claiming Her Cowboy by Tina Radcliffe is a great read featuring Lucy Maxwell, ranch director, and Jackson Harris, the tough lawyer from the city. But wait, who is the cowboy? Jackson Harris has decided that Oklahoma's Big Heart Ranch should not continue to receive funding through his Aunt's foundation. He has done the math and as her attorney does not think it is smart move. His Aunt thinks otherwise. Jackson is assigned to the position of ranch hand. He observes the ranch happenings while learning his way around the ranch and getting to know Lucy. Lucy and Jackson have a wonderful chemistry and I could not help smiling throughout the story. I love the setting of a ranch that cares for orphans. I also love how adoption is a part of this story and portrayed so positively. Cute kids, a handsome cowboy, great dialogue, and funny animals to boot make for a great story. I highly recommend Ms. Radcliffe's new book Claiming Her Cowboy, and cannot wait for the other two books in the series. I was given this book by the publisher. I was not required to write a review.
Librarycataloger More than 1 year ago
Cowboys, orphans and a lady in need. What more can you ask for in a story? How about laugh-out-loud situations and tissue worthy moments? All of these can be found in Claiming Her Cowboy and the attraction between the two main characters is enough to create palpitations in readers craving romance. Sadly, Lucy and Jackson are both stubborn and they each have trust issues so they don't easily accept their apparent connection. They both need to learn the lesson that many people fail to understand-- believing in God is not always enough. We also need to trust Him wholeheartedly and give Him complete control of our lives. And, as much as I enjoyed Jackson working to be a cowboy and Lucy striving to keep The Big Heart Ranch afloat for orphans to enjoy during the summer, it was a little boy named Dub who stole my heart and left me wondering if he could one day have his own story? Author Tina Radcliffe has found the perfect formula for writing a feel-good Christian romance and I look forward to reading more about this very special place in The Big Heart Ranch series. Any place, fictional or real, with a mission statement based on 1st Corinthians 13 is worthy of a return visit! I received a complimentary copy from the author and was under no obligation to leave a favorable review.