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Finding the Road Home

(Hearts of Oklahoma #1)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  130 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Some paths need courage to follow…

Can they find their fresh startwith roadblocks around every corner?

To care for her orphaned nieces and nephews, Daisy Anderson moved to a small town for a new deputy position—but now her job could be eliminated. With potential budget cuts looming, her only hope is to work with police chief Mitch Rainbolt to save their department’s funds. B
Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2020 by Love Inspired
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Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Maybe, just maybe, living in Oklahoma would help them remember the good times, ease their pain and remind them all that God had his hand on their tomorrows." (p 17)

Well, my heart definitely belongs in Oklahoma as long as Mitch is there. :-) I fell head over heals on page 21 and there's no looking back. Move over, Daisy, I'm after your fella! He's a fixer and a planner with a sideline in trying to micro-mange God though that's not working very well -- especially after Daisy enters his life (and
Susan Snodgrass
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
'Police Chief Mitch Rainbolt, micromanaging God. Why am I not surprised?

Sometimes you read a book that just sparks joy in your heart and makes you feel good. Finding The Road Home did that for me. I read it in less than a day and now I'm sad it's over. I can't wait for the next one. Tina Radcliffe brings us the first book in her new series, 'Hearts of Oklahoma'. And it's a super good one.

Mitchell Rainbolt is police chief of Rebel, OK, a tiny town full of extraordinarily sweet folks. Mitch raise
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finding the Road Home is a beautiful start to a new series. The author did a great job of creating a small town that the reader cannot help but wish they were a part of. The town is populated by caring people that are a true community, there for each other in every way.

Mitch and Daisy are so likable and have circumstances in their lives that are similar. I appreciated the way Mitch took Daisy and her children under his wing, knowing what they were going through and the challenges they were facin
Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
I love Tina. Always!
4.5/5 stars (full review to come)
Shirley Chapel
Jul 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Shirley by: Tina Radcliffe
Loved the cover of this Love Inspired book. A beautiful story about two people who seemed to have much in common with each other. It was a fast and easy read and had a good ending. What I appreciate about Love Inspired Romances is that they are Inspirational without bedroom scenes or bad language. To this reader that means a lot.
Police Chief Mitchell Rainbolt hired Officer Daisy Anderson to work for the Rebel police department. He hadn't expected her to be so beautiful and was immediately attrac
Connie Saunders
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finding the Road Home is the first book of a new series by Tina Radcliffe and it introduces readers to Mitchell Rainbolt, one of four siblings who live in Rebel, Oklahoma. Mitch is the police chief and an all-around good guy but he is carrying a load of guilt that he just can't let go. A new gal in town, Daisy Anderson, is also carrying a load---she is now the guardian of her five nieces and nephews and she's hoping that she and her own grandmother can make a home for these children who've recen ...more
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was the most adorable story! I am fairly certain this is my first read by Tina but it won't be my last. I am already looking forward to the rest of this series and finding her earlier books. She has a new fan in me! ...more
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great start to a new series!

Finding the Road Home simply made me smile! It is everything a sweet romance should be. Heart-warming. Funny. Sweet. Add just a pinch of conflict and there you have it!

I loved Mitch! This cowboy-police chief had sacrificed himself to raise his five younger siblings when their mom died and he was only twenty-one. Though he made plenty of mistakes, his heart was in the right place. He was, unbeknownst to himself, the town's most eligible bachelor and had no plans on c
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was what her sister's children deserved. Green grass as far as they could see. Trees to climb. Adventures to be had. Maybe, just maybe, living in Oklahoma would help them remember the good times, ease their pain, and remind them all that God had His hand on their tomorrows.~pg. 17

I fell in love with Rebel, Oklahoma! It definitely has it's small town charm and citizens who take care of each other in all circumstances. I loved how they took Daisy, Gran (Alice) and all five kids under their w
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Tina Radcliffe has a gift in creating small towns full of unique characters, charm, and neighborly camaraderie that has you wishing you could live there, and she's done it again with this new series in Rebel, Oklahoma. Daisy is a newcomer to the small-town, having relocated from Denver with her five nieces and nephews who were just orphaned. Mitch is the police chief of the small town, locked in the past with his regrets and mistakes. They both have a lot to learn about relinquishing control and ...more
Heather Pickett
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finding the Road Home is the first book in a new series by Tina Radcliffe, and it’s a doozy! On the one hand, I’m thrilled to have read it, but on the other hand, I now have to be patient (not a strong suit of mine) and wait for the next book in the series. This story centers on Mitch, the sheriff of Rebel, OK, and Daisy, his newly-hired deputy. She’s brand new to town, and has brought not only herself, but her grandmother, and her five nieces and nephews, now in her care after their parents pas ...more
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finding the Road Home by Tina Radcliffe takes place in Rebel, Oklahoma, one of my new favorite small towns. Daisy Anderson has just moved to town to work as a police officer and is taking care of 5 of her orphaned nieces and nephews. Mitch Rainbolt is the head police officer who hired Daisy and has grown up in Rebel. Together they work through their pasts, navigate life and look towards a future together.

I am in love with Rebel, Oklahoma. I realize it is pretend, but I really want to visit! Tin
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tina Radcliffe is my absolute favorite Love Inspired Romance author. Her stories are always great reads that are full of faith, sweet romance, and humor. Finding the Road Home is the beginning of her new series, Hearts of Oklahoma. After reading this story, I cannot wait for the other books. Tina always does a great job of introducing characters from the next book in the series and making you want their stories, now!

I loved both Daisy and Mitch and their story. They were both caring and giving p
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Are they each exactly what the other needs...?

I'm always a little sad to end a series that I've enjoyed but I am equally as excited to start a new one, to meet new characters and make friends with them. Finding The Road Home is the first book in Tina Radcliffe's new Hearts Of Oklahoma series and introduces the Rainbolt family. Can I just say how much I like that very unique last name? Rainbolt conjures up wild thunderstorms with dark clouds and lightning in my mind.

I really did enjoy Daisy and M
Sherida Stewart
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Welcome to Rebel, Oklahoma, where hearts fall in love and you feel like family!

Daisy Anderson arrives in town with her five orphaned nieces and nephews to begin her new job with the police department. Her heart-throb boss, Chief Mitch Rainbolt, is ready to offer her protection and help, but this is not what this self-sufficient woman wants.

With the story’s theme of facing the challenges encountered along the road of life, it’s encouraging to see how Mitch and Daisy embrace their trials with fait
Dawn Leonard
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED the realism in this book! Author Tina Radcliffe's characters in this book (and all her previous books) are people I can imagine being friends with. In her books, her descriptive writing helped me to easily be able to picture the stories in my mind.

"Finding the Road Home" is the MOST realistic book I think I have ever read. The story with its vivid characters and descriptions could have been a non-fiction book instead of a fiction one. So many people work multiple jobs these days. So man
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bursting with small-town charm and filled with lovable, realistic, and caring characters, Tina Radcliffe’s new book, Finding the Road Home is a delicious romantic read. I always love the witty, fun banter and observations she pens. This first book in the Hearts of Oklahoma series is definitely a winner and a great introduction to Rebel, Oklahoma and the wonderful citizens who reside there. I loved meeting the Rainbolt siblings, and I’m hoping to see more of their stories in coming books.

May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finding The Road Home is the start of a new series by Tina Radcliffe. We find chief of police Mitch Rainbolt hiring new officer Daisy Anderson only to find out that he isn't guaranteed funding from the county. She desperately needs the job since moving her family to Rebel, Oklahoma. Daisy is raising her 5 nieces and nephews. Her twin sister and brother-in-law were killed in an automobile accident. Mitch, Daisy, and a whole slew of town people come together to make sure they will win the funding ...more
Kerry Johnson
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a joy to read! I loved this first book in a new series by talented author Tina Radcliffe.

Mitch and Daisy are likeable, real people I came to care about, as are the entertaining secondary characters in this story set in Rebel, Oklahoma. Roscoe, Luna, and Henna made me laugh and worked their way into my heart, too. I can't wait to read the next books in the series and get to know the rest of the Rainbolt family.

This author is a pro at snappy dialogue and humorous, human touches that bring h
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy Tina Radcliffe's writing. She writes such sweet romances that are still filled with very real moments, main characters who have their flaws and really learn from them. This was actually my second read through of Finding the Road Home. I'm reading through the entire series in order so that it's all fresh in my mind when I read the last book. It was just as good the second time as it was the first time. Mitch and Daisy both have had their shares of loss and grief, which takes a lot ...more
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Tina Radcliffe, but it definitely won't be my last! Finding the Road Home is a fabulous small-town romance and the first book in her Hearts of Oklahoma series. I immediately fell in love with the small town of Rebel, Oklahoma and the Rainbolt family. I wish I could move to this fictional town and live on Rebel Ranch. Author Tina Radcliffe has a beautiful way of telling such a heartwarming story. I can't wait to read book 2 in the series, Ready to Trust, where the handso ...more
Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you in advance to the author, Tina Radcliffe, for this WONDERFUL birthday gift. A positive review was not required or requested, and all words are my own.

A quick (and rather cute) story here –

I had originally won this book as part of another author’s contest (again, no obligation to leave a review was ever required). So, I was REALLY looking forward to reading this when I could. I love to explore new-to-me authors, and Radcliffe is one such one – though she won’t stay “new” now.

Then, I wo
Kay Garrett
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: want-to-read
FINDING THE ROAD HOME by Tina Radcliffe is the first book in the Hearts of Oklahoma Book series. It’s the story of Daisy Anderson and Mitch Rainbolt.

Daisy Anderson became an instant parent of five children, ranging in ages from a 10 months old baby to a set of 8 year old twins, after the sudden death of her sister and brother-in-law. It’s a job she takes seriously and is determine to lovingly fulfill.

Accepting a new job to become the newest deputy for Rebel Police Department, Daisy is hoping fo
Barbara Fox
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Daisy Anderson is one strong woman. Right from the start we see that she takes on the world with five children who have lost their parents, a new job in a new town, and a home to restore. I worried for her mental sanity and her physical strength right off the bat. Plus, she’s a big tough policewoman who is afraid of mice. I can identify with the afraid of mice thing!

Poor Mitch Rainbolt starts out with the deer in the headlights persona. He wants to help the new neighbor, wants to maintain author
I was really enjoying this book. It's a sweet and heart warming story about two damaged souls finding their way to each other.

The female MC, Daisy, is the legal guardian of 5 (FIVE!) children after her twin sister dies. She's got a huge heart and seems to be a great character.

The male MC, Mitch, is her boss and the town Chief of Police. He knows all about stepping up and taking responsibility since he raised his siblings after their mother died and their father skipped out. He's one of those typ
Cathy Cermele
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a great start to the new series by Tina Radcliffe. Everything about this book is absolutely charming from the residents who live in the small town to the flow of the storyline. I have never visited Oklahoma but I suddenly had the urge to after reading this book.
I loved how welcoming everyone was to Daisy Anderson, her grandmother and the five young nieces and nephews Daisy is raising.

Daisy is the new officer hired in the Rebel Police Department, police chief Mitch Rainbolt has a lot on his
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Life is real. Obligations, responsibilities and other people's needs often get prioritized over your own. Sound familiar?

Tina Radcliffe begins a new series, Hearts of Oklahoma, with book number one: Finding the Road Home. Her heroine, Daisy Anderson, knows all about priorities and putting others first. Becoming a new parent to her deceased sister's five children, moving to a brand new state with a brand new job. All to make sure these children have the best opportunity to heal and grow.

Mitch Rai
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finding the Road Home is the first book in Tina Radcliffe's "Hearts of Oklahoma" series and it is small-town reading at its finest! The story is set in rural Rebel, Oklahoma where the town is small enough that everyone knows you and your business.

Imagine a young woman becomes an instant mother to her five nieces and nephews when they lose their parents. Then she moves them to a new town where she buys a fixer-upper house and takes on the job as a deputy in Rural. With that said, what I took awa
Valri Western
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was great from beginning to end. Imagine you are a single woman and overnight you have 5 children you are responsible for! A giant task, but one you lovingly take on. They are your sister's children and you don't even stop to reconsider. Daisy Anderson not only has this challenge but she moves all of these precious children and her grandma to a new town to start a new job! Quite an undertaking! She wants a small town life for them. The house she buys for them is a definite fixer-upper ...more
Patti Whitson Stephenson She Lives to Read
After reading this book, I have decided that I would love to move to Rebel, Oklahoma. Author Tina Radcliffe has created a community that’s warm, loving, and goes to great lengths to support their own. Things are not perfect in Rebel, but it’s close enough. The “hometown” vibe is felt on every page of the book. The author has done an excellent job helping us get to know the citizens of this small town.

This book focuses on Mitch and Daisy and their efforts to overcome tragic circumstances. Daisy
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Originally from Western, N.Y., author Tina Radcliffe left home for a tour of duty with the Army Security Agency stationed in Augsburg, Germany and ended up in Tulsa Oklahoma. While living in Tulsa she spent ten years as a Certified Oncology R.N. A freelance writer for over twenty years, she professionally blogs and manages Seekerville, a 13 author blog currently in its eighth year. Seekerville is ...more

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