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Ready to Trust

(Hearts of Oklahoma #2)

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Proving he's a changed man could be his biggest challenge yet.

Rancher Reece Rainbolt's shocked to learn he's inherited half of Claire Ballard's family farm--and that he's a father. Now Claire's determined to break ties with the man who once left her behind. But Reece will buy her half only on one condition: she must stay in town to help with the harvest...and let him get t
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 21st 2020 by Love Inspired
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MJSH
"But winning isn't everything, Claire. Sometimes it's about having the courage to play the game."

Welcome back to Rebel Ranch in Rebel, Oklahoma! This is the second book in the series but can totally be read as a stand-alone. And what a redemptive story it is, standing on the foundation of unconditional love, forgiveness, trust and second chances. If you have been following the series, you'd be happy to see Mitch and Daisy's rapidly growing family and fall a bit more in love with the Rainbolt fam
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Shirley Chapel
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Shirley by: Tina Radcliffe
Nice contemporary romance by Tina Radcliffe. Book two of her A Hearts Of Oklahoma Romance series. Love the Rainbolt family and how they stick together and make New comers feel welcome. This book centers on Reece mostly and I enjoyed his story. Trust , Forgiveness and Second chances is what this book is all about. I felt drawn into this book from the beginning as though I was there with the characters . The ending bought tears of joy to this reader.
Claire Ballard and Reece Rainbolt had a past tog
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Becky
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Because the picture of the main character, Reece Rainbolt, is on the cover of Tina Radcliffe’s new book, Ready to Trust, you will want to read it. Trust me! This is the second book in the Hearts of Oklahoma Romance series and is set in Rebel, Oklahoma. Claire Ballard and Reece have known each other since high school and have a past that includes a daughter that Reece has just learned about. Both join our story with issues from their past that they work through to find themselves and find true lo ...more
Kav
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I might be a whole lot heartbroken because Reece (that's him on the cover) chose Claire and Zoe over me. I shouldn't be so disappointed...I mean I knew I didn't stand a chance going in but a girl can dream, can't she? About a Christian man with a heart for family who has learned from his tarnished past. The kind of guy who keeps his promises and cares about his community and is putty in a little girl's hands. I fell head-over-heels for Reece on page one...okay, maybe the cover had something to d ...more
Jypsy
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you Prism and the author for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

Ready To Trust
Hearts Of Oklahoma #2
By: Tina Radcliffe


REVIEW ☆☆☆☆
Let's take a moment to appreciate the hot guy on the cover! Ready To Trust is Tina Radcliffe's second book of her Hearts Of Oklahoma series but can be read as a standalone. This is a fast but meaningful read. Reece and Claire were together previously, but that relationship ended on not the best terms. Now,
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Connie Saunders
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ready to Trust proves once again why I enjoy Tina Radcliffe's books so much. The very handsome rancher on the cover turns out to be even more special on the inside and even though he's made mistakes, he certainly isn't the person he was six years ago. Reece Rainbolt is now a hardworking man dedicated to his family but what he doesn't know is that his family has increased by one. Yes, Reece is shocked to learn that he has a five-year-old daughter and the fact that her mother kept Zoe a secret fro ...more
Cindy
Aug 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have to say that Tina Radcliffe's newest book in her "Hearts of Oklahoma" series is a winner! Also, the cover, in my humble opinion is one of the best I've seen in a long time. Just check out the peach trees...okay, I'm kidding, who wouldn't swoon over this gorgeous specimen of a real peach? His name is Reece Rainbolt and he is also swoon-worthy inside this delectable book.

Ready to Trust, is the second book in the series following Finding the Road Home which was the story of Mitch and Daisy wh
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Hallie Szott
Aug 05, 2020 marked it as reviewed
Tina Radcliffe’s Hearts of Oklahoma series continues with a sweet story of forgiveness and second chances, Ready to Trust!

Claire Ballard cannot trust Reece Rainbolt. Years ago, he left her behind—with a child. Now that an inheritance has brought him into her life again, she has to protect herself and their daughter. Of course, doing so is not an easy task, as Reece determines to prove that he is no longer the boy he used to be.

As Claire and Reece sort through the complications of their relations
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Brittany
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a story! I loved this book from the first page to the last. The community of Rebel, Oklahoma and the welcoming Rainbolt family add a wonderful sense of belonging to books in this series.

The title of the book captures much of what Claire struggles with – trust. When will she be able to trust that Reece is very different from the man she knew six years earlier?

I really loved watching as Reece and Claire began spending time together, whether it was working on the farm or spending time with the
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Trixi
Jun 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Family. Heritage. Ancestry. It means a lot. It's what defines our identity and unites us. It's what kept the Rainbolt kids together in hard times.

Reece Rainbolt certainly has an appreciation for family, especially after both his mother's death & his younger brother Levi's. It's what made him want to be a better man than he was when he first met Claire years ago. Running the Rainbolt Ranch has given his life new meaning & seeing whatever he put his hand on succeed has given him a pride in what
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Nicole
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted on Inkwell Inspirations

Is it getting hot in here or is that just Reece Rainbolt??!! At first glance, readers will immediately be drawn to the handsome and charming Reece Rainbolt featured on the cover. Once you stop staring at the cover and begin reading this fabulous contemporary romance, Reece Rainbolt will undoubtedly steal your heart. Ready to Trust is the second book in author Tina Radcliffe’s Hearts of Oklahoma series. It can easily be read as a standalone, but you will a
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Kathryn Cooper
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this sweet clean romance with beautiful ranch scenery. It took me through a life story of loss, challenges, and love.

Reece was a rancher that went through years of hard work to become successful. He showed kindness with everyone he was around. That earned him some points with the ladies. I had to hold back the happy tears when he spent time with his daughter Zoe. Zoe was such a cute little girl in this story. Nan, Asa, Daisy, Mitch, and Willard were side characters that made me
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Susan Snodgrass
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'The Rainbolts come from good stock. Every one of them is God-fearing, easy on the eyes and a plain nice person.'

Tina Radcliffe brings us her second book in her Hearts of Oklahoma series and it's just as good as the first one! I can't wait for the rest. Reece Rainbolt was not the man he is now six long years ago and is shocked to learn he has a daughter. Clare Ballard comes back to Rebel, Oklahoma when her father dies and is equally shocked to learn that her dad left Reece half the family farm.
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Winnie
Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Some of the reasons you should read Radcliffe’s newest book:
The first and most obvious reason is the cover of Ready to Trust. The swoony picture of Reece Rainbolt is featured for you to refer back to as often as you’d like. In case you don’t notice--be sure to make note of the peaches in the background at some time, as they are part of the story.
Endearing, realistically-flawed characters that show growth and change. Reece Rainbolt and Claire Ballard are so interesting to get to know. I loved see
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Tabitha Bouldin
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
This is my first venture to Rebel Ranch, and what an adventure! Reese and Claire make a great pair. Their rocky past must be overcome before they can find the future they deserve.

Forgiveness isn’t easy. Especially when you have five years of hurt holding you apart.

Tina Radcliffe pulls you into a story of finding yourself, finding hope, and learning that God always has a plan. Even if you don’t know what it might be. Don’t give up on what you believe in, because some things are worth fighting for
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Suzie Waltner
Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reece Rainbolt has worked hard to redeem his bad boy ways but when he runs into Claire Ballard, she only remembers the man who broke her heart. And the secret she’s kept from him for six years
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The Rainbolt family and the town of Rebel, Oklahoma invite readers in and make them feel so welcome, they will not want to leave. And, even when they’re pushing at each other, every scene with Reece and Claire spending time together is one I devoured.

Add to that the handsome cowboy whose heart is wrapped u
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Glenda Kinard
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tina Radcliffe has become one of my favorite inspirational authors of late. The fact that her latest book Ready to Trust has a cover model with his own true life inspirational story only adds fuel to that fire of my love for her books.
One can definitely never go wrong with her books. I could sing her praises from now through forever and still not give her all the accolades she so rightly deserves. Ready to Trust was beyond Awesome. Reece and Claire’s story was phenomenal and little Zoe just add
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Kim
Nov 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
A really good, contemporary Christian romance all about second chances and moving forward. It’s book two in a series but is a complete standalone story.
Tracey
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ready to Trust delivers on a Dream Big theme!

Yall! I just have to gush over the swoony cover of Ready to Trust by Tina Russo Radcliffe! Isn't Reece the BEST book cover of the year?! He gets my vote!

Whew, now that I've got that out of my system (kinda-sorta) let's talk about the story! Tina builds a charming community in small town Rebel, Oklahoma starting in the first book, Finding the Road Home. It's full of interesting relatable characters, the Rainbolt family chief among them.

I loved Mitch a
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Inspirationalfictionreader
Tina Radcliffe writes the best cowboy romances! I love the families she creates and I always want to move to her fictional towns. She also writes the best secondary characters. I loved Willard in this story! This is the second book in her Hearts of Oklahoma series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but book 1, Finding the Road Home, is also excellent and really should be read too!

Storylines where the heroine keeps such a huge secret from the hero always worry me because I’m afraid it will make me
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Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Prism Book Tours. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Ready to Trust by Tina Radcliffe is about a father getting a chance for a relationship with his daughter and possibly a second chance with her mom.
Can Reece get Claire to stay in Rebel again? And maybe to trust him again?
Claire Bellard
Claire Bellard is a great character. In the fact that she has flaws like any other person and one of her significant
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Ashlee
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a story of forgiveness and redemption, the forgiveness and redemption that comes from God as well as people forgiving those who've hurt them.

Reece and Claire have each made some mistakes during a brief relationship 6 years prior. Reece, bitter and hurt himself, compounded by the fact that he never felt good enough for her, ultimately hurt Claire by walking away without a backward glance. Claire, in turn, keeps their daughter a secret from Reece. Both have changed immensely since that
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Amy
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ready to Trust is the second installment from Tina Radcliffe's Hearts of Oklahoma series. I believe this can be read as a stand alone because I have not read the first book, Finding the Road Home, and did not feel lost. I thought this one was a great read. I loved getting to know Reece and Claire. I could relate to Claire's feelings and her trust issues. It was a delight to read and was easy to keep reading to find out how it would all end.



I am giving Ready to Trust a very well deserved five pl
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Marie
Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you in advance to the author, Tina Radcliffe, along with Prism Book Tours for providing a complimentary copy to review. A positive review was not required or requested, and all words are my own.

Wow! Has anyone checked out the peaches on that cover?

A quick (and rather cute) story here …

This isn’t my first visit to Rebel, Oklahoma. And, it looks like it won’t be my last.

I had originally won book #1 – “Finding the Road Home”, as part of another author’s contest (again, no obligation to leav
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Kay Garrett
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: want-to-read
READY TO TRUST by Tina Radcliffe is the second book in the Hearts of Oklahoma series. It’s amazing story of Rancher Reece Rainbolt and Claire Ballard in the small town of Rebel, Oklahoma.

The story starts with Reece and Claire meeting unexpectedly in a law office for the reading of Davis Ballard’s will. Claire wants to settle her father’s estate, sell out and move back to the big city with her 5 year old daughter, Zoe, where she is a nurse. Reece’s surprised both by seeing Claire and not really
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Phyllis
Aug 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful!

It’s so refreshing the way Tina Radcilffe integrates faith with everyday life so beautifully in this sweet romance.

In Ready to Trust, Claire has had her share of family difficulties. She has a hard time trusting people and a hard time trusting God. And because of this she’s a bit of a control freak. And of all people, she trusts Reese the least!

Reese had been quite a mess six years earlier. But he was a changed man – now if only Claire would believe him. I loved the way that in his str
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Lisa
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ready to Trust, by Tina Radcliffe, is the second book in the Hearts of Oklahoma series. This is the story of Reece and Claire. Wow!! Once you get past the cover, (I kept looking back), you don't want to leave the story. Radcliffe has a talent for creating characters from real people. There are so many layers to their personalities, so many nuances. There are flaws and imperfections that bring so much reality to the pages.

Reece has matured from the selfish, hurt individual he used to be. He has f
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Tracey
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ready to Trust delivers on a Dream Big theme!

Yall! I just have to gush over the swoony cover of Ready to Trust by Tina Russo Radcliffe! Isn't Reece the BEST book cover of the year?! He gets my vote!

Whew, now that I've got that out of my system (kinda-sorta) let's talk about the story! Tina builds a charming community in small town Rebel, Oklahoma starting in the first book, Finding the Road Home. It's full of interesting relatable characters, the Rainbolt family chief among them.

I loved Mitch an
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Andrea
Aug 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story was so familiar to me for some reason. Then again, I have been reading a lot of these inspirational, second chance and rancher romances lately. I'd say that you have the same general formula as a lot of those books, but Tina makes this story her own and you'll love follow Claire and Reece along their journey.

The two of them knew each other a little bit when they were younger, as their family homesteads were next door to each other. But then after devastating losses in their lives, the
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Sherida Stewart
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reece Rainbolt of Rebel Ranch.....what a HERO!

Well....I don’t usually like bad boy heroes, but for Reece Rainbolt, I’m making an exception. Why my change of heart? Reece is the epitome of a self-sacrificing man, though still a bit stubborn. He’s learned from past mistakes and now does his best to live a faithful life as he helps his family and community. Plus he’s a gorgeous blue-eyed rancher! Did you see that cover?

I admired strong-willed single mom Claire Ballard. After inheriting half her fa
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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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