Love At First Thought with Tina Radcliffe

by | Mar 4, 2011 | Fiction Book Reviews | 7 comments

Well, you can’t have visited Seekerville often without running into my wonderful guest for today. She’s the Weekend Edition Queen. Tina Radcliffe!

Not only is she a lovely writer, but she’s been a great source of encouragement to me. I’m so thankful for her! I keep writing that about these Seekerville gals, but it’s totally true. They’re a wonderful bunch of God-loving, encouraging, funny, and inspiring ladies.

Tina’s debut novel came out in January and it was a wonderful story of risking your heart…and future, for love.

The inspiration behind her novel, The Ranchers Reunion, is fantastic.

Check it out!

The Rancher’s Reunion began percolating in my mind over twenty years ago. Little did I know then that it would be my debut release for the Harlequin Love Inspired line.
Long ago I had the opportunity to work through the ranks at a residential care facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I began as a nurse aide and eventually went on to become Director of Nurses. It was there that I met a young orderly willing to face the incredible odds of Huntington’s disease with the woman who loved him by his side. When they shared their engagement news with me, The Rancher’s Reunion was born.
The setting changed from a medical facility to a ranch, but how could I not include all the wonderful things I love about Oklahoma, including cowboys and ranchers? I lived seventeen years in Tulsa and love everything about the area. Oklahomans were friendly and welcoming to this former Western New York State transplant. Some of my greatest memories include the Tulsa State Fair, antiquing in the town of Jenks, and driving to Bixby for pumpkins in the fall. And, by the way, if you haven’t had Mazzio’s pizza or a Braum’s cherry-limeade you don’t know what you’re missing.

Wow, isn’t that beautiful! Well, Oklahoma is too, I’m sure – but the story behind Rancher’s Reunion!


Thanks, Tina.

Remember, you are loved with an everlasting love. God’s love


  1. Sherrinda

    Tina! I lived in Sand Springs for 3 years and loved every minute of it. It was so beautiful and it holds so many special memories for me. I love hearing how your story came about AND that it ended up being your debut novel! Awesome!

  2. KC Frantzen

    Pepper, this is such a great story today. Thanks for sharing Tina with us!

    Tina- so excited for you. The cover is just that much more lovely, now that I know a bit more background. Thrilled with your success!!!

    • pepperbasham

      I’m happy, happy to brag about Tina!
      She’s simply great!

  3. Tina

    Oklahoma is a beautiful state and the folks are nicer than nice!

    And it’s where my favorite church is. Grace Fellowship, out there in Broken Arrow.

  4. Tina

    Thanks for the kind words, Sherrinda and KC.

    Pepper, thanks for having me!

  5. Jo

    When hubby and I left New York City we ended up living in Midwest City and than Oklahoma City for 6 months. It was culture shock but we really enjoyed it at the same time. We have driven back through there a few times since.

  6. Julie Lessman

    Tina!!! I LOVE the story behind Rancher’s Reunion, but NOT as much as I LOVED the book itself!! Hands-down, one of the BEST books I’ve read in the last year, seriously!! Can’t wait for the next Tina Radcliffe read!!

    Thanks, Pep, for having Tina on — it’s always great learning a little bit more about the Seekers I love!!



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