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A Girl’s Guide to the Outback By Jessica Kate Christian Contemporary Romance Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 368 Pages January 28th 2020 by Thomas Nelson

How far will a girl go to win back a guy she can’t stand? This funny, sweet, and romantic story proves that opposites do attract—and that God has a sense of humor.

Samuel Payton is a passionate youth pastor in Virginia, but below the surface, he’s still recovering from the blow of a failed business and insecurities he can’t shake. His coworker, start-up expert Kimberly Foster, is brilliant, fearless, and capable, but years of personal rejection have left her defensive and longing for a family. Two people have never been more at odds—or more attracted to one another. And every day at work, the sparks sure do fly.

When Kimberly’s ambitious plans for Sam’s ministry butt up against his risk-averse nature, Sam decides that obligations to family trump his work for the church. He quits the ministry and heads home to Australia to help his sister, Jules, save her struggling farm. As Kimberly’s grand plans flounder, she is forced to face the truth: that no one can replace Sam. Together they strike up a deal: If Kimberly comes to work on Jules’s dairy farm and lends her business brains to their endeavor, then maybe—just maybe—Sam will reconsider his future with the church.

As Kimberly tries her hand at Australian farm life, she learns more about herself than she could’ve ever expected. Meanwhile Sam is forced to re-evaluate this spunky woman he thought he already knew. As foes slowly morph into friends, they wonder if they might be something even more. But when disaster strikes the farm, will Sam find it within himself to take a risk that could lead to love? And will Kimberly trust God with her future?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I really enjoyed this interesting story from author Jessica Kate. I love that the characters and sassy and stubborn because it kept me more interested in the story and makes me story flow. Written by an Australian author, readers flow the journey with Sam as he returns to his homeland to help out his mom and sister on their farm. And I learned an amazing amount of Aussie slang as it was used throughout the book. I know some missionaries in Australia, so I enjoyed all of the details of the scenes taking place there.

The cast of mixed characters give a lot of flavor to the story. There are many times you will find yourself laughing, and there are some sad moments ad well. The Christian lifestyle was weaved throughout the story in a somewhat subtle way. And it had a sweet ending. The only thing I wasn’t really fond of in the story was some of the words that were used to describe a few things. And though its only a few times, it saddens me because I can’t suggest this for a teenager to read. Which I could if these words were left out. I read an ARC, maybe the final release with be different. If you are looking for a humorous, sweet yet crazy read, this is one you will love.

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

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About the Author

Australian author Jessica Kate writes inspirational romances with wit, sass, and grit. Jessica is a screenwriting groupie, cohost of the StoryNerds vlog and podcasts, and her favorite place to be—apart from Mum and Dad’s back deck—is a theme park. She has traveled North America and Australia, and samples her favorite pasta wherever she goes—but the best (so far) is still the place around the corner from her corporate day job as a training developer. She loves watching sitcoms with her housemates and being a leader in a new church plant.

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