↠´ Read ☆ A Girl's Guide to the Outback by Jessica Kate Ã I so enjoyed this sassy telling of an uptight American s journey to Australia where she finds love Jessica s voice is so fun and distinct I absolutely loved reading it I had the great pleasure of reading Jessica Kate s sopho novel, A Girl s Guide to the Outback, for endorsement, and let me just sayI loved it Kate s first novel, Love and Other Mistakes, was a different sort of read for me I still found myself recommending it because, as a storyteller, Jessica Kate has so many skills that come through on the page, even if the story wasn t exactly for me But A Girl s Guide to the Outback gave me exactly what I wanted It is a rom com with depth, but with the focus firmly planted on the two most important components of romantic comedy romance and comedy I loved every minute of my time with Kimberly Foster and Samuel Payton, and highly recommend their story Romance Author Jessica Kate Explores The Hilariously Thin Line Between Love And Hate In Her Heartwarming New NovelSamuel Payton Is A Passionate Youth Pastor In Virginia, But Beneath The Surface, Sam S Still Recovering From A Failed Business His Coworker Start Up Expert Kimberly Foster Is Brilliant, Fearless, And Capable, But Her Mother S Rejection From A Young Age Till Now Has Left Her Defensive And Longing For A Family Two People Have Never Been At Odds Or Attracted To One Another And Every Day At Work, The Sparks Are FlyingWhen 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 Flies Home To Australia To Help His Family Save Their Struggling Farm Much To Kimberly S Chagrin As Kimberly S Grand Plans Flounder, She Is Forced To Face The Truth That No One Can Replace Sam To What Lengths Will She Go To Get Him Back This is the second time that I have been privileged to read a Jessica Kate book on netgalley While I enjoyed her first book at times, it was a bit too personal That rarely happened in her second book The storyline is excellent and complicated While parts of the story have a happy ending, parts do not I feel like this is true to real life Because the author is from Australia, the setting is definitely true to life I really enjoyed the setting and the characters Several main themes include unconditional love, forgiveness, acceptance of ourselves and second chances Although those ideas are emphasized, the book does not seem preachy With this book, I moved the author up to me, I can t wait until she releases her next book list Romance is an eleme I m so happy that we get to find out what happens to Sam, the youth minister who was introduced in Love and Other Mistakes.
This book mostly takes place on a farm in the Australian outback and is a Christian friends to lovers and by lovers I mean there is smooching romance with a second chances romance as a secondary plot line Kimberly is a straight talking business woman who is passionate about ministry but has a hard time communicating Sam is the founder of a youth ministry who quits out of fear and retreats to his home in Australia, where his sister Jules has taken over the family farm and is near financial ruin.
When Kimberly comes to the outback to help with the farm s finances in exchange for the opportunity to woo Sam back to the ministry, she has to come face to face with a growing attraction to the Aussie and deal with her own feelings of loneliness an Once again, being a romcom and me a not so romantic , I wasn t 100% sure what I was getting into But I love comedy, so why not give it a try And it was funny Sometimes really awkwardly funny than just can t help but laugh funny, but there was humor twined throughout the story.
The Australian setting was really cool, and I feel like Jessica gives a great tour guide in her book, explaining terminology and such that we Americans aren t used to.
The storyline overall was very interesting In a way, it moved slowly for me as a lot happened while the main plotline crawled forward Or maybe I was just impatient to get to the solution faster because I m of a Kim personality The characters were diverse and interesting I loved their backstory and how it was woven into the present day struggles they fa This book was a total surprise I don t know what made me request it, but I m glad I did So, so good Kim and Sam are the main characters but we also see Jules and Mick, who already have a past relationship between them When Kim goes to Australia to help Sam s sister, Jules, with her dairy farm s financial situation, she s hoping to convince Sam to return to the US to continue is work as a youth pastor in charge Kim is new to everything but she doesn t hesitate to help with whatever is needed The setting was amazing and it provided the backdrop for Sam and Kim to get past their perceived animosity towards each other But they ve actually been crushing on each other for three years and don t know how to deal with their emotions I loved this story and couldn t put it down Highly recommend it I received a copy from the publisher through I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do.
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 humour.
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 at odds or attracted to one ano
This book was so completely hilarious and absolutely swoon worthy at the same time, it is one of the tales that genuinely deserves the title of rom com Of course, how can it be anything but with the four most stubborn young, single people in any kind of proximity together We have the lead couple, practical Kim the business woman come to get back the charismic youth pastor, Samuel even though they can t stand each other despite the fact that they are both attracted to the other Then there is Samuel s sister Jules, who takes the stubborn prize, as she tries to stay in control, and Mitch, her neighbor who once loved her and still does, actually Throw all of them together onto a farm in the Australian outback where literally everything is trying to kill them and bankrupt the farm, and it was bound to get interesting Especially as each of the cha I really loved this book I think from the very start it was the characters that drew me in.
I found all the characters so incredibly likeable.
I loved the Aussie accent, phrases and the descriptions of Australian life and the land I was rooting for the jules and Mick and was happy with their ending as much as Kim and Sam I lovely read.
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