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.
A Girl's Guide to the Outback By Jessica Kate
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 368 Pages
January 28th 2020 by Thomas Nelson
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?
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
This book is a fun, clever stale of opposites woking together in developing a Youth based ministry. When the two are not disagreeing, they seem to balance each other out. But a conflict Kim could not abide occurred, combined with disturbing news Sam received, which ended up with Sam leaving.
Things did not do well in trying to find a Youth Minister replacement, so Kim was given an ultimatum - Get Sam back or all was lost! The problem is, her only chance of persuading him, meant she would have to go on the other side of the world to Austria, plus was a huge amount of "humble pie". - She would do whatever it takes.
While reading this book, be prepared to laugh, then cry, plus experience all the emotions in between the two.
The characters are very endearing and the dedication to family and God, inspiring. There is so much of real life challenges portrayed, the whole story felt real.
There was enough "twists" to keep it interesting. The scenes were vividly defined and easily visualized. The Book Cover and Title were a good "Fit". The cover is simple, yet, eye-catching.
This is a great book for older Young Adults to read, as it is for Adults
I felt there was slightly too much indecisive drama, so I give it a Four and a Half Stars, instead of a Five Star rating.
*This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review..
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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