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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
I received this book free to review; however, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive compensation at no cost to you.
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 review of A Girl’s Guide to the Outback
A Girl’s Guide to the Outback is a hilarious, inspirational rom com, and you’re going to love it! I’m a sucker for Australia…except for all of the wildlife that want to kill me. I mean Australia has the Sydney Opera House, beautiful beaches, Chris Hemsworth… You get the picture.
Kimberly Foster has a head for business, and Sam Payton has a passion for reaching youth who are hurting and need Jesus. Together they’ve made the Wildfire ministry a success. But for two people who work so well together, they sure don’t like each other. Oh, it’s not that they don’t respect each other – they just don’t understand each other. They’ve never taken the time to really get to know each other either.
When Sam leaves the ministry to head back to help his sister, Jules, with the family farm that’s in danger of going under, Kimberly is tasked with finding his replacement. Wildfire quickly realizes that Sam is irreplaceable, so they send Kimberly off to “woo” him back. Sam makes a deal with Kimberly. He agrees to come back but only for six weeks to help train a replacement youth pastor. In exchange, Kimberly will comb the farm’s financials for a way to help save the farm from going under.
I’m not going to spoil this completely adorable book for you because I know you will love it, and I want you to discover all of the swoon-worthy, heart-wrenching, heartwarming, and inspiring moments yourselves. Not only are the main characters well-developed, but the supporting characters also are. My favorite supporting character is Butch who works at the farm. He barely talks, but he listens. He and Kimberly form a real bond during the course of her time in Australia. She was able to open up to him in a way that she couldn’t to others. You’ll find out why when you read this yourself!
A Girl’s Guide to the Outback is a Christian romance book, and I found moments of deep wisdom within its pages.
This book challenges my faith, makes me laugh, and makes me cry. If you love Christian romantic comedy, I highly recommend that you read A Girl’s Guide to the Outback soon!
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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