Friday, January 31, 2020

A Girl's Guide to the Outback by Jessica Kate

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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?

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Does all it take is a mini vacation and a good crying jag along with help from God to realize that you're meant for each other? And the fear of change to keep you from doing God's will?

I believe so yes.
A good cry often clears up our minds and tends or supposed to make us feel better but all it does is make me have a headache with a stopped up nose and swollen eyeballs lol. But for me, it tends to relieve the tension a little.
Sometimes we just need a little break away from everyone and everything to help us out with our jobs and maybe even God's will for us.
This book has all of that and much more. I feel like it's a feel good book with lots of good advice from Sam's mum. I started calling her the Wise woman. She's my favorite person in the story.
I loved the story and even got a few laughs out of it as well.
I just wanted to choke Kimberly and Sam and yes even Jules and Mick.
It sure took them a long time to see what's right in front of them!
I love Kim and her determination to get things done and I especially love her stubbornness. But, I think what I liked best was that the author showed just how flawed she was. I loved how the author put her through the adventures of just life in general.
I especially loved the setting of Australia. It gave me a glimpse of what it's really like over there.
Sam is just stupid stubborn. All because of fear like his mom said.
I hate fear. It tends to hold us back from what God really wants us to do for Him.
Forgiveness and Trust plays a part of this story too.
The trusting part is the most hardest thing to do. I know. I tend to fail at that part. But it's a good thing that our Lord is patient with us. I'm so very grateful for that aren't you?
I finished this book all in one day. It was so good that I couldn't put it down. Plus, it made my cold afternoon go by faster. I love a good story like that.
I highly recommend. I also didn't see any mistakes in this copy that Netgalley let me have.
My thanks to Netgalley and Thomas Nelson.
I was NOT required to write a review. NO compensations were received and all opinions are my own. 

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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  1. Thank you for sharing. I would love to visit Australia in memory of my dad who always dreamed of going.

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