A Girl’s Guide to the Outback

A Girl’s Guide to the Outback Review

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 beneath 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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  • Sarah Sundin

    Full of humor and snappy banter, A Girl’s Guide to the Outback is loaded with fish-out-of-water Australian fun. And yet Jessica Kate tells a far deeper story. Kimberly and Sam and Jules are each hur...

  • Obsidian

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review.Well not bad. I just didn't realize when I got this via NetGalley this was a Christian romance. I tend to s...

  • Stinky Girl

    Full review at a later date....

  • Gemma

    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...

  • Jacob Proffitt

    This is a heavily Christian romance with two couples. Unfortunately, one of each couple bugged me heavily and the Christian aspect fell flat, too. I persisted to the finish because the setting was on ...

  • Jes Drew

    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 ...

  • Bethany Turner

    I had the great pleasure of reading Jessica Kate's sophomore novel, A Girl’s Guide to the Outback, for endorsement, and let me just say...I loved it! Kate's first novel, Love and Other Mistakes, was...

  • Rebecca

    4.5 stars"She has more faith in me that I have in myself."Kimberly Foster and Samuel Payton endured (or enjoyed . . . depending on who you asked or what day of the week it was) a love/hate, fire/ice r...

  • Hallie Szott

    4.5What a delight. With characters from her debut Love and Other Mistakes, Jessica Kate’s A Girl’s Guide to the Outback delivers an entertaining rom-com with plenty of heart and depth.Ministry lea...

  • Gretchen M.

    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 bo...