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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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Ahead of her, Sam walked toward the yard gate, oblivious to the jealousy that oozed through her veins. Between Butch, Jules, and Mrs. Payton—due home in a couple weeks for Christmas—Sam had a real family. A real family with a real home.
A home now under more threat than they realized.
In addition to getting her Wildfire work done, Kimberly had spent late-night hours since she’d arrived scouring the six months’ worth of financial documents Jules had given her, looking for a way to free up the cash they needed.
Not only was there none, but Jules seemed to be on a downward trajectory that, given the frequency of Australia’s natural disasters, would probably lead to foreclosure. But to convince Jules of the need for a change—or even just to confirm her suspicions—she’d need Sam’s help. Sam, who’d expressly told her not to meddle beyond finding a short-term fix for their money woes. Who wanted to believe this was nothing more than a rough patch.
Who’d bent over her hand and pulled splinters with such care that her hand still tingled when she thought of it.
How could she keep quiet and watch Sam and Jules lose all they had? Still, Sam’s words to her on her first night here swirled in her brain. “If you want my help talking my sister into some scheme of yours, don’t count on it.”
But friends had their friends’ backs.
Palms clammy, she hustled to catch up to Sam. He swung the gate open and held it for her to enter the yards. “What’s wrong?”
She hesitated. Were her thoughts that obvious? “What do you mean?”
“You have your ‘Something’s wrong’ face on. Last time I saw it was—” He stopped. She finished the sentence in her head: “When you told me about your plan for Wildfire.” “—when Tariq threw up on the foosball table.”
She wrinkled her nose. “If I was pulling any face, it was my ‘I’m trying not to also vomit’ face. I was the one who cleaned that up. You got to bundle him in the car and take him home.”
His lips twitched upward. “Yeah, thanks for taking that bullet.” The moment rested between them. A shared memory, and they were actually both smiling.
Sam relatched the gate, and she summoned the depths of her courage. Just rip it off like a Band-Aid. “Sam, can you help me talk to Jules about letting me dig way deeper into the finances? I’m worried the farm’s in real danger.” She rushed the sentence out.
The smile playing around his lips froze then drained away.

From A Girl’s Guide to the Outback by Jessica Kate. Used with the permission of the publisher, Thomas Nelson. Copyright © 2020 by Jessica Kate Learn more at TNZ Fiction.

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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