A Girl’s Guide to the Outback

A Girl’s Guide to the Outback Book Summary

Romance author Jessica Kate explores the hilariously thin line between love and hate in her heartwarming new novel.

Samuel Payton is a passionate youth pastor in Virginia, but beneath the surface, Sam’s still recovering from a failed business. His coworker—start-up expert Kimberly Foster—is brilliant, fearless, and capable, but her mother’s rejection from a young age till now has 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 are flying.

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 flies home to Australia to help his family save their struggling farm—much to Kimberly’s chagrin. As Kimberly’s grand plans flounder, she is forced to face the truth: that no one can replace Sam. To what lengths will she go to get him back?

Title:A Girl’s Guide to the Outback



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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Georgia

    I’m so happy that we get to find out what happens to Sam, the youth minister who was introduced in Love and Other Mistakes.This book mostly takes place on a farm in the Australian outback and is a C...

  • Amanda Tero

    Once again, being a romcom (and me a not-so-romantic), I wasn’t 100% sure what I was getting into. But I love comedy, so why not give it a try? And it was funny. Sometimes really awkwardly funny mor...

  • Lucinda

    This book was a total surprise. I don't know what made me request it, but I'm glad I did. So, so good!Kim and Sam are the main characters but we also see Jules and Mick, who already have a past relati...

  • Inspirationalfictionreader

    A Girl’s Guide to the Outback is the first novel I’ve read by Jessica Kate. I’m so glad I took a chance on this story! I really enjoyed everything about it!I love humor in any story I read and t...