Friday, January 17, 2020

First Line Fridays: A Girl's Guide to the Outback by Jessica Kate

Happy Friday!

First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books and participants share the first line from a nearby book.

Today I'm sharing the first line from A Girl's Guide to the Outback by Jessica Kate:

"Samuel Payton was an idiot." 🤣

A Girl's Guide to the Outback arrives on shelves January 28, 2020! But you can check out Jessica's podcast (StoryNerds) where she nerds out over romance books, movies, and tv with some lovely author friends.

What are you reading this weekend? I'd love to read your first lines!

Have a great weekend! Happy reading! 😁

About the Book:

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?
First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. My first line is from Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason:
    Forward Operating Base camp Charles. Afghanistan, September
    Sergeant First Class Asher James stared at Captain Phillip Newell, sure that he’d heard wrong.

    1. It's been a long time since I read one of Lynette Eason's novels, but I remember liking them! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from "A Family to Call Ours" by Merrillee Whren:

    "The sideways rain drenched Caleb Fitzpatrick as he slogged down Maine Street."

  3. Happy Friday!
    On my blog I'm sharing the first line from Lone Star Ranger by Renae Brumbaugh Green: I'm currently on chapter 6, so I'll share the first line from there.
    "Easy, now," Elizabeth whispered, working to keep fear from her voice.
    Hope you have an excellent weekend filled with awesome reading time. 🙂❤📖

    1. I haven't read that one. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Happy Friday! I’m sharing the first lines from Guarded by Sara Davison on my blog today, so here’s a semi-random line from Chapter 8:

    “I don’t do relationship advice, so you, Nicole, and God are going to have to work this out amongst yourselves.”