Launch day for A Girl’s Guide to the Outback!

Graphic of the first line of A Girl's Guide to the Outback - Kimberly Foster jammed her phone in her pocket and rushed down the sunny Charlottesville street in a Mr. Potato Head costume, peep-toe heels, and a murderous rage.

A Girl’s Guide to the Outback launches today and I’m so excited to share it with you!

Having grown up on Australian dairy farms myself, it was so special to write a USA-Australian romance that incorporates so many family memories as well as tonnes of chemisty and sass.

I hope you enjoy Sam and Kimberly’s story!

Purchase A Girl’s Guide to the Outback

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. 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 looms, will Sam find it within himself to take a risk that could lead to love? And will Kimberly trust God with her future?

Endorsement graphic for A Girl's Guide to the Outback: A Girl's Guide to the Outback is as charming as it is hilarious...leaving you no choice but to abandon all personal responsibilities so you can devour every page. Betsy St Amant, author of The Key to Love, coming October 2020

Love and Other Mistakes is officially released!

Love and Other Mistakes by Jessica Kate

Love and Other Mistakes is officially live!!! You can purchase it from your preferred online retailer from this link.

Hope you all have fun with Nat, Jem and Lili! 😀

Tell me, what’s your favorite romances featuring ex’s (like Natalie and Jem, who are ex-fiances)?

 

Publishers Weekly review!

Publishers Weekly review of Jessica Kate's romantic comedy novel Love and Other Mistakes

It’s official, my debut romantic comedy Love and Other Mistakes has been reviewed by Publishers Weekly – and they liked it!!!

“This captivating tale from Kate explores a woman’s pain and hardship as she questions her faith…With believably flawed characters, this affecting tale of deceit and redemption, which questions what it means to forgive, will elicit strong reactions from Christian inspirational readers interested in stories with strong moral themes.”

😀 😀 😀 Such a pinch-me moment!

So much fun to see my book in here, especially next to my talented friend Rachel Linden and her upcoming novel The Enlightenment of Bees.

If you want to check out the online version of the review, it’s available here.

Cover reveal & pre-order: A Girl’s Guide to the Outback

Jessica Kate's new novel A Girl's Guide to the Outback

What if your nemesis was your last hope?

When Kimberly Foster strikes a deal with former colleague and nemesis Samuel Payton in order to save her dream job and his family farm, Kimberly has to fly Down Under to work with the one person who considers her the enemy.

Guys, I’m so excited to reveal the cover for A Girl’s Guide to the Outback and to announce that it’s up for pre-order!  
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This book excites me for SO MANY reasons! Some of the top ones being:
1. It’s (mostly) set in AUSTRALIA!!!
2. There’s not one but TWO love/hate storylines…my favorite type of story!!!
3. I get to show of Australia’s farms (where I grew up) and also its beaches (where I, you–let’s be honest, everyone, would rather be right now).
4. A Mr Potato Head costume is involved.
5. There’s an adorable dog.
6. There’s also a Captain America costume.
7. Feel free to image my hero speaking with Hugh Jackman’s voice…because have I mentioned, he’s AUSTRALIAN?!?!?!?

Jan 28 2020 is the big day everyone!

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New release – The Kiss Dare

The Kiss Dare, a short story by Jessica Kate and endorsed by Rachel Hauck

All Bea MacLaren wants is to survive this work Christmas party and beat Harry Miller to the Corporate Communications Manager promotion – her mother and siblings are counting on her.

But when Harry attempts to distract her with an outrageous dare, is it just a last-ditch effort to discredit her before the promotion? Or something sweeter?

 

Friends, I am so excited to announce the launch of The Kiss Dare! This sassy short is available FREE and EXCLUSIVE to newsletter subscribers, and includes Chapter 1 of my upcoming romantic comedy Love and Other Mistakes. 

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Some wonderful authors were kind enough to read The Kiss Dare and share their thoughts:

New York Times bestseller Rachel Hauck endorses Jessica Kate's The Kiss Dare.

Bethany Turner endorses Jessica Kate's The Kiss Dare.

Carrie Booth Schmidt endorses Jessica Kate's The Kiss Dare.

Rachel McMillan endorses Jessica Kate's The Kiss Dare.

Lindsay Harrel endorses Jessica Kate's The Kiss Dare.

Rachel Linden endorses Jessica Kate's The Kiss Dare.

 

Romance author Tari Faris endorses Jessica Kate's The Kiss Dare.

Romance author Joy Massenburge endorses Jessica Kate's The Kiss Dare.

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