Falling For the Farmer (Heartsong Presents) By Narelle Atkins
Love Inspired, 4th February 2014


And she’s incredibly grateful when Jack Bradley offers her a job on his apple farm. Working side by side in the orchards with her best friend’s brother seems like the perfect way to get over her disastrous engagement. Until Kate finds herself falling hard for the handsome farmer.

Jack Bradley knows city-girl Kate isn’t here to stay. Yet suddenly he’s imagining a life with her in the country. When Kate considers going back to the city, can Jack find a way to show her that her real home is here on the farm, by his side?

I have not read a Love Inspired published book before and what better way to start than with an Aussie book in this collection! Straight off this is a simple, sweet, well paced story. Because of the shorter length of this book (as with all Heartsong Presents books), the author doesn’t waste her time. The story unfolds quickly and moves along at a  nice pace. Although the time Kate spends on the Apple Orchard is slowed down well, so that the reader gets to know that Kate herself is slowing down in life and quite possibly enjoying the quieter life on the farm…and maybe cute Jack could be a part of her future?

First Kate has to fix the problems she caused by running away from her wedding – her relationship with her mother and some financial issues (not to mention shorting out what happened with her fiancee), in short she is learning to grow up and handle her life. Jack is weary of girls who can’t seem to sort out just what they want from life. He knows what he wants – a quiet life on the farm. He likes Kate, but he isn’t sure she wants the same thing he does. Kate likes Jack, but she’s not sure she has her life together enough to end up with him. Will they sort it out? It’s worth reading to find out.

Kate and Jack flow naturally together and you can’t help but like both of them and wish them the best for the future. A great effort Narelle and so lovely to have the book set in a part of Australia I am not familiar with!