Breaking ground with the Farm Fresh Romance series, RASPBERRIES AND VINEGAR finds Josephine Shaw and her friends renovating a dilapidated farm with their sights set on more than just their own property. Transforming the town with their sustainable lifestyle and focus on local foods is met with more resistance than they expected, especially by temporary neighbor, Zachary Nemesek. Jo needs to learn that a little sweet makes the tart more tasty.
WINNER: The Word Award for Best Contemporary Romance of 2013
Josephine Shaw: complex, yet singleminded. A tiny woman with big ideas and, some would say, a mouth to match. But what does she really know about sustainable living as it relates to the real world? After all, she and her two friends are new to farming.
Zachary Nemesek is back only until his dad recovers enough to work his own land again. When Zach discovers three helpless females have taken up residence at the old farm next door, he expects trouble. But a mouse invasion proves Jo has everything under control. Is there anything she can’t handle? And surely there’s something sweet beneath all that tart.
Raspberries and Vinegar was part of the multi-author collection Love Brings Us Home in 2014-2015.
Raspberries and Vinegar is available in audio, narrated by Becky Doughty.
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A Farm Fresh Romance (Farm Lit)
A FARM FRESH ROMANCE. This unique rural romance series follows the adventures, romantic and otherwise, of three college graduates and their friends who move onto a reclaimed farm where they plan to take the rural area by storm with their sustainable lifestyle and focus on local foods.
“Valerie Comer has created a truly unique concept with her Farm Fresh Romance series, and Jo Shaw is a corker of a heroine to start the stories rolling. She’s sharp, smart mouthed, and sure to win your heart. What can you expect from feisty Jo and her stubborn, handsome neighbor? Fireworks!”
Trish Perry, co-author of The Midwife’s Legacy
“The best things in life are the ones you can’t buy, including the beauty of nature and the power of love. Raspberries and Vinegar demonstrates both the pleasures and challenges of sustainable living with warmth and humor. A vivid portrait of the simple life!”
Nancy Sleeth, author of Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life
“A spunky heroine on a mission kicks off Comer’s series, making for a sweet read with touches of humor and a hint of tang that tugs at the heart.”
Lynette Sowell, award-winning author of the ECPA best seller, Christmas At Barncastle Inn
“Valerie Comer has created a unique concept with her Farm Fresh Romance series, sandwiching the importance of local grown food between Jo Shaw and her handsome neighbor who doesn’t get Jo’s passion. A romance sure to feed you.”
Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, author of Mind of Her Own, A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee, and We’re Not Blended We’re Pureed.
“Raspberries and Vinegar is a humorous and heart touching read. Comer brings real issues to light, with her passion for local sustainable food and family shining in a perfect summer read. You’ll find yourself ready to sip on a raspberry and vinegar drink after delighting in this fresh farm read. And yes, Comer includes the recipe at the back of the book.”
Melissa K. Norris, author of Pioneering Today: Faith and Home the Old-Fashioned Way