Every once in a while I come across a book that pushes all my buttons in a good way! A Family for the Farmer is such a book. I came across it rather at random while searching assorted keywords on Amazon, bought the Kindle version, and started reading it that evening. Several evenings later I closed the file with a satisfied smile.
Here’s the official blurb:
When she inherits her grandmother’s farm, Emily Elliott must return to the small town she thought she’d permanently escaped. The citified single mom of twins must live on Goosefeather Farm for the summer… or lose it to neighbor and childhood friend Abel Whitlock. It’s Abel’s chance to own the land he’s always wanted, but he won’t do it at the expense of the girl he’s never forgotten — or her adorable twins. Instead, Abel will show Emily how to take care of the farm and its wayward animals. He has three months to fight for a lifetime with the family he loves.
What did I like about it?
• A place called Goosefeather Farm! How much more romantic a name could she have come up with? I don’t think it could be done. It’s an awesome name!
• A woman with desperate reasons to leave the rural community of Pine Valley, and very good reasons to return. Her internal conflicts feel very real.
• A man who stands to gain everything he ever wanted, but the woman he loves stands in his way. There’s a great conflict for a story!
• A pair of five-year-old twins with distinct personalities who, while not driving the storyline, definitely complicate it in all the best ways.
• Add in a milk cow named Beulah, a rooster named Newman, a goose named Glory, a market garden…
Yep, all my favorite things to find in a Christian contemporary romance novel, all in one place. If you enjoy my stories, check out A Family for the Farmer. I think you’ll love it.
Laurel Blount lives on a small farm in middle Georgia with her husband, their four children, a milk cow, dairy goats, assorted chickens and ducks, three spoiled cats and one extremely bossy goose with boundary issues. She divides her time between farm chores, homeschooling, teaching foreign language and writing. She’s happiest with a cup of tea at her elbow and a good book in her hand.