Now that Billie has made her choice to run the farm, it’s time roll up her sleeves and get to work.
Baby chicks and goats want to be fed. Gardens need to be planted and tended. And Billie seems up for the task.
As the farm teems with life, Billie goes after her chores with zeal and tenacity, as her dad did before her. But, unlike her dad, Billie’s no hermit. Before long, the farm has more visitors than ever, but the one person Billie wants in her bed insists on taking things slow, to grow their relationship from the ground up. Dates, day trips, and working with friends on the farm give Billie and Jodie time to get to know each other’s virtues and vices before they are in over their heads. Soon, Billie will learn that nature works on its own schedule.
How a City Girl Does Country All Wrong
Billie’s life is right on track. Solid. She has a girlfriend to hang out with and an internship to build her resume until she goes back to U Dub next fall. But when her girlfriend bails on her and she inherits her dad’s farm in Milepost, Idaho, you could knock her over with a feather.
Milepost is a world away from Seattle in more ways than one. There’s no good coffee, the locals are a mixed bag, and there is no social life whatsoever. As for the farm - the chickens try her patience, everything she owns is covered in poop, and the goats may prove her undoing. There’s no doubt she is in over her head just getting the place ready to sell, and her mom and best friend are frustratingly supportive without giving her any answers. Luckily, she has help from a hired man of sorts, an attorney she happens to be named after, a gorgeous librarian/cowgirl, and a bunch of people she doesn’t even know.
The road to making a decision is definitely rocky, and soon she begins to ask herself: How can she go back to the big city after being down on the farm?
Love can be hard in Atlanta.
When women are throwing themselves at her girlfriend, it’s hard for Alex not to be jealous. And when Alex is busy with work and school all the time, Kat starts to get lonely.
Alex is a Connecticut bleeding-heart liberal, and Kat is a self-proclaimed Georgia redneck who tends bar in a gay nightclub, but they have a lot in common. Both women have family issues to resolve before they can take the next steps in their lives. Alex has to process the guilt of her brother’s death she has carried since childhood, and Kat must figure out if her hick family will accept her relationship with Alex and if their future kids would be welcomed in, too. And they both have big career decisions to make.
As if that’s not enough to contend with, when a client disappears from the Louise Ellis Group Home where Alex works, their lives are turned upside down. Will Alex and Kat fall apart, or will they conquer their fears and build a new life together?
Amy Stinnett grew up in a small town in Tennessee. By a circuitous route, she completed her degree, made two cross country moves, and raised a child She has written short stories and articles that focus on LGBTQ relationships and coming of age, edited an LGBTQ newspaper, and edited works for other writers.
Amy has lived in Georgia, Florida, Arizona, Idaho, and Eugene, Oregon. She now lives in Ontario, Oregon with her partner, Stephanie, and their son, Phil, along with their two dogs, cat, nine goats, and too many chickens to count.
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