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Series: Prickle Creek #3
Title: His Outback Nanny
Author: Annie Seaton
Publisher: Entangled Bliss, Entangled Publishing
Published: January 15th, 2018
This series is about four people who were brought up by their grandparents on a ranch near Prickle Creek in Australia after their parents were killed in a car accident. The pairs of siblings have parted to work in various locations around the world until their grandmother calls them home. Now they’re taking turns to spend time on the family ranch to see if they wish to take it over. This story focus is on Jemima Smythe, who was working as an international fashion model but who dreams of teaching in a community like Prickle Creek. When she doesn’t get the job, she is asked for help by a precocious young lady who is trying to advertise for a new Mum! That young lady introduces Jemmy to her father, Ned McCormack, and to her two siblings.
Ned is a widower who grew up in Prickle Creek and has moved back to his parent’s ranch with his three children but is struggling to cope with the children and getting the ranch working again. He offers Jemima the opportunity to be the children’s nanny but then fate intervenes and, for reasons you need to read to discover, he asks her to become his temporary wife of convenience! There’s chemistry between the two but this is supposed to be a marriage with no kisses or falling in love . . . Can they stick to that arrangement or will love find a way into both their hearts?
This is a heartwarming romance and great addition to the series. There are plenty of twists and turns along the way and, as usual, things certainly don’t go smoothly for this couple and the children! The community of Prickle Creek prove to be heroes and there’s a dramatic event to help bring love to everyone in this enchanting story. I’m looking forward with eager anticipation to reading the next story in this series which I presume will be the romance for the fourth of the siblings but still hope there will be further stories based in this fantastic community.
I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Jemima Smythe is over the world of fashion. But when her dream of teaching falls through, Jemmy is determined to show her hometown she’s ready to put down roots. Three beautiful and boisterous kids in need of a nanny offer her an opportunity to prove just that. But their smoking-hot dad, Ned, offers her another—become his wife, as a matter of convenience only.
Ned McCormack is at his wits’ end. A single father to three kids, he quit the city and moved home to the Australian Outback in order to spend more quality time with his family. Unfortunately, the farm needs a lot of work. Just when he’s ready to give up, help comes unexpectedly in the form of a supermodel mistaken as his wife-to-be.
Not a bad arrangement, if only they can stick to the rules of their strictly-business marriage—no kissing and absolutely no falling in love allowed.
Each book in the Prickle Creek series is standalone and I’ve enjoyed the previous two – here are links to my reviews of them: