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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling young-adult author of The Custodian novels, Alison Pensy releases her debut romance under the pen name Adrianna Blakeley. Please note - this is not a young-adult novel.
Sam, a clumsy, self-conscious young woman, sets off on a journey backpacking around Australia. Some would say she was "running away". Sam would tell you she wanted to "find" herself. Whatever the reason for her travels, the very last thing she wants to "find" is love, especially after her only other disastrous experience with it.
When money runs low, Sam finds a job working as a Jillaroo (Aussie cowgirl) on a sheep station in the Australian outback. Little does she know that the station owner's son just happens to be the gorgeous guy she sat next to on the plane over from England. The very same guy who tried to sweep her off her feet during her stopover in Bali.
If that wasn't enough to deal with, she has her suspicions that the sheep have launched a secret vendetta against her. Not to mention the spiders, the snakes, and the shearers.... Oh my!
A heart-warming romantic comedy that will have you wondering if this is what would have happened if Bridget Jones had met The Man from Snowy River instead.
©2012 onward Alison Pensy (P)2013 Alison Pensy
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By Kerry on 04-10-13

Excellent read!!

What did you love best about A Summer Down Under?

Great story line and very lovable characters.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved learning about the country lifestyle in Australia. The book was very adventurous.

Any additional comments?

This was a great book, it had a little of everything, romance, excitement, thrills, humor, and adventure. Highly recommend this book as well as the authors other books. Everything I've read of hers has been awesome.

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By Book Owl Too on 04-09-13

Enjoyable Read/Listen

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Quotes from the authors facebook page and Amazon Reviews: <br/><br/>"Loved the characters and "landscape". Really got in to this book and read it non stop. A little bit of country and a bit of romance all in one." <br/><br/>"A very easy read and very close to home for me with my farmer I found down under! Would recommend to anyone who just wants to enjoy a bit of romance and country. Great Chic Lit!" <br/><br/>"I Am at times picky about romances I read. I have read other novel's from Blakeley/Pensy. Really love how she Writes. So After Getting a Summer Down Under, I was not shocked at all by how much I loved the story. I Laughed out loud at many points. It was one of those novels For me as soon as I Pick it up, I had to finish it. Only taking a break to Eat."<br/><br/>"Do I recommend it? Yeah, it's got everything: romance, some very interesting information about something you never thought you wanted to know about, a couple of LOL moments, a story about traveling and it's Oz...I definitely recommend it. It was a sweet story. "

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