Penelope Huntingdon-Stewart, highly successful clean-eating food vlogger and owner of the website Penny’s Kitchen, is looking for a new direction for her brand. At least that’s what she tells herself when she retreats to Axedale to record a new web series and write a cookbook. That sounds so much better than damage control after her only live, on-screen interview ends in an oh-so-public epileptic seizure.
Farmer Sam McQuade is immediately attracted to Penelope, but the ultra femme and high maintenance city girl seems way out of her league. When Penelope struggles to get her health on track, Quade insists on being her knight in shining armor, much to Penelope’s displeasure. Quade is annoyingly good-looking, not to mention kindhearted, and falling for her would be so easy. If only it didn’t force Penelope to face the secrets she’s hidden from everyone. Can love alone bring a complex city girl and a simple rural farmer together?
About the Author
Jenny Frame is from the small town of Motherwell in Scotland, where she lives with her partner, Lou, and their well-loved and very spoiled dog.
She has a diverse range of qualifications, including a BA in public management and a diploma in acting and performance. Nowadays, she likes to put her creative energies into writing rather than treading the boards.
When not writing or reading, Jenny loves cheering on her local football team, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Jenny can be contacted at www.jennyframe.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've been looking forward to reading this third installment of Jenny Frame's Axedale Series, "Wooing The Farmer!!!" BTW, LOVE the cover! Oh-so colourful, so quaint! Bright and joy! Look at the reflection?! So pretty! Makes me happy every time I look at it! Well done! Anyway, so naturally, I devoured it in one short sitting as soon as! I couldn't wait to see what Frame had in-store for me favourite farmer, Quade, the shy, adorable, terribly forlorn and lonesome butch who had been looking for the love of her life, the femme of her dreams since Book 1. Aaarghhhh!! Poor Quade! But not anymore!!! Thank Christ!! This book really gave me this feeling of an ultimate butch/femme fantasy love story, a fairy tale romance filled with the "sugar and spice and all that's nice" overall sensation that Frame deftly crafted into this utterly heartwarming and sensual, dewy-eyed and sentimental, heart-tugging and seductive, romantic journey with a dose of eroticism in it! This installment has become me favourite of the series! I loved everything about Penny and Quade's characters, their ups, their downs. I thoroughly enjoyed their road to securing an everlasting love, which was developed with gripping effect (for me!). Frame's sensitive, nuanced and realistic depiction of Penny's chronic medical condition and the devastating psychological effects it had on her, how she slowly let go of her lifetime of crippling fear about intimacy, trust and love before finally feeling free to accept and love herself and Quade completely and unconditionally, was well-paced, well-written and incredibly moving for me. In the end, love conquers all, innit? There was one unforgettable scene that floored me. I felt every bit of that defined moment. Truly one of the most memorable moments that I've ever read in any love story, and never in this kind of intimate situation. The level of detail, the depth of intimacy in that scene was so personal, imo. Thank you, Ms. Frame, for writing such an incredibly stirring, riveting scene that really brought Penny and Quade's connection to life. **And the DOGS!! So bloody adorable!!! Dogs really are precious, aren't they? Ahhhh....** All in all, I simply loved this story! It was an utterly cherishing read for me. I highly recommend it to those who love a butch/femme romance, further enriched by an utterly gripping storyline about overcoming great adversity and finding true love and trust at the end of the tunnel. Fans of Quade's and the Axedale series, reckon you'll have a whale of a time with this! If you're familiar with Frame's books, you'll know that she writes fabulous "classic" butch/femme characters with engaging stories. Penny's complex character was a stand-out for me. Well done, Ms. Frame and thank you! An ARC copy was given to me by BSB/Netgalley in exchange for an honest feedback.
'Wooing the Farmer' is a truly tender love story. It is the 3rd installment of the 'Axedale' series, but it can be read as a stand-a-lone. The only piece that wasn't explained for me was a vicar's previous nickname that was referenced. It did not impact understanding of the story, however. This is the story of Penny, a high-maintenance-girly-girl, that travels to Axedale to rebuild her lifestyle brand by doing some work around country living. There is a gorgeous butch farmer, Quade, that owns the property next door to the cottage Penny is staying in. Because of Penny's debilitating epileptic condition, she is standoffish to any help Quade offers, but does she have the fortitude to continue rejecting the swoon worthy courting? Penny's fears as a result of her epilepsy gives this story a beautiful depth I was not expecting. I found myself very sympathetic toward her character and understanding why she could be so cold, build walls, and ultimately run away from potential feelings. Then throw in a handsome and nurturing next door neighbor that is set on helping Penny through her insecurities, and you have the ingredients for an organic and healthy romance I enjoyed the intimate scenes. Although explicit, there were major undertones of love and affection that allowed me to connect with the scenes and feel less embarrassment than I usually do with depictions of sex in books. There were several missing words here and there. And one time there was a reference to the wrong person's name. And I have no idea what happened to Penny's brother Hugo. He was mentioned in the beginning but never heard from again. Overall, this was a really enjoyable read. I recommend it for those who like clean and intuitive eating, enemies to lovers trope, and relationships built on deep connections/experiences. I was provided and ARC through Netgalley from Bold Strokes Books for an honest review