A Fallow Heart

A Fallow Heart

Linda Kage / Nov 19, 2019

A Fallow Heart contemporary adult romance some explicitness companion story to THE TROUBLE WITH TOMBOYS Ten years ago an oil tycoon s daughter and a farmer s son shared a moment neither would ever forget When she l

  • Title: A Fallow Heart
  • Author: Linda Kage
  • ISBN: 9781618855008
  • Page: 489
  • Format: ebook
  • contemporary adult romance some explicitness companion story to THE TROUBLE WITH TOMBOYS Ten years ago, an oil tycoon s daughter and a farmer s son shared a moment neither would ever forget When she left town in disgrace, a piece of her stayed locked deep within his soul And like the ground he tended, his emotions lay fallow for years Cooper Gerhardt s deeply b contemporary adult romance some explicitness companion story to THE TROUBLE WITH TOMBOYS Ten years ago, an oil tycoon s daughter and a farmer s son shared a moment neither would ever forget When she left town in disgrace, a piece of her stayed locked deep within his soul And like the ground he tended, his emotions lay fallow for years Cooper Gerhardt s deeply buried feelings for Jo Ellen Rawlings grew fertile over time, just waiting for the day she would return to release his deepest desires When she strolls back into Tommy Creek, Texas for her ten year class reunion, Cooper shows her farmboy style exactly what she missed by leaving Starting a short term affair is simply unavoidable But when the week is over, can either of them let go of the responsibilities and apprehensions keeping them apart Or will their fallow hearts learn to flourish together

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      • Linda Kage

        I think I was meant to be a crazy, lonely, cat lady librarian, except it took me fifteen years of marriage and two daughters before I actually got the cat I do work a fulltime day job in an academic library, but only as an assistant, so I didn t actually make the cut to be a full blown librarian The crazy part stands, though I d say my life is hectic and chaotic and busy crazy than lonely, hermit crazy And when my day gets stressful, this overly sensitive, introverted girl well, she simply zones out of reality Just ask my husband and kids how many times they ve tried to have a conversation with me while I was too busy daydreaming Occasionally, I guiltily sneak off and jot down some of the things my mind comes up with when I ve been avoiding reality And even occasionally those things become an entire book, and on rare occasions those books get published Based in southeastern Kansas farming territory, I write contemporary romance fiction Some of my published works are The Forbidden Men series, The Trouble with Tomboys, The Stillburrow Crush, and Fighting Fate And most of my stories lean toward the lighter, sillier side with a couple meaningful moments thrown in I tend to focus on entertainment value and emotional impact, but I love to share my stories with people of similar interests So I d always be honored to escape for a while with you if you wanted to give my stories a try Thanks so much for your time and try to have a spectacular day Big hugs, Linda


    1. A quick and easy read. I liked the idea behind the story but didn't fully understand the characters. Parts seemed a bit far fetched and it was hard at times to see that they had a whole lot of connection. Even though I didn't really get Cooper's adoration and dedication to Jo Ellen, he was really sweet (sometimes too much so) and pretty swoony.

    2. “Sometimes a man can be a lot like a farm. He lets his heart lay fallow for a while, and instead of his feelings dying out, they just go dormant, his emotions growing deeper and stronger as time passes. A person only needs to clear away the weeds on the surface to uncover them.”Usually, I don't really care if a man had his heart broken. BUT - when someone as good, sweet, honest-to-goodness man like Cooper gets his heart broken, my heart gets broken too. AND I WOULD LOVE TO HATE THE GIRL - bu [...]

    3. WHAT DO I THINK?well I am not thinking ! I am on the verge of tears ! It ended ! The book was by Linda Kage so it had to be my favourite ! I was waiting for it for so long that when it came , I pounced on it ! I fell in love with Grady in the first book of the series , B.J. became one of my best girls . When I read that book , Jo Ellen and Cooper were mentioned and in some part of my brain I knew there story would be just as exciting as this one . Tomboy theme in the first book made my day and I [...]

    4. My Review:A Fallow Heart grabbed my attention immediately and did not let it go, cover to cover. Of course, some of that could have to do with the fact that the setting (Texas) was one that I could totally relate to and the characters were country folk. When I saw that, I could hardly contain my excitement over getting to read it!Before we go any further however, you need to know what the term Fallow means. (If you already do, feel free to just skip right on over this portion of my review.) Fall [...]

    5. Have you ever read a story and just feel the dread in your spirit that when the story ends you’re going to still want more? That’s the way I felt when I read this story. Talk about an emotional roller coaster but I couldn’t stop turning the pages wanting the ride to go on and on. Since they were children, farm-boy Cooper Gerhardt has always had a thing for rich girl Jo Ellen Rawlings. Ten years ago he had a single glorious moment with her but then tragedy hit and that moment went away. Coo [...]

    6. Started out sweet, the guy is a dream, why is she so great btwen we move to sickeningly sweet: the guy is unreal, kinda pathetic and wrote the book on martyrdom, the girl's a dunce.ah but they get their shit together don't they?.hleeze.B.J.why couldn't he move on with BJ?

    7. This is such a good story! LOVE Cooper! He is a down home country boy with a body that rocks and is so caring and loving! The scene when he takes his shirt off? WOW! Great read!

    8. I received this book from entering a contest. I always like free books.There is alot of emotions in this book. There is the veiw point of the main boy character and the view point of the main girl character.There is alot of emotion in this book also.There are also two parts, ten years apart. High School and the reunion.Cooper has loved Jo Ellen from afar for years. When he finds her drunk at a party and takes her home, he gives into temptation and kisses her, he makes her promise to break up wit [...]

    9. A Fallow Heart is ideal for all who enjoy a contemporary romance with the setting put forth in Texas, outback country and ranchers. The descriptions are well put forth giving the reader an ideal Texas – country feel to it. The country folk - the area and of course the hot cowboys :) lol.The character development is flawless, with characters that are certainly not flawless in there ways. This alone is believable and very true to real life.It’s well delivered in storyline giving the reader man [...]

    10. I have a confession to makeI have a new book boyfriendrry hubby but Cooper is mine now!So with that being stated for the world to hear, I'll go on with my review, LOL. I do confess though, I love contemporary romance but I haven't really read that many cowboy theme ones but I'm a total convert. I loved this story. It's about unrequited romance, undying love, lost loves and found again. My only complaint is that I wanted more! I wanted to know what happens to the couple. I wanted to go to their w [...]

    11. WowThe people in this town, all the characters are just as foolish, just as mean, just as sweet and endearing as are we and our neighbors. Would that everyone find real love and understanding like in books.

    12. When I read on Linda Kage's blog that A Fallow Heart was dedicated to the memory of her father, a farmer, I really wanted to read it, and I wasn't disappointed. I could see that the author really put her heart and soul into this bookI know that sounds a little corny, but in this case, I don't think there's any better way to describe it! Not only the characters, but also the small-town country setting and especially the details of farming life were conveyed with love and care and even a kind of r [...]

    13. Perfect! That is the best word to describe this book. I loved it, Cooper is perfect and utterly farm boy dreamy. This is the sequel to the trouble with tomboys - which I might add is five star too - this is the story of a broken hearted girl and the boy who has loved her his entire life. There are some ready ,moments in cooper's POV because he has had this huge crush on Jo Ellen for forever and she has never noticed him. It is so sad to hear him doubt himself and the family trauma he is dealing [...]

    14. I love reunion stories where a couple who had something going in the past separate and then get back together and realize what they’ve been missing all these years. Ms. Kage writes from her heart, and because her father spent his life farming and she herself grew up on a farm, she has a tender spot for that lifestyle and the good people who still farm.I enjoyed this book very much and recommend it to anyone who loves a sentimental love story where there are obstacles to overcome but true love [...]

    15. Cooper is too good to be true. He's a very nice and mature at age eighteen yet even more tender years later. But somehow he's insecure too. I just wish he could man up and admit his feeling toward Jo Ellen in the first place, because we all know that Jo Ellen feel the same way. Deep down. Another book from Linda Kage that I adored. Mostly because Linda Kage's style of writing is good and I understand it easily even though English is not my first language. Look forward to read her other books. So [...]

    16. A Fallow Heart by Linda Kage is a great romance novel. I loved it! One of the things I enjoyed most were the life-like and down-to-earth characters. I also liked the strong emotions they brought to the story. The author didn't shy away from showing life how it is - warts and all. Linda Kage dedicated this book to the memory of her late father. I think he must be quite a proud papa over the results of her hard work.

    17. I love the book. kind if sweet story where he loves her his whole life he can remember. broke his heart and she didn't know it. his struggling feeling beeing unwanted and loved that got me but he didn't dare also to tell her because their different background. he is a poor hard work farmer while she came from money for generations and the most rich in town. is his loves is good enough?for me I rather read this book as book 1 in this series instead of as book 2.

    18. Cooper just broke my heart in this book. His love for Jo Ellen was so deep even at eighteen. He was willing to give up everything to help her and she had no clue. And a chance encounter ten years later and Cooper finally gets the girl of his dreams. But they live to completely different lives and neither wants to ask the other to give it up.

    19. 4.5 stars; loved this story, but 4.5 because of the abrupt ending. Would have preferred to see resolution between Coop and his family. Bit unfair how they treated him. Check out the "Trouble with Tomboys" too, about Grady and B.J and for a peek at how Coop and Jo Ellen turned out.

    20. I loved this book! A wonderful love story that grabbed my heart from page 1 and never let go. Still get little goosebumps just thinking about it. A must read for every lover of romance novels!

    21. Well, I like this book enough to finish itBut actually I like the first one betterToo much problem that did not click into place

    22. Another winner for Linda Kage! Great characters, emotion packed romance, what i look for in a romance!Full review coming soon!

    23. I enjoyed this book the entire way through it!!!! The ending brought back so many memories of my grandpa Glen.

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