The Sins of a Farmgirl

Romance - General
271 Pages
Reviewed on 09/28/2023
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Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite

The Sins of a Farmgirl by C.T. Cait is set in small-town Cloverdale, Illinois, where Natalie Wilson faces a formidable challenge as the caretaker of her family farm following the untimely deaths of her parents. Motivated by her desire to support her brothers' aspirations, Natalie employs Jason Walker as a farmhand for assistance. Their undeniable chemistry results in massive desire but Natalie has always been 'family first' as a maternal figure to her brothers and their discontent at the pairing is felt deeply. Natalie yearns for companionship and finds it wearing a badge. Throughout it all there is a third man lurking in the background in the form of an ex that is never far off, and the problems that arise in the running of the farm escalate as the story hits fever pitch.

My mother used to joke that “it's only a sin if your dad finds out” which, ok, isn't exactly true but with her in the back of my mind, I reached for The Sins of a Farmgirl by C.T. Cait a little more rapidly than I may have otherwise. Thank goodness I did! The premise is heavy and what transpires as the story progresses is downright scary, and even though Natalie can be incredibly frustrating in the way she flutters through anything with the potential for a meaningful love life, the heart wants what the heart wants. It just does not always know what that is straightaway. Natalie is young but she has basically lived two or three lifetimes and as the mother to a young woman near the same age, I could understand how her being forced into circumstances of adulthood while still a teen herself would mean the organic emotional growth she would have is stunted. She and the men who chase her are fully developed, lifelike characters, and as a novel, this young adult rural romance is also perfect for those of us “of a certain age”. Very highly recommended.

Mimie Odigwe

In The Sins of a Farm Girl by C. T. Cait, Natalie Wilson, a twenty-three-year-old virgin, has three men vying for her affection: Jim Swanson, her high school heartthrob who had hurt her in the past; Jason Walker, the tall, rugged, and handsome new farmhand who makes her body feel things she’s unaccustomed to, and finally, there’s Christopher Edwards, the new deputy in town, who sweeps her off her feet with his politeness and gentle touch. And as her brother, Billy, prepares to wed and move into his wife’s farm, Nat is tasked with running the farm and protecting her heart.

One thing I enjoyed about The Sins of a Farm Girl as a sizzling romance is that Nat explores her choices. C. T. Cait did not impose any of the men on Nat but let her grow from her fears and betrayals and end up with the right man for her. The Sins of a Farm Girl is a story about sexual awakening and the return of Davie, Nat’s younger brother, and his fiancéeoffered a new angle. With a fresh and spellbinding plot that will suck you into the pages and excellent world-building, C. T. Cait will show you what it is like to find love on a small farm in the 50s. The author establishes her name as a romance writer with this steamy debut. As you are pulled into Nat’s story, you will experience her frustrations, fears, joys, and the strength of her personality.

Pikasho Deka

The Sins of a Farmgirl by C.T. Cait is the story of a young woman's sexual awakening in rural Illinois in the late 1950s. After her father died in France during World War II, Natalie Wilson was raised by her single mother until she died in a car crash. Natalie was left alone to raise her two younger brothers, Davie and Billy, and manage the family farm alone. At 23, she is still a virgin, heeding her mother's advice not to sleep with a man until marriage. But now, Natalie can't help fantasizing about the new farmhand, Jason Walker, a man full of secrets. An affair with the new deputy in town, Christopher Edwards, turns sour when she realizes he is not who he seems. Meanwhile, the existence of their family farm is threatened. How will Natalie navigate these circumstances?

The Sins of a Farmgirl is a captivating novel with an intoxicating brew of romance alongside a healthy dose of mystery. Author C.T. Cait tells an absorbing tale about a young woman's sexual awakening in a plot filled with twists and turns. The narrative revolves around Natalie and her suitors, who vie to win her favor. As a young woman raised by a traditionally conservative mother, Natalie finds her sexual freedom almost overwhelming to navigate. It makes her scenes with Jim, Jason, Christopher, and Rebecca even more fascinating to read. A sleuth mystery element is also integrated into the plot toward the end—a thoroughly entertaining novel for romance lovers.

Courtnee Turner Hoyle

Natalie Wilson lives in a close-knit community in Cloverdale, Illinois. The Sins of a Farmgirl by C.T. Cait tells of Natalie’s struggle to care for her farm after her parents pass away and ensure her brothers can follow their dreams. This task has kept her lonely. As her youngest brother prepares to marry his high school sweetheart, he hires a farmhand, Jason Walker, to help Natalie manage the farm when he leaves. Sexual tensions mount as Natalie and Jason are attracted to each other, but Natalie’s brother discourages a relationship. Instead, Natalie pursues a new deputy in town as her ex-boyfriend circles around the farm, hoping for her attention. Adding to her troubles, someone tries to run her off the property by setting a fire and destroying equipment.

C.T. Cait turns up the heat in her romance novel set in 1959. The spice is enough to tempt a reader’s tastebuds, and the characters keep the imagination spinning. Natalie may be confused about what or who she wants, but she won’t settle for less than her heart’s desire. Her fiery spirit moves the novel along quickly, and readers will devour every word. Cait’s writing is easy to read, and the author doesn’t overload readers by overly describing scenes or using weighty dialog. Readers can feel comfortable with the third-person viewpoint as they follow Natalie’s explorations. The Sins of a Farmgirl is great for mature readers who enjoy spicy love stories with multiple experiences.

Amy Raines

The Sins of a Farmgirl by C.T. Cait tells the story of Natalie, as she faces concerns about her future on the family farm without the help of her younger brother Billy. Set to be married soon, Billy hires Jason to take on a lot of the responsibilities after he leaves. Jason has a past that he keeps hidden from the people he has come to think of as family. With Christopher, the new deputy in town, Natalie’s ex-boyfriend Jim, and the new farmhand Jason, Natalie wrestles with finding balance in her life on all fronts. Never having had many suitors, and now having three has Natalie even more confused about the years to come, especially when an attorney shows up to buy the farm she swore she’d never sell. Will Natalie go back on the promise she made to her mother and sell the farm or will she hold on for dear life? Will Natalie find true love in the arms of someone new or settle for the safety of a man that has been a lifelong family friend?

This story takes love triangles to the extreme in an entertaining way that made me read all of it in one sitting. I enjoyed the family dynamic as well as the small town coming together in times of crisis throughout the story. What made this book great was how the romance was not overdone, but instead played through the storyline in a way that kept the plot smooth and amusing. I recommend The Sins of a Farmgirl by C.T. Cait to adults who enjoy a good romance with plenty of action and unexpected twists.