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Cow Girl by Kirsty Eyre
Genre: Fiction, Chic Lit
Publisher: Harper Collins UK
About The Book
When her father falls ill, Billie returns home to the Yorkshire farm which she left behind for life in London. The transition back to country lass from city girl isn’t easy, not least because leaving London means leaving her relationship with Joely Chevalier, just as it was heating up.
And when she gets to Yorkshire, Billie’s shocked to discover the family dairy farm is in dire straits – the last thing Billie expected was a return to the life of a farmer but it isn’t long before she’s up at 5am with manure up to her wellies.
Battling misogyny, homophobia and some very unpredictable dairy cows, Billie must find a way to keep the cows happy, save the farm and save herself…
Billie is following her dreams of doing a PhD in London when her father falls ill and has to return to Yorkshire to take care of the family farm and the cow business. Is she ready to be a Cow Girl?
I was surprised of how “Cow Girl” is a refreshing and funny story but at the same time it shows how the world can change depending on your sexuality, because Billie is a lesbian and not everyone in Yorkshire accepts her choice. This story was eye-opening for me, being a woman is never easy in a “man” business, you feel downgraded but if you add to the mix your sexuality the situation becomes unbearable. But don’t worry, Billie doesn’t let anyone dismiss or degrade her, she is who she is and if you don’t like her you can always leave.
There are a few stories mixed in Cow Girl, on one side there is the farm business and how is being bought by the big brands, and on the other we have Billie’s love life and the situation of Billie’s PhD and how competitive is this world.
Don’t be fooled with the cover of this book, this is not only happy book but it will also make you think and change the way you see the world and I’ll admit that I loved every page. It is not easy to find a story with so many layers but original and interesting at the same time.
I would recommend to take a few hours of your daily routine and start reading “Cow Girl”, it is worth every minute. Ready?
About The Author
Kirsty Eyre is the winner of the inaugural Comedy Women in Print award (2019). Her debut novel, Cow Girl is out Summer 2020. She loves tea and hates her big toes.
She is threatening to wear a cow onesie in a bid to online launch Cow Girl, her debut novel during lockdown. She sends love and solidarity to everyone around the world. If you’re having a bad day, drink tea and give yourself a break…
Her writing credits include several comedy stage plays receiving great acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Originally from Yorkshire, she now lives in South East London with her partner and two children.
She is currently writing a comic novel about three sisters with Goddesses of Barnsley as the working title.