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Summer Reads with Summerhill Goat Dairy

Summerhill Reads

Updated for 2023! Looking for something fun to read this summer? We’ve got you covered with some books that feature goats in the story! Click each image for links to Amazon. Grab a refreshing glass of Summerhill Goat Milk or one of our Lemon Blueberry Scones and curl up with a good book. 

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Autumn by the Sea (Muir Harbor Series) - Melissa Tagg

Sydney Rose's past is a mystery to her-until one day a private detective shows up at her door on behalf of a woman searching for her lost granddaughter. Sydney is brought to Maggie Muir's home on the Maine coast, where she befriends Maggie's adopted daughters Indi and Lili, as well as Scottish adopted son Neil. There is more than one mystery spanning the 3 books in this series, including the search for the missing granddaughter and why vandalism is occurring on the farm. Though the Muir property is primarily a blueberry farm, Sydney learns to care for animals on the property including, of course, goats. Autumn By the Sea is available in paperback and through Kindle Unlimited.

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The Lost Husband - Katherine Center

Libby Moran and her two children have been living in her mom's apartment since her husband died in a car crash. When her aunt reaches out with the opportunity for Libby to relocate her small family to the Texas hill country, she jumps at the opportunity. Aunt Jean owns small goat farm, and once Libby and her children arrive, it is all hands on deck to milk the goats, make cheese, and sell it at the farmer's market. With Center's usual cast of quirky and heartwarming supporting characters, Libby and her children learn how to start to heal and move forward. This book can be purchased at your favorite bookstore or borrowed from the local library!

Falling for your Best Friend - Emma St. Clair

After a failed first date, Chase and Harper have been just friends for years. When they slowly realize that they want more, who will make the first move? Sergeant Pepper, a kid (baby goat) rescue, may or may not be what helps bring the two characters together! Goats and other small animals make appearances throughout St. Clair's books. Full of laughs and heart, this story is available in paperback and through Kindle Unlimited.

Love Off-Limits - Jenny Proctor

Tyler and Olivia have an instant connection when they meet at a mutual friend's wedding. However, Olivia has to move back home to support her parents' farm while her father recovers from a stroke. When Tyler, a videographer, decides to come live on the property as a farmhand to be near her, he creates an Instagram account for one of the baby goats on the property, who becomes an internet sensation. Find out how the story ends, also available in paperback and Kindle Unlimited!

Townshipped - Savannah Scott

Aiden has a surprise guest visit his house one morning-a woman with amnesia who only remembers that her name is Em. Everyone in Aiden's small town is convinced his future wife has literally been dropped off at his doorstep, and the two grow closer on his small farm where he is raising a llama and (you guessed it) goats. Grab a copy on Kindle Unlimited and find out if Em ever recovers her memory!

Part of Your World - Abby Jimenez

High-powered career woman and ER doctor Alexis has her life turned upside down when she meets carpenter and inn owner Daniel in small village hours away from her city life. Can two people from such different worlds make a relationship work long term? And of course, this book wouldn't be on the list if it didn't feature a goat on Daniel's property! This story is not on Kindle Unlimited but can be purchased wherever books are sold or borrowed from your local library.

Jill Came Tumbling - Julie Christianson

In this novella, Jill is a server at a restaurant named nothing other than The Clumsy Goat! This restaurant appears throughout the Apple Valley series, and a goat costume may or may not be involved. This book can also be found on Kindle Unlimited!

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Want something to read to your kiddos? Grab a copy of this Norwegian fairy tale to teach your children about learning to be courageous and face their fears. The short story is also available online!

All photos courtesy of Please note that treatment of goats in these books do not reflect practices at Summerhill Goat Dairy and are not necessarily endorsed by Summerhill. We are proud to be Certified Humane! 

Apples, berries, oats, and Summerhill Goat Milk come together in a delicious baked breakfast that will keep you going all morning long.

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Sweet as Sugar Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Sweeten up your Valentine's Day with these heart-shaped iced sugar cookies made with Summerhill Goat Milk. Sure to be a fan-favorite with your significant other or your children!
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Creamy Ranch Dressing with Summerhill Goat Milk

Freshen up your veggie platter with this delicious creamy ranch dressing made with Summerhill Goat Milk!
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Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie with Goat Milk

Start the new year fresh with a glass of our orange dreamsicle smoothie with Summerhill Goat Milk! With the option to add protein powder, this drink is the perfect start to your January morning!

Apples, berries, oats, and Summerhill Goat Milk come together in a delicious baked breakfast that will keep you going all morning long.