Friday, May 2, 2014

Review: Plots and Pans by:Kelly Eileen Hake

 Plots and Pans
About the Book:
Order dictates Tucker Carmichael’s life— his orders. On a cattle drive, a moment’s hesitation can mean death. The Chisholm Trail is dirty, dangerous, and no place for women. After years at school, Jessalyn Culpepper has come home and is determined to show everyone that a woman can manage everything from cooking to cattle—whether they like it or not! Tucker tries to manage his partner’s headstrong sister, horrified when she wants to join the cattle drive. But when they need a chuck wagon cook, Jessalyn seems the only solution. Will God stir up love along a trail filled with their Plots and Pans?

About the Author:
Kelly Eileen Hake is a reader favorite of Barbour's Heartsong Presents series, where she has released several books. A credentialed Secondary English teacher in California, she is pursing her MA in Writing Popular Fiction. Known for her own style of witty, heartwarming historical romance, Kelly is currently writing the Prairie Promises trilogy, her first full-length novels. She has been writing since she could hold a pen and was first published at the tender age of eighteen. 

My Review:
 As a young girl, Jessalyn was sent away to a girls boarding school. Now an adult she is expected to go back to her past life at home before school. But sometimes things just don't go the way they are expected to go. Soon Jess receives a letter informing her of her father's death, heartbroken from the time she has lost with him, she begins to plan her trip back home. Her brother decides its in her best interest not to come back, but Jess has other plans.

 Tucker has worked at the Bar None Ranch for quite a while now, and when he hears that his partner's sister is headed back home, he has mixed feelings. There are so many men on the ranch it isn't the best place for a woman. The plot line has many twists and turns, this book isn't your typical wild west story. Jessalyn soon realizes that these "men" aren't going to allow her in on any of the work to be done. She is so head strong that I don't know if they will even be able to stop her.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Book Fun.