Plots and Pans by Kelly Eileen Hake


Plots and Pans by Kelly Eileen Hake

Published: 2014

Publisher: Barbour Books

Series: None

Goodreads Summary: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?

     Jessalyn was a handful as a teen and her father sent her away to England to become a lady. But no school could take the cowgirl out of her. When her father dies she heads home to her brother to take her rightful place on the ranch. Tucker was just a young ranch hand when Jessalyn left. Now he is part owner and very much in charge. When Jessalyn shows up unexpectedly  and with her brother gone it’s up to Tucker to keep her safe and out of trouble until he returns.

      Plots and Pans is kind of sad due to Jessalyn being sent away and her not getting to see her dad again. She is a woman with a backbone and everyone keeps trying to put her in a box and all she wants is to be herself.

What I liked: Jessalyn was a likeable character. I felt bad for her yet she pushed forward and kept trying to get her brother and Tucker to except her. Tucker and Jessalyn had some fun interaction’s and the chemistry between them was enjoyable.

What I did not like: The author did an odd thing. When the characters switched who was telling the story at the start of a new chapter they would overlap the scene. It was done a lot and after a while it got annoying to be honest. It was just over done and took away from the book at times. I also found the title was a little misleading.

     Overall this was an okay book. The book seemed to drag on at times and the overlapping between chapters made it less enjoyable than I had hoped for. It was still a good story though. I have read books from this author before so I was surprised at her style in this book.

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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.





2014 Reviews, 3.5 Stars, Barbour Books, Historical Fiction, Kelly Hake, NetGalley, Romance, Western RomancePermalink

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