Plots and Pans Author:Kelly Eileen Hake 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—w... more »hether 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?« less
This zany historical romance is one that makes the reader laugh but also has some tearjerker moments that will cause you to look inward.
I honestly chose Plots And Pans partly because of the crazy title and mostly because it made me laugh when I read the back cover blurb. The story was exactly what I was looking for, a lighthearted historical romance with a dash of introspection.
This story had quite a few twists and turns. Just when you think everything Jessalyn and Tucker are getting things figured out something happens and there is a misunderstanding and tempers flare. I liked how both of them made mistakes, nailed each other with some hilarious zingers, and yet when it came down to it both of them were warmhearted and kind, even if sparks seriously flew when they were together.
In many ways Plots And Pans is a hilarious battle of the sexes, she thinks she should do whatever she wants no matter how dangerous and he is a bit smothering with his protectiveness.
Kelly Eileen Hake knows her craft well. Realistic characters, a great storyline, and cowboys! What else could you possibly need in a story?
(I received a copy of this book from Shiloh Run Press through The Book Club Network for my honest review. All opinions are my own.)