Plots and Pans

Plots and Pans Can a cranky cowboyOrder dictates Tucker Carmichael s life his orders On a cattle drive a moment s hesitation can mean the difference between life and death The Chisholm Trail is dirty dangerous an

  • Title: Plots and Pans
  • Author: Kelly Eileen Hake
  • ISBN: 9781620299586
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback
  • Can a cranky cowboyOrder dictates Tucker Carmichael s life his orders On a cattle drive, a moment s hesitation can mean the difference between life and death The Chisholm Trail is dirty, dangerous, and no place for dainty ladies That s just part of why he loves itd a clever cookJessalyn Culpepper s life is perfectly ordered by men By her father s mandate,Can a cranky cowboyOrder dictates Tucker Carmichael s life his orders On a cattle drive, a moment s hesitation can mean the difference between life and death The Chisholm Trail is dirty, dangerous, and no place for dainty ladies That s just part of why he loves itd a clever cookJessalyn Culpepper s life is perfectly ordered by men By her father s mandate, she was booted from their beloved ranch for lady lessons abroad Now Jessalyn has returned home, determined to show them all that a woman can manage everything from cooking to cattle whether they like it or not ir up than trouble Tucker does his level best to keep his partner s headstrong sister out of trouble and he s horrified when she wants to join the cattle drive But when they lose their chuck wagon cook, the last thing Tucker wants might be the only solution Will God lead two stubborn souls to love along a trail filled with their Plots and Pans

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    1. Jessalyn Culpepper has always wanted to feel like part of the Bar None Ranch. And not only feel but to truly be. Unfortunately, years ago her stubbornness got the better of her and ended up not only causing her "exile" but also costing her her father's health. After spending her growing-up years in British boarding schools she is now ready to give it all up and return home. With her father now dead and her beloved norther lacking in the communication department Jess pulls up stakes and makes the [...]

    2. 2.5 StarsI’m really torn with this book. I have to admit, I haven’t finished it yet. This is the first time that’s happened. I got about 75% done and decided I had to set it aside. I do want to finish it at some point, but I thought it best to quit for now.The thing is, the writing is very good. Very witty and entertaining. I loved that when I started reading it. And I even really like Jess! That’s definitely saying something since I typically like less than a quarter of the female prota [...]

    3. Really great read! I couldn't help but laugh throughout the story. Jess just wants to feel that she belongs, and Tucker just wants Jess to stay where he thinks she belongs. Their differences of opinion cause many arguments, but in the end they learn that, with God's love and direction, they can both find where to belong. :)

    4. Kelly Eileen Hake is among my favorite authors due to her witty writing and humorous dialogue and this book does not disappoint! From start to finish it was a fun ride that had many heart warming moments and a wonderful message of never being alone and belonging. A perfect read for those wanting something light and quick, Plots and Pans is definitely a recommended read!

    5. I really enjoyed the back and forth banter between the hero and heroine, and lets be honest, heroines who are troublemakers are the best!

    6. Jessalyn was bold and independent enough to take risks, such as the risk of breaking her neck climbing down stealthily out of dorm room windows to rendezvous with her horse Morning Glory in early mornings or afternoons. She was bold and rebellious enough to eschew four different boarding schools in seven years, and brash and daring enough to board a ship crossing the ocean to American from an English port--alone. She was bold and foolish enough to take a train and eventually a stagecoach, alone, [...]

    7. Title: Plots and PansAuthor: Kelly Eileen HakePages: 313Year: 2014Publisher: Shiloh Run PressJessalyn Culpepper is finished with finishing school! Her father sent her to England to become a lady seven years ago and she’s been at five different schools over that time period, being dismissed from each one for her behavior. When she discovers her father is dead, she cashes in her tuition money for a ticket back to Texas. She has outgrown school and needs to prove she belongs home on the Bar None. [...]

    8. Link to review: booksforchristiangirlsspoAbout this 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 wa [...]

    9. This was the first book I've read by Kelly Eileen Hake and published by Shiloh Run Press. I was curious about the new line after reading the Publisher's Weekly article dated 1/7/14, "Shiloh Run Press will provide a new category umbrella for Barbour’s successful original full-length fiction line.”Jessalyn (Jess) Culpepper grew up on the Bar None ranch, but her daddy sent her overseas to finishing school, hoping the headmistress could offer what the ranch could not: a female's touch. Tucker Ca [...]

    10. What Might Have BeenPlots and Pans is a book I really looked forward to reading. Set on the Bar None Ranch in Texas during the 1870's, the book is rich in the history of the old Chisholm Trail.The main characters are Jessalyn (Jess) Culpepper and Tucker Carmichael. Jess is the daughter of the ranch owner. She is sent to Europe and has lived in numerous boarding schools since her mother's death. Her father simply did not know what to do with her.Tucker is the ranch foreman, but is very close to t [...]

    11. 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 ne [...]

    12. Hake has written some fun characters. I loved Jess and Tucker's verbal sparring - as an observer, sometimes I would side with one and then the other, since neither was always right or in the right. In general I liked what Tucker has to say (or at least could see where he is coming from), but he suffers extreme foot-in-mouth disease and I simply could not sympathize after some major verbal blunders. Jess is more abrasive, but that stems largely from feeling unwanted and hurt, and she can be a gen [...]

    13. "Plots and Pans" is written by Kelly Eileen Hake, daughter of Cathy Marie Hake. It is a stand-alone book and was published on April 1, 2014 by Barbour Publishers. Jessalyn Culpepper has been wounded in her past when her ranching father sent her away from their Texas homestead to an English boarding school, in hopes that she would become a fine young lady like her late mother was. Jessalyn constantly misbehaves and wants desperately to go home; when her father dies, she makes that trip. Tucker Ca [...]

    14. In Plots and Pans we meet Jessalyn Culpepper getting into one scrape or another in the beginning. Her father had sent her away when she was 12, from their Texas ranch to Britain, where her late mother was from, so that she could learn to be a lady. More than that though, her father sent her away because he thought that was the only way he could protect her from the dangers of the cattle ranch. However, Jessalyn just doesn’t fit in nor does she want to, so for the next seven years she is kicked [...]

    15. 4 STARSI like the cover it fits with Jessalyn personality. I like the characters, the plot, not to preachy just how prayer helps in lots of ways. Like the secondary characters too. Clean read.I was expecting more of the story to be on the cattle drive part of the story. Wanted a little more to their courtship besides fighting. Maybe more long walks and discussions ect.Love how Jessalyn accepted her Aunt and welcomed her into the family. She just wanted to be loved and accepted. Did not matter th [...]

    16. 3.5 Stars. 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 ki [...]

    17. 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 [...]

    18. Good book with the potential of being a great book. The writing style was difficult to follow. The book has three main characters: Tucker, ranch foreman and part owner, Jessalyn, who's father sent her to school in England when she was 12 years old to keep her safe from ranch life, and Desta, a former slave turned aunt after her half brother, Jessalyn's father, discovered they had the same father. All three characters share their point of view throughout the story. There's not enough one-on-one d [...]

    19. When I heard about this new book from author Kelly Hake, I was very interested in it. It was a historical comedy after all with cowboys and set in Texas:) Who could resist! Not me for sure. I have always enjoyed her mothers books so I knew I would like this one. I just didn't realize how much I would:)The two main characters are Jessalyn and Tucker. But the secondary characters were almost my favorite. Jess was sent away to a young ladies boarding school in England when she was little and an acc [...]

    20. In this fun western set in 1879 we meet the Culpeppers in Texas. Young Jessie Culpepper at the Bar None Ranch tries riding a bronc. One collision with a fence post later, she's packed off to learn to be a lady in a boarding school in England for the next seven years, despite her best efforts. When Jessie's father dies she's nineteen and makes her own way home, determined to pitch in to ranch work. She takes some time to settle in because matters have changed - a lot. She needs a chaperone in the [...]

    21. Jessalyn Culpepper is a independent, fun loving, tomboy and all around spunky girl. Who feels shoved out of the family when she is sent abroad for "lady lessons". After years away she finally is able to plot a plan to come home unexpected. In spite of her independent ways and how trouble seems to always find her she is very tender hearted and worried that she will not be loved and accepted back on her family ranch. She never imagined Tucker Carmichael would still be there and turn into the hands [...]

    22. Plots and PlansBy Kelly Eileen HakeAll Jessalyn Culpepper wants is her father to be proud of her and not because she was finished at the various lady's schools she's gone to over the last 7 years. After all being a "Lady" means sitting side-saddle, napping during the day, and just general foolishness. She longs to take part in the day-to-day activity of the ranch she loves. But when Jessalyn finally returns home she doesn't get the homecoming she's been dreaming of. In fact it is as if everyone [...]

    23. What would you do if you were Jessalyn Culpepper and your mother was dead and your father had taken you from the world of your beloved Texas ranch and placed you in a fine young ladies’ boarding school in England? You are desperate to go home, but all your schemes accomplish is getting you kicked out of one “fine young ladies” school after another. Finally, one day Jessalyn received work that her father has passed away. She immediately begins to make her was, only accompanied by her horse, [...]

    24. I really enjoyed Plots and Pans by Kelly Eileen Hake. Jessalyn Culpepper is a stubborn and headstrong woman looking for love and acceptance after the loss of a family member. She tries to prove herself as being worthy of belonging on her family ranch and in doing so, she butts heads with Tucker Carmichael, the foreman. Tucker is a person who likes to be in control and tries to control Jess but he soon finds out that she doesn't like to be ordered about. This was a really good book. I found mysel [...]

    25. 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 fig [...]

    26. 5 * stars out of 5I loved this book! A story of parental love, misunderstandings, with siblings - brothers, no less -mixed into the equation. With a touch of humor to offset the angst that comes to young women as they grapple with life questions, I found this to be an amazing novel. I related best to Jessie, and felt her insecurities as clearly as if they were my own. So many times I tend to forget that those characters I read about in the fiction novels are just fiction, and the emotions and th [...]

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