Chief Cook and Bottlewasher

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Chief Cook and Bottlewasher

Travers Brothers Book 1

Deke Travers has taken over running the family ranch. This also means looking after his father and younger brothers. He figures the answer to keeping his brothers around to help him is to get them married off. But after his cook running off to get married puts him in a bind, he needs a housekeeper and cook to feed his herd. Emma is working at the local restaurant as the cook. Bertha hired her after the cook ran off chasing a girl. Now he is back and wants his old job back. 
Emma Smith has come to town after the death of her favorite cousin left her a single parent of her cousin’s daughter. Cooking and cleaning is all that she knows. The offer of a new job as the housekeeper and cook to the Travers bunch could be a dream come true, if Deke will forgive her for running into his truck a couple of months earlier and the small fact that she did not tell him about her daughter when he hired her. Little does she know that Deke intends to marry her off to one of his brothers, but it seems fate may have another brother in mind.
Chief Cook and Bottlewasher is a lovely story about life in Texas and what happens when you try and make things happen how you wish them to happen. I enjoyed reading it immensely. The way the story flows takes you from laughing to needing to take a deep breathe. Rita Hestand has done an amazing job. I am looking forward to reading about the rest of the brothers with bated breath.

Book Blurb for Chief Cook and Bottlewasher

Emma Smith hadn't been straight with her new boss, but he hadn't given her much of a chance to explain. Trapped in her own lies and uncertainties Emma was running in fear of losing her baby.

Deke Travers, oldest son on the 4 Bar None Ranch, needed one thing to make his life more peaceful, his brothers to settle down and get with the business of ranching. There was only one solution, marry them off to a country gal!

Then Emma Smith crashed into Deke's life and Deke had found the answer to his problems--he thought! Emma was sweet and beautiful, and when she looked at him with those whiskey brown eyes he was a goner.

Deke could tolerate almost anything but a liar! And The Chief Cook and Bottle Washer was lying!

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2009 4.00