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Chief Cook and Bottle Washer (The Travers Brothers Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Rita Hestand
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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 country girls. And Emma will be the first bride on the 4 Bar None Ranch.

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About the Author

The Travers Brothers is a series, about 4 brothers. Rita Hestand writes romance, historical western romance, children's, poetry, and short stories. She's published with Decadent Publishing, Secret Cravings Publishing, Victory Tales Press, Smashwords, and Amazon. A widow, Rita has two grown daughters and seven grandchildren. She also has one great grandson. One of her grandsons is in the marines, one of her grand daughters is in college. Her hobbies include, bowling, skating, kid parties, and reading. She loves nature and music. One of her favorite things is to curl up with a cup of apple cider, and watch a good movie.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 580 KB
  • Print Length: 155 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Smashwords (5 Oct. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002Y26QY6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #140,641 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chief Cook and Bottle Washer 24 Jun. 2011
By Bunny
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Emma Smith's arrival in Devil's corner is marked by her knocking out a headlight on cowboy Deke Travers truck in lousy wet weather and he is stunned when she throws money at him to repair the damage. He sees her again in the kitchen when he sits at his usual eating place. Emma has temporarily replaced someone in the kitchen but she doesn't know it and when he returns Deke seizes the opportunity and offers her a role as their cook and housekeeper on the family ranch, looking after him, his dad and 3 brothers. In Deke's haste he doesn't give Emma much chance to speak so little Sammie Jo comes as a surprise but the guys all adapt. Deke is determined to unravel the mystery of Emma and when he does will that be the end of any chance of a future with Emma and Sammie or does true love win? A brilliant book, couldn't put it down.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Feel Good Book 1 Oct. 2011
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The Book is the first in a series of 4 books by Rita Hestand about 4 brothers living on a Ranch. This book is about the oldest brother, Deke, who along with his father tries to keep his brothers in order. Emma is on the run with a child that doesn't belong to her. She is caring for her cousin Kathleen's daughter after Kathleen died and she ends up in a small town working in a Diner.

She is offered the job of house-keeper to the Travers family, Deke needing a housekeeper and also planning to marry her off to one of his unruly brothers to try and calm him down. He doesn't plan on falling in love with Emma or 'her daugher', but that is exactly what happens.

I enjoyed this book, there is very little sexual wording and I would be willing to let my teenage cousins read it.

If you want a book that is not full of sexual inuendoes but full of family orientated story telling then is this the one for you. I am looking forward to reading the other 3 books in the series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By cerises
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This story was a nice easy summer read, with little depth, but an enjoyable enough storyline. It was free, and yes, I am glad that I downloaded it.
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By Anon
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An easy read, with very predictable HEA. OK for a free book but if I had paid for it I would have been very disappointed in the grammatical errors and the unrealistic way the few problems that crop up just happen to work out.

If it had a good editor I would have been tempted to try the rest of the series, but as it is I'll just delete it and move on to another author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars one not to be missed. 9 July 2014
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what a brilliant story. well written and couldn't wait to see how it ended. Well worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice storyline 21 Jun. 2014
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Decent enough read. Keeps you interested and a really sweet story line . Would recommend it for a relaxing day on the beach.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Modern day western 21 April 2014
By David
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A different type of western. Found it interesting so much so that I first read it over a year ago and then reordered it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chief cook and bottle washer 19 April 2014
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Really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read about the other brothers and see what is in store for them
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