Chief Cook and Bottle Washer

Rated 4.83/5 based on 12 reviews
Short Contemporary Romance series. Book One. A sweet romance series. 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, his brothers to settle down and get with the business of ranching. More

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ISBN: 9781452303451
About Rita Hestand

Sorry I had to remove some releases up a bit, I've been moving and it took priority over writing. But rest assured your pre-paids will be released soon. 2017 is here now and we authors are now being effected by the Vat taxes on books. I did not have any idea how much until I went to look back on sales for several years. So my prices have changed on a number of books. This has nothing to do with you or me, it has to do with Taxes and how they make a difference. So I did reduce some prices and raise others, so take a look. You see some of the .99 books were making little or no profit at all. And since I had some free too, that was quite a few. Although most of the novels were not effected accept my free ones, but all good things do come to an end. I've put some different books up for FREE. The books are: Always Remember, A Warrior's Survival, Cinderella Nanny. Also, I've had low prices on my books for a long time and I feel after numerous edits, changing covers that the increases aren't that detrimental. A writer can only give books away so long, and I was giving away the .99 cent books for nothing after the Vat tax was included, not so much on Smashwords as Amazon. But Amazon insists we carry the same prices on the books.

Come on guys, and girls, I'm seventy, even though I'm taking a bit longer, I am still writing every day and plotting new books for your delight. Please don't forget me. I'm still writing, just taking a little longer now. I feel like when an author writes so long, which I've been writing a long time, decades actually, that to keep from going sour or uninterested they have to try something new. I studied children's writing and graduated from the Children's Institute of Literature. So I dabble with children's stories. My series on Willy deals with a hard of hearing duck. I wrote that to make parents and children more aware that this can be a problem that if nicked in time will save children a lot of heartache. My mid grade short stories have a moral twist to them, uplifting and I hope beneficial to children and parents. I've also gone into teen and New Adult short stories of romance. So try some and see if you like them.

I hope you enjoy the covers, but if there is some you don't like drop me a line at ritahestand@gmail.com and let me know. I love new covers and I love to experiment and see what you readers do like.

Also there are a lot of New Adult and Young Adult short stories that I truly hope you enjoy. If you're looking for a quick read and yet fulfilling romance, check them out. I'm adding a few children's stories too.

I have fourteen books in the Brides of the West Collection, all stories stand alone so if you are only interested in certain ones, you won't miss something from another book. I have recently begun another Brides book, so I guess I'm not finished with them yet. I'm enlarging my Dream Catcher series, and working on the Connor Series too. Afraid in the Dark is my first Stalker book. I'm writing it as we speak and I hope it send real chills down your back when you read it. There's already several books in this series to come. The Brides of the West, and Red River Valley Brides Series are complete now. I'm going to try to finish the Dream Catcher series this year, and get busy on the Stalker series, along with some New Adult stories and children's stories for you. So try them you might really like them.

My books are growing over at Audible.com. I'll be adding more as time allows. And I hand pick the narrators. You'll find some really good work there and I hope you'll check them out. If you want to listen to one free, I can send coupons, let me know, but I'd sure appreciate you reviewing it, if you listen for free. Not for me, but for the marvelous job these narrators do on there. I am so very proud of them. So please give a listen. Send me an e-mail if you want a free coupon to listen to the whole story. My e-mail is ritahestand@gmail.com.

I'd like to say that fatasticfiction.com has a nice display of our books, please visit. If you want a print book I'd appreciate you buying directly from Createspace. This helps all authors.

My site is looking very good and I hope you'll visit me there. http://www.ritaphestand.rocks

That's all the news for now. Stay tuned though! Blessing to all!

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Reviews

Review by: Aria on Nov. 06, 2013 :
Good read
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Review by: Casey Weaver on July 09, 2013 :
I loved this book! It is very well written and attention capturing. I could not put it down.
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Review by: Crystal Dawn on March 30, 2013 :
Enjoyed this book. It was entertaining and held my attention all the way through.
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Review by: Katie Burgess on Feb. 11, 2013 :
Really enjoyed reading this book
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Review by: Venisha Robb on Sep. 09, 2012 :
Great book an enjoyable read!
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Review by: Stephanie Payne Hurt on July 16, 2012 : (no rating)
This was a very touching book. It was nice to read a clean romance that kept you riveted. This was my first time reading this authors work, but it got me hooked. Just finished the Travers series. Awesome read.
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Review by: Narlen & Eveline Evans on July 16, 2012 :
Very enjoyable book.
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Review by: Mark Stewart on Feb. 28, 2012 :
A well constructed,written novel. The juxtaposition was inline. An enjoy to read. Well done.
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Review by: Jean MacIntyre on Jan. 22, 2012 :
This is a really great romance story! I also got a hand cramp from my iPod - but it was sooooo worth it!!!
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Review by: judy kay on Nov. 27, 2011 : (no rating)
Great book. Thank you for making this book avalable for us to read. Loved it.
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Review by: Polly Bennett on Oct. 17, 2011 :
Wonderfully written! Great story. Great characters! What more do you need! I'm buying the rest of the series right now!
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Review by: T.M. Johnson on Sep. 14, 2011 :
I loved loved loved this--could not put it down! Even after the awlful hand cramp my IPod gave me!! Thanks for just an awesome book!!
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Review by: Laura on March 29, 2011 :
Wonderful read - loved it!  How Emma was written was wonderfully done.  You could feel every emotion and despair that Emma was feeling and going through. And Deke is a good old fashion cowboy with a soft spot for Emma and Sammie Jo.  He has strong family values and a heart of gold.

Beautifully written!
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Review by: Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery on Feb. 20, 2010 :
She never imagined a big, busy cowboy like Deke Travers sitting in a rocking chair holding a baby, reading a story, and sounding as though he enjoyed every moment of it.
"What? You don't think I had a Mama?" He slanted the baby a weird expression. "Well I did. And she was almost as pretty as yours."
Emma's heart lurched again. What a strange and wonderful combination this man was. The kind of combination a woman could get her heart tangled up with. But, of course not hers. No, she wasn't here for a man. She wasn't looking for a husband.

This is my favorite snippet from Author Rita Hestand’s romantic western, Chief Cook and Bottle Washer, from her Travers Brothers Series. To me this little excerpt tells the story of this read. A tough cowboy like Deke Travers, with a marshmallow center, and a woman named Emma who does everything she can not to fall in love with him are definitely my kind of read.

Ms. Hestand did an excellent job with making us feel Emma’s despair and desperation when she “bumped” into Deke and the emotions she felt throughout the story. Sammie Jo is a fun, heart-wrenching addition to the cast. Even the Travers Brothers' father became real to me and is an important part of the story. But Deke, the cowboy who melts over the child, Sammie Jo, captured my heart. A true Texas cowboy.

Once again Ms. Hestand’s knowledge of Texas, ranching, and her understanding of family life and responsibilities comes shining through. Be sure to read this great Travers Brothers Series. (It doesn’t matter the order you read them as they are stand alone novels with interlinking characters and locations.)

I gave this novel five stars for plot, characterizations, and just a darn good read. I am a big fan of Rita's style.
(reviewed 66 days after purchase)

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