Monday, October 28, 2013

Gunpowder Tea

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Gunpowder Tea Margaret Brownley

Book Info and My Review
Author: Margaret Brownley
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
October 2013
ISBN: 978-1595549723
Genre: historical / romantic suspense

In a case that could change her career, Miranda uncovers a love that will change her life.

When Miranda Hunt sees the classified ad for an heiress to the legendary Last Chance Ranch, she knows assuming the identity of Annie Beckman is the perfect cover. As one of the finest agents for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Miranda has been tasked with apprehending the Phantom - an elusive and notorious train robber thought to be hiding on the sprawling ranch.

But she isn't the only one there with something to hide. Wells Fargo detective Jeremy Taggert is working the scene undercover as well. And although their true identities are a secret, it is impossible for Jeremy and Miranda to hide the spark that flares between them.
But neither is about to let romance interfere with such a huge case. Besides, Miranda hasn't removed Jeremy from her list of suspects yet. The closer they come to uncovering the identity of the Phantom, the more dangerous he gets - and no one on the ranch is safe.

But neither are their hearts - the longer Miranda and Jeremy spend working together, the harder it becomes to keep their feelings in check. Their careers - and their lives - depend on solving this case. Love will have to wait.

GUNPOWDER TEA is the third book in The Brides of Last Chance Ranch series. Readers will want to read Dawn Comes Early and Waiting For Morning first as they are about two previous heiresses who come to the ranch. I absolutely loved GUNPOWDER TEA and even ordered some of the real gunpowder tea because I wanted to hear it pop.

GUNPOWDER TEA was laugh out loud funny at times – and easily one of the best western historical romances I’ve read in forever. GUNPOWDER TEA was a wonderful book and if you like westerns or historicals, this is one book you won’t want to miss. A recipe for gunpowder tea bread is included as well as discussion questions. I’d give it more than 5 stars if I could. $15.99. 336 pages. 

"In the exquisitely intriguing finale to her Brides of Last Chance Ranch trilogy, Brownley blends faith and romance with a dash of mystery to serve up a cozy, fulfilling story set in the Arizona Territory of the 1890s . . . .This enchanting account of the hardships and wonders of the Old West features many delightful characters. The story stands on its own merits, independent of the first two in the series, drawing readers into a world that is difficult to leave." 
---Publishers Weekly

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Meet the author: Thrills, mystery, suspense, romance: Margaret penned it all. Nothing wrong with this---except Margaret happened to be writing for the church newsletter at the time. After making the church picnic read like a Grisham novel, her former pastor took her aside and said, "Maybe God's calling you to write fiction." So that's what Margaret did. She's now a New York Times bestselling author and a Romance Writers of America RITA finalist with more than 25 novels to her credit. Her first non-fiction book Grieving God's Way: the Lasting Path to Hope and Healing has won much critical acclaim. She is currently working on the third book in her Brides of Last Chance Ranch series. Not bad for someone who flunked 8th grade English. Just don't ask her to diagram a sentence.

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1 comment:

Judy said...

Loved your review Laura! Now I need to put all three of these books on my list to buy! Time...I need more time to read! So many good books!

Judy B