Friday, October 25, 2013

Gunpowder Tea by Margaret Brownley

About the Book
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.

My Thoughts
I think this was my favorite of this series! I loved the whole angle of two undercover agents from rival agencies working on the same case without each other knowing about it! It made for some very fun times and I also liked the fact that we were able to skip the whole “you lied to me and we can't be together now” bit that usually comes with undercover situations! And I was really impressed with the way the author avoided any confusion when it came to the names of the characters. The hero and the heroine each went by to different names but I was always able to keep them straight without even trying. I have read books were that has not been the case and I'm not sure how this author did it but I really appreciated it!
I really appreciate how the author was able to use the same basic premise of a girl coming to try to become the heiress of a ranch and yet create three very unique stories without much redundancy! That is a sign of a truly great author!
I enjoyed all of the characters especially Miranda (Annie) and Branch (Taggert) and it was fun seeing all the characters from the previous books! I loved the interaction between the two main characters as they each thought the other was working for the bad guy and then once they realized they were rivals!
This was a great conclusion to a really fun series that I definitely recommend! It is a series but I feel like you could read any of the books by themselves!

About 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.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Margaret Brownley's latest release, Gunpowder Tea, is receiving high praise, and she's celebrating with a Kindle Fire giveaway and a "Tea with Margaret" Facebook party!

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Margaret Brownley said...

Abbi, thank you for taking the time to read my book and write such a lovely review.

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