Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Book Review - Gunpowder Tea


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 at the ranch with something to hide. Wells Fargo detective

Jeremy Taggart is working undercover as well. Their true identities may be a secret, but it is impossible for Jeremy and Miranda to hide the sparks flaring between them.
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 get to uncovering the identity of the Phantom, the more dangerous he gets---and no one on the ranch is safe.

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 just have to wait.


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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The first thing that grabbed by attention was that the main character - a woman - was a Pinkerton Agent! Now I'm sure there was such a thing, but it never occurred to me that there would be! This grabbed my attention right away and held it! This is the third book in the
Brides of Last Chance Ranch series and, although I didn't read the first two books, this book definitely stands alone. You won't be lost having not read the first two, which is always a plus. You'll probably want to read the first two, however!

I really loved the humor of the characters, the suspense and mystery woven throughout the storyline. It kept my attention and made me want to keep reading! It was also a very easy read, which is so nice. I loved the fact that we had two women, from two different agencies, on the same case. It made for a very interesting and competitive story! The sparks that fly in this competition are really something!

There is the thread of faith woven throughout and I always love that. Some of the lines in the book were just so simple, they were profound! One of my favorites is: 

"If God was small enough to understand, I reckon He wouldn't be big enough to worship."

So simple, yet so deep! This is the kind writing you'll find throughout the book and it's just a delight to read! You'll grow to love these characters and enjoy this story as much as I did! 

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

You can find more reviews of this book HERE 


Blessings - Julie

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