Friday, October 11, 2013

Gunpowder Tea by Margaret Brownley

From the publisher:
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.

I really enjoyed this book from start to finish.  This is the third book in this series by Margaret Brownley and I think this one was my favorite. 

The history of the Pinkerton Agency and Wells Fargo Detective agency were fascinating for me to read more about.  This also added a whole new element to the series of the Brides of Last Chance Ranch.  The story was more than just working the ranch and trying to become a heiress.  There was mystery and intrigue, danger and romance.

Maragaret Brownley will keep the readers enthralled from the beginning to the end as they try to guess who the Phantom is and watch Miranda and Jeremy try to figure each other and the case out. Both Miranda and Jeremy are such fun spunky characters. 

This book also teaches a lesson on how we choose to view others and how it colors our view on life. Readers of the series will find the ending satisfying and will also enjoy reading a little about the previous characters Kate and Molly.

I highly recommend this book.

I received this book free from Booksneeze in exchange for my honest review.

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