19 November 2013

Gunpowder Tea by Margaret Brownley

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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.

In the third and final book of Margaret Brownley’s “The Brides of Last Chance Ranch,” the emphasis lies more on the detective work than the ranching work. It provided me with an intriguing look into detective work during the 1890s. Yet, the same western setting, adventure, sense of romance runs as much through the pages of Gunpowder Tea as in the previous novels. Another enthralling and entertaining read of romantic historical fiction, this novel is definitely one I would recommend to anyone with an interest in the genre. 
As usual, I greatly appreciate BookSneeze for providing me with yet another free copy of a novel and the opportunity to review it.