Sunday, October 27, 2013

Litfuse Review: Gunpowder Tea by:Margaret Brownley

 Gunpowder Tea
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 spends 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.

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.

My Review:
 Miranda Hunt is a famous detective in her small town, but it seems not as famous as The Phantom. And she's head to the Last Chance Ranch to catch this mysterious person. Posing as Annie Beckman, she gets a job as a heiress. No one will ever know, but when she meets David Branch something seems to change. He seems also to be a mysterious person, possibly even dangerous. Can she control her feelings, keep everyone safe and nab The Phantom? Or is all going to fall in shambles around her feet?

 Jeremy Hunt, is a Wells Fargo Detective and is headed to the Last Chance Ranch. Taking the name, David Branch, he is soon welcomed to the ranch. When he see's Annie, sparks go a  flyin'. He's barely able to keep his mind on his work, much less search for The Phantom, with Annie around. Annie and David may end up having a wrestling match when she causes him a great deal of trouble. But maybe he can keep his identity and get the bad guy before Annie has a chance to mess him up.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.