Gunpowder Tea by Margaret Brownley

Gunpowder Tea

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Gunpowder Tea – Book Review

Don’t you love it when you find a book that’s so enjoyable, you read it from start to finish in one sitting? That’s what happened when I picked up Gunpowder Tea by Margaret Brownley. I simply couldn’t put it down!

Gunpowder Tea is a western, who-dunnit, and humor-laced romance, all rolled up into one entertaining novel!

Here’s a peek into the heart of this story:

Miranda Hunt is an operative for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. Their motto is “we never sleep”.

Jeremy Taggart is a detective for Wells Fargo. Their motto is “we never forget”.

Unbeknownst to the other, the two detectives have both been assigned to work undercover at the Last Chance Ranch in the Arizona Territory. Their mission? To identify and apprehend the mysterious Phantom – the elusive and notorious train robber who is suspected of running his operations from the sprawling ranch!

However, when a chance encounter during a train robbery brings the undercover detectives face to face, they each suspect the other of being a part of the Phantom’s gang!

Annie and Branch – as they are known on the ranch – are both determined to find the Phantom. Neither is willing to let their personal lives get in the way. But how long can they keep up their undercover pretense – and how long can they ignore the undeniable attraction that is growing stronger and strong between them with each passing day?

Publisher’s Weekly calls Gunpowder Tea “the exquisitely intriguing finale to her Brides of Last Chance Ranch trilogy”. Gunpowder Tea stands on its own. I have not read the previous books in the series, and I didn’t feel like I missed a beat!

If you enjoy a good story set in the historical context of the American Wild West – if you love a good mystery – if you love a good romance – then Gunpowder Tea – complete with Discussion Questions and a Recipe for Gunpowder Tea Bread – is for you!

Rating – 5/5 Stars

Video – Stagecoach Etiquette From A Lady Like Sarah

To help set the stage for your journey into the Wild Wild West, I thought you might enjoy some lessons in Stagecoach Etiquette from A Lady Like Sarah – Margaret’s first book in the Brides Of Last Chance Ranch trilogy!

About Margaret Brownley

Margaret Brownley

Thrills, mystery, and 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.

Margaret’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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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. I was not compensated or required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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  1. Seana Turner says:

    I love all things mystery and romance, so I will add this to my “books to read” list! Sounds like a fun read for fall…. stopping in from the Blog hop. Have a great day!

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