Saturday, November 9, 2013

Gunpowder Tea Book Review

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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.(Goodreads)

My Review

Margaret Brownley is a great writer and this book is full of wit and history. Miranda is a Pinkerton agent under cover put on assignment in Arizona. After being robbed she runs into under cover Wells Fargo agent Jeremy Taggert. I enjoy the humor Brownley adds to this story and how Miranda's character is feminine yet strong and smart. The mystery behind the "Phantom" is not that complicated and was easy for me to figure out. The love story is typical, yet sweet. This book reminded me a bit of Mary Connealy's books. 
Overall this is a fun historical romance because of it's humor and twist with a Pinkerton agent.

I recommend to those that like historical fiction. 

"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."


Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

Sounds like an interesting book, Michelle! You have a pretty blog!

Anonymous said...

I want this book so bad. I just know it's going to be good. Love the cover and especially the look on the Her's face. Wonder what he's thinking. Hope to have it some day. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

Michelle said...

Thank you Carrie!! So great that you stopped by!

Michelle said...

It is a great book, I highly recommend! It has some great humor.