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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.
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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 at the ranch with something to hide.
Wells Fargo detective Jeremy Taggart is working undercover as well. Their true identities may be a secret, but it is impossible for Jeremy and Miranda to hide the sparks flaring between them.
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 get to uncovering the identity of the Phantom, the more dangerous he gets—and no one on the ranch is safe.
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 just have to wait.
Series: The Brides of Last Chance Ranch
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 8, 2013
List Price: $15.99
Wild West adventure, mystery and romance!!! What more could a story-lover like me ask for???
I absolutely loved the third installment in Margaret Brownley’s Brides of Last Chance Ranch.
Even though this is the final book of the series, it can totally be read as a stand-alone!
I haven’t read books 1 & 2, but I enjoyed this one so much that I cannot wait to read them both!
Gunpowder Tea was full of adventure, hilarious moments, memorable characters and sleuthing.
I loved that both Miranda and Jeremy were hiding their true identities, suspicious of one another and clueless about one another- it certainly made for some very entertaining moments!
Oh, and the fact that they are positively determined NOT to fall in love….well- we can guess how long that will stick!
Margaret Brownley’s writing style is superb!
Fans of Wild West adventures, mysteries and romance…definitely add this one to your to-read lists!!!
*****5/5 STARS HIGHLY RECOMMEND*****
The author’s son-in-law cooked up this recipe special for the book!!!
1 pound mixed dried fruit
12 tablespoons well-steeped gunpowder tea
6 ounces soft brown sugar
1 ounce melted butter
9 ounces white flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar in the raw
Cut up fruit to raisin size.
Mix tea, fruit & brown sugar in bowl. Cover and leave overnight.
In the morning, preheat the oven to 360 degrees.
Coat loaf pan with butter and flour.
Stir in egg and melted butter.
Sift flour and soda and blend into wet mixture.
Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 1 and 1/2 hours.
When partially cool, top with sugar in the raw.
Margaret Brownley‘s latest release, Gunpowder Tea, is receiving high praise! Publisher’s Weekly had this to say: “Brownley blends faith and romance with a dash of mystery to serve up a cozy, fulfilling story set in the Arizona Territory of the 1890s. This enchanting account of the hardships and wonders of the Old West features many delightful characters.”
Margaret is celebrating with a Kindle Fire giveaway and a “Tea with Margaret” Facebook party!