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Starred Review. In the exquisitely intriguing finale to her Brides of Last Chance Ranch trilogy, 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. Miranda Hunt is a female Pinkerton continuing in her deceased father's footsteps. Miranda is sent to investigate the biggest case of her life—she must determine the identity of a train robber known only as the Phantom. In her guise as Annie Beckman, auditioning to inherit a ranch owned by cantankerous and heirless rancher Eleanor Walker, she encounters myriad different personalities, but none as attractive as the mysterious ranch hand known as David Branch. Suspicion vies with attraction as the pair engage in a battle of wits as old as time, even with time running out to catch a thief. This enchanting account of the hardships and wonders of the Old West features many delightful characters. The story stands on its own merits, independent of the first two in the series, drawing readers into a world that is difficult to leave. Agent: Natasha Kern, Natasha Kern Literary Agency. (Oct.)

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Publishers Weekly Starred Review: Exquisitely intriguing


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"The hunt is still on for a heiress to the ranch in the third installment of the Brides of Last Chance Ranch series, filled with wit, charm, and secrets.  Characters are not what they seem and will risk everything to right a wrong. Brownley blends humor and sincerity to create a believable storyline, along with twists and turns thrown in to keep readers guessing."

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW: Exquisitely intriguing.
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Product Details

  • Series: The Brides Of Last Chance Ranch Series
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595549722
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595549723
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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www.margaret-brownley.com


ABOUT MARGARET:

Margaret is a New York Times bestselling author and past Romance Writers of America RITA finalist with more than 30 novels to her credit. Not bad for someone who flunked 8th grade English. Just don't ask her to diagram a sentence.

Customer Reviews

Gunpowder Tea is a mystery novel with romance sprinkled in.
MrsDBurkhardt
I loved reading about Miranda Hunt who went undercover Pinkerton agent on a ranch in order to apprehend the Phantom who is a notorious bank robber.
J. Hall
This being the third book in The Brides of The Last Chance Ranch series, I was waiting anxiously to read this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Melanie on October 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
I've read several of Margaret Brownley's books, but Gunpowder Tea is the first from her Brides Of Last Chance Ranch series I've read. When I read the description for this book, and saw the word "Pinkerton", I knew I had to read it and I absolutely loved Gunpowder Tea!

One of the things that made Gunpowder Tea such an enjoyable read, was how the two main characters were undercover detectives/agents for different agencies. It was funny how both Miranda and Jeremy suspected each other of possibly being in cahoots with "The Phantom".

I loved all of the characters and look forward to reading the first two books in this series someday. The mystery of who was "The Phantom" was really good. I had a hard time sticking to one suspect, though I did guess correctly some other aspects of the story.

Overall, Gunpowder Tea was a great read! It had romance, suspense, danger, and some humor. I recommend it to fans of historical fiction.

*I received this book for free for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dora Hiers on October 8, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
My summary...

After growing up in a household of brothers and feeling responsible for her mother's untimely death, undercover operative Miranda Hunt tries to please her father and follows in his footsteps, determined to be the best operative Pinkerton employs. So when her boss assigns her to track down the Phantom, she's thrilled about the "assignment of a lifetime." Not so thrilled that she's attracted to her prime suspect, David Branch, really Jeremy Taggert, an undercover Wells Fargo detective who infiltrated the Phantom's robbery gang.

"There should be a law against handsome thieves."

My thoughts...

Wow! If you thought Waiting for Morning was fabulous (and I did!), wait until you read Gunpowder Tea! I can't think of one element that could be improved. Not one. And don't you just love the cover? It perfectly incorporates the tone of the book. Playful, yet suspenseful, combined with daily afternoon teas featuring a certain grumpy Miss Walker, the owner of the Last Chance Ranch, who says,

"...of course I have enemies. Making enemies is so much easier than making friends, and they're far less trouble to maintain." ha!

Margaret Brownley hooked me with the opening chapter, laugh out loud funny, and kept me glued to the pages with a compelling, fast moving plot. When I closed the book, I was wearing a goofy grin. That's just the kind of book I love to read! What about you?

And I always love a book more when it addresses certain sensitive topics, and this one did. Miranda came from a mixed heritage, an Indian mother and white father.

"Her Indian heritage was first thing people saw. Many didn't bother looking for anything else.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 8, 2013
Format: Paperback
I love the humor and spark between the hero and heroine in this story. What fun! It reminds me of a good John Wayne movie, like "Rooster Cogburn" or "Rio Bravo." The humor is spunky and fresh, not slap-stick goofy. The characters are lively and original. The storyline is intriguing and page-turning.

This is the third in a series and I didn't even realize that when I started reading it. It makes a great stand-alone story. However - now I must go back and purchase the two leading up to it! Because this one is such a good read, I have to know what came before.

If you like historical westerns with a dose of romance and intrigue, I can highly recommend this story. It is suitable for any age.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Waterfall Girl on November 19, 2013
Format: Paperback
So far I've only read one of Margaret Brownley's other books. It was the second book in her Brides of Last Chance Ranch series, Waiting For Morning. This book is the third book and I still have yet to go back and pick up the first book. I'm really terrible like that. Anyway, the story picks up with another heiress coming to try and earn her place at Last Chance. Only this time she has a few more secrets than the others. I mean come on, an operative on the case of a gang or robbers. Doesn't that just ooze western adventure? Throw in another operative and look at the sparks fly!!
Miranda is a tough girl, she had to be to come this far. I felt like I related pretty well to her and she was a pretty good main character. Jeremy...wow. He was like cowboy and spy all rolled into one, I loved his character and his snappy comebacks. I honestly did like Miranda a little better when she was trading words with Jeremy. There were several other great characters like Aunt Betty and Miss Walker who were just so sweet! :) And ornery too.
While I did guess that Jeremy was working undercover before it was revealed, I had no clue who the big bad guy was going to be! I guessed maybe 50% of the stuff that was going to happen but the author did a great job with the ending! Very exciting and just when you think it is over...boom! Something major happens. What with this being the last book in the series it had a good ending, I felt, and tied up nicely. Maybe a tiny bit hasty for the series, but great for the book individually.
I honestly did have a couple problems with Miranda. Her faith was shaky I could tell, but it's not really discussed until nearly the end of the book. I feel like it should have been brought up a little sooner.
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