Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Gunpower Tea by Margaret Brownley, and a chance to win a Kindle Fire

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.

My review:
   This is a book that I almost passed on, as I thought it was just romance, which I normally don't review. I then noticed the gun being held behind the woman's back, and read the description. It sounded close enough to my favorite genre' of suspense, that I requested it, and I am glad that I did.

  If you're wanting a nail biting suspense novel that has you hiding under the covers, this book isn't for you. However, if you're looking for a fun read that has undercover lawmen in the days of the Old West, with some romance thrown in, this book is for you. Even I, the anti-romance guy, didn't mind the romance part of the book. It added to the book and made the interaction between the two main characters all the more interesting and fun.

  On the other hand, if you steer completely clear of books where there are bad guys who are trying to do bad things, you might not enjoy this book.... but the Bible has that. :-)

   This truly was a book I enjoyed reading. It wasn't as suspenseful and nail biting as the suspense novels I usually read, but it was a great change from that. I quickly found myself engrossed in the story, and though I had intended to read part of it and finish it later, I read the book in its entirety.

  This is the third book in a series, but I didn't feel I missed anything by not reading the other two books. It would appear at least this third one, and maybe all three, can stand alone. It also would appear this is the only one of  the three that would be classified as mystery/suspense. I would recommend this book even to those who don't read suspense. It is not a scary book, but a very enjoyable, light suspense novel.

About the author:

    Thrills, mystery, suspense, romance: Margaret penned it all. Nothing wrong with this---except 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.
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,
For more information, visit  http://margaretbrownley.com.

Margaret Brownley's latest release, Gunpowder Tea, is receiving high praise, and she's celebrating with a Kindle Fire giveaway and a "Tea with Margaret" Facebook party!


  One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Gunpowder Tea by Margaret Brownley
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 7th. Winner will be announced at the "Tea with Margaret" Facebook Author Chat Party on the 7th. Connect with Margaret and friends for an evening of book chat, prizes, and get an exclusive look at Margaret's next book!

So grab your copy of Gunpowder Tea and join Margaret on the evening of November 7th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN at the event page. Spread the word — tell your friends about the giveaway and party via FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Hope to see you on 11/7!