Wednesday, January 13, 2016

"Gunpowder Tea" by Margaret Brownley

About this 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.”

Series: Book #3 in “The Brides of Last Chance Ranch” series. (I have not read or reviewed book #1 or #2.)

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; A couple Scriptures are quoted; Church going; Miranda had a Christian upbringing; Miranda says she has a “questing faith”; a mention of a missionary; A Scripture is quoted in the Discussion questions;
*Note: A mention of cavemen; a mention of some of the locals saying that God uses the town as a backup for below; “all hell to pay” is said.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘blasted’, a ‘blast it’, two ‘heck’s, two ‘shut up’s and four ‘dumb’s; Mentions of curses said, not written; Robbers & Blood (barely-above-not-detailed); Dead animals (barely-above-not-detailed); Almost drinking; Mentions of drunks, tobacco & gamblers; Mentions of smoking; Mentions of stealing; A mention of “H*ll-cat Maggie”.

Sexual Content- almost kisses, a barely-above-not-detailed kiss & two semi-detailed kisses; Wanting to kiss; Touches & Warmth (semi-detailed); Noticing; A mention of an enticing & seduction woman; A mention that the Pinkerton brothers frown upon offering sexual favors in exchange for information; A mention of a man coming out of a married woman’s bed; A mention of someone having an affair (no details); Love, falling in love & the emotions.

-Miranda Hunt
-Jeremy Taggart
                                             P.O.V. switches between them, Bessie & Eleanor.
                                         Set in 1897
                                       316 pages

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My personal Rating-
This had all the makings for me really enjoying it…Pinkerton agents, a lady with a gun on the cover and just the mystery aspect of it all. I was a tiny bit worried as I didn’t enjoy the novella by this author in the “Four Weddings and a Kiss” collection. I wasn’t what I would think of this book, and while it met my expectations, there were some parts I wasn’t a fan of.
I read this book a year ago this month, and am just now reviewing it! For ten months I was searching high & low for Gunpowder Tea and I’m so excited that I got some a couple months ago—it’s now my favorite tea. :)

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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