In “Gunpowder Tea” by Margaret Brownley we meet Miranda Hunt. Miranda is a Pinkerton detective and she has been sent to the Last Chance Ranch to find the Phantom. The Phantom is a mysterious robber and they think he is hiding on the ranch. The owner of the ranch, Miss Walker, is looking for an heiress and Miranda answers her ad for her cover. While on the train to the ranch she is robbed by members of the Phantom’s gang. Several days later one of the robbers, Branch, is hired on at the ranch. We find out that Branch is really a Wells Fargo detective and that he has also been sent to find the Phantom. Miranda and Branch are constantly watching and suspecting each other. After they find out that they are both detectives they start working together to find the mysterious robber. What neither counted on was the sparks to fly between them. The closer they get to finding the truth the more dangerous it gets. And just when you think there may be a future for Miranda and Branch she finds out something that she may not be able to forgive him for.
This is the third book in The Brides of Last Chance Ranch trilogy and it was another fun book to read. You will laugh as Miranda and Branch investigate the case and as they fall in love. You will also see how Miranda turns to God to help her with not only finding the Phantom but in also forgiving Branch in order to have a future with him. You can read each book as a standalone but I recommend reading “Dawn Comes Early” and “Waiting for Morning” first. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Booksneeze.com.