Saturday, February 25, 2012

Words Spoken True by Ann H. Gabhart

About the Book:

One woman stands ready to defend her newspaper . . . even if it means losing out on love

Adriane Darcy was practically raised in her father's newspaper offices. With ink in her veins, she can't imagine life without the clatter of the press and the push to be first to write the news that matters. Their Tribune is the leading paper in Louisville in 1855.

When Blake Garrett, a brash young editor from the North with a controversial new style of reporting, takes over a competing newspaper, the battle for readers gets fierce. After Adriane and Blake meet at a benefit, their surprising mutual attraction is hard to ignore. Still, Blake is the enemy, and Adriane is engaged to the son of a powerful businessman who holds the keys to the Tribune's future. Blake will stop at almost nothing to get the story--and the girl.

Set against the volatile backdrop of political and civil unrest in 1850s Louisville, this exciting story of love and loyalty will hold you in its grip until the very last page.

My Review:

Words Spoken True by Ann H. Gabhart is a delightful story set in 1850's Louisville during a time of political unrest. While the story is entirely fiction the history of the time period is fairly accurate and that makes this story interesting. This book is full of a lot including dueling newspapers, an unusual engagement, the mystery of the river slasher killing young Irish girls and more. There is a ton of romantic tension with Adriane Darcy and her strange engagement to Stanley and her draw to Blake Garret who works for the rival newspaper. 

While this book had an intriguing plot, a setting that is not as commonly written in and many twists and turns I found my self having a hard time getting into the book. I found the first third of the book to move very slowly and I am the type of person that wants to be grabbed from page one. I will say I loved the setting of the story and hope to see more books written during that time period in the future. Also, the cover is spectacular!  In conclusion, this is a great story in the end and is worth sticking it with it. Final rating 3.9 out of 5.

* Thank you Revell for providing me a copy of the book in return for my honest opinion.

**Available February 2012 from Revell, a division of Baker Publishers**

1 comment:

  1. I have read some of Anne's books before and know this will be one of her great stories as well, I began reading them because she is from Ky and that is where I was born too. She lives in same city now that my sister lives in, she was so gracious when I emailed her and chatted.
    thanks for sharing Jen....
    Paula O(