Adriane Darcy was practically raised in her father's newspaper offices. 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. Then Blake Garrett, a brash young editor from the North with a controversial new style of reporting, takes over failing competitor the Herald, and the battle for readers gets fierce.
When Adriane and Blake meet at a benefit tea, 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. Can he do both before it's too late?
Set against the volatile backdrop of political and civil unrest in 1850s Louisville, this exciting story of love and loyalty will hold readers in its grip until the very last page. Bestselling author Ann H. Gabhart once again delivers an enthralling and enduring tale for her loyal and ever-expanding fan base.
The very first thing that comes to mind about 'Words Spoken True' is the raised lettering on the cover (a feature I dearly love and miss in the mass produced paperbacks published these days!) swiftly followed by the interesting historical note published in the forefront of the story! Once spotted, I was rubbing my hands together with glee. This is my kind of historical fiction!
With a rich historical setting, enticing plot, flowing dialogues betwixt the protagonists, colourful descriptive and just the right amount of romance 'Words Spoken True' is sure to captivate readers!
Here is no amateurish historical fiction! Ann H. Gabhart is a well published author and she writes a warm story complete with romance, faith and intrigue about 'The Herald' and 'The Tribune', two warring newspapers in Louisville, Kentucky, circa 1850's.
As the plot unravels you find yourself engrossed in its drama, and wishing with all your might for a great ending for both Adriane and Blake. Never fear, weaving her magic wand, Ann H.Gabhart will not disappoint and you will soon discover that no matter what, the press must go on!
On a quick note, I was startled to learn the existence of the 'Know Nothings, and the dramatic events of Bloody Monday on 6 August 1855 which reflects in this story!
Readers should know this is a page turner...Hence warning to husband/children: Mum is certain to be so engrossed, dinner will soon be forgotten!
A wonderful story certain to leave you daydreaming...
A big thank you to Ann H. Gabhart for her enduring writing skills!
For sheer enjoyment, a 5 stars!
“Available February 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
About the author:
'Ann H. Gabhart started writing when she was ten and has been writing ever since. Her first published writings were personal experience pieces, youth stories, and poems in church periodicals such as HomeLife. Her first novel, a historical romance about the settling of Kentucky, was published by Warner Books in 1978. Since then, she's published numerous books for both adults and young adults. '
For more on Ann including her GIVEAWAY, please visit her website (here).
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