25 June 2014

Truth Be Told by Carol Cox, Book review

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (June 3, 2014)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764209574


Sometimes the truth can be dangerous. . . 

When Amelia Wagner takes over her father's newspaper in 1893 Granite Springs, Arizona, she vows to carry on the paper's commitment to reporting only the truth. But Amelia soon learns that even the truth can have serious consequences. Her father's revealing articles about the Great Western Investment Company have caught the attention of the wrong people, and pressure mounts for Amelia to retract her father's statements.

Determined to find out the real story, Amelia begins her own investigation. She's joined by Benjamin Stone, a Great Western employee who's been assigned to keep tabs on her for the good of the company, a man Amelia finds both perplexing and intriguing.

What they uncover stuns them both--and has far-reaching implications for not only Ben and Amelia but all of Granite Springs. Can they reveal the truth before the enemy finds a way to silence them for good?

My thoughts:

Granite Springs, Arizona 1893 and the newspaper printing business are the backdrop for Carol Cox's latest novel. Amelia Wagner takes over her father's newspaper and vows to continue his legacy of bringing the truth to the town folks. 
From her father's notes however, Amelia gathers Great Western Investment Company has been buying strategic land in the area and is not above unscrupulous methods in their dealings but how to prove it?
With the help of her father's long time friend Homer, Amelia is determined to print her findings in The Gazette but soon finds more trouble than she can handle. 

Carol Cox love for her native Arizona is evident from her writing and she loves to weave her stories around historical findings guaranteed to pique your interest! Her extensive research on the newspaper business in the Old West allowed hands on demonstration of various printing machines which she readily shares with her readers in her notes and gives a realistic feel to her story.

Everyone likes a good western and Carol always satisfies our appetite for adventures. Truth Be Told is a nifty tale of one daring young woman willing to seek the truth and places her trust in God to keep her safe.
And since all good things comes to good people, it will not surprise readers that a little romance is involved in the grand scheme of Amelia's intense search!

A pleasant read and well worth 4 stars!

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Meet the Author:

Carol reveals on her website:

"If you're a lover of history, mystery, and romance, you've come to the right place - a place where time pauses beneath brilliant Arizona skies.

Like many of the characters I write about, I experience the joys and quirks of small town life. 
My family and I make our  home in rural northern Arizona, where we have an abundance of dirt roads, rolling hills, and wide open space. From our back porch, I can watch spectacular sunsets and catch glimpses of antelope and deer...and the occasional javelina.
Living in a somewhat isolated area means we miss out on a few things most people take for granted. The nearest supermarket is seventeen miles away for instance and it's a fifty mile drive to the nearest Wal-Mart, movie theater or mall..."

Well Carol, I can relate to all this (although the nearest supermarket is 50 miles round trip and yes, that would be a Wal-Mart!)

Readers: Be sure to visit Carol's website (HERE) for more on this author! She'll tell you her cyber-door is always open!

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this book from BETHANY HOUSE Publishing as part of it's promotion. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 

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