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Words Spoken True by Ann H. Gabhart:  Book Review by Loraine Nunley

Synopsis from the back of the book:

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:

This story was a good mix of love, mystery and historical background. It was very interesting to read about the political climate during this time frame in history and the impact that the newspapers had at the time. Add to that two strong leading characters and it held my attention up until the end, as the back of the book promised.

I really liked Adriane. I enjoy strong female characters and the struggle that they have in history stretching the constraints of society. This was the case with Adriane. She grew up in her father’s newspaper office and as an adult wants to keep doing what she loves. Society has other plans for her and she struggles with her happiness and her duty.

Blake is my kind of hero. I loved his passion for his work, his loyalty to the truth and particularly his growing affection for Adriane. He is a strong man who is willing to sacrifice to do what is right and loves deeply. I liked that their attraction was there from the start.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

The interplay between Adriane and Blake as they fight their attraction for each other.

What I didn’t like about this book:

The bad guy. I didn’t like him in a good way. He was a very bad man. It made for some riveting reading.

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others?

Yes I would. This story had good characters and a really nice story line. It made for a good read. I also liked how the characters were involved in actual historical events.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Ann H. Gabhart, Author website

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-Loraine D. Nunley

 

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