About the Book
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.
Words Spoken True is a synthesis of my favourite genres-historical, suspense and romance-that results in a remarkably intriguing story. Gabhart takes huge plot risks that pay out with a page turner that is one of the most unique books I have read in the past few months. From pre-Civil War political tensions and the drive for gender inequality to religious intolerance, this plot holds momentum to the last page. Amidst the verbal mud slinging in the war of headline supremacy between the two newspapers is the threat of a serial killer stalking in the shadows of the night preying on young Irish girls.
Adriane is a heroine that will be championed by readers. She must learn to forge her own path that deviates from societal restraints and the conventions and the expectations that her family has imposed. Behind the beauty and intelligence is a woman scarred by childhood trauma and abuse at the hands of a devious stepmother, and her story of restoration and healing is like a balm to hurting hearts.
Blake and Adriane have pulse racing, heart pounding chemistry that leaves no doubt that they are destined for each other. The forbidden love element of their romance is captivating, even if their are large time intervals between their interactions during the first half of the book.
Ann Gabhart is a wonderful storyteller and I can’t wait to discover more of her books.
**Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.**