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Publisher: Revell; Original edition (February 1, 2012)
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.
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?
I've always enjoyed Ann Gabhart's books but Words Spoken True
tops them all. With a unique and determined heroine, danger aplenty
and sparks galore, Ann has written a delightful romance with the
intriguing backdrop of the golden era of newspaper journalism.
Historically fascinating, Ann explores the heyday of newspapers and
their significant influence on the political climate of the day, the
intrigue and often cut throat nature of editors is brought to the fore.
Adriane and Blake offer lots of romantic tension as their competitive
natures collide with their palpable attraction. While the villain is
easily recognizable, the story unfolds well and the pacing keeps
interest from page to page. Ann has ramped up the ante in this book and
I look forward to reading more of her stories in this style. Those who
enjoy Deeanne Gist and Karen Witemeyer will find plenty to love in Words Spoken True.