Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Words Spoken True Book Review

SUMMARY:  One woman stands ready to defend her newspaper . .  even if it means losing out on love.
     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 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 meets 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.

REVIEW:  The author did a wonderful job in telling this story.  The characters are interesting and very well developed.  The story line is interesting, setting the mood and the scene for the upcoming elections and the conflicts that ensue.  I like how Adriane fights against the restraints society puts on women and finally standing up for herself when she decides to break off her engagement despite the backlash from her own father and the problems it causes their newspaper. I like how Blake Garrett doesn't compromise his values in upholding what he believes in regards to reporting the news.  Being the "new kid in town," he does try to fit in by attending different social events but he isn't afraid to stand up to the local power bosses.  The ending has many twists and turns, some I thought I had figured out, others that took me by surprise.  This is a great book.  Check it out for yourself.

This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.

This book is available February, 2012 by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, at your favorite retailer.

Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several novels, including Angel Sister and the Shaker novels The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker, and The Blessed.  She lives with her husband a mile from where she was born in Kentucky.

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