Saturday, February 25, 2012

Words Spoken True By Ann Gabhart Blog Tour

This is personally an author I am not real familiar with. I have read one of Ann's other books, The Outsider, but didn't really care for it. The plot of this one though really caught my attention. And let me tell you, Words Spoken True was a really interesting read!!

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.

MY REVIEW-Adriane was my favorite character out of this book. She is strong and loyal, which made me love her. Blake was a little harder to like at first. He is almost cocky but you grow to love him as well. The first part of the book was a little slow for my liking and I almost put it down to try reading again at another time. But I kept on and boy am I glad I did!! The second half of the book is very good! There is something that happens about a third of the way that really speeds things up.

One thing I like about this book is the history and glimpse you get into the past. Louisville is a place I visit every year and it is fun to get a look at what it used to be and what it was like back then. Boy has it changed! But certain parts of it are still the same. Let me just say, Ann knows how to add detail and almost character into a city. Not sure I will ever look at Louisville the same way as I used to.

So, if you are looking for a fun read, I would check into this book. If you are someone who absolutely has to have a fast read, I am not sure I would pick this one up. I enjoyed it once I got further into the book but like I said, I almost put it down. But if you like a rich historical novel, then this is the one for you! Will be watching for Ann's next novel when it comes out.

Available February 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.


Karen Lange said...

I enjoyed this book too. One reason it interested me was because I live about 30 minutes east of Louisville. I've also met Ann in person at a local conference earlier this year (she's a sweet lady!). Thanks for sharing your thoughts about it!

Happy weekend!

Cozy in Texas said...

I love books with an historical background. Thanks for the review.

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