"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 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."
Starting out as a sweet and interesting historical romance, Words Spoken True turns into more of an historical romantic suspense, from the political-clash-turned-street-fight to mysterious murders and obsessive suitors. This story about dueling journalists is intriguing and gripping!
From the moment they meet, Adriane Darcy and Blake Garrett are drawn to each other. But the fact that they write for competing newspapers - not to mention Adriane's supposedly necessary engagement to Stanley Jimson - ought to keep them apart in theory. Nothing seems to stop Blake Garrett, though!
Adriane is an admirable heroine who wants to do what's best for her father and his newspaper. She's confident, smart, and unswayed from her goals by society's opinions. Blake, on the other hand, is a bit harder to decipher. At times he seems almost too possessive of Adriane, as well as pushy and impatient. He enters the book with a flourish, but he doesn't quite hold my total regard - although he and Adriance certainly share some romantic moments!
Words Spoken True sparks some interesting discussion/thinking points concerning true love and the sharing (or concealing) of truth. It didn't win me over in every respect, but it held my attention and was an enjoyable read overall.
*With thanks to Revell Publishing for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion.*“Available January 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
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