Words Spoken True

Set in 1855, Words Spoke True is about a young woman who was raised in her father’s newspaper offices in Louisville, Kentucky. Shunning cultural norm, she was a newspaper woman in a man’s world. However, due to her father’s expectations, political and financial woes he puts her in more danger than anyone ever expected. Amidst the danger and political unrest Adriane Darcy is attracted to an unconventional new editor….her father’s rival newspaper.

I really enjoyed this book. I was an entertaining, suspenseful novel with a romantic twist. It was far from your predictable romance, which you may recall I am weary of. Adriane’s romantic life is filled with more than just controversy and not what you would call a dream romance. More like a nightmare run wild, but that’s all I’m saying!

It was interesting to learn just a little about life inside the newspaper office. What is intriguing is the idea that years ago, printing stories that were true could cost not only subscribers but also your life. It makes me wonder if there is still that risk today? Do reporters focus on truth or a story that will sell? Hmmm…..

Adriane’s father seemed to have lost sight of what was important in his life when he began flirting with a politician. A politician whose wealth and position had “pull” shall we say. I just couldn’t imagine being under the thumb of someone who had the power to control what I said and did. What a scary thought.

I admired Adriane’s grit. She had courage, strength and talent, all of which she used for the good of “her” newspaper. And the loyalty shown to her and her father from their trusted employees is something to envy. Loyalty and honesty among friends are rare gifts not to be taken advantage of, but to be treasured and held like a prized possession.

Two thumbs up for Words Spoke True!

The author of this book, Ann Gabhart, is hosting a fun contest that you can check out here.

“Available February 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

Faith and Family Reviews received the following product in exchange for writing a review. While we consider it a privilege to receive free products to review, our reviews are our honest opinion and thoughts of the product.

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  1. Wendy Pence says:

    I love historical fiction and this one is set very near to my home in Kentucky. So cool! :0)

  2. Courtney says:

    Sounds like a good read! :)

  3. Angela says:

    I love historical fiction and this sounds like a really good book. I will have to add it to my list of books to read.

  4. kathy h says:

    loved this!

  5. I’m going to tell Broad “A” over at The Review Broads about this one, looks like it’s right up her alley. Thank you.

  6. Jennifer Batchelor says:

    Great review – I am the definition of Avid Reader – always looking for a new good read….thanks!

  7. Yes, I am an avid reader too, partly the reason I do book reviews is so I have to make time to read! :-)

  8. Laurie says:

    This looks like a good book, thank for sharing.

  9. desiree says:

    wow i like the idea of the book and then the cover is great

  10. Kenda says:

    This sounds like something I’d enjoy – I’m always looking for new additions to my library!

  11. This sounds like the kind of book I could get lost in for hours at a time. What a great review, thank you for sharing.

  12. Jennifer says:

    sounds interesting and a book I can get lost in

  13. Sara Logan says:

    This sounds like a great book!

  14. I just love a great book, in the middle of a couple now and want to go read before red carpet time :-)

  15. Terri says:

    Sounds like a great book, have put on my “To Read” list!

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