Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Book Review - Words Spoken True by Ann H Gabhart

Publisher's blurb:
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.

My Review: As I started this book, I started to dislike it because of the way woman were treated in the time, I know it is a fact, but it continues to annoy me. As I got further into the book I began to like it more and more. The characters are lively and engaging. The storyline, which is based on fact, is interesting and I for one am glad to have not lived in such an era. The sheer prejudice and ignorance of the time is staggering. I would recommend this book to others.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just stopped in to see what you're doing these days.